Goodwill's gettin a lil pricey don't ...
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single mom

Warrensburg, MO

#21 May 2, 2013
I had rather give things away or to salvationarmy
Thrifty

Rolla, MO

#22 May 3, 2013
I agree, their pricing is off. I was in there the other day and my daughter picked out a Barbie doll dress she wanted. It didn't have a price on it, and it wasn't anything fantastic, so I was expecting the price to come back at 50 cents at the most. It came back with a $2 tag on it!!! I told them to put it back because that was too much for a cheap doll dress. I don't exactly expect yard sale prices, but I also don't feel like it's okay for them to mark brand names up to twice the price of other like item. They get ALL the items for free, so they should pay it forward and maintain thrift store prices, not consignment store prices (like Freida's closet - and don't get me started on their choices of what they will consign and what they won't).
Just saying

United States

#23 May 4, 2013
Goodwill is expensive in Poplar Bluff too. Do a lot better in a yard sale or a church flea market.

I donate my stuff to a couple of churchs in Piedmont. The Baptist church gives stuff to people and the Catholic church sells it cheap. 75cents for a shirt or $1.00 for a pair of jeans.
Lisa

Belton, MO

#24 May 5, 2013
pair pants 8 dollars blouse 5 dollars. that's crazy.
single mom

Warrensburg, MO

#25 May 5, 2013
For there prices you can almost buy new at wal-mart
Grandma

Tulsa, OK

#26 May 7, 2013
I go in Goodwill quite frequently, but rarely buy anything. Why pay, say $10.00 for a used toaster when you can buy a new one,with warranty for $12-15.00? I donate to Salvation Army and Partnership, and that's where I do most of my buying. I live on fixed income, and their prices fit my budget much better than Goodwill, plus they give back to our community. Goodwill has become a retail store, not a thrift store!
umm

Warrensburg, MO

#27 May 10, 2013
Yes, $3-$6 for a top is just too expensive for my budget.
YoungOne

Rolla, MO

#28 May 10, 2013
umm wrote:
Yes,$3-$6 for a top is just too expensive for my budget.
I will top you for free

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#29 May 16, 2013
I've actually done better at sales.
single mom

Warrensburg, MO

#30 May 16, 2013
Opala wrote:
I've actually done better at sales.
yard sales are a good way to dress on a budget
Eric

United States

#31 May 16, 2013
Just saying wrote:
Goodwill is expensive in Poplar Bluff too. Do a lot better in a yard sale or a church flea market.
I donate my stuff to a couple of churchs in Piedmont. The Baptist church gives stuff to people and the Catholic church sells it cheap. 75cents for a shirt or $1.00 for a pair of jeans.
isn't there a Mission in PB by the Credit Union.
helper

Butler, MO

#32 May 17, 2013
umm wrote:
Yes,$3-$6 for a top is just too expensive for my budget.
I'm very thrifty in my shopping and I agree that $3-$6 is too expensive for my budget unless the item is something exceptional.

The best shopping I do is twice a year I go to these huge rummage sales. There is a place between Salem and Eminence, I believe it is called the Shannondale Community Bldg., which has rummage sales. From what I understand, a lot of the clothing has been donated to churches in St. Louis and brought down. The sale is held on a Thurs, Fri, and Sat. So for 2 days all items are 25 cents, and on that Saturday all items are a penny apiece. It is amazing what you can get from there. I've gotten my kids named brand items (Levis, American Eagle, Hollister, etc) from there for just 25 cents.

They've already had the spring sale this year, so the next one won't be until the fall. If anyone is interested, I'll try to remember to make a reminder post of the sale on Rollanet.

Another idea for getting great bargains is going to the area wide yardsales. I think most surrounding communities are doing those now and many are held in both spring and fall.
No name

Rolla, MO

#33 May 17, 2013
Be careful buying used clothing as some clothes have bed bugs, lice/nits and flees in the seems and hems. Staph can also be a concern.

http://www.ehow.com/how_5655683_wash-staph_in...

I am happy in shorts or sweats and tee shirts. Its all I ever wear and ever will wear. I can buy a pair of sweats at Dollar G, Wally World or any department store for five or six bucks. Same with tee shirts. I hate dressing up, dress are clothes are tacky and jeans are uncomfortable.
Scott

Rolla, MO

#34 May 17, 2013
No name wrote:
Be careful buying used clothing as some clothes have bed bugs, lice/nits and flees in the seems and hems. Staph can also be a concern.
http://www.ehow.com/how_5655683_wash-staph_in...
I am happy in shorts or sweats and tee shirts. Its all I ever wear and ever will wear. I can buy a pair of sweats at Dollar G, Wally World or any department store for five or six bucks. Same with tee shirts. I hate dressing up, dress are clothes are tacky and jeans are uncomfortable.
You must be fat and on state help.You sound like someone that would be at the Lions Club over the 4th of July
single mom

Warrensburg, MO

#35 May 17, 2013
Scott wrote:
<quoted text>You must be fat and on state help.You sound like someone that would be at the Lions Club over the 4th of July
funny how people can find away to turn a simple discussion into away to insult people
Confused

Rolla, MO

#36 May 17, 2013
Scott wrote:
<quoted text>You must be fat and on state help.You sound like someone that would be at the Lions Club over the 4th of July
What is state help? BTW, I agree with no name sweats are very comfortable. I don't wear mine all the time though. BTW I weigh 108 lbs. and buy mine at the mall in Columbia. Forcing women to feel that they have to dress "sexy" is just another form of gender discrimination. Does not matter your gender, I have heard women criticize other women about clothing choices just as many times as men.

FYI...I shop clearance racks and find clothes cheaper then the used clothing shops and rummage sales. I work 2 jobs and just can't catch the rummage sales. But good looking out to all of you who are able to make it! I love a bargain myself!

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