posted on Jun, 24 2013 @ 01:31 AM
So true! I notice a lot of the used clothes from these stores stink like mold/mildew and even tho they claim the items are washed/dry cleaned
first....I think not. Many have stains and other gross looking discolorations on them. I tried buying a few blouses that looked kinda o.k. but when I
washed them they were so dry-rotted, they fell apart. I remember a lil relative of mine used to say, "Hey, this store smells like old people".
Most of the stores do have a smell that hits ya as soon as you walk in...yuck. Not necessarily old just dirty kinda smell?
I notice the prices in all of them are ridiculous too. I have seen many nic-nac items straight out of the dollar tree store that are being sold for
over a dollar at the thrift shops. Is especially sad to see medical impliments such as wheel chairs, walkers, canes, crutches and such being sold for
very high prices to poor folks that are ill and need them the most.
I feel sorry for folks who genuinely need something at a bargain price and can't find such anymore. Garage sales...I rarely find a good deal any
more. Military thrift shops not so hot also. Old fatigue uniforms probably loaded with DU, (you can't wash radiation out), go for enuf and folks
don't realize they aren't a good idea to wear/own...same as "souveniers" (sp) from war...not a good idea.
ebay has become a joke. Husband used to buy used computers and fix them and give them to neighbors/ friends/family or sell them for a lil
profit...can't do that anymore...folks want way to much for really old beyond redemption junk.
Young couples just starting out can hardly ever find some nice pieces of furniture or even baby clothes and such without it being all old and stinky
and gross. Is sad. Also true, rudeness abounds at the check out counters anymore. I just gave a bunch of nice curtains and bedding and lamps and
computers and desk and chairs and even table set to some young neighbor newly weds....seems like no one cares anymore. Hubby and I have always been
the type to give the shirt off our backs almost, yet we don't hear of many doing such of late. Dunno....wish things were better and different for
all. Hugs and love to all. ^j^