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September 06, 2008

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Sweet Repose

Ouch...here at our thrifts, our hardbacks sell for a dollar each and paperbacks 3 for a dollar. That is such a bummer. Although since so many antique dealers hit the shops regularly, the prices have continually climbed to rediculous heights. But for me, many of the prices are within my price range. I can still buy a chest of drawers for $40.00 and sell it for $195.00, painted or not, depending on the piece. Sister's Garden has been a wonderfull location for me to sell at. The customers are more highend, college and university hospital types, so there is a lot of money there. My lil' town on the other hand, has more millionaires per capita than any city in the U.S....but they are so tight with it.

But I'm thankful(sorta)for this throw-away society I live in, cause I can still get lots of good stuff.

sharon

Sweet Repose

Ouch...here at our thrifts, our hardbacks sell for a dollar each and paperbacks 3 for a dollar. That is such a bummer. Although since so many antique dealers hit the shops regularly, the prices have continually climbed to rediculous heights. But for me, many of the prices are within my price range. I can still buy a chest of drawers for $40.00 and sell it for $195.00, painted or not, depending on the piece. Sister's Garden has been a wonderfull location for me to sell at. The customers are more highend, college and university hospital types, so there is a lot of money there. My lil' town on the other hand, has more millionaires per capita than any city in the U.S....but they are so tight with it.

But I'm thankful(sorta)for this throw-away society I live in, cause I can still get lots of good stuff.

sharon

sharie

What ridiculous pricing! Do these people live on our planet?
They get these items 'given' to them and are prepared to turn away more ' free donations' in an effort to try to get TOP prices for stock that is not selling.

I went into my local charity shop recently and over heard the manager telling an assistant to bin all the childrens books that had just come in as they had no more room for them.

Why not sell their stock for 10p each instead of the 50p or a pound?

skoots1mom

they must like looking at their books on their shelves, at those prices...
i wouldn't buy them for that

Colleen

It's sad too, because ANY money would be good - better than nothing - especially because it is a charity! Yes, if the book was a much sought after first edtion or something, I could see it. EVERYTHING is going up and up in price - maybe that's why I LOVE LOVE LOVE a bargin!
Have a great week - oh, and is a "car boot" what we call the trunk? Love the word!
Colleen

Elizabeth

Yee gads, those prices are astronomical. We have the same problem here with the local Oxfam shop. There is almost always a note in the window saying they can't accept any more donations and yet the prices they charge are outrageous. Why don't these charity shops drop their prices and start shifting their stock!!

Lace hearts

That's simply outrageous - I don't think I'd have believed you if you hadn't posted pictures of the priced books. My goodness, no wonder they don't move.

Lace hearts

That's simply outrageous - I don't think I'd have believed you if you hadn't posted pictures of the priced books. My goodness, no wonder they don't move.

Jayne

Some charity shops here think they are boutiques or antique shops.
I've stopped looking but today I happened to be passing one I hadn't been into before looking for a few books to read, but I didn't stay long - they had a tatty Blue Peter annual priced at £20.00 & paperback books for £2.49 - you can buy then new for slightly more. I think they sell all the good stuff on ebay as I just don't see anything I want to buy.

Tanya

Holy cow that is crazy!!!! Our charity shops are getting greedy too, they try to say it is the cost of gas and so forth but I think it is more that they saw what antique shops and so forth were selling stuff for and decided to get in on the money. Little do they realize that the people who come to their thrift shops are poor, which is why they are shopping there in the first place!! Goodwill even has a site set up where you can put in bids on things. sort of like eBay. They do get some great stuff in though. ;)

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