Originally Posted by Brianpore
One of the Goodwills I frequent has the WORST shirt section ever. There is no organization at all. All shirts (short sleeve, long sleeve, polos) anything that has a button on it, is all thrown together on overstuffed racks. No color, style, or anything in the way of being organized. I think they would sell more shirts with the most tiny bit of sorting. PLUS the fact you cant even move the shirts on the rack as its so stuffed dosent help matters. I dont even bother with shirts at that store anymore!
Many years ago, long before Al Gore invented the Internet, there was a thrift store from hell where I once lived. Nothing was sorted, and I mean, nothing. Shirts, trousers, jackets, skirts, whatever--it was all heaped together on/in giant tables/bins. The epitome of no rhyme or reason, the absolute bottom for bottom feeders, and the place smelled bad to boot. But--and you can probably guess what's coming--it yielded some magnificent stuff. Early Winters when Early Winters was still in business. Pendleton. Eddie Bauer down coats when EB stuff was still all made in Seattle and really, really good. I wasn't much into high end RLPL and the like back then, so I can't speak to that. But those, really, were the Golden Years, I think. If it fit, great, if it didn't, you threw it back, even if it was really, really cool. No flippers going from one store to the next and peddling the proceeds online, although there were certainly folks from consignment shops making the rounds. Back then, you could find, with fair regularity, great bicycles for ten bucks or so. I built a goodly portion of my album collection in the late 80s and early 90s, when records cost a quarter and everyone was ditching vinyl in favor of CDs--I got pristine copies of Hot Rats and Bitches Brew and Ingredients In A Recipe For Soul and so much more for practically nothing.
I know this wasn't the intent of this post, but it did take me down memory lane. Thanks.