It's a shame when thrift stores get all their merchandise through donations and then mark prices on the used merchandise so high, that often times it is priced higher than what one could buy the same item for new. This is one of many complaints being heard from many shoppers of our local thrift stores. Another complaint that is very common is when these same thrift stores get in used electronics and sell them as is with a fairly good idea or knowing full well that the item does not work or work properly.
The idea behind a thrift store is to sell donated items at reasonable prices allowing the store to make money to help fund the charity behind the store. Not try and sell merchandise for as much as one thinks they can get for an item which like stated above, is often close to the retail price of a new item or even more than what a new item would cost.
In the case of the D.A.V., on their own web site, they admit that they are known for over pricing their merchandise. Click Here to visit their web page on the pricing of their merchandise. It is softly stated that if the price is to high, wait for it to come down. Well that's most of the pricing in the thrift stores these days. It's no wonder more people are now shopping at the local flea market, better prices on merchandise are found there as opposed to the local thrift stores. If you are looking for a decent bargain these days, stick to the Laural shelter or the local flea market. Maybe this will send the right message to those behind the high pricing of merchandise in the other thrift stores.
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010
This place just struck our funny bone so we had to take some pictures and create our own special headline for this article. Woodville Estates right here in Gloucester County has three substantially large dirt mounds and nothing else. It has all the appearances of being an abandoned project and has been this way for as long as we can remember. The slide show below gives you a good idea of what the area looks like. So rush out now and buy your very own dirt mound home. By the Mobjack contracting team. This post is a spoof on the commercial site.
Here is a few pictures we just finished taking of the birth place home of Dr Walter Reed. Dr Reed discovered the cure for yellow fever for those who are not familiar with the background on him.
Monday, January 11, 2010
We recently had a chance to photograph The Rosewell Ruins here in Gloucester County. At one time one of the most prominent houses in Virginia, where George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both spent time at this house and walking these grounds. In the not to distant past, this was a local favorite party place. We have heard word that the grounds are still haunted and that this even made one of the national ghost hunter shows on TV. Well I didn't see or hear any ghosts while I was there, I would have enjoyed talking to Thomas Jefferson though if he were still making appearances. This slide show is 140 pictures long and will take some time to get through. We are donating these pictures back to the folks who now run and maintain the ruins and we hope they put them to some good use.