"Well i don't often vent but this i believe is a disgusting situation from what is a christian society who relies on the generosity of the community for its charity work. I went to my local Vinnies store (Greenhills) to drop off a few small bags on clothes that my son had grown out of. The "caring staff" just looked at me and said... we are not accepting donations, maybe come back next week... What a disgusting attitude from a society that relies on public donations to fund and support its charity work. Well Vinnies here is my response... If you don't need my clothes then you don't need my cash donations, So no more support for your red shield appeal or the frequent loose change donations into your tins that i make. If you have had a similar experience i encourage you to do what i am doing , heaven knows their are plenty of alternative charities begging for help. I have also written to their Head Office communicating my disgust at the attitude of that store.... not that i would expect it will make one bit of difference and i have yet to see a response to others who have criticized this store so i guess their HO doesn't care either Thank you for reading this..."
"I'm normally a big fan of op shopping and this store in particular- only today, I stopped in for a quick browse and chose 4 items, 2 kids skirts and 2 shirts- this totalled to $39. While looking around I noticed more than 70% of the dresses were over $20 and most of the kids clothes over $8. - when u can get brand new clothes cheaper at Kmart and Big W. I will not be returning to this store or referring people there again. Clearly the manager is about making the most money possible off USED items. Disgusting abuse of power for items that are donated out of good will. Shame on you Salvation Army, you certainly are more about the dollars than the community!"
"Unfortunately, Christine is extremely rude. Please head over to the Vinnie's down the road."
"Hi. I was about to volunteer at the East Maitland Store after being contact with Chrissychris (manager I assume). When I got to the store and asked Nancy at the counter if I could talk to Chris I was directed to the lunchroom. After knocking and being told to come in, I introduced myself to Chris and she told me to wait she'd be there In a minute. I politely did as she said for about 5 minutes as I heard her slapping away at the computer keys. Important email. I assumed. She then made for the toilet, finished in there and proceeded back to the lunchroom to sit down. I had been waiting close to 15-20 minutes before I decided MY time obviously wasn't important. I've been to this Salvo store before and served by this woman Chris and believe me, her customer manner is appalling. I thought maybe if she spent half the time she must in front of the mirror applying (a 3rd world nation's yearly income in) makeup to her face as she did appreciating her customers they'd be tickled pink with the service. Lets just say, I was surprised to note you were still employing her. Unfortunately this experience has been the straw that's broken the camels back for me. I will now be giving my time to a more worthwhile charity."
"A large shop, with good size sorting. If you're looking for a black skirt, you'll find it there!
There is usually a good range of glasses, plates, pots etc, and tablecloths, quilt covers etc"