So, you don't have a problem with a for-profit operation gouging or charging what something is worth, but if the proceeds are going to a good cause, that's a problem?
Don't know about the GW where you are, but you should be very careful when generalizing. GW in many communities, including the one where I live, does a lot of good. Employees, while not highly paid, get health insurance and benefits, including paid vacation. There's opportunity for advancement--I've seen cashiers/sorters move up to management. They have mentoring programs for at-risk youth. They have job-training programs for offenders no one else will hire. They employ the disabled. They'll give anyone a chance who is willing to work. They have programs to help folks pay utility and medical bills. They recycle stuff, including electronics and computer gear, for free that other places won't take or won't take without being paid. And their finances are transparent. As a 501(c)3, their tax statements to the IRS are public records available for free online, unlike the SA, which considers itself a church and so does not make its financials available to the public.
We've had this discussion before. GW's are independent chapters organized under a national umbrella, so YMMV. But don't go saying that GW has an image problem. That's just not true.
I meant "image" in the sense of how they are perceived in the retail world. I understand they do alot of good but its disappointing when they have For Profit pricing schemes and management/big wigs are seen driving fancy cars.