I am only aware of the competition at this one smaller thirft store where all clothing with one color of price tags is gathered each Monday morning and put on a rack and sold for 50 cents . I'd been there previously on Monday afternoons and noticed there wasn't so much on it, so THIS time I went early - just not early enough! I couldn't believe the PILES of clothes being folded up and bagged for the first customer!
I'm not aware of this currently happening at other stores (although years ago when I thrifted out of necessity for kids' clothes, etc. I DID know of one store where people lined up outside the door before it opened). At another store I frequent, I notice that many of the furniture pieces have "sold" signs on them. It always makes me wonder if it comes out on a certain day, people know it, and buy up all the "good" stuff before I get there. I guess I could ask. I'm not going to stir the waters too much there because it seems no matter how large my pile is, the clerk smiles and says, $2.68.
I did finally get out of my robe and dress for a cozy at-home day.