Talk To Us About Thrift Stores
We're incorporating as a non-profit and applying to the IRS for tax exempt status. When approved donations will be tax deductible, and we will be considered a charitable organization.
Having to pay no taxes, our profits will go towards cash and food grants to local organizations that are directly involved in the rescue, care, sheltering and adoption of abandoned animals, primarily dogs, cats, and horses.
We Want Your Opinions
We've been in dozens of thrift stores and have developed a fairly good idea of what we want to do, but we can't ignore the expertise, and accumulated knowledge of all of you thrifters.
Our business model calls for a combination thrift store / consignment shop.
The thrift side will include most of the everyday items you would expect to find in a thrift store with the exception of a large clothing section. We will have space devoted to clothing, but not the acres of racks that you see in most thrifts. Household items, furniture, dishes, kitchen items, small books and toys section, you know the usual stuff.
The consignment section is the area where we will sell our mid-century stuff, antique-ish items, things a bit more expensive than you would expect in a thrift store, and actual consignment items from other people.
We would love to hear from you with regard to your opinions on what makes a great thrift/consignment store.
What about operating hours and days of the week open?
What about inventory items? What do you see too much of? Not enough of?
What about prices.
What about atmosphere.
Tell us what you love and hate about the thrift stores you frequent.
Please leave as many comments as you wish. Leave one today, and if you think of something tomorrow leave another one. There are no right or wrong ideas. We just want to know what ALL of you think.
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