Are you for real? You can't be! $20 for a lamp? $150 for an obsolete
27 in. RCA TV and $200 for a Sanyo 32 in. TV?
Is it just me or have you too noticed that Thrift Stores are now pricing items as if
they're a Discount Store? Plates that were once .25 to .75 cents are marked
at $1.50 & up. This morning I went into one of the few remaining stores that
was considered to have fair prices, well it's no longer! I think it has to do
with the fact that more and more people are shopping at Thrift Stores.
Management has seen an opportunity to take advantage of this increased
foot traffic. What was once a venue to help those on a budget or in need,
has now become less a bargain than shopping at Walmart or Target!
Yes, I purchase items from the Thrift Stores but I also give, when I clean out
my closets or storage area, I know in advance that the proceeds will be going to
help the homeless and/or other charities. What happened to the fact of helping
people who are less fortunate or starting over from a tragedy or any other situation?
While I might be in the position to pay $20 for a lamp, some are not, we might as
well go to Walmart and pay the same price for a new lamp. The main idea in
thrift shopping is to get it for less.
Just my thoughts, what do you think?