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    Senior Member rosarugosa's Avatar
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    Our local SA just started sorting by size; we were speculating that competition from Savers down the street might have spurred this welcome change. For many years, SA was the only place around, but now we have 2 Savers, 1 Goodwill, and a couple of smaller local charity shops to choose from.

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    Tucson has got to be the thrift store capital of the country. I believe we have over 100 of them, probably more like 200 if you count consignment stores. I like the convenience of Savers, but I also like the store around the corner from me, a one-of-a-kind, because they're really dedicated to using what they get, and will give it away for just about nothing if it's not very nice. So I can go and get a huge bag of terrycloth rags for $1, or pick up a missing scrabble tile for $.50 from a game that might be missing a couple of pieces ... I'm sort of obsessed with not creating garbage, so at least for me, there's a place for the "crappy thrift store" as well as the nice one. (and also somewhere I don't feel bad donating something I wouldn't give to a higher quality place.)

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    I get a thrill out of re-using or re-purposing whatever I can. As such, every bit of decor in my house is probably 80% used. Clothing similar.

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    It's my understanding that only "ingested" things are thrown out.......like returned food or otc medication

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    Saw an article on Business Insider that showed research found that some of the third-party vendors resell items retrieved from dumpsters or other nefarious places. I don't order much from amazon anymore as I don't trust the quality or origin of many items.

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    Amazon has some return store here, called something like $5 and under. They have been advertising the heck out of it, but I have yet to visit one.

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