certified thrifter here! tiangge, ukay, sales, online...basta bagsak presyo game ako!
favorite ko is ukay though - the thrill of finding a piece na unique, in good condition, branded, and/or classic/vintage for dirt cheap prices. nothing beats baguio for me pag dating sa ukay. i go there several times a year and i always dedicate 1 whole day for ukay. kahit na allergic ako sa dust i don't care. at the end of the day, kahit maga na muka ko ok lang. it will go away naman eh. at least happy naman ako with my purchases.
my rule when thrifting when i find something really nice but the price is a little bit over my comfort zone, i walk away muna. if it continues to haunt me after ilang stores, i'll buy it.