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I have met some really nice people in the GW. But, there is always someone who has to ruin a good time. At the Goodwill I shop at, there is a group of people that are there ALL the time. I think they take shifts gathering items. The rules are don't get in the bin while they are being placed, do they listen..NO. There has been more then once when I've been eyeballing something, they'll come up and when the GW employee isn't looking they'll snatch it out of the bin. If your not aggressive enough, they'll try to push their way in front of you if something catches their eye. I've learned to be aggressive right back.
There are alot of people at the outlet that have bad body odor. It's sometimes bad enough that I'm checking myself to make sure it's not me. I've decided they use this as a tactic to keep people away from the good stuff. Be prepared to smell funky people.
As I said in my last post, kids have no business at the outlet. First off, the place is dirty. I often see kids digging through the bins trying to get toys out. It's not uncommon to find broken glass in a bin and its very easy to get cut. I used to be nice to kids that were digging in the bins. If they were reaching for something I would help them or if they were in my way I would walk around them. Not anymore. I have money and I came to buy. If the kids are in my way, I just reach around, over, or through. If they have something in their hands, I just snatch it (just kidding). But, it is annoying to see unsupervised kids OR when parents let their young ones gum a toy that's been in the bin-yuck!
Lastly, be prepared to get a date. I'm not sure how often this happens to other people, but I can't count on one hand how many times someone has try to pick me up at the Goodwill. Usually, they'll make some comment about my looks, which I politely thank them for and tell them that my husband feels the same way. Usually they leave me alone at that point, but I have had someone ask me if I cheat on him.
Overall, the Goodwill is a good time. I think the more times you go there, the more comfortable you get with that place. There are some regular people that I see and we often have decent conversations while shopping. I absolutely love this store and I'm so glad that I gave it a second chance and went back after my initial visit. It's a junkers paradise!