1. When people talk about $50 "deals," and you're just like... Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF nbc.com / Via tumblr.com Yeah, we see you in the comments section. 2. When you see another shopper with something you want. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Jurassic Park / Via universalpictures.com "That trivet will be mine." 3. When, "At $3.99 a shirt," you think, "why not get 47 of them?" View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Oh, that's right. I remember now. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Advertisement 4. When you find the perfect dress... it's just stained/torn/six sizes too small/not your color whatsoever. jpgmag.com / Via Flickr: rikkis_refuge But you can totally fix that. Okay, so you basically need to make a whole new item of clothing. Flickr: ana_ng All you need to do is a) invest in sewing supplies, b) learn how to sew, and c) be a completely different person. 5. When you begin to question your identity a little. simply Becky @BeccaWojcicki Confession: I have a tshirt from Jeremy's bar mitzvah and I didn't go. Also, who is Jeremy? #thriftproblems 02:56 AM - 02 Jul 2013 Reply Retweet Favorite (Just in case you're waiting for a sign, yes, that "#1 DAD" mug is too good to pass up.) 6. When you're on a roll and see more good stuff in the distance, but that one woman in the visor keeps trying to get your opinion on everything... Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF vh1.com Just get the damn denim shirt with the Looney Tunes embroidery if you want it; it's your life, ma'am. Advertisement 7. ... and once you slyly maneuver your cartful of loot past her, the dressing room sign says only three items are allowed. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF youtube.com / Via pigeonsandplanes.com 8. When you spend $10 on a dope coat... and $30 trying to dry clean that smell out. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF cc.com What, are you made of money? 9. When this isn't romantic like everyone thinks it is. disney.com Oh no — this is you on minute 20 of trying to find the second Christian Lacroix in the bargain bin, and it is too damn real. 10. When the pieces you want in the window aren't for sale yet... Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF amc.com See you at 6am next Saturday, bb. Advertisement 11. ... or when that one thing you want has no tag on it, and it's store policy not to sell it that way. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF cc.com 12. Which brings us to: whenever you encounter the evil that is staples. Flickr: 72006245@N05 Because you can't try on those Hammer pants with them lodged in the waistband, but you know what'll happen if you remove them (and therefore, the price tag). 13. You when you're forced to go to the mall: Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF warnerbros.com / Via distractyourself.com 14. You when you stroll into Value Village: Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF youtube.com Advertisement 15. And you, when you're dropping off donations and trying not to look at what's new on the racks. Margo Harrison / Getty Images *Grinds teeth audibly* 16. When it's Family Day and none of the items you want are that week's color. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF The Notebook / Via cosmopolitan.com.au $7.99 once seemed so cheap; now, all the other items marked down to $4 are dust bunny-covered reminders of how cruel life can be. 17. When it's Family Day and the items you want are that week's color. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NFL / Via gifrific.com 18. (When) this bullshit. John Paul Jones @ItsFuckingArt Got so excited over a 'Who's Next' vinyl but some wanker had to take it from the sleeve😑😩😭 #thriftingproblems 08:53 PM - 09 Dec 2013 Reply Retweet Favorite LIARS, ALL OF YOU. Advertisement 19. When you're late somewhere but you see a Goodwill on the way. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF youtube.com 20. And then when you come to your senses. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF youtube.com 21. When you see this, gasp, and then realize it's not a store; it's part of a charity's actual noble mission. Flickr: joybot And you are MAD AS HELL. 22. When you heard "Thrift Shop" for the first time, and you were just like... Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF youtube.com Advertisement 23. When you decide painstakingly curated vintage stores aren't just overpriced; they're also kind of boring. BuzzFeed IRL Pinterest boards are pretty and all, but hunters gotta hunt. 24. When you have no more strength left in your arms from all that hunting. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF cartoonnetwork.com 25. When you can't help but wonder, "Would this look good without shoulder pads?" Alex Opie @AlOpie Oh, you know.. just removing the shoulder pads from my Salvation Army sweaters #thrifterproblems 02:18 AM - 30 Nov 2012 Reply Retweet Favorite Anisa Young @yandseamless Had to rip out shoulder pads from my top this morning. #thriftingproblems 08:15 PM - 08 Jul 2014 Reply Retweet Favorite Advertisement Nina Metzger @Nina_Metzger While cleaning my room I've found about 5 pairs of shoulder pads that I ripped out from sweaters and shirts. #thriftingproblems 08:29 PM - 24 Nov 2012 Reply Retweet Favorite ermleeee @emilythatisme It's really amusing how many discarded shoulder pads I find laying around. #thrifterproblems 04:13 AM - 29 May 2012 Reply Retweet Favorite 26. When, even though the sign says they close at 6, at 5:50, some salty manager is all... Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF hbo.com And then you leave a nasty Yelp review and never return. Ha, just kidding! You're there at 9am the next morning. 27. WHEN TIME-TRAVELING BITCH STEALS YOUR LOOK Libby D. @Libdix Watching Fresh Prince...I own the same dress as one of the actresses #thriftingproblems 05:14 AM - 03 Jan 2013 Reply Retweet Favorite Advertisement Oh, I see, so that's how you wanna play. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC / Via reddit.com 28. When a special occasion is fast approaching and you just can't find the right piece to complete your outfit. Scott Gries / Getty Images After all, it's taken you 18 months to get this far. 29. When your friend who's always on about how gross thrifting is NEEDS to know where you got that shirt. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Death Row Records / Via youtube.com Hmmm, I just can't remember... 30. When after getting so used to filthy, unfriendly, expensive, and picked over spots in your city, you stop at a Salvy somewhere... less frequented. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF The Sound of Music / Via foxmovies.com Dresses are how much? What's a return policy? THERE'S A BATHROOM?! Advertisement 31. When it must be your lucky day. vape cat @1800CATPUKE i bought some jeans from a thrift shop for $4.21 and got home to find $5 in the pocket. i swindled them. 05:22 AM - 26 Jul 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 32. Or, when your purchase comes with a ~free gift~ ... and it is not a tiny bottle of perfume. hillary @_hillary The downside of thrift-store shopping: finding someone's nasty acrylic fingernail in the pocket of a pair of jeans you're trying on. 01:03 AM - 26 Jun 2012 Reply Retweet Favorite 33. When the fact is, no matter what lurks in your finds' pockets, you still can never shop enough. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC / Via youtube.com It's not like regular stores that get new merchandise every few weeks. Stuff gets put out EVERY DAMN DAY. But buck up, thrifty friends — there's no need to Spano out! When you start to lose your cool, just remember the golden rule. 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