They are not what the used to be--junky little out of the way places where you can pick up all sorts of things for a few coins from your pocket.
Thrift stores are now a major business and they know it, and sadly the prices reflect it, with many thinking they are actually an antique store.
But, I do still like to wander these establishments, looking for the unexpected bargain, the half price day find. One of the things I always keep an eye out for are cool candlesticks that can be painted.
These recent ones where black and one was broken at the neck (nothing that a little super glue wouldn't cure).