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PostFri Sep 04, 2020 8:40 pm 
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I've noticed that since a lot of people are not working, looking for new places to live, down sizing and all that whenever I go to thrift stores, the donations are off the charts. And at dumps? They seem to be moving 400% the usual loads and the lines are 10 times as long. All this upheaval seems to be producing a lot of consumer waste at an unprecedented level. But I'm young and this is speculative. What have you observed? Did this sort of thing happen before?
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PostSat Sep 05, 2020 6:16 am 
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Wife and I hit thrift stores weekly, high volume moving through.
We hit the books and records hard,  look over other things. When things get tossed alot of people assume grannys jewelry is fake.

Covid has people cleaning out closets, garages tossing out some real finds. Of course you need to wade through the chaff.

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PostSat Sep 05, 2020 8:22 am 
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I live near the Ballard Goodwill Store.  It was closed for some months at the start of the pandemic.  Once it opened, I was amazed at the DAILY line of cars going 2 blocks down on 8th Ave. for their donation area.  They finally had to dedicate part of their parking lot to a donation wait line to ease blocking on the road.  I haven't been inside any 2nd hand store since they reopened, though.

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PostSat Sep 05, 2020 4:07 pm 
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I go to Value Village, usually on a Tuesday, since 55 and over get 30% off everything that day. In addition when you donate they will give a tax receipt and a coupon for 20% off your next purchase. I rarely go to Goodwill (except to drop off electronic recycle) because their prices are too high and their senior discount only applies to 62 and older. The past few times I have been to the Marysville store, I haven't noticed an increase in inventory.

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PostSun Sep 06, 2020 7:12 am 
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I've been to the dump at Mountlake Terrace a few times and haven't noticed longer lines. Seemed pretty normal. There's a Salvation Army store near where I work and it seemed normal as well.
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PostSun Sep 06, 2020 8:26 am 
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Went by Value Village in Issaquah yesterday, donations line went all the way back to Lake Sammamish blvd.

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PostWed Sep 09, 2020 4:13 pm 
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Four block line to donate at the Ballard Goodwill this morning...
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