I use to love Value Village but they are no longer my go too. Can you say prices are sky high. I don't like the fact that they charge tax on top of their already high price. I only shop there on sale and even then its not even worth it. I normally end up with 1 or 2 pieces.
I can't even remember the last time I was in this store and I've only ever been a couple of times. It doesn't appeal to me at all. It's either junky items or items being sold for double the price on the original tags that are often still on them. Rip off.
I have bought many things from value village. It is always good for shoes and books. It varies for clothes. Some I find much too expensive for what they are worth, but I actually prefer buying second hand. Makes a smaller ecological footprint.
I have found so many cute mugs and plates for my kitchen at Value Village as well. Generally, the cups and plates are VERY well priced. It is expensive buying things for your kitchen, so this will be the first place I look.
I like Value Village but have found that the prices have increased terribly it the last few years especially for a thrift store. I find that paying $10 for a pair of pants second hand when you can get one on sale new is a little bit odd to me. However, they have a wide selection. I like that it's well organized by sizes and colors. They also have lots of other stuff like toys, books, shoes, accessories, dishware, ect.
Now this company does help out with the community by donating. They also donate left over clothing to other Countries. So in a way it's a good cause. They do have a reward card now and sometimes have some great sale. I find that the customer service has always been excellent at my local Value Village.
I have been shopping at my local Value Village for a long time now and ive never really been too impressed. A few years ago you used to be able to find some really great deals from clothing and shoes to house decor and appliances. i have noticed that the prices just keep going up everytime I go there, like they have used items but the prices dont match. I havent shopped there in quite some time because some of the prices are outrageous for used items! I was looking at a small glass vase and the price tag said .69 cents.. so I said okay ill come back in a few days and grab a few things...I come back 2 days later and the price tag was changed to $2.99! for a small glass vase that was used!? no thanks... Ive also seen some clothing items that you can tell have been worn several times and they are asking 17-23$. Im sorry but I hope they realize you can find this exact same shirt brand new for less than 10$ at another store? I thought it was a thrift store...? Just not impressed. lol
I find that Value Village is really hit or miss. There have been times when I find a ton of things at a reasonable price, and then there are times when I go and everything seems to be broken, stained or extremely expensive.
I keep going in hopes of finding those bargains though!!
I find this store smells every time I go into one. The clothes are getting so expensive too. It is good for books and movies but the rest is junk and too pricey.
I adore thrift shopping. I live in Alberta so I have several stores I visit often. It's where I go when I want to mindlessly wander and chill out. You can really find some awesome bargains if you look hard enough and are patient. I often find clothes or footwear brand new with tags. It's a great place to find little treasures too. Collectables or just something funky. I usually buy books there too. I always donate my gently used items when I get the urge to purge. You can collect stamps for up to 30% off your next purchase when you donate.
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