I have taken bags and bags of clothes to the exchange, and they never buy more than a few things, but that is okay- they are running a business and only take things they think will make a profit. I have ready some other reviews about folks complaining that they didn't buy their Old Navy and Gap clothes. Old Navy and Gap aren't really that expensive to begin with. If you sold that stuff at a garage sale, you might make a dollar, might being the operative word. If you donated it, you get nothing. YOU don't want that stuff, why should the Buffalo Exchange pay you top dollar for your unwanted items? Get a clue folks. That being said, if you are looking to get a little extra money in your pocket or search for some pretty good deals for some fashionable duds- head on over to the Lab. Be patient, they can get pretty busy! And don't take it personally when they don't give you $200 for your "great" clothes. If they were so great, you wouldn't be selling them.....right?
If you're a treasure hunter like me,you will love this salvation army. I've been going there since I was a kid for halloween props and costumes. Now I go and find all kinds of useful things.It's great for new and used furniture, especially if you are into the shabby chic' thing,also if any of your children are going off to college and tuition is more important then designer sheets check it out, my neighbor found a practically new refridgerator there for less then half of the original cost. The staff has always,always been so polite and helpful. New things come in constantly,definatley check out the back parking lot!
When you get tired of the malls and want to have alittle fun, check out the goodwill in costa mesa. I truly never know what I will find in there and to me thats half the fun. From Harry Potter books in excellent condition to great hawaiian shirts to an absolutley stunning brand new leather purse. I can also pretty much guarantee especially if your shopping with family or friends you'll a few good laughs to, that is if your daring enough to try on the leopard spandex with the zebra hat. The employees have always been so polite and helpful it makes for a fun trip when you're tired of the same old, same old.