Op Shop prices on the rise
The new management at the Thrift Opportunity Shop in Mungavin Ave is emphatic its clothing prices are comparable to ‘‘vintage shop’’ prices.
I have noted, as a regular weekend browser, that prices have increased.
Women’s bras and clothes have risen more in relation to ‘‘vintage shop’’ prices.
The management have stated: ‘‘One does not have to buy the garment/s.’’ Otherwise lump it, is the inference.
There are some long-time contributors of clothing donations to the Opportunity Shop. We are grateful of your support.
However, should donated goods be priced out of reach of lowdisposal income buyers (Porirua) and still be situated in our neighbourhood?
What is this about? It’s robbing the poor.
Should the committee continue to agree with the new management to expect high prices, then it may have to consider taking the shop to a wealthier area.
This Opportunity Shop has been in Porirua for many years, managed by very well-mannered volunteers and staff. This has obviously changed with the new manager.