"Things are extremely expensive for kids. I came looking for shoes, and $20 a pop for something that she's gonna grow out of in a couple months is ridiculous", says Ambler Fessler, mother and bargain shopper.
But for shoppers, like Amber Fessler, the sounds at the checkout counter are music to her ears.
The sound of discounts.
"Everything that I have right now, I bet $75-$100, easy, and I have about $15 to $20 worth of stuff right now", Fessler tells us, as she estimates how much her purchases were worth retail.
Consignment stores are drawing in economically-minded families to buy next-to-new items for a fraction of the price.
"This stuff is practically still new. It's barely used. There's just great deals here", says Brittany Konas, mother of two, and bargain shopper.
Consignment shopping beats out retail stores from books and toys, to necessities, like clothes and car seats
With bargains on the brain, parents can go on a guilt-free shopping spree with consignment vendors.
"Dittos for Kiddos" runs everyday thru this Saturday, October sixth at the Taylor County Expo Center in the Round Building.