Goodwill Complaint - Is Goodwill Really About Good Will?
CARROLLTON, GEORGIA -- I want to agree with the person who complained about prices at their Goodwill store in Indiana. The store I shop at in Carrollton, Georgia has gone crazy, too. They put outrageous prices on things, especially if they think it may be an antique. I used to like to shop there to find old furniture that I could fix up and sell in my used furniture store. Now, they sell their stuff for more than I do! Some examples - an old beat up antique dresser for $150, an old quilt that was nothing special at all for $200 and a chipped, no name old platter for $20! Sometimes they print out something off the computer showing online prices and put it next to an item. Like sets of old dishes - they go to one of those sites where you can by replacements and copy their pricing. These sites are always high priced, since they target people who are looking for a particular piece. Those are not the people who frequent Goodwill! I really feel for the needy people who are there looking for good deals. They would do much better to go buy new at Walmart (and I hate Walmart!).
Does anyone know who is in charge of Goodwill? I would love to have someone "investigate" how they are using all this money they are making. Is it going to pay for the big billboards advertising for them lately? Maybe to pay extra employees to sell their best stuff online? It all sure sounds greedy to me.
Salvation Army is a whole different story. They still have good prices and I have seen them actually catering to people in need. For some reason, they don't get as much stuff as Goodwill, though. I will only donate to them from now on!