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Posted 4/5/2010 by Princess Dinosaur in NSBR Board

Princess Dinosaur

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Posted: 4/5/2010 9:24:20 AM
I'm not an avid Goodwill shopper, but when I'm in, I see little signs saying that purple or red or whatever is the color of the week.. What does that mean?

I suppose I could have asked someone who worked there, but I guess I didn't wonder that badly


Ancient Ancestor of Pea

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Posted: 4/5/2010 9:25:56 AM
Usually it means that items with that color price tag are half price.

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Posted: 4/5/2010 9:26:20 AM
Our goodwills here in CA dont do anything like that,sorry I cant help you. And I shop goodwill all the time too.

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Posted: 4/5/2010 9:40:34 AM
The Goodwill I go to (75 miles away) has a sign hanging up with different colored tags- 50%, 30% and 10% off for that day or week. When we walk in, we ask the cashier what the "mystery discount" is- another colored tag is 75% off, but it's not posted, you have to ask. There usually aren't many of the "mystery discount" colored tags left, but I always ask.

I'm just PEAchy - thanks for askin'

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Posted: 4/5/2010 9:56:13 AM
At mine it's 50% clothes with that color tag. Only applies to clothing.


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Posted: 4/5/2010 12:45:25 PM
Our district does not run sales, other than the senior day which is every Tuesday.

Our tags are white with a circle of color in the middle. The reason for this is it tells the employees which week the item went out. Every week is a different color, and there are 5 different colors. Everything stays on the floor a month, then that color is baled(removed and put in bins) for selling in bulk to overseas missions or communities.

The clothing, when sold in bulk for a penny a pound or whatever it is now, is used for it's original purpose or shredded and made into insulation for homes and schools. Goodwill is a "green" company, in that our unsold items are recycled to other places for other purposes. I was told this past winter a lot of stuff went out to the former Soviet union for the villagers there. Shoes and books are also baled and sold in bulk.


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Posted: 4/5/2010 1:00:35 PM

Our goodwills here in CA dont do anything like that,sorry I cant help you. And I shop goodwill all the time too.

Ours do, here in Southern California. 50% off of the color of the week's tags (and I think they change them on Saturday here). I found a Le Cruset casserole dish marked $3, and the sticker was the right color...I love finds like that.


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Posted: 4/5/2010 1:29:50 PM
At the thrift stores around here, it is all items that are marked with that color are 50% off. The way they do it, is that each day they mark and put out things is a color, it is usually 8 different colors, and they change the color once a week (so saturday whatever color they change it to, is the things that they put on the floor 8 days before) that way they are getting rid of the new things. Hope that makes some sense
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