In 1947, the family of the late GREAT Carl Perkins moved into a house
with an electrical system. Carl saved up a month's wages and bought an
electrical radio. Before that, he couldn't listen much because his
radio ran on expensive chemical packs (leaky alkalines or something).
You may be thinking of my summer place, Castle De'ath. When Patrick
Macnee asked to film an episode there, I said it was out of the
question. A man's castle is his home! Then Diana Rigg walked in and
stood silhouetted against the window in her sheer nightgown. Macnee
said viewers wouldn't even notice my sub pens. I agreed.
If there were any under this house, wouldn't I have been informed when I
bought it? Wouldn't the cellar have told me?
Aren't things at the Good Will donated ? In that case they should be glad
to get rid of whatever someone wants to buy. It is really 100 % profit
minus what they pay the people. I would say if it has a wire or contains
batteries it would be electrical.
Don't try to ask the government. Friend in high school joined the airforce
to learn electronics around 1970. They put him up in Alaska painting radar
towers. He asked the base commander about how that was electronics.
Commander pulled out the book (think it is called a MOS Book). Went down
the list, Electronics, Radar , Radar Towers, Painting of radar towers,
Commander said ' yep you are in electronics, now get your butt back out and
start painting'. He spent most of his time painting.
On Thu, 14 May 2015 16:37:25 -0400, "Ralph Mowery"
Thats how I feel about it too. Yes, its donated, and most workers are
volunteer. It's a program for handicapped and those are the workers. I
guess there may be a paid manager (just a guess). I have shopped at
Goodwill for most of my life, but in the last 5 or 10 years, their
prices have gotten way too high. Some stuff is more than in a retail
store. For example, a pair of used blue jeans for $9. I can buy a pair
of NEW Rustler jeans at Walmart for $11.
At half price, I paid about $8 for these 4 electrical/electronic items.
I would not have bought the stuff for $16. For example, The mouse was
priced at $5. That's a lot for a used PS2 microsoft mouse, but for
$2.50, I'd buy it, since I wanted to have a spare.
I've seen used VCRs priced at $40. Come on, thats robbery.
On Thu, 14 May 2015 18:21:19 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
And you expect to get a pair of vintage Lee Riders, or GWG , or Levi's
red tabs for $9???.
Generally thrift shop prices are VERY good, and only a cheapskate
would chisel on prices at a store that is a charity fundraiser. The
stuff is donated with the expectation that it will be sold at a
reasonable price, that will provide funds for the charity involved.
On Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 8:47:57 PM UTC-4, email@example.com wrote:
The man has a point. There are jeans and there are jeans, some
costing $100, $200, even $300+ when new. And then there is what
condition they are in. If it was a pair of jeans that normally
go for even $50 and in excellent condition, they'd be a steal
at $9. Actually, some folks pay *more* for used looking jeans.
They call them "distressed" and Voila!, they cost 2X.
On Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 2:21:05 PM UTC-5, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I would say you are being a dick...Goodwill is not for profit and promotes teaching and employing the handicapped. Shame on your tight wallet. (Did you also go on senior citizen discount and ask for that besides?)
Hey, don't bring his nationality into it. Stupidity knows no borders.
Just going by the ratio of american residents to canadian residents,
there are roughly 10 times as many american idiots as canadian idiots
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