Financial strains drive people to look for deals during the pandemic

September 11, 2020

 

From pants to shirts and much more one local store here in Jackson is making sure that people who are shopping on a budget have all that they need.

 

“I’m going to do a little thrift shopping. It feels real good to get something at a low price that’s just like new", says shopper Johnny Greer.

 

COVID-19 continues to take a toll on peoples pockets.

 

Across the country people are still with out jobs or working on cut hours, but bills are still coming.

 

“Yea, its been hard, but its hard on everybody. So, you know I’m not complaining, I am blessed", says shopper Betty Pollard.

 

Stores like City Thrift have seen a number of more people come through their doors to find items at a lower price.

 

City Thrift official, Rachel Conry, says “for people who have been furloughed or laid off, because I know money has been hard, and we are really proud that at all times and especially now we offer really high quality merchandise at prices that really less than retail.”

 

Clothes, shoes, and home appliances are marked down at least 90% from the retail price, helping customers keep money in their pocket to save.

 

“We’re hearing from moms that are trying to dress a family of 5 kids, trying to get back to school on a budget", adds Conry.

 

“I went to TJ Maxx, they had the same jacket for 10 dollars, TJ Maxx wants 150 dollars. So, its real good I keep money in my pocket", says Greer.

 

Officials here at City Thrift say they have a big sale coming up on October 12th with 30% off almost everything. Imani williams, for 39 News, in Jackson.

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