I shop at thrift stores every day. Seriously, like every single day. I don't always buy but, living in San Francisco, they're all over the place and represent the modern day treasure hunt - you never know what you'll discover.
Leave it to corporate America to take this most harmless of hobbies and turn it against us. According to the Concord Monitor, credit card companies are noting purchases like thrift stores, shoe repair and tire retreading as proof that you're headed for financial ruin and using this as reason to deny, lower and in some cases even harm your credit.
Big Brother proves once again he's no friend of the planet. (source: Mother Jones)