Has anyone noticed the high prices no...

Has anyone noticed the high prices now at Goodwill?

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thrifty shopper

Corbin, KY

#1 Jul 26, 2009
Wow,the prices at Goodwill have gone through the roof on some of the stuff! I do not know who has started pricing some of the stuff-but they have gone overboard.I thought the purpose of Goodwill was for low income people to be able to afford.They need a reality check on their prices.Goodwill also needs to check out the manager, as I personally witnessed her being rude and disrespectful to an employee in front of customers.It was totally unnecessary...Also...she is searching the employees aprons, clothing, and purses each time they leave...now is that not a violation of their rights..not to mention demeaning, and disrespectful! Does she not recall the name of this store...GOODWILL. I am donating to my church instead of here...because the people who the donations were meant for...are not receiving the benefits lately-due to the higher prices and lack of affordability. GOODWILL police your Managers! You have lost my donations.
agree

Dyer, TN

#3 Jul 26, 2009
and they get rid of so much baby stuff it crazy if it has buttons or snaps they resell it .why dont they give iot to someone instead of selling it for almost nothing as scrap.and i bought a dresser and the manager screamed at the lady like she was a dog because she forgot to put a sold sign on it.and the poor woman wouldnt have had time she was ringing up people and i went to the back dorr right away to pick it up.they need to do something about that mngr
yessss

Gorham, IL

#4 Jul 26, 2009
I went there looking for flower vases they cost more there than wal-marts at least at wal-marts they are new and clean they had one that come from Dollar store for $1. they had it priced at $1.50 I thought what a joke week before I bought same thing for $1.

JustaAngel1488

“Sweet as a Lollipop”

Since: Dec 08

Licking, MO

#5 Jul 26, 2009
They are really taking advantage of the increased business they are receiving due to the economic situation.
My son left his favorite pair of Nike's in his gym locker at the end of school. He got the coach to take him to the school to get them a couple of days later but they had already been donated to Goodwill. Since they were his favorite pair I went to the store to see if I could buy them back thinking a year old pair of stinky gym shoes would only be a few dollars. To my surprise they were asking almost what I paid for them new. Ewwww. Gross and a rip off! lol
Dont do it

London, KY

#6 Jul 26, 2009
Dont donate anything ot good will its all a joke donate it to someone who needs it..take it to any local church just dont take it there i was in london the other day and a woman was looking at a couch outside $300 dollars for this couch it was in alright shape needed cleaned really bad but nothing major wrong with it she looked at the worker and said you can keep it im going somewhere else its a joke!!
wow

South Fulton, TN

#7 Jul 26, 2009
i was in there the other day and was going to find a sun dress for my daughter and they were $3.oo. their shoes are the same price. if im going to pay that i might as well buy them at the dollar store brand new for a dollar or $5.oo. that is crap for a thrift store to charge that much for second hand stuff.

JustaAngel1488

“Sweet as a Lollipop”

Since: Dec 08

Licking, MO

#8 Jul 26, 2009
Dont do it wrote:
Dont donate anything ot good will its all a joke donate it to someone who needs it..take it to any local church just dont take it there i was in london the other day and a woman was looking at a couch outside $300 dollars for this couch it was in alright shape needed cleaned really bad but nothing major wrong with it she looked at the worker and said you can keep it im going somewhere else its a joke!!
I agree. I recently moved and donated everything to churches where people who needed it could actually get the things. Goodwill is doing this crap all across the country. It's just wrong. I think they have lost sight of their mission.
KG4KBU

United States

#9 Jul 26, 2009
maybe the raise is due to the 7.25 increase on allt he workers ?

JustaAngel1488

“Sweet as a Lollipop”

Since: Dec 08

Licking, MO

#10 Jul 27, 2009
KG4KBU wrote:
maybe the raise is due to the 7.25 increase on allt he workers ?
If that was the case it would not be happening nation wide. In alot of locations across the country the majority of employees are not even paid but are people collecting aid who are basically forced to "volunteer" there in order to meet their minimum work requirements.
I have spent the last several years working in North Cali with a large number of people who are receiving welfare and therefore are required to work or attend school 32 to 40 hours a week, which is a great thing, but for the past several years every single one of them was required to work at Goodwill, atleast temporarily, as soon as they applied for assistance.
They used to be placed at a variety of charities, government offices or private businesses but Goodwill some how worked a deal for ALOT of free labor.
Last month I attended a meeting with people across the country in social service positions similiar to mine and found that there clients where being pushed into "volunteering' at Goodwill as well.
are

Dyer, TN

#11 Jul 27, 2009
JustaAngel1488 wrote:
<quoted text>
If that was the case it would not be happening nation wide. In alot of locations across the country the majority of employees are not even paid but are people collecting aid who are basically forced to "volunteer" there in order to meet their minimum work requirements.
I have spent the last several years working in North Cali with a large number of people who are receiving welfare and therefore are required to work or attend school 32 to 40 hours a week, which is a great thing, but for the past several years every single one of them was required to work at Goodwill, atleast temporarily, as soon as they applied for assistance.
They used to be placed at a variety of charities, government offices or private businesses but Goodwill some how worked a deal for ALOT of free labor.
Last month I attended a meeting with people across the country in social service positions similiar to mine and found that there clients where being pushed into "volunteering' at Goodwill as well.
you really from toledo?just curious
Unknown

Middleburg, KY

#12 Jul 27, 2009
Go to Williamsburg Goodwill I went in there the other day and they have what they call a "specialty items" on a seperate shell and had one picture priced at $39.00 because they researched it on the internet and saw that it sold high on there and they have printed off copies of websites that show how high the items on the shelf are on-line.
He With an EarLet HimHear

Madisonville, KY

#13 Jul 27, 2009
JustaAngel1488 wrote:
<quoted text>
If that was the case it would not be happening nation wide. In alot of locations across the country the majority of employees are not even paid but are people collecting aid who are basically forced to "volunteer" there in order to meet their minimum work requirements.
I have spent the last several years working in North Cali with a large number of people who are receiving welfare and therefore are required to work or attend school 32 to 40 hours a week, which is a great thing, but for the past several years every single one of them was required to work at Goodwill, atleast temporarily, as soon as they applied for assistance.
They used to be placed at a variety of charities, government offices or private businesses but Goodwill some how worked a deal for ALOT of free labor.
Last month I attended a meeting with people across the country in social service positions similiar to mine and found that there clients where being pushed into "volunteering' at Goodwill as well.
Goodwill takes court cases too. A friend of mine had to do about 20 hrs. of community service and the court ordered him to work there or lay it out in jail.
Goodwill isn't like the Salvation Army Mission organization--------> That's a fact! Salvation Army truly trys to help people in need.
Goodwill tells people there not in business for free handouts. Baloney! I never go around Goodwill for anyting.
I do most of my shopping at Dollar stores, K-Marts, Wal-marts, & Flea Markets.
Goodwill shopper

Mayfield, KY

#14 Jul 27, 2009
I went to the Goodwill in Williamsburg last week and now they are sorting the clothes and if they are name brand then you pay more even though they are used. This is ridiculous. They were suppose to be there to help people that are in need without giving it to them. I agree, that the local churches should take in donations and maybe twice a year or more often give these donations away. They could even charge a quarter for everthing and make money for their youth group.
Unknown

Middleburg, KY

#15 Jul 27, 2009
When I was in Williamsburg the other day a pregnant girl cme in and asked to use their phone to call a church in Corbin that was going to help her because she was homeless and the woman asked her what the number was and when the girl said five two eight the woman looked at her and said oh no we can't call that number it's long distance and wouldn't let her use their phone which is total bull.

JustaAngel1488

“Sweet as a Lollipop”

Since: Dec 08

Licking, MO

#16 Jul 27, 2009
are wrote:
<quoted text>you really from toledo?just curious
No, I am not from Toledo. lol

JustaAngel1488

“Sweet as a Lollipop”

Since: Dec 08

Licking, MO

#17 Jul 27, 2009
He With an EarLet HimHear wrote:
<quoted text>Goodwill takes court cases too. A friend of mine had to do about 20 hrs. of community service and the court ordered him to work there or lay it out in jail.
Goodwill isn't like the Salvation Army Mission organization--------> That's a fact! Salvation Army truly trys to help people in need.
Goodwill tells people there not in business for free handouts. Baloney! I never go around Goodwill for anyting.
I do most of my shopping at Dollar stores, K-Marts, Wal-marts, & Flea Markets.
According to Goodwill's own Mission and Vision Statements they have a very similiar mission as the Salvation Army. They are just failing miserably at keeping that in sight.
phatgirl

Brownsville, TN

#18 Jul 27, 2009
whats really sad is that they charge sep. for the shirt and pants if its an outfit. I will never go in that store again, I'll start buying outfits for my daughter at the dollar store or walmart. That's crazy.
I know for a fact

Winchester, KY

#19 Jul 27, 2009
I know the goodwills are in it only for the money , they are rich ! Donations there make it possible for he big wheels to never enter their stores and the stores are expected to average $2,000.00 each day . The employes arent making so much , but boy does the real owners, they have limos to use and the owners are in need for nothing , they depend on foolish people to give it to the store , not to help anyone but their bank accounts and the cash money is unreal they beat the tax system .Set it out for the garbage and some needy person will stop for it .
Unknown

Middleburg, KY

#20 Jul 27, 2009
I called their corporate headquarters today and was told that they can price items as they want if they feel it is a specialty item and they said it was because they don't sell on the goodwill auction site anymore. I thought they were there to help people.

JustaAngel1488

“Sweet as a Lollipop”

Since: Dec 08

Licking, MO

#21 Jul 27, 2009
I know for a fact wrote:
I know the goodwills are in it only for the money , they are rich ! Donations there make it possible for he big wheels to never enter their stores and the stores are expected to average $2,000.00 each day . The employes arent making so much , but boy does the real owners, they have limos to use and the owners are in need for nothing , they depend on foolish people to give it to the store , not to help anyone but their bank accounts and the cash money is unreal they beat the tax system .Set it out for the garbage and some needy person will stop for it .
I don't know what type of compensation that the execs receive. I am sure that they are generous but there are no " owners". Goodwill Industries is a private nonprofit organization.

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