Thanks for the Laugh
So apparently, some thrift stores, including the Orlando Goodwill, have taken notice to the prices that thrift resellers have been able to sell their goods for, and they have been raising prices on their goods as a result. We have social media to thank for this. It can really be a double-edged sword. Sometimes the price increases are minimal, and other times, they make me laugh. Laugh like, they must be crazy, kinda laugh.
Well, I stopped by the Orlando Goodwill while on vacation to “kinda” look around. It was one of those days that I didn’t really feel like thriftin’, but I still “kinda” wanted to. I skimmed through some of the clothing, and looked over all of the shoe racks. I found two pairs of really cute shoes that I loved, but the price tag…not so much.
The Orlando Goodwill wanted $24.99 for these Via Spiga heeled Oxford shoes. Why though?! I did a quick comp (comparison) on Ebay and found the same pair going for $24.98 (including shipping), and a similar pair that sold for about $9.00.
The asking price for these Paolo Corelli shoes was $19.99. A similar pair sold for about $24 dollars on Ebay, and a couple of pairs are currently listed in the price range of $10.97-$29.99. In this case, the price is not too bad in relation to the comps. It may just be me, but I really don’t shop at thrift stores to buy $20 shoes, unless they’re designer. What do you think? Should thrift stores price their items competitively, or should they keep prices low? Tell us in the comment box.
Sourcing vs Shopping
When I source for things to sell, I rarely buy anything over about $3.00, unless I know that it will sell or have a feeling that it will. When I go shopping to add to my personal wardrobe, I don’t really have a set amount to spend. The price that I pay depends on the item and the brand. With all that being said, I was still going to buy the Paolo Corelli shoes had they made the cut.
I walked around with them on for about 10 minutes in the store. They were beautiful nudes in great condition, but they were foot hurters! I couldn’t do it. I can’t suffer for beauty any more, I’m too grown!
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