Everyone loves a great deal. Flea markets and thrift stores have been sources of big savings for decades. Food, clothing, furniture, books, and even electronics can be found at the multitude of thrift store and flea market locations in Sacramento. — Steve Hartsoe
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Folsom Blvd. Flea Market
8521 Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95826
Providing a steady bounty of quality products since 1970, Folsom Blvd. Flea Market is a mainstay in California’s capital city. Here you can find great deals on everything from produce and eggs to furniture, clothing and antiques. Another plus? Parking at Folsom Blvd. Flea Market is free. Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
265 Arden Way
Sacramento, CA 95825
You can find just about any household item you want at your local Goodwill store, including furniture, clothes, books, videos, DVDs, CDs and accessories. By shopping at Goodwill, you’ll also help people learn valuable work skills. In 2009, more than 1.9 million people benefited from Goodwill’s career services, and more than 155,000 people were placed in jobs. You might be surprised at the deals you can find at Goodwill when you aren’t even looking for them. Hard-to-find movies, CDs, computer accessories, and more can be discovered at a Goodwill store. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There are several Goodwill locations in Sacramento.
SPCA Thrift Store
1517 E. Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Find great bargains on new and gently used furniture, clothing for children and adults, household items, electronics, collectibles, jewelry, antiques, books and much more. The store is staffed by volunteers so that proceeds can benefit homeless animals. Hours: Mondays, noon to 3 p.m.; Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, by appointment only.
Thrift Town Thrift Store
410 El Camino
Sacramento, CA 95815
For great deals and an environmentally conscious atmosphere, Thrift Town Thrift Store (just west of Del Paso) has been a leader since 1972. This chain of stores in a handful of Western states offers gently used merchandise exclusively from its local nonprofit partners. Unlike some thrift stores, Thrift Town doesn’t buy merchandise from individuals who are not among its partners. Thrift Town Thrift Store features a 50 percent off Color Tag Sale every week to make room for the more than 4,000 items that arrive to each store daily. Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.