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poor folks

Frankfort, KY

#1 Oct 1, 2009
I was wondering how others felt about Goodwill stores? I feel like they try to charge too much for items that are donated to them. I realize the whole idea is for them to help employ underpriviledged people and give them an opportunity. But who do they think shops there? If I was loaded I dont think I would be up in the goodwill looking for a new pair of shoes, or whatever I may need. People who shop there are usually people like me who have meager means. All the items they sell are donations. Who wants to pay $2.50 for a t-shirt that says "I donated blood, red cross 1990"? I have some nice baby items I want to donate, but I will give it to someone else before I give it to them. Any thoughts?
and do you know

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#2 Oct 1, 2009
the operating cost are extremely high, such as salaries, my goodness the high ups in that organization are wealthy people...they may not pay their employees alot but the big wigs of Goodwill Indistries are. that is why they charge so much for free stuff....so they can line their pockets with wealth, just my opinion only,
buck

Frankfort, KY

#3 Oct 1, 2009
I don't think they're nonprofit. They're trying to make some bucks, imo.

But $2.50 for a t-shirt? Yeah, I'd pay that, no problem. It's not like they're asking $10.
opinion

Nicholasville, KY

#4 Oct 1, 2009
some things are priced ok but than there are some things they charge way to much for.
Waste

Sunnyvale, CA

#5 Oct 1, 2009
I have seen first hand if they dont have room they will set good donations in the trash bin. Without even looking through them. So really there is nothing good about donating to this place. If you are really in the giving spirit you might want to try The Salvation Army.
I shop

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#6 Oct 1, 2009
I dont have a problem shopping at Goodwill, especially for kids clothes since they grow so fast that they grow out of them faster than they can wear them out, so I am glad that people donate their kids clothes, I can buy 3 times the amount there for the same price I have to pay new, and especially for brand names. I agree that the prices keep going up but I guess the cost to keep the doors open is going up too.
I will pray for you

Mount Sherman, KY

#7 Oct 2, 2009
What about the workers, they take out the good stuff for their self. And alot of things are giving out the back door to family member
Look

Mount Sherman, KY

#8 Oct 2, 2009
that manager of this one in Frankfort, she is also the regional manager of several stores, keeps the good stuff and has a friend that comes and gets it to sell in her antique store in Lexington. I've heard her brag about going to Spain for two weeks on vacation. She said she has been six or seven times already. Now you tell me, if this bitch can afford to take vacations like that, why is she working at goodwill?? Because she is stealing from them!! I won't buy anything from them!!
Stupid Ass

Mount Sherman, KY

#9 Oct 2, 2009
Look wrote:
that manager of this one in Frankfort, she is also the regional manager of several stores, keeps the good stuff and has a friend that comes and gets it to sell in her antique store in Lexington. I've heard her brag about going to Spain for two weeks on vacation. She said she has been six or seven times already. Now you tell me, if this bitch can afford to take vacations like that, why is she working at goodwill?? Because she is stealing from them!! I won't buy anything from them!!
FRANKFORT GOODWILL IS A JOKE AND SO IS THEIR SORRY ASS EXCUSE FOR A MANAGER....SOMEONE NEEDS TO WRITE A LETTER TO THE REGIONAL OFFICE AND GET HER ASS OUT OF THERE
Frankfort_Guy

Mount Sherman, KY

#10 Oct 2, 2009
Man, SA you are a freakazoid. Those people for one deal with the dregs of the community which I assume is you. Also they are in a compact, poorly ventalated bldg. and with the spead of the Swine Flu I think they should be paid Hazzardous Duty Pay.
FumDucker

Mount Sherman, KY

#11 Oct 2, 2009
Frankfort_Guy wrote:
Man, SA you are a freakazoid. Those people for one deal with the dregs of the community which I assume is you. Also they are in a compact, poorly ventalated bldg. and with the spead of the Swine Flu I think they should be paid Hazzardous Duty Pay.
You should get a job there. They employee retards just like you so they can teach them to function in society. You would fit right in.

P.S. on your next visit there, buy a dictionary so you can learn to spell.
Frankfort_Guy

Mount Sherman, KY

#12 Oct 2, 2009
If I were to assume SA and FD are one in the same "class act" from frankfort. I would even go out on that ledge and say you were born here. you smell of the place. btw , how long did it take you to look up the spelling for dictionary. I also expect that you are a frequentor of Goodwills fine products and deals.

“Never stop learning.”

Since: Sep 09

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#13 Oct 2, 2009
Here is an idea. Maybe the people who donate to Goodwill here in Frankfort are people who shop there. Maybe people donate stuff that doesn't sell at yard sales or Clothes Closet. Maybe it is donated stuff that people don't want to go to the landfill.

If you don't want to shop at Goodwill, don't shop. Problem solved. I used to shop there years ago when it opened. I got tons of maternity clothes there for dirt cheap. Most of them still had original sales tags on them from Sears and Macy's. Last time I went there, the smell drove me out. The building is old and needs renovation. I guess the rent is cheap.

People who have little money still shop there so their kids can have nice clothes. Five dollars for a pair of kid's jeans at Goodwill beats out $18 for a pair at Walmart.

My kids have grown up and buy their own stuff now. But when they were little, I got a lot of their clothing from there and the Salvation Army store. What I saved on clothes for them went toward bills. So quit criticizing the place and the people who shop there. The next person who may need the service the provide may be you.

“Knowledge is power.”

Since: Apr 09

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#14 Oct 2, 2009
Went there to find some swimming trunks for one of my boys this summer.. they were *very used and Goodwill still wanted 6$ for them.
If they wanted to make more business they would bring down their prices a bit more.
They have so much.
I've been to other Goodwill's in other states and Frankfort's prices aren't too much higher, but the items are older and worth less in my opinion.
Taking use and wear into the price consideration might be a good idea, not just brand.

“Never stop learning.”

Since: Sep 09

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#15 Oct 2, 2009
teamcg wrote:
Went there to find some swimming trunks for one of my boys this summer.. they were *very used and Goodwill still wanted 6$ for them.
If they wanted to make more business they would bring down their prices a bit more.
They have so much.
I've been to other Goodwill's in other states and Frankfort's prices aren't too much higher, but the items are older and worth less in my opinion.
Taking use and wear into the price consideration might be a good idea, not just brand.
I agree about the wear and use. My daughter shops at the Goodwill in Lexington and she said the prices are better and the clothing much better. I heard the one in Lawrenceburg is nicer too.

I don't go into the one here in Frankfort because the smell of old BO and filth just turns my stomach.
I heard

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#16 Oct 2, 2009
that Shelbyville had a good store, I agree with Gina our store is dirty and smelly. The clothes and other items have out lived their use. The prices have gone up some but so has everything else so they are just keeping up with the times I guess. I heard that the execs. of the Goodwill Industries make big bucs. and that the managers dont do to bad themselves. thats just hear say though, dont know for certain. I believe all the stores are suppose to operate under some pretty strick "regulations" but apparently Frankfort's store has slipped thru the cracks so to speak. I have shopped at many Goodwill stores, found some good bargains too. some collectables and antiques that are worth alot more than what I paid for them. got to kind of know what your looking for though, the library has books on stuff like that so if your interested in starting a collection of some kind that would be a good place to start but be prepared for the hunt. LOL oh and watch the dates on the tags, if its been there awhile they will come down on the price, I know, my bad! the money goes for a good cause and I shouldnt ask but hey they did get it for nothing and they do over price at times and I am looking for a bargain so never hurts to ask, times are hard for all, right! ya'll have a good day and if you come across any GOOD Goodwills post them, I'd like to know, thanks
Just Me

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#17 Oct 2, 2009
They have some good prices on some things, but there are some things they ask too much for, for instance sheets, for used sheets its as much as buying brand new ones at the dollar store.
What sorta upset me about the goodwill store in L-burg is, the time they had this old man arrested for stealing a pair of used shoes!!! If the old man needed shoes why didnt they just give them to him instead of having him arrested over a used pair of shoes that was donated to them...that was pathetic!!!
poor gal

Frankfort, KY

#18 Oct 2, 2009
Gina C wrote:
Here is an idea. Maybe the people who donate to Goodwill here in Frankfort are people who shop there. Maybe people donate stuff that doesn't sell at yard sales or Clothes Closet. Maybe it is donated stuff that people don't want to go to the landfill.
If you don't want to shop at Goodwill, don't shop. Problem solved. I used to shop there years ago when it opened. I got tons of maternity clothes there for dirt cheap. Most of them still had original sales tags on them from Sears and Macy's. Last time I went there, the smell drove me out. The building is old and needs renovation. I guess the rent is cheap.
People who have little money still shop there so their kids can have nice clothes. Five dollars for a pair of kid's jeans at Goodwill beats out $18 for a pair at Walmart.
My kids have grown up and buy their own stuff now. But when they were little, I got a lot of their clothing from there and the Salvation Army store. What I saved on clothes for them went toward bills. So quit criticizing the place and the people who shop there. The next person who may need the service the provide may be you.
Gina, dont get me wrong, I alos shop yard sales and Goodwill as well. I just feel they ask too much for donated items. I am poor, thats why I shop there! Do rich people shop at Goodwill? The prices keep going up, and I think that should be looked at.
well

Nicholasville, KY

#19 Oct 2, 2009
I go there sometimes to get my child clothes because they grow so fast.I sometimes even find brand name stuff there in great condition.There are other things that are priced to high but i still go just to see what i can find for my child.It definetly saves me money and by looking at the clothes i get my child you would never know they were used.Dont get me wrong i buy new clothes for my child at walmart too.

“Knowledge is power.”

Since: Apr 09

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#20 Oct 3, 2009
Yea Gina, this Goodwill does kind stink.
And really.. It kinda sucks over all, who is the manager of that place? It's a shame because they have so much stuff.. they are bursting with it, and no one can buy it because it stinks and costs too much :P

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