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post #77402 of 121902
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Originally Posted by concealed View Post

Savers funnels shit in from nearby communities, sometimes states apart.  SA/GW varies, but they all often share semi-local regions.

OK, but still: Why would anyone give their stuff to a for-profit and forgo the tax deduction, regardless of location? Hitting stores with Eazy last summer was truly eye opening in terms of the sheer volume of stuff that the for-profits have versus the tax exempts. It must be a helluva business plan.
post #77403 of 121902
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post


OK, but still: Why would anyone give their stuff to a for-profit and forgo the tax deduction, regardless of location? Hitting stores with Eazy last summer was truly eye opening in terms of the sheer volume of stuff that the for-profits have versus the tax exempts. It must be a helluva business plan.


I know locally the for profits purcase items from local nonprofits. The non profits will call and say they're picking up donations in your area which they, in turn, sell to companies like Unique. The non-profit makes $ and the for profits advertise like they benefit non-profits so most people don't even know.

 

It's a lot more convenient to have bags of stuff on your porch for pickup than to drop it off yourself. Sadly most of the good stuff I see comes from the for profit locations but I only ever buy it if it's for me personally or a super crazy grail.

post #77404 of 121902
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post


OK, but still: Why would anyone give their stuff to a for-profit and forgo the tax deduction, regardless of location? Hitting stores with Eazy last summer was truly eye opening in terms of the sheer volume of stuff that the for-profits have versus the tax exempts. It must be a helluva business plan.


They don't, they give it to a non-profit that Savers than purchases off of by the LB. Go in and ask where they get their goods, all of them have been trained by corporate on how to say that any donations to their store benefit (Insert local charity, near me it is the epilepsy foundation).

post #77405 of 121902
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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post


They don't, they give it to a non-profit that Savers than purchases off of by the LB. Go in and ask where they get their goods, all of them have been trained by corporate on how to say that any donations to their store benefit (Insert local charity, near me it is the epilepsy foundation).

+1

This is exactly how it is in my city in Canada. In fact of the half-dozen or so VVs in town, each one is "dedicated" to a different charity.

Oh, and we don't get any tax receipt for donating at thrifts. confused.gif
post #77406 of 121902
As long as they keep giving up the goods, I don't care where they come from smile.gif
post #77407 of 121902

Burberry Leather Belt - probably stamped leather, what do you guys think? 

 

 

post #77408 of 121902
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Originally Posted by MZhammer View Post


I know locally the for profits purcase items from local nonprofits. The non profits will call and say they're picking up donations in your area which they, in turn, sell to companies like Unique. The non-profit makes $ and the for profits advertise like they benefit non-profits so most people don't even know.

It's a lot more convenient to have bags of stuff on your porch for pickup than to drop it off yourself. Sadly most of the good stuff I see comes from the for profit locations but I only ever buy it if it's for me personally or a super crazy grail.

OK, that makes sense, then. I've heard about charities lending their names, as it were, to for-profits in exchange for a typically small percentage. The for-profit does all the work, running donation centers, doing pickups, phone solicitation, etc., donors get the tax write-off because United Association of the Blind (I made that name up) gets 5 percent of the gross or net without having to do anything. Is that right?
post #77409 of 121902
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Originally Posted by Jowen View Post

Burberry Leather Belt - probably stamped leather, what do you guys think?  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)








Not Stamped. and it appears to be cracking topside.
post #77410 of 121902



You should have stopped after de-glazing. The tan colour was great.
post #77411 of 121902
I picked up a few things yesterday while in somewhat of a rush. Don't feel like going out to m car to get the other stuff right now but I have a few questions about this.



It's a nice heavy flannel with an elongated throat latch and shoulder straps. Two chest pockets cut in the western style. Is it called a western flannel?

Also, what kind of buttons are these? Their pretty nice. Not the snap kind I see on so many western style shirts.

post #77412 of 121902
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

I also check for the last week's color too. I have been thinking recently that they have stuff tagged in the back and haven't had room to put it out until the following week. I suppose that could happen at any time to any color tag if the rack just never get's put out for a few weeks.

A few stores in my territory accept returns, sometimes as much as 10 days later. That's a HUGE wild card.
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Originally Posted by concealed View Post

Savers funnels shit in from nearby communities, sometimes states apart.  SA/GW varies, but they all often share semi-local regions.
+1, They buy in bulk from other donation stores. Basically, they're all of us on steroids.
post #77413 of 121902
Can anyone verify if these Footjoy's are crocs?

Also, how do you care/polish these? Everyone says Saphir but I don' t have time nor the $ to buy that.

Thanks!


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post #77414 of 121902
^^^Those look stamped to me.
post #77415 of 121902
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Originally Posted by k4lnamja View Post

Can anyone verify if these Footjoy's are crocs?
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Also, how do you care/polish these? Everyone says Saphir but I don' t have time nor the $ to buy that.

Thanks!


 

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My vote is real, but gator not croc.

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