Saturday, November 5, 2011

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Salvation For What Army?

Since when does Salvation Army compete with antique store pricing?

I am amazed disgusted at the prices of our local Salvation Army! Every time I go in there, I say it will be the last time. But I LOVE to look. It’s the thrill of the hunt. But, I’m hunting buffalo, and bringing home bunnies. Don’t worry, they’re rabid bunnies. Ya, mean! With big teeth. *tough crowd*

I always here people talking about the great prices and finds at Salvation Army - in other cities. How can they get away with it? I mean, this stuff is donated. They didn’t pay for it? Lower the price. Sell it. Help a family. Repeat. Simple formula, right? A large majority of the furniture at our local, has been there for 6 months or more. Yep. Because it’s way overpriced. Sad.

Here’s a couple shots I grabbed with my iPhone, so you can see what I’m talking about.


couple big ol’ stains. fabric’s all worn.


yes, it’s cool. but it’s far from perfect. and it’s missing hard to find (and expensive) hardware.


But it’s not all bad. I mean, check out the Chucks! Huge score! These things are brand new. 3 bucks! Of course, I never find my size. Grabbed these for my tiny footed lovely wife.



What are the prices like at your local Salvation Army? Do you buy from them or donate to them?


Stacy said... [Reply]

i was JUST at our goodwill a few hours ago and debated over buying a chair for $9.99. the upholstery was in really good shape, but the wood on the arms and legs could stand a little sanding/restaining... otherwise a really great chair for the $. HOWEVER, I see some crazy prices on stuff sometimes too.... I think it varies. :(

i buy AND donate. :)

Andrea @Oasis Accents said... [Reply]

Unfortunately they closed our local SA store several years ago, but I see ridiculous prices at Goodwill all the time. I think they hope someone will pay the crazy price but figure it will get marked down and they will still make money.

Kim@todayismysome-day said... [Reply]

All of the "chain" thrift stores in my area like SA and Goodwill have crazy high prices on crappy stuff! 'Nuff said! I go to yard sales or smaller thrift shops to try to score a deal on something that I'm going to have to put some sweat equity into.

Jen said... [Reply]

These prices are INSANELY high. I agree completely. In my city (Toronto) I don't think I've ever seen a sofa for more than $60 and wood products (like buffets)are nearly always less than that. I wonder why your location's prices are so high...

Kate said... [Reply]

I agree---one of our Goodwills has ridiculous prices {in Knoxville, TN}. I am at my mom's in Salisbury, NC and every thrift store I have been to yet has been amazingly organized with perfect prices! Headin' out to do more junkin' now....but I must say those Converse were a SCORE!

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