Not-so-thrifty thrift stores

The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ) - - OPINION -

This is re­gard­ing the Red White and Blue store on Not­ting­ham Way and the Sal­va­tion Army store. They’re over­priced when you go in there now. The prices are al­most as much as Wal­mart. The it’s sup­posed to be a place where peo­ple can af­ford things and it’s not. Some­one needs to open up a store to go in di­rect com­pe­ti­tion with the Red White and Blue and Sal­va­tion Army store. I al­ways thought the Sal­va­tion Army stores were sup­posed to be low prices where peo­ple can af­ford to buy things since they can’t af­ford to go into Wal­mart. So it’s badly man­aged. It’s ab­so­lutely out­ra­geous. The prices are out­ra­geous. It is too Email: let­ters@tren­to­ Phone: 609.989.7800

Fax: 609.393.6072 — A reader

As a fre­quent shop­per of thrift stores, I can back you, but it’s not just those ones. Red White and Blue is def­i­nitely one of the most pricey thrift stores I’ve seen, but lots of them have been creep­ing higher in re­cent years. You can still find some good deals, but they are fewer and fur­ther be­tween. It seems like the stores see them­selves as a step be­low an­tique stores in­stead of just a store that sell things peo­ple would have oth­er­wise thrown away. — Ed Note my grand­daugh­ter on Doreen Road, and I took a bad fall. I just wanted to thank the nice lady in a white SUV. She stopped and made sure I was able to get up and con­tinue walk­ing with my grand­daugh­ter. She didn’t have to stop and I ap­pre­ci­ate that. I thanked her then, but I wanted to put it in the pa­per, just to thank my guardian an­gel. I was glad she was there to help me.

— A reader

Kind strangers are great.

— Ed Note

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