Organizing and decluttering the homestead

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Oh Ive seen that happen. Local buy, sell, trade group on Facebook had a woman trying to sell 50 pint jars for $100. She got all nasty when it was pointed out that new with lids and rings was $7.99 a dozen at the store regular price.
 

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At local Salvation Army, they were selling canning jars, w/o ring or lid for MORE than I could buy new Ball jars for! Crazy. I pointed this out to cashier, and she just shrugged her shoulders, stating, it's not negotiable. So... good bye, then!!!
I've had that happen at the Rehab store before and when I pointed it out the lady said they tried to price things the same value as they can find them elsewhere...I too pointed out that it was a used item, so not as valued as a new item. She too just shrugged her shoulders. Now, however, they have decided they will have tag sales on items....I guess their firm stance on price just wasn't moving items out the door quickly enough.
 

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Had something similar at the local Hospice thrift store, Treasures. Their prices used to be very reasonable, but then the manager found out that some people were buying stuff from them and then reselling them on the internet. She got all hot and bothered that someone was making a profit besides them, so she has started checking prices on ebay and such, and pricing their stuff accordingly. The other employees tried to point out that since all their stuff is donated, it didn't matter what price they go for, Hospice still makes money. So now, the store is crowded with stuff that isn't moving, and half the time the sign says they aren't accepting donations at that time. So stuff that might have made them some money is going to other thrift stores....
 

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Had something similar at the local Hospice thrift store, Treasures. Their prices used to be very reasonable, but then the manager found out that some people were buying stuff from them and then reselling them on the internet. She got all hot and bothered that someone was making a profit besides them, so she has started checking prices on ebay and such, and pricing their stuff accordingly. The other employees tried to point out that since all their stuff is donated, it didn't matter what price they go for, Hospice still makes money. So now, the store is crowded with stuff that isn't moving, and half the time the sign says they aren't accepting donations at that time. So stuff that might have made them some money is going to other thrift stores....
Yep....good ol' fashioned greed. That's a shame.
 

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Friend of mine works at his local Goodwill. One of his main jobs is to sell the collectibles on Ebay. He sometimes shares pictures of the really interesting things they come across.
 

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I've about cleaned out the bedroom closet. I mostly just need to separate the get rid of clothes into usable vs rags. There is a rag collection bin down in one of the towns I'll drop those off in. The good clothes can go to the shed until we can drop them at Goodwill. The lines are huge to drop off anything right now.
 
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