greedy goodwill
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shopper

Cynthiana, KY

#1 May 21, 2011
Found a pair used flipflops,and they asked me $3.00.Worth maybe fifty cents,them used.Really they try to rob people with their donated merchandise.They hang all the better donations in front of the store,and charge triple for it.Guess the front of the store is for the wealthy.I thought goodwill donations was for the poor.If the poor could afford fifteen dollars for a pair pants,why go to the goodwill?
What

London, KY

#2 May 21, 2011
$15.00 for a pair of pants at goodwill?? Thats crazy.. Last time I was at goodwill (years ago),all their pants was $3.00 a pair.. Who would pay &15.00 for a pair of used pants??


Let me tell you something about the goodwill in Corbin, their employees take all the good stuff and keep it for themselves, their family and friends. They just put the stuff that no one wants on the shelves! That probably happens in all goodwills!
Better Yet

London, KY

#3 May 21, 2011
What wrote:
$15.00 for a pair of pants at goodwill?? Thats crazy.. Last time I was at goodwill (years ago),all their pants was $3.00 a pair.. Who would pay &15.00 for a pair of used pants??
Let me tell you something about the goodwill in Corbin, their employees take all the good stuff and keep it for themselves, their family and friends. They just put the stuff that no one wants on the shelves! That probably happens in all goodwills!
All the goodwill stores are just alike they keep all the stuff for themselves everyone needs to call and report them .
True

Manchester, KY

#4 May 21, 2011
They do keep the better merchandise for themselves. Also "specialty" apparel is priced higher i.e. if it has a brand name on it.They also price seasonal items higher when in season.
Roxanne

London, KY

#5 May 21, 2011
Everybody wants something for nothing. It's hard to pay bills selling .50 cent items.
shopper

Cynthiana, KY

#6 May 21, 2011
Roxanne wrote:
Everybody wants something for nothing. It's hard to pay bills selling .50 cent items.
Fifty cents or a dollar is all a used pair of flipflops is worth.Three dollars for pair of shoes is fine,if they are in good shape.Just wonder why they price a worn out shirt for the same price as a good shirt.But if it is a brand name,they stick it up front and put $5,$7,$10 on it.I've seen a pantsuit priced for $25.00.Nobody wants anything given to them,but this stuff is overpriced ,considering it is donated.Wonder what the workers pay for their picks?$ZERO.They knock a lot of children out of getting something brand named,because they price it too high.If all their shirts are priced the same,so should the name brands be also.
beaner

London, KY

#7 May 21, 2011
I agree. They do apear greedy on some things. As an example, I stopped in a goodwill in Lexington. I wasn't looking for anything in particular, but it is nice when I luck up and find clothes in my size. On this particular day I found a suit hanging in the front of the store. I thought what the hey, it was my size and relativly nice. I looked on their sighn and saw that suits were 10.00. I went to purchase it. Whenthey rung it up they told me it would be 125.00. Call me crazy but that is a hell of a mark up. When I pointed out there advertised price I was told that it was a specialty item. meaning it was a name brand.(not really expensive but a name brand non-the-less) Call me crazy but if they say the price on one item is a certian amount then all items of that type should be the same price. None of this specialty crap. I would hazard a guess that the extra money made off of these so called specialty items goes into hte employees pockets. The same can be said about the stuff that they "auction off via silent auction" at the corbin store. Also if an item is selling new for a cheaper price then they should mark it down. Truth be told, becuase of there practices I will no longer be donating anything to them I would rather my donations go to actually help someone instead of making goodwill rich.#.00 for a used shirt, 5.00 dollars for a pair of used pants is a little bit much. Yard sales are cheaper, and most of the time yard sale stuff isn't stained up or ripped.
rigghhht

Winchester, KY

#8 May 21, 2011
What wrote:
$15.00 for a pair of pants at goodwill?? Thats crazy.. Last time I was at goodwill (years ago),all their pants was $3.00 a pair.. Who would pay &15.00 for a pair of used pants??
Let me tell you something about the goodwill in Corbin, their employees take all the good stuff and keep it for themselves, their family and friends. They just put the stuff that no one wants on the shelves! That probably happens in all goodwills!
How do you know they do that if you have not been in a goodwill in years?????? I think someone is lying and that someone is you
Freddy Freeloader

London, KY

#9 May 21, 2011
No one forces you to buy their junk. Go some where else. What do you expect from a place that sells other peoples throw away clothing. If they can make a buck or 2 off something then good for them, their not in the business to give stuff away. And what a laugh, reporting the Goodwill for price gauging, your just jealous that you don't work there and get the good deals. The place stinks like a sweaty armpit. Those clothes could have bed bugs, lice, crabs, fleas you name it. Oh yeah it can be washed but when you drag that crap into your house it is too late to wash it then. Makes my skin crawl to think about wearing something that has been up someone elses ass crack or even worse... Anybody for some used underwear. OMG...
Howdy

London, KY

#10 May 21, 2011
Boycott Goodwill....I bought a jock strap in there once that only had room for one nut, I took it back and they refused the return because it was a specialty item made for a castrated man.
shop

Eubank, KY

#11 May 22, 2011
Goodwill isn't about selling stuff cheap to help the poor. They are about employing people with barriers to employment such as physical and mental disabilities, as well as disadvantaging conditions such as lack of education and training, chronic homelessness and unemployment, at-risk youth, advanced age, criminal backgrounds and language barriers.
yeah

Nashville, TN

#12 May 22, 2011
Roxanne wrote:
Everybody wants something for nothing. It's hard to pay bills selling .50 cent items.
Let me just say to you. They are getting these goods for nothing. They are over charging people. I have seen trash in there, furniture must have been picked from the trash dump and they want to charge way too much. Donate to the Salvation Army. I will never donate to Goodwill again. This is uncalled for to charge people so much as if they are doing them a favor, not. While they are lining their pocketbooks with the better clothes and goods before they hit the floor, they are over charging for merchandise that isn't worth 50 cents. Go to yard sells.
yeah

Nashville, TN

#13 May 22, 2011
shop wrote:
Goodwill isn't about selling stuff cheap to help the poor. They are about employing people with barriers to employment such as physical and mental disabilities, as well as disadvantaging conditions such as lack of education and training, chronic homelessness and unemployment, at-risk youth, advanced age, criminal backgrounds and language barriers.
Yes they do hire people with disabilities. I just hope they pay them fairly. Yes goodwill was intended also to cater to the less fortunate, and that is one reason why they get their goods for free.
tim

London, KY

#14 May 22, 2011
I have yet to see on their web site where the stores are supposed to sell cheap clothes or are intended to help poor people with their wearing apparel. It is all about hiring people to work, the elderly, unemployed, disabled for what ever reason..mentally or physically handicapped.

Goodwill Industries International enhances the dignity and quality of life of individuals, families and communities by eliminating barriers to opportunity and helping people in need reach their fullest potential through the power of work.
facts

Nashville, TN

#15 May 22, 2011
It's really sad when a thrift store begins pricing things out-of-range for not only the poor, but the middle-class. Goodwill used to be a great place to shop. Not anymore. I went to one here a couple of days ago with my roommate and was stunned to find very high prices on almost everything. I was also tripping on the amount of yuppie-types pushing baskets full of goods they could well afford. They must be the reason for the prices higher than a lot of stores.

I was looking at some sunglasses when a obviously poor girl was commenting to her friend that she could not afford to pay what's on the tags, showing her a used t-shirt for 5.99. I butted in with my own comment and the talk grew to another woman standing there. She said she wasn't going to come back, that Goodwill had lost track of who these donated items were supposed to go to. We all chimed in agreeing with her.
What

London, KY

#16 May 22, 2011
rigghhht wrote:
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How do you know they do that if you have not been in a goodwill in years?????? I think someone is lying and that someone is you
I think someone works for goodwill in Corbin and that someone is you. LOL

You don't have to shop in goodwill to know whats going on. My friend has a family member who works there... I was asked SEVERAL times to come in and look at this stuff they have in the back!
Sad

Paris, KY

#17 May 22, 2011
What wrote:
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I think someone works for goodwill in Corbin and that someone is you. LOL
You don't have to shop in goodwill to know whats going on. My friend has a family member who works there... I was asked SEVERAL times to come in and look at this stuff they have in the back!
exactly...Goodwill does do good in alot of communities..Does it in London? I am not sure..I lived here about 2 years ago and recently moved back and the SAME people are working at goodwill now as they were then...I find it hard to believe that these people have not been able to find other jobs in that whole time..Some working in there do appear to have some disabilities yet others do not.
IMO they should be helping people to get to a place where they can seek other employment and continue to help others not just the select few..

Also one day I was in there and a nice chair came out of the back with a sold slip on it already! Now maybe it was on the floor and taken in the back for some reason unknown to me and then brought back out but it appeared a little shady to me.

Someone posted on here to give to Salvation Army instead but unfortunately we do not have one here and they are really no better in price..although they do alot more with the money they do make than goodwill.
Donate here instead

London, KY

#18 May 22, 2011
Alot of places give donated clothing to the needy. Please donate to one of those places instead!
Rhoda

Flemingsburg, KY

#19 May 22, 2011
I have some clothes that I would like to give away but I've procrastinated because I really don't want to give it to Goodwill. They get it for free and then want to put prices on them that someone could go elsewhere and buy for the same price brand new? If that's their practice now then why would anyone even think of going there anymore? Is there anywhere else in London that takes old clothes?
Maybe

London, KY

#20 May 22, 2011
Rhoda wrote:
I have some clothes that I would like to give away but I've procrastinated because I really don't want to give it to Goodwill. They get it for free and then want to put prices on them that someone could go elsewhere and buy for the same price brand new? If that's their practice now then why would anyone even think of going there anymore? Is there anywhere else in London that takes old clothes?
I like to give the clothes away, that way someone don't have to pay for something that I want to give away. I ask around my family and friends to see if they know of anyone who needs the clothes. Facebook is a great place to start...

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