Thrift Or Rip Off ?
Friday, March 05, 2010
Okay I have never been a person who is comfortable with garage sales, and goodwill stores except to donate. My present budget has sent me to Goodwill. What a rip off scam they have going. They get these clothes for nothing but everything was three dollars,and up. The most basic tops were five dollars and for a jacket they wanted thirty dollars f. Where is the savings for the income challenged who need access to affordable clothing. I am low income and disabled. With my fibro I have to be careful of the type of cloth I put next to my skin due to nerve sensitivity. My friends Goodwill has senior discount days and discounts for disabled people. The Merced store did not offer any discounts. The people were nice enough but the prices weren't a savings.I asked if I donate clothing that no longer fits can I get a credit for a few items that would fit. The answer was "no" we can't do that. I can shop new for about the same price. At Target I got a new t-shirt for two dollars. It has gotten where as seniors or disabled
can't afford our medication, can't afford to eat and can't get clothes to cover ourselves .I am 56 and being "old" in our society is horrible.When I grew up we had family and valued the elderly for there wisdom and experience.They were cherished and cared for. What has happened to us as human beings? Independence is great but where are the caring family units anymore?
Got off track about a" Discount" place to get decent clothes.Any suggestions where to look now!I still plan on dropping another size and can't invest in a whole new wardrobe that in another year I'll not be able to use.