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Local brick and mortar gets deliveries from thrift stores. This stings :/

Dec 7, 2017 at 2:55:44 AM
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So my local thrifts (goodwill, habitat...) are always completely dry. In 3 years I found a gb ds once ($30) and a few common genesis games.

so come to find out the local brick and mortar has dibs and gets the goods delivered. 

It it is what it is. But man... that one hurt. 

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Dec 7, 2017 at 3:04:03 AM
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Unfortunately, this type of thing happens often. The closest place to me (about 45 minutes away) I heard a scalper talking about how he had friends at GameStop and was grabbing all their shit to scalp online. REALLY pissed me off. Especially since I've over heard ignorant employees in that store (Not GameStop) telling paying customers lies about things they try to purchase.

The market for this stuff generally sucks from what I've seen and heard. And it's why I mainly rely on places like NA. It sucks to find out the local market is ruined... but at least there is a place we can go online where people look out for us and we've got some form of comradery.

Dec 7, 2017 at 5:35:17 AM
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Goodwill sells video games? Blasphemy...

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Dec 7, 2017 at 9:47:04 AM
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Guess they got sick of filling bins when goodwill opens.

Dec 7, 2017 at 9:50:21 AM
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Makes perfect sense if you ask me. Willing to bet the local pawn shops or webuygold has dibs on any silverware and jewelry that comes in.

Sucks for the common buyer, but is just a plain old smart business move.

Why take up precious shelf space when you can unload in bulk to a single buyer.

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Dec 7, 2017 at 10:30:36 AM
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Goodwill is a for-profit business and they will make decisions that will maximize their profit.

Even if they were not-for-profit, it would still be in their best interest to maximize profit.

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Dec 7, 2017 at 10:41:28 AM
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Originally posted by: TDIRunner

Goodwill is a for-profit business and they will make decisions that will maximize their profit.

Even if they were not-for-profit, it would still be in their best interest to maximize profit.

Pretty much this. I'm really not surprised. 
 

Dec 7, 2017 at 11:01:40 AM
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Not surprised. I see some disk sports titles and an occasional game system but they are generally higher priced than the local retro stores. A goodwill close to me had an Atari 2600, 2 controllers and 10 games (Pitfall, Combat, Breakout etc.) priced as a bundle for $140.00. I posted online mostly for a laugh but it was sold the same day. I am assuming a retro store owner wouldn't purchase at that price or maybe Atari systems have increased in value  

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Dec 7, 2017 at 11:06:44 AM
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Originally posted by: BigHero1006

Not surprised. I see some disk sports titles and an occasional game system but they are generally higher priced than the local retro stores. A goodwill close to me had an Atari 2600, 2 controllers and 10 games (Pitfall, Combat, Breakout etc.) priced as a bundle for $140.00. I posted online mostly for a laugh but it was sold the same day. I am assuming a retro store owner wouldn't purchase at that price or maybe Atari systems have increased in value  

Sounds like an impulse buy to me.  Someone who isn't part of the retro game community and probably hasn't played video games in years saw it and remembered playing those games and a child and bought it on impulse.  He probably played each game for about 5 minutes each and it will sit there until he sells it off in a yard sale next summer.  

Edit:  And when he sells it, he will list it for $250 because he saw an artilce on Facebook that said old video games are worth a ton of money. 

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Dec 7, 2017 at 11:08:54 AM
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Originally posted by: TDIRunner
 
Originally posted by: BigHero1006

Not surprised. I see some disk sports titles and an occasional game system but they are generally higher priced than the local retro stores. A goodwill close to me had an Atari 2600, 2 controllers and 10 games (Pitfall, Combat, Breakout etc.) priced as a bundle for $140.00. I posted online mostly for a laugh but it was sold the same day. I am assuming a retro store owner wouldn't purchase at that price or maybe Atari systems have increased in value  

Sounds like an impulse buy to me.  Someone who isn't part of the retro game community and probably hasn't played video games in years saw it and remembered playing those games and a child and bought it on impulse.  He probably played each game for about 5 minutes each and it will sit there until he sells it off in a yard sale next summer.  

Edit:  And when he sells it, he will list it for $250 because he saw an artilce on Facebook that said old video games are worth a ton of money. 


Oh hell, I forgot.  Retro games are like gold.

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Dec 7, 2017 at 11:37:18 AM
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Originally posted by: BigHero1006

Not surprised. I see some disk sports titles and an occasional game system but they are generally higher priced than the local retro stores. A goodwill close to me had an Atari 2600, 2 controllers and 10 games (Pitfall, Combat, Breakout etc.) priced as a bundle for $140.00. I posted online mostly for a laugh but it was sold the same day. I am assuming a retro store owner wouldn't purchase at that price or maybe Atari systems have increased in value  

Also depends on what the other 7 games were, or maybe the 2600 was a heavy sixer.
 

Dec 7, 2017 at 11:38:35 AM
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Originally posted by: BigHero1006
 
Originally posted by: TDIRunner
 
Originally posted by: BigHero1006

Not surprised. I see some disk sports titles and an occasional game system but they are generally higher priced than the local retro stores. A goodwill close to me had an Atari 2600, 2 controllers and 10 games (Pitfall, Combat, Breakout etc.) priced as a bundle for $140.00. I posted online mostly for a laugh but it was sold the same day. I am assuming a retro store owner wouldn't purchase at that price or maybe Atari systems have increased in value  

Sounds like an impulse buy to me.  Someone who isn't part of the retro game community and probably hasn't played video games in years saw it and remembered playing those games and a child and bought it on impulse.  He probably played each game for about 5 minutes each and it will sit there until he sells it off in a yard sale next summer.  

Edit:  And when he sells it, he will list it for $250 because he saw an artilce on Facebook that said old video games are worth a ton of money. 


Oh hell, I forgot.  Retro games are like gold.

Those damn facebook articles drive me nuts! I've seen some of them claiming that a DMG could be worth upwards of $1,000.....Realy?! 
 

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Dec 7, 2017 at 1:50:33 PM
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Originally posted by: Nightowljrm
 
Originally posted by: TDIRunner

Goodwill is a for-profit business and they will make decisions that will maximize their profit.

Even if they were not-for-profit, it would still be in their best interest to maximize profit.

Pretty much this. I'm really not surprised. 
 

Ya, I wasn’t surprised at all. Good move by the store. 

Just saying it “stings”. 

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Dec 7, 2017 at 2:08:45 PM
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Originally posted by: skinnygrinny
 
Originally posted by: Nightowljrm
 
Originally posted by: TDIRunner

Goodwill is a for-profit business and they will make decisions that will maximize their profit.

Even if they were not-for-profit, it would still be in their best interest to maximize profit.

Pretty much this. I'm really not surprised. 
 

Ya, I wasn’t surprised at all. Good move by the store. 

Just saying it “stings”. 

With agreements like that you usually gotta take it all, no cherry picking.

So as long as the majority of it is movable stuff at a good price, then it's a great move.   But if they start wanting 2 bucks a game for caseless PS2 games that look like somebody played street hockey with them...
 

Dec 7, 2017 at 2:11:28 PM
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most nonprofits are similar. redcross is one of the exceptions. but most non profits are just funneling all the profit into the ceos pockets. im sure soon enough someone will make a good doc on goodwill and they will shut down. they do no good for the community. they take free donations and instead of putting the items back into the community they were intended to help, they sell them online for full retail. they hire mentally challenged or other disabled people as store level employees to avoid having to pay salaries. the govt has channnels in place to incentivize employers to hire them. and goodwill also utilizes parolees as free labor that count for the felons hours of community service. and the top guys in the company have reported salaries as high as 3/4 of a million per year.

but informing the housewifes, househusbands, grannies and grandpas that keep donating to them is the obstacle.  even if they ever do get exposed publicly and shut down, a new company will pop up and exploit the same channels. idk if you cant beat them join them i guess.

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Dec 7, 2017 at 2:34:04 PM
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Originally posted by: jacob...

most nonprofits are similar. redcross is one of the exceptions. but most non profits are just funneling all the profit into the ceos pockets. im sure soon enough someone will make a good doc on goodwill and they will shut down. they do no good for the community. they take free donations and instead of putting the items back into the community they were intended to help, they sell them online for full retail. they hire mentally challenged or other disabled people as store level employees to avoid having to pay salaries. the govt has channnels in place to incentivize employers to hire them. and goodwill also utilizes parolees as free labor that count for the felons hours of community service. and the top guys in the company have reported salaries as high as 3/4 of a million per year.

but informing the housewifes, househusbands, grannies and grandpas that keep donating to them is the obstacle.  even if they ever do get exposed publicly and shut down, a new company will pop up and exploit the same channels. idk if you cant beat them join them i guess.

this is mostly bullshit, or out of context at best.

goodwill's objective is job training and placement for disadvantaged people. the storefront is how they fund that.

when they get an exemption to pay someone less than minimum wage, it's because that person is disabled to the point of being unable to do the job to a reasonable standard. they aren't putting those people in a position where anything in the business depends on them. it's basically make work/babysitting. 

goodwill is a national org. 3 or 4 million for an executive at that level is a bargain compared to a regular for-profit business. 

i have my problems with them but none of the above is reason to take issue.
 

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Dec 7, 2017 at 2:56:42 PM
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Originally posted by: captmorgandrinker
 
Originally posted by: skinnygrinny
 
Originally posted by: Nightowljrm
 
Originally posted by: TDIRunner

Goodwill is a for-profit business and they will make decisions that will maximize their profit.

Even if they were not-for-profit, it would still be in their best interest to maximize profit.

Pretty much this. I'm really not surprised. 
 

Ya, I wasn’t surprised at all. Good move by the store. 

Just saying it “stings”. 

With agreements like that you usually gotta take it all, no cherry picking.

So as long as the majority of it is movable stuff at a good price, then it's a great move.   But if they start wanting 2 bucks a game for caseless PS2 games that look like somebody played street hockey with them...
 
Ya. Good point. “Here’s 25 genesis maddens”

 

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Dec 7, 2017 at 3:01:21 PM
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Originally posted by: Lincoln
 
Originally posted by: jacob...

most nonprofits are similar. redcross is one of the exceptions. but most non profits are just funneling all the profit into the ceos pockets. im sure soon enough someone will make a good doc on goodwill and they will shut down. they do no good for the community. they take free donations and instead of putting the items back into the community they were intended to help, they sell them online for full retail. they hire mentally challenged or other disabled people as store level employees to avoid having to pay salaries. the govt has channnels in place to incentivize employers to hire them. and goodwill also utilizes parolees as free labor that count for the felons hours of community service. and the top guys in the company have reported salaries as high as 3/4 of a million per year.

but informing the housewifes, househusbands, grannies and grandpas that keep donating to them is the obstacle.  even if they ever do get exposed publicly and shut down, a new company will pop up and exploit the same channels. idk if you cant beat them join them i guess.

this is mostly bullshit, or out of context at best.

goodwill's objective is job training and placement for disadvantaged people. the storefront is how they fund that.

when they get an exemption to pay someone less than minimum wage, it's because that person is disabled to the point of being unable to do the job to a reasonable standard. they aren't putting those people in a position where anything in the business depends on them. it's basically make work/babysitting. 

goodwill is a national org. 3 or 4 million for an executive at that level is a bargain compared to a regular for-profit business. 

i have my problems with them but none of the above is reason to take issue.
 
nah they are pretty sound points.

they stuff mentally chanlleged or physically disabled free labor into donation centers. use old ladies with bad backs in the storefronts. have felons sorting items in the back out of the public eye. and only have a handful of managers per store that take home an actual salary... and yet salaries account for 30 percent of their deductions. see link.

https://pp-990.s3.amazonaws.com/2...

i knew a kid who had a disability that cuased siezures he went to the unemployment office and they sent him goodwills way. good will stuffed him in a donation booth and the govt payed his salary. im sure there are exceptions to this rule but just talk to the employees at your local good will when you get a chance. its not a good company. but we cant be mad at them they just found very clever ways and loopholes to make money. hopefully they are doing as their mission statement claims. but i havent seen it personally. maybe my loacal area is just more sinister.


 

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Dec 7, 2017 at 3:35:25 PM
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Originally posted by: Lincoln
 
Originally posted by: jacob...

most nonprofits are similar. redcross is one of the exceptions. but most non profits are just funneling all the profit into the ceos pockets. im sure soon enough someone will make a good doc on goodwill and they will shut down. they do no good for the community. they take free donations and instead of putting the items back into the community they were intended to help, they sell them online for full retail. they hire mentally challenged or other disabled people as store level employees to avoid having to pay salaries. the govt has channnels in place to incentivize employers to hire them. and goodwill also utilizes parolees as free labor that count for the felons hours of community service. and the top guys in the company have reported salaries as high as 3/4 of a million per year.

but informing the housewifes, househusbands, grannies and grandpas that keep donating to them is the obstacle.  even if they ever do get exposed publicly and shut down, a new company will pop up and exploit the same channels. idk if you cant beat them join them i guess.

this is mostly bullshit, or out of context at best.

goodwill's objective is job training and placement for disadvantaged people. the storefront is how they fund that.

when they get an exemption to pay someone less than minimum wage, it's because that person is disabled to the point of being unable to do the job to a reasonable standard. they aren't putting those people in a position where anything in the business depends on them. it's basically make work/babysitting. 

goodwill is a national org. 3 or 4 million for an executive at that level is a bargain compared to a regular for-profit business. 

i have my problems with them but none of the above is reason to take issue.
 

I agree, but not just handicapped/disadvantaged people. They also will hire people on probabation or work release programs. A lof of employers will shy away from these types of hires but Goodwill would hire them.
 

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A few months ago my goodwill accidentally put out a copy of Mario Party 3 for $2.99. After I bought it I heard the employees talking and they where upset they made a mistake like that.

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A few months ago my goodwill accidentally put out a copy of Mario Party 3 for $2.99. After I bought it I heard the employees talking and they where upset they made a mistake like that.

Why?  What difference would it make to a peon how much money GW got out of it?
 

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Originally posted by: skinnygrinny
 
Originally posted by: captmorgandrinker
 
Originally posted by: skinnygrinny
 
Originally posted by: Nightowljrm
 
Originally posted by: TDIRunner

Goodwill is a for-profit business and they will make decisions that will maximize their profit.

Even if they were not-for-profit, it would still be in their best interest to maximize profit.

Pretty much this. I'm really not surprised. 
 

Ya, I wasn’t surprised at all. Good move by the store. 

Just saying it “stings”. 

With agreements like that you usually gotta take it all, no cherry picking.

So as long as the majority of it is movable stuff at a good price, then it's a great move.   But if they start wanting 2 bucks a game for caseless PS2 games that look like somebody played street hockey with them...
 
Ya. Good point. “Here’s 25 genesis maddens”

 

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Originally posted by: Lincoln
 
Originally posted by: jacob...

most nonprofits are similar. redcross is one of the exceptions. but most non profits are just funneling all the profit into the ceos pockets. im sure soon enough someone will make a good doc on goodwill and they will shut down. they do no good for the community. they take free donations and instead of putting the items back into the community they were intended to help, they sell them online for full retail. they hire mentally challenged or other disabled people as store level employees to avoid having to pay salaries. the govt has channnels in place to incentivize employers to hire them. and goodwill also utilizes parolees as free labor that count for the felons hours of community service. and the top guys in the company have reported salaries as high as 3/4 of a million per year.

but informing the housewifes, househusbands, grannies and grandpas that keep donating to them is the obstacle.  even if they ever do get exposed publicly and shut down, a new company will pop up and exploit the same channels. idk if you cant beat them join them i guess.

 

goodwill is a national org. 3 or 4 million for an executive at that level is a bargain compared to a regular for-profit business. 


 

My understand of Goodwill is they have state / regional CEO's and a national CEO (President).  I think the public backlash comes from the large number of CEO's who have large bonus structures.  I understand Goodwill is a retail business and the not-for-profit side is a good community partner but should the excess funds from the for-profit move to the not-for-profit versus CEO bonus.  On the other hand if the retail side is over performing should the CEO be rewarded for said performance like any retail company?  
I will admit I like the tax deduction you can claim from dropping off clothing items.
 

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Dec 7, 2017 at 4:39:33 PM
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It's not a good business move when it pisses off paying customers.

Dec 7, 2017 at 4:52:52 PM
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I hate Goodwill, all those games they price matched and nothing left for me to resell, how am I suppose to feed the family? Who will think of me?

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