I live in a very small town. There aren’t many places to shop in this small town and when I have a few extra minutes I like to shop some. I usually don’t really need much since my husband and dogs don’t have a lot of “needs”. I prefer to shop antique, thrift, second hand shops and enjoy getting a bargain on a piece of furniture that I can re-finish or some old dishes that I enjoy. I don’t need any of this!!!
For the past five or so years we’ve had a local Goodwill Store and I’ve enjoyed buying things that I didn’t need but have enjoyed. For the past year or so the prices on everything have climbed and climbed.
I know this area very well and know what the average working family can spend for clothes, etc. Goodwill has priced themselves out of reach of most working families’ budgets.
Goodwill has been on my mind recently…while blog surfing I happened upon someone who also was having some of the same questions. Jan @ http://wwwbobbypinsboardwalk.blogspot.com/ posted about Goodwill and a Goodwill representative addressed her concerns. I think I’m going to have to agree with her but it hurts since I’ve enjoyed shopping at Goodwill before their recent price increases.
I have this love/hate relationship with Goodwill. I want it to be beneficial to someone when I purchase or donate things!!! I don’t want my money lining some big shot’s pockets!!! If anyone finds one of these at Goodwill---CALL ME ASAP--- I want it!!!
Jan has a fabulous blog!!! Visit her and see what she and others have to say about Goodwill…http://wwwbobbypinsboardwalk.blogspot.com/