What is happening at the thrift stores? The prices are outrageous! Am I just being crabby or frugal? Help me decided if the thrift stores in my area have high price tags.
I saw this hand mirror sitting on the shelf,
I have no idea what material this is made with.
It was priced at $9.99!
And can I just have a moment of your time to tell
you how much I dislike the use of this wide tape!!!
The only explanation I can think of is that
something else went along with the mirror.
I noticed this tchotchke/chotchke sitting on the shelf
and was stunned at how this item was priced.
I picked up the largest Fleur-de-lis and found a tag for $1.99,
I then discovered that the two smaller ones were also
$1.99 a piece. I would think that since they are
smaller they would be less expensive.
My biggest surprise was finding out the tray that the
three Fleur-de-lis sit in was marked $14.99.
Total cost $20.96.
What happens if someone buys one of the Fleur-de-lis for $1.99?
That ruins the entire look of this tchotchke/chotchke.
Why not just mark, reasonably, all the pieces for one price?
They could use that wide tape that they are so fond of
keeping all the pieces together.
This red Pyrex bowl was reasonably priced,
however, it was pretty scratched up. I had to pass.
I wish all Pyrex was marked 99¢.
I left the GW feeling something like this.
Next stop was SVDP, I walked up and down
the isles, I gasped when I saw what was sitting on the shelf,
I ran over to grab my favorite colored Pyrex, PINK!!!
To find that it had a chunk missing on
the outer rim. I held this pretty pink Pyrex bowl
for a few moments and returned it to the shelf.
The price was right, but I just couldn't live with the knick.
This baby scale has been sitting on the shelves at SVDP
for almost two months, in the same spot, and no buyers.
Could it be the price?
Rummage sales will soon be popping up in my area, especially church rummage sale, my favorite kind of sales, and I can avoid the thrift stores.
So my blog friends, am, I a crabby thrift shopper, or do you think these prices are outrageous? How are the prices at your thrift shops?
How I miss the thrift prices of five years ago, I could get a vintage apron for 49¢, and believe me I did, but that will have to be another post.
Thank you for letting me vent, I promise I will be cheerful tomorrow.