Hospice thrift shop on life support

Hospice thrift shop on life support

There are 13 comments on the Daily Democrat story from Jan 29, 2010, titled Hospice thrift shop on life support. In it, Daily Democrat reports that:

On Monday the Yolo Hospice board of directors tabled a discussion about the future of the Hospice Thrift Store in downtown Woodland until next month, a future which appears uncertain.

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Woodland Resident

Van Nuys, CA

#1 Jan 29, 2010
A few years ago the Hospice Thrift store would put a lot of stuff on the back parking lot and sell $5 bags of whatever you could stuff in there. Why dont they do that? Maybe just with the stuff they have in the back at least they would be able to clear a lot out and make a bunch of money in just one day.
Woodland Resident

Van Nuys, CA

#2 Jan 29, 2010
Sell 100 bags for $5 each, thats $5,000 in one day!!!
whatever

Woodland, CA

#3 Jan 30, 2010
Woodland Resident wrote:
Sell 100 bags for $5 each, thats $5,000 in one day!!!
Ummm...5x100 = 500, not 5,000

Since: Nov 09

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#4 Jan 30, 2010
Woodland Resident wrote:
A few years ago the Hospice Thrift store would put a lot of stuff on the back parking lot and sell $5 bags of whatever you could stuff in there. Why dont they do that? Maybe just with the stuff they have in the back at least they would be able to clear a lot out and make a bunch of money in just one day.
Sounds like a real messy situation.
Woodland Resident

Van Nuys, CA

#5 Feb 1, 2010
Woodlander 4 Long Time wrote:
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Sounds like a real messy situation.
It wasnt messy at all when they did it before, just your typical yard sale.

And, yes, sorry, 100 bags is $500 sorry.
American White Girl

Sacramento, CA

#6 Feb 3, 2010
I don't care if this place closes. If I happen to stop by the store I always walk out with nothing. Prices are high for anything that is of quality and I won't pay those prices when I know I can get it for less! Yes....you can absolutely get fine antiques for LESS or collectibles for LESS. I can't find one reason why I would pay $500.00 for a chair, especially when I know for a fact I can get that same chair for #150.00 or less. Please close your doors and sell on Craigs List...GOOD LUCK! Don't let the door hit you on your way out!
Woodland Resident

Sacramento, CA

#7 Feb 3, 2010
I donated nice things to hospice once and one week later I get a phone call from a friend who said my items I donated to the hospice store were now showing up at the Thrift Outlet Store on Main Street. So I went to the other thrift store and sure enough I found a lot of my things there. Hospice took my donation and donated it to another thrift store. Needless to say I never donated there again. I donated nice designer clothing to help out the hospice store and they basically threw it away. One pair of pants I donated were near new and costed $150.00 at Macys.
Instant Karma

Davis, CA

#8 Feb 3, 2010
Problem with thrift stores and consignment stores are their EMPLOYEES "steal" from donations given. Off the top, they are the one's taking the better items. Employees pocket and take a lot of the donations, I've found items I donated on EBAY and like you said Woodland Resident, given to another store, to make money on....(on the take???) Some employees feel like they have the right to take anything because they are employees, let alone store managers. What that right is called is called THEFT. Prosecutable by law. A camera is always a good babysitter for any store. Backroom and sales floor and Cash Register. Hell people in Macy's and Nordstroms still steal, if they can find a way. Regardless it's all THEFT.

Thrift stores were a way to recycle and provide for those who couldn't afford to go find new. Nowadays, it's a very different story. I think the $5 for all you can stuff into a bag is great!
You get the idea that they'd rather hold onto everything and make a buck, instead of throwing a sale and making sure it passed through their stores quicker.

Not only the Hospice, Thrifty Bargain, Goodwill, Salvation Army, all of them are in this category. I check for the items I donate, to see what they priced them at and what items actually made it to the store sales floor.

Believe you me, I've already turned several stores in for this type of activity. If you feel this is happening to you, please notify Woodland P.D. They are already aware of it going on at all stores in the area.
Instant Karma

Davis, CA

#9 Feb 3, 2010
Another thing, always pay cash, because some employees have figured out how to use your FULL credit card # by taking it out of the cash register writing it down and using for dating services on the internet.
Think it sounds like a story, actually happened to me and I was charged $300 fraudulently by some employee that worked at one of these "Shifty-thrift stores".
Be careful and always pay cash.
Feel sorry for any of the owners, some employees will not be able to resist the temptation of the cash till, always figuring new ways of shorting it and coming up with an excuse.
Woodland resident

Van Nuys, CA

#10 Feb 4, 2010
Thats why you dont have "volunteers" working the cash register, who knows who you will get. I have been buying things at Hospice ever since they opened I have have never had any trouble. I do know that they donate to other stores etc. They get TONS of clothes. What is the problem of giving them to another store? At least they dont throw them away! I have see the back of the store and off to the side it completly FULL of clothing and they just dont have the room for it all. Maybe some of you should "volunteer" there then you would see that it makes sense what they do.
Woodland Biz Owner

United States

#11 Feb 6, 2010
Hospice is a vital part of the communities in which it serves however beng on Main St. is just not neccessary I still say the old rite aid location is the best location.
woodland

United States

#12 Feb 7, 2010
Woodland Resident wrote:
I donated nice things to hospice once and one week later I get a phone call from a friend who said my items I donated to the hospice store were now showing up at the Thrift Outlet Store on Main Street. So I went to the other thrift store and sure enough I found a lot of my things there. Hospice took my donation and donated it to another thrift store. Needless to say I never donated there again. I donated nice designer clothing to help out the hospice store and they basically threw it away. One pair of pants I donated were near new and costed $150.00 at Macys.
Gee the next time you buy a pair of $150 pants at Macys,stop for one second and donate that money to a could cause or heck split it to a couple of causes
Woodlander

Sacramento, CA

#13 Feb 8, 2010
We already donate 10 percent of our income to charity! I don't need to put stop buy quality jeans...

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