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Old 01-09-2012, 03:35 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, California
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if a person donated some collectors items to GOODWILL does the staff have the right to take any of it for themselves? or does it all go out on the sales floor or other distribution centers? ebay?
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:37 PM
 
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They are not supposed to but this stuff is rampant at resale shops. Many items are pilfered by the employees especially in charity shops.
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:45 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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^^^ That's what I heard too...
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:55 PM
 
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It's illegal but they do it anyway, supervisors and all. I've seen them take stuff right out of your vehicle and put it in their vehicle. There is no oversight in this charitable industry.
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:14 PM
 
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Even with stronger oversight, they would call family or friends to pick up an item they want...
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:23 PM
 
Location: grooving in the city
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It's true. I used to volunteer at one of these shops. The goods come in. Workers take first pick, and then what is left goes out on the floor. It disgusted me because this was for a Christian organization (it was not Goodwill). I knew quite a few of the folks who volunteered there could well afford to buy their own items, but was told that this was a benefit to volunteering. I've always believe that giving does not involve taking away from others that I am supposed to be helping. That philosophy did not work well for me. The customers were left with lots of very poor merchandise to select from.
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Old 01-10-2012, 03:15 PM
 
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I would rather the staff grab stuff they could use or make their life a bit better than the now much more common commerical charity collection practice. At least at these charity resale stores the items may end up for sale to someone who can use it where as the commerical charity collection that brand new mens suit just a size too small or that worn once business dress that was also worn by Wanda the ***** so you will never wear it again, well they don;t end up innthe hands of the charity they were collected for, they end up in a rag factory or some commerical reseller on ebay, or even sent overseas and ends up in the hands of a corrupt politician or militray leader. The charity gets a very small cash donation based on the weight of the products or salvage value.
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:43 AM
 
Location: Talmadge, San Diego, CA
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With Salvation Army, all donations go to their warehouse first, but I don't know if the staff take any donations home with them. I do know that they get so many donations these days, that the stores are having 30% - 50% off sales all the time to make room for more stock.
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Old 01-14-2012, 02:04 AM
 
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With Salvation Army, all donations go to their warehouse first, but I don't know if the staff take any donations home with them. I do know that they get so many donations these days, that the stores are having 30% - 50% off sales all the time to make room for more stock.
Salvation Army is no different that any other similiar organization. Employees first choice then the public.
BTW Salvation Army has discount days on a regular basis, usually every Wed, military get a discount everyday.
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:17 AM
 
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It's illegal but they do it anyway, supervisors and all. I've seen them take stuff right out of your vehicle and put it in their vehicle. There is no oversight in this charitable industry.
Thats insane lol
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