East TexasThrift Stores Thriving

A showing sign of the economy,  east Texas area thrift stores are seeing business boom. Second hand and thrift stores in Longview area seeing much more shopping action, with more customers seeking bargains. Many shoppers are looking to get clothing and other items at thrift stores like goodwill and salvation army as opposed to paying retail prices. Shoppers say it makes perfect sense to economize. The good news is, sales are up at thrift stores. The bad news is,  donations, the items they take in to sell, are down.  Bob Hallmark reporting/bhallmark@kltv.com