Thursday, June 2, 2011

THEIR IS NOTHING WRONG WITH OUR THRIFT SHOP JUST THE WORLD WE LIVE IN




People do not believe me when I say I live in a very strange town. I had to respond to this comment with a full explanation -   "


" Not to sound mean or anything but something is wrong with a thrift store not making money in this encomy..people flood them looking for bargains..maybe your prices are too high..maybe you need more advertising plenty of free places on the web to promote..if you merchandise is not moving even at low prices try having a once a month sack sale..say everything you can put into a sack for a $1.00 or fill a trash bag for $5.00 ..to clear old items..just a few ideas might help you out" 

My Respond;

Thank you for your concerns, they do help.


I hope I do not come across as rude.This is not my intention. I'm just telling the truth and stating the fact after years of hard labor at the Thrift Shop and the bad apples I have to deal with.

And I like to let you know what we are up against each and everyday.

We love the good apples....: ) but they are few and far in between. These people donate what we ask with no questions.They know what their donation goes for and are happy to help our cause and now on the other hand.

NOTHING WRONG WITH OUR THRIFT SHOP JUST THE WORLD WE LIVE IN

Our prices are what other Thrift Shop asked for or even below everyone else.

This is Englewood Florida, half  the town leaves to go up North in the summer.
So its dead in the Summer time.

Please check out this video of the Thrift Shop and the items we have and they way we have them.

video


THEIR HAS BEEN A BIG PROBLEM  WITH PEOPLE WHO COME TO OUR SHOP , FOR THE MOST PART, WHO ARE CHEAP, RUDE AND SELFISH AND DO NOT CARE WE ARE OPEN SOLELY TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE CATS! A LOT OF PEOPLE DO NOT LIKE CATS AND SO THEY ARE AFTER A STEAL NOT A DEAL!

( I just had to deal with a potential PR Nightmare as we shall read in the blog Please read ALL of our blog to catch you up to speed on this issue.)

THESE SAME PEOPLE SAY THEY SUPPORT THE OTHER RESCUES AND THE HUMANE SOCIETY.

I QUESTION THE FACT WHEN I SEE PEOPLE COME OUT OF WALMART WITH HUNDREDS OF DOLLAR WORTH OF MERCHANDISE IN THEIR CARTS,  AND THAN DRIVE OVER .THEY WANT TO HAGGLE. AND OFFER ME A QUARTER FOR EVERYTHING THEY SEE

HARD TIMES ?

Have you ever had a yard sale before? People will offer you a quarter for everything on your tables. We are not a Gumball machine; we are an all day fundraiser for the kitties.

I rather and we are going to put all the good quality merchandise we have  inside our Shop in our eBay store ,so we can get a fair market price for the items people have donated and that we buy for the Shop, such as the DVD’s, Video Games & systems, etc…so we may feed the kitties. Instead of selling our inventory for pennies.

We have thousands upon thousand of dollars worth of unique stuff inside.



Check out our eBay Store.

http://stores.ebay.com/puffypawskittyhaven?_trksid=p4340.l2563


Check out this article ' Englewood Strangest Store "and pictures of what we have inside the Shop.



http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/id319.html

https://www.facebook.com/TheWorldsGreatestCathousePuffyPawsKittyHaven#!/media/set/?set=a.10150204442567384.331848.206241152383

This is our third summer here at our location in the middle of a Walmat parking lot. Half of our town leaves in the summer

In the summer we have tried $1 items in the  bins / $5 a bag, etc,  in the two previous summers.




Outside of the Thrift Shop is stuff you will find at a regular Thrift Shop. And the majority off the stuff is rummage sale left overs and garage sale left over.

Dishes, glassware, kick knack, picture frames, etc

It is the end of the season here. So donations of merchandise is drying up for the outside.

What is left in the bins is the bottom of the barrel stuff that no one wants.

The stuff on the table is the good stuff in this realm and we will not give it away.



We want to get at least one dollar per item or 2 for a buck. One buck buys a can of cat food.

The Englewood Review is running this press releases for us this week

http://www.englewoodreview.com/main.asp?SectionID=10&SubSectionID=22&ArticleID=1764

“ Puffy Paws Kitty Haven would like to announce that they now have items up for sale on their Ebay site. All profits brought in from Ebay will go towards helping the kitties Puffy Paws. And don’t forget about their Thrift Store, which accepts donations as well. For more information about Puffy Paws, the Ebay page, and the Thrift Store, visit www.puffypawskittyhaven.com.”

So there is nothing wrong with our Thrift Shop just the World we live in.

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