@RiotDemon That would be my assumption, though to set themselves apart, they spell it with a capital ‘S’. (ReStore) Great place. Lots of unlikely finds for super cheap. I once found an exact replacement IKEA lampshade there, for 27 cents…one that IKEA couldn’t sell me.
@RiotDemon@the_inevitable My one is always my first stop for cheap housewares. They get a lot of stuff from hotels, convention centers, etc. Once picked up a whole box of 100-watt equivalent CFL light bulbs for 10 cents each!
@PlacidPenguin@sammydog01@therealjrn SOMEone in my house made me sit through this movie yesterday afternoon. I call it the “Ugly Annoying Kid I Wanna Smack” movie. When you away, Shane, take that crummy kid with you!
Then he made it all better by putting on Tombstone. That Sam Elliot and his moustache…and spurs.
They opened a Restore near us. I’ve heard about them from my brother, who lives in a larger city so we checked it out yesterday.
The prices on stuff I would throw away was way above retail. I know it’s for a good cause, but it doesn’t do any good if it doesn’t sell. Seriously, old gross badly soiled couches should not cost $85. I wouldn’t have taken them if they were free and I REALLY needed a couch. They were that gross.
I did see a couple of things that weren’t too terrible, but is every store like this!? The annex of kitchen cabinetry, counter tops and sinks was no better. I do a lot of house projects and figured I’d find something useful, but I everything was priced at just a fraction below retail. That would be fine if it was new stuff, but it was clearly old, very used stuff.
@capguncowboy Oh, the Tulsa restore has a retail thrift store in addition to the warehouse. So sometimes the furniture in the warehouse is pretty shabby. It sounds like your’s was very over-priced still. The selection does vary.
I wouldn’t write them off just based on one visit. Why don’t you go back in another month?
@therealjrn I’m a sucker for a good deal, so I’m sure I’ll venture back in there eventually. The store is new to this area, so I think the prices right now are more to get a feel for what stuff sells for in this area than an actual attempt to sell them. Hopefully, they start putting realistic prices on everything.
One thing that bothered me about the prices, and this is in general. They had notes on some stuff “sells for $35 on Ebay - Our price is just $10”. I see this sort of thing a lot. If you look at ACTUAL sales on Ebay, you’ll find that they don’t ACTUALLY sell for that, that’s just what some disconnected people are asking. The guys in the know price much lower and then they sell. Asking does not equate getting.
@capguncowboy They’re really hit or miss. The ones in my town are INCREDIBLE, but the one in Houston where I used to live was the same - overpriced junk. Basic metal exterior door, all dinged up, way more than it was at the local Home Depot.