Do you only got $20 in your pocket? Does John Wayne have anything on your fringe game? Well, there is a thrift shop down the road for everyone’s needs.
The Neighborhood Thrift Store, located at 406 N. Main St., is a place to shop for stylish, pre-owned furniture, accessories and household goods.
Jim Pankey, owner of Neighborhood Thrift Store, talked about his business strategy of price negotiations with customers.
“I like doing it,” Pankey said. “I like negotiation. It is part of the business model, so to speak. People know they can come down here and do that and people like that. Most places you go to prices aren’t negotiable.”
The store they tries to stay away from submitted electronics, unless an item is packaged, but there are some exceptions to this rule, Pankey said.
Otherwise, the Neighborhood Thrift Store is willing to talk about negotiations with customers on submitting items.
The Neighborhood Thrift Store also has an auction house located at 705 E. Lincoln St. This is an establishment where people may come and sign their goods to Pankey and the store.
“What I hope to instill with customers is that a thrift store doesn’t have to be a smelly place with junk,” Pankey said.
“We are recreating what a thrift store is. It has good quality merchandise at a reasonable price that consumers can afford to buy.”
A final note Pankey added to anyone wanting to go into business is you have to have the courage to do it. You start a business by finding a need and it could work out because you perform some “undesirable work.”
The Neighborhood Thrift Store is open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Sunday hours are from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.