Originally Posted by YoungAmerican
Generally speaking, when I see a price on the tag in a store that I wouldn't be willing to pay, I leave the item behind. I don't switch the tags in an attempt to scam the store out of money.
Especially when the store is a non-profit, run to help addicts in recovery and indigents.
Your line between pocketing ties and switching price tags is ridiculous, and it seems to be fueled by an almost unfathomable sense of entitlement. Seriously pathetic.
I disagree here. There is a difference between stealing and thrift store disobidence.
The point I made originally is that SOME thrift stores have developed an attitude... you know the ones, they ALWAYS seem to have things priced too high and WONT negotiate the price?? Those are the ones I am discussing. There is one store I go to sometimes that always has good prices but occasionaly has an item where I think, hmm, thats pushing it, but I dont make the rip because I know they are fair.
Its the unfair thrifts that need to be put back in line.
Look, I dont pretend this is best behavior, but also dont pretend the thrift store manager doesent have a hand in this. And recall, ladies, this is USED SHIT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT --shit someone saw fit to throw away for a tax break, and DEAD PEOPLES CLOTHES we are buying!!! And a reasonable business should be willing to listen to you when you say its overpriced and take a better price... but some stores wont... those are the ones that need straightening out. I try the honest avenues but sometimes you gotta resort.
Lastly, there are thrifts popping up allover that have nothing to do with 'charity. Under the covers... they may technically be a non-profit... but rest assured that pockets are filling up.