I love thrift stores. Its a fun and fairly inexpensive gamble. Will I find a treasure? Will it be a great price? Or will I just “donate” it back to the thrift store in less than a year?
Luckily, a little knowledge goes a long way. You have to know what to look for in order to really “score.” And no one knows better about silver scores than this guy. He details the best ways to identify good sterling silver using easy techniques (keep an eye out for platters).