50% Off Days...
Value Village / Savers 50% off sale day is here once again
Value Village / Savers 50% off sale in USA: Monday, November 11th, 2013.
Value Village 50% off sale in Canada: Monday, November 18th, 2013.
I used to live 2 blocks from a Goodwill many years ago & for years Goodwill had a 50% off sale every Friday as well as the last day of every month. They've cancelled those at the Goodwills I visit (& that Goodwill has since closed) & last I knew, they have specific days with specific departments that are 50% off. I used to be a loyal 50% off day shopper, however now, I won't go within 1,000 feet of one unless by accident. I have seen fights, people moving full shelving units full of dishes to retrieve stuff they've hidden, personal notes written by staff to a customer who hides stuff Thursday nights to get it Friday mornings, the buggy theft (I'm sure we've all witnessed those) & I've waited in a line 45 people deep (over half an hour) to pay for a magazine from 1992 with Courtney Love on the cover.
I hear at some particular stores some people line up 1+ hour on sale days, although, this is a store where 50% off days include everything in the store. Personally, I find so little on a regular day at any given thrift store, how the hell am I going to find something on a day when everyone, their mother, their grandmother & their great grandmother is there? Not going to get up at 6am to get there for doors open, not going to wait in half an hour line behind a woman buying 20 pieces of clothing that have half the tags ripped off them because she thought they were too expensive (even on 50% off day!) & I don't mind paying full price the night before if I don't have to deal with the crowds! I can barely deal with 2 minutes in Union Station during rush hour, I can't deal with 80 frantic people in one little store all worried everybody else is getting the good stuff! Maybe I just lack patience? One store has 50% off colour tags, but usually don't find anything worthy of making it home... wish more stores did this! (*ahem* Value Village). Anyways, sales at VV usually have little warning (this one came with much notice!) & I usually have to flip flop my thrifting schedule, but it's. cool, I guess.
What about you? Do you hit up the thrifts on 50% off days? Any wild stories? Do tell!lw