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Delaware County Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

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Delaware Resident

Delaware, OH

#1 Jul 18, 2010
I read the article in the Gazette about their expanded hours and decided to drop by and check it out. I have some household items that could be replaced or updated.
I was shocked at the poor condition of a lot of the items they had in inventory. The store could use a major cleaning and organizing also. But to replace a door or toilet with the Quality of their inventory would be ridiculous.
Also got a flyer in the mail requesting donations but according to the Gazette the just hired a full time employee and in the flyer the mailed they stated the hired an Executive Diector and a Development director for the Delaware County Habitat for Humanity. Was these positions needed? Could they have been combined? The flyer also state it has 400 vounteers that contribute ove 5000 hrs, was any hiring necessary or would the money used for their salaries been better spent building homes?
Mary

Columbus, OH

#2 Jul 18, 2010
I must agree, the place is mostly full of junk. However there is a few good deals
Anne

Delaware, OH

#3 Aug 5, 2010
The quality of most of the items in poor and the prices are way too high on the few items that are new or in good condition.
Mary

Columbus, OH

#4 Sep 18, 2010
They really need to clean up the parking lot, it makes the area look bad.
mary

Columbus, OH

#5 Oct 1, 2010
Why does the City allow such a mess in the parking lot?
mary

Columbus, OH

#6 Feb 5, 2011
still see the parking lot is a mess.
Jim

Delaware, OH

#7 Feb 6, 2011
It is not as bad as it use to be, it could use the parking lot cleaned but inside is fairly organized.
Cheryl Ruckel

Grove City, OH

#8 Nov 9, 2011
The restore has some great bargains. I got my new whirlpool tub at a great discount - sure it needed a repair, but that cost me only $20. I also bought new faucets, flooring and other great deals. Be a little green, spend soe time refurbishing some well built materials and have something wonderful at a low price. If you want shiny and new - goes to Loews or Home Depot.
mary

Columbus, OH

#9 Nov 18, 2011
I saw that a hacker was able to get into the credit/debit card processing machine and steal get several hundred credit/debit card numbers, so if you have used a credit/debit card there you account may be compromised.
abc

Delaware, OH

#10 Apr 4, 2012
Is Matt still the Restore mgr?
now now

Delaware, OH

#11 May 20, 2012
The items are DONATED. You have to go frequently to find things. They do dribble into the store. Yes, the volunteers do need to pull together to clean and organize. One or two people cannot do it.
Kevin

Portsmouth, OH

#12 Mar 28, 2013
there is nothing good about this place, be advised to stay away. i went in looking for alot of things for my house and this is my experience - 15 dollar door knob that i would have to be re-keyed, too many windows that none of them match, needed some cabinets and they were asking $5,000 dollars "firm" on set of 15 that were damaged, needed a new entertainment stand. heres the kicker, lights from a lighting company marked down from $1,000 to $899 they have marked at $775.... every time i go there it seems that the worse something is the cheaper it is, and when its somewhat decent its almost close to the price of buying the exact same thing new at full retail, which just makes you kind of want to just go and buy the new. way too much dust.... everywhere. and the parking lot is a horrid site, even with so many bins and dumpsters. the outside is a true reflection of the inside and usually not worth it. the worst part was when they took me to the warehouse to look at more windows and some trim. a building full of more unmatched windows, trash, literally, old tube tvs that don't work everywhere, 8 or 9 refrigerators that were labeled not for sale or broken, the most horrible sight of trim i have ever seen with absolutely no organization or a way to find anything, and old ruined doors that look like they have mold on them and badly water damaged. whats the point?
Billy

Delaware, OH

#13 Jan 21, 2014
The place looks horrible. The city needs to make them clean up that mess.
Eddie

Mcdermott, OH

#14 May 1, 2014
This mainly seems to be a two stage process. The first is people throw out the items not used for many reasons, mainly no longer functional. Then they are pulled out from the street garbage pick up spots, and given to the restore when they are of no value as scrap. Finally these items are placed on the sales floor for RESALE.
T-Dog

Delaware, OH

#15 May 2, 2014
This place is awesome. It is staffed by volunteers, and it serves a very good cause.

If you don't like it, then stay away,
Bella

Findlay, OH

#16 May 2, 2014
T-Dog wrote:
This place is awesome. It is staffed by volunteers, and it serves a very good cause.
If you don't like it, then stay away,
Is T-Dog Todd?
Bella

Delaware, OH

#17 May 2, 2014
abc wrote:
Is Matt still the Restore mgr?
I think Matt's career at the Restore was short lived. I think he had legal issues.
Point less

Springboro, OH

#18 May 5, 2014
Kevin wrote:
there is nothing good about this place, be advised to stay away. i went in looking for alot of things for my house and this is my experience - 15 dollar door knob that i would have to be re-keyed, too many windows that none of them match, needed some cabinets and they were asking $5,000 dollars "firm" on set of 15 that were damaged, needed a new entertainment stand. heres the kicker, lights from a lighting company marked down from $1,000 to $899 they have marked at $775.... every time i go there it seems that the worse something is the cheaper it is, and when its somewhat decent its almost close to the price of buying the exact same thing new at full retail, which just makes you kind of want to just go and buy the new. way too much dust.... everywhere. and the parking lot is a horrid site, even with so many bins and dumpsters. the outside is a true reflection of the inside and usually not worth it. the worst part was when they took me to the warehouse to look at more windows and some trim. a building full of more unmatched windows, trash, literally, old tube tvs that don't work everywhere, 8 or 9 refrigerators that were labeled not for sale or broken, the most horrible sight of trim i have ever seen with absolutely no organization or a way to find anything, and old ruined doors that look like they have mold on them and badly water damaged. whats the point?
I think to provide work for all of the "directors"
Sanford and Son had a better selection and higher quality merchandise.
Jimmy

Delaware, OH

#19 Jun 30, 2014
Bella wrote:
<quoted text>
Is T-Dog Todd?
I would guess so. What an egotistical person.
viral vinnie

Marion, OH

#20 Oct 28, 2015
The ReStore store has lost their wear house space & needs to reduce there inventory! If you want building supplies of new & used quality, please join us for this fantastic sale. The auction will also include lots of storage/shelving options and much much more!

http://www.auctionzip.com/Listings/2608453.ht...

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