Op Shop prices on the rise

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

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.

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