Thrift store options in Marion

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AFA

Since: Apr 11

Marion, NC

#1 Apr 28, 2011
Wishing to know of thrift store options in Marion and best bargains

AFA

Since: Apr 11

Marion, NC

#2 Apr 28, 2011
Went to the Shepherds hand and you can fill a bag with clothes for just a few dollars and if you need food it is at the door waiting with no questions asked. Are there any other good options for people with limited incomes?
pop

Weaverville, NC

#4 May 2, 2011
God's country are nothing but a bunch of crooks. You see what they did with the money for the free clinic, all into the pockets of the owners. What ever became of the investigation that was going on? Grease the right palms with money and you can make anything disappear.
Qualified

Marion, NC

#5 May 2, 2011
Maybe our thrift stores and consignment shops should try to locate in one area, say, 221 N. Business Extension, where the Salvation Army store is. Then they could all go in together and advertise "The Thrift Store Mile" (like the motor mile) or "Consignment Alley". I believe it could draw folks from other counties if they thought they could get good bargains in one location. Here's me telling someone else what to do - but might be an idea...

Since: Sep 10

Marion, NC

#6 May 2, 2011
Qualified wrote:
Maybe our thrift stores and consignment shops should try to locate in one area, say, 221 N. Business Extension, where the Salvation Army store is. Then they could all go in together and advertise "The Thrift Store Mile" (like the motor mile) or "Consignment Alley". I believe it could draw folks from other counties if they thought they could get good bargains in one location. Here's me telling someone else what to do - but might be an idea...
That is a great idea Qualified! That way we don't have to see a thrift store on every street corner in Marion. Put them all in one location that way the rest of us can simply avoid driving on that street. Put all those who have yard sales in town in with the, too. We should do all the dollar stores that way too. We can call it Dollar Holler!
stores with a cause

Franklin, NC

#7 May 3, 2011
You have to be careful with some of the thrift stores here in town. Some of them aren't true thrift stores. True thrift stores are not for profit; they give their money to a cause. The stores that do not give their money to a cause are just opened because they think they can make money and they are taking customers away from the true stores. If you do go to a thrift store go to the ones that give their money to a cause. Don't go to the ones that just seem to open during the night on every corner. Helping Hands goes to Hospice, Christian Clothing goes to Homeless, Fabulous Finds, and Fabulous Finds and Gifts goes to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victims, Salvation Army goes to the needy and Shepard's Hand goes to the needy. The rest of the thrift stores in town don't have a cause or they don't advertise a cause. God's Country goes to the owners and some needy.
Qualified

Marion, NC

#8 May 3, 2011
Thrift stores are businesses. We should be happy to collect the sales tax.

Since: Sep 10

Marion, NC

#9 May 4, 2011
Qualified wrote:
Thrift stores are businesses. We should be happy to collect the sales tax.
Yes Qualified that is true but when goods are offered at low prices, the sales tax is not that much. For me, it's not hard to see why businesses won't come to our county when you see thrift and dollar stores all over and you can't go more than a few tenths of a mile in town and see 4 or 5 yard sales.
Qualified

Marion, NC

#10 May 4, 2011
Last Screenname Left wrote:
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Yes Qualified that is true but when goods are offered at low prices, the sales tax is not that much. For me, it's not hard to see why businesses won't come to our county when you see thrift and dollar stores all over and you can't go more than a few tenths of a mile in town and see 4 or 5 yard sales.
You are right - that's why I thought by consolidating the consignment and thrift stores to one location which could be well-advertised - and adjacent to the flea market on Hwy. 221 Business Extension - it might bring lots of bargain seekers to McDowell County. A business owner in the area might be persuaded to offer yard sale spaces on Fridays and Saturdays for additional income. We couldn't compete with "The World's Longest Yard Sale", but we could draw people looking for bargains who might spend money in other business like the convenience stores, restaurants, retail stores, etc. If thrift stores and yard sales are the popular thing, let's hop on the band wagon instead of thinking it is beneath us.

AFA

Since: Apr 11

Marion, NC

#11 May 5, 2011
The Men's Mission does a really good job of helping those in the most need.I do know for sure of instances on record where they have given assistance to the poor in the community.And i do believe that they are frugal.Just today went to the Salvation Army and WILL NOT BE GOING BACK the prices were out the roof!! I have also heard that people have been repeatedly turned down who apply for assistance with them. That is just hear-say but I had no reason to disbelieve the person who told me that.

Since: Sep 10

Marion, NC

#12 May 7, 2011
AFA wrote:
The Men's Mission does a really good job of helping those in the most need.I do know for sure of instances on record where they have given assistance to the poor in the community.And i do believe that they are frugal.Just today went to the Salvation Army and WILL NOT BE GOING BACK the prices were out the roof!! I have also heard that people have been repeatedly turned down who apply for assistance with them. That is just hear-say but I had no reason to disbelieve the person who told me that.
While I don't know whether or not this is true, I would not be surprised one bit if a non-profit agency did this! This is the kind of world we live in, take from others and give it to yourself If it is true, then shame on the Salvation Army!
Another Thrift Store

United States

#13 May 11, 2011
I have bad news all around! Bad news for the established thrift stores that help the local NON-Profit agencies and bad news for the people that hate thrift stores. We have yet another store to be opened in the future. Hospice of Rutherford is opening a thrift store in Marion. Yes, I said Hospice of Rutherford. This will be a hardship on the local thrift stores that support the mission, battered women's shelter, Hospice of McDowell, etc. The money from this store will go back to Rutherford county; it will not stay in McDowell! Support your local Thrift Stores and your Community!
Thrifty Finds

United States

#14 May 11, 2011
WOW! I just found my new favorite thrift store. There is a thrift store on Rutherford Rd. called Fabulous Finds and gifts and I love it. It has great name brands at a price everyone can afford. I will frequent this store often if you haven't gone there you should and I think that the money goes to the battered womens shelter.

AFA

Since: Apr 11

Marion, NC

#15 May 14, 2011
Thrifty Finds wrote:
WOW! I just found my new favorite thrift store. There is a thrift store on Rutherford Rd. called Fabulous Finds and gifts and I love it. It has great name brands at a price everyone can afford. I will frequent this store often if you haven't gone there you should and I think that the money goes to the battered womens shelter.
They were rude to my Aunt who had some questions for the cashier at the fabulous finds thrift store, I bought some things anyway since they say the money is going to the womens shelter. Went to Gods Country and even though I know they have had some bad press and/or some bad employees they were nice and helpful, prices were ok. The ladies at the Shepherds hand were generous, and handed out cold water for free to the customers on a hot day. Genuinely kind. My donations and business will probably go there for the most part...SAlvation Army is priced so high and I know now that the donations aren't helping the poor, found out that they mostly pay for the upper order of the "army" to live really well off!

AFA

Since: Apr 11

Marion, NC

#16 May 14, 2011
They were rude to my Aunt who had some questions for the cashier at the fabulous finds thrift store, I bought some things anyway since they say the money is going to the womens shelter. Went to Gods Country and even though I know they have had some bad press and/or some bad employees they were nice and helpful, prices were ok. The ladies at the Shepherds hand were generous, and handed out cold water for free to the customers on a hot day. Genuinely kind. My donations and business will probably go to The Shepherds Hand for the most part...SAlvation Army is priced so high and I know now that the donations aren't helping the poor, found out that they mostly pay for the upper order of the "army" to live really well off!
Thrifty Finds

United States

#17 May 17, 2011
I am sorry you had a bad experience. I have not had that experience there. I have been back twice now and visited the other store on east court. One of the ladies even checked the back for an item I was searching for. I truelly like it. I also donated some stuff to them and the tax reciept was for the Domestic Violence agency so I do believe the money goes to what they say. I hope you would give it another try!
Anonymous

Mars Hill, NC

#18 May 17, 2011
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That is a great idea Qualified! That way we don't have to see a thrift store on every street corner in Marion. Put them all in one location that way the rest of us can simply avoid driving on that street. Put all those who have yard sales in town in with the, too. We should do all the dollar stores that way too. We can call it Dollar Holler!
well you don't have to save money if you don't want to. But some people enjoy yard sales and dollar stores. Get over yourself
noname

Mars Hill, NC

#19 May 28, 2011
I love yard sales and thrift stores, the salvation army is way to high, Sandra the manager does not know how to welcome customers into the store, very unplesant to be around! she is down right rude, there's another lady there that acks just like Sandra (RUDE) been around her to long! she is the tall lady that probably helps do the pricing. she thinks everything should be priced compared to ebay, well you cant do that!!! Ebay is a 75% mark up! we live in MARION!! get real. You will loose customers!!! this stuff is free to the salvation army, stop getting greedy. Come down off that high horse. They also need to get someone in there that know's how to price items.
agirl

Marion, NC

#20 May 28, 2011
You know queen if there were more here besides thrift stores and car washes we might actually have something to do.

Since: Sep 10

Marion, NC

#21 May 28, 2011
QueenByatch wrote:
<quoted text>well you don't have to save money if you don't want to. But some people enjoy yard sales and dollar stores. Get over yourself
There is nothing wrong with Dollar Stores or yard sales we just don't need one on every damn street corner byatch. Go down East Court St. ANY weekend and the yard sales out number the stores at least 3 to 1. And people wonder why businesses won't come here. Perhaps you should get over yourself.

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