Just came back from a St. Paul thrift around the corner from my house. This place charges $19-$30 a sportcoat no matter what it is (I've paid that upper end of the range for an Alpaca LB and that vintage LL Bean coat from a few weeks back). I found a pretty damn awesome Christmas plaid Pendleton in a 39 R, which is too long for me but would make someone the life of a Christmas party. It was $19. Whatever. That's more than double GW prices, but since I haven't found anything in two weeks, I decided to get it. As the woman was ringing it up, I spotted a pinhead month hole on the back of the collar, so I didn't buy it, and her reasoning for asking $20 for the jacket was that "It's really hard to see." The black wooden buttons also had paint on them, which would have been easy to get off, but still.
What the hell is that about? If you're going to charge a little more for thrifted things, I thought I could reasonably assume you've checked over the goods before pricing them. But she was really old, so maybe she needs some glasses or something.
It was just really annoying, and since I haven't been having any luck, pissed me off a bit.