Value Village Canada Save 50% February 7th 2011


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Value Village is having a 50% off sale February 9th.  I’ve never shopped there before but I’m going to guess 50% off makes it a worthwhile trip.

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Thanks so much divaonadime for posting this first on our forum


18 responses to “Value Village Canada Save 50% February 7th 2011”

  1. Beth says:

    Just to point out that the sale is on Monday the 7th; not the 9th as the title states….thanks for posting…

  2. Cat says:

    Does anyone else find it annoying that their sales are no longer STORE WIDE.. no housewares, furniture etc.. that takes in alot.. It’s amazing what they consider housewares.. 50%off is so seldom here.. it would be better I think if it was the whole store again like it used to be.

  3. tami says:

    I find that Value Village is quite overpriced, (as far as second-hand stores go), and 50% off just means the prices are comparable to those of Sally Ann and Goodwill, but you might just find a great buy on those sale days there. Otherwise lots of what they consider “nearly new” stuff is priced higher than good sales at the mall or online.

  4. couponfreak says:

    If you are going however get in early do not take children and wear loose fitting clothes.Expect to stand in line for fitting room. Always check crotches(or arm pits), seams and pockets before buying. Remember to wash when you get home(not everyon donates clean clothes believe me I was very disgusted to find this out. Do not go when school gets out. It is a pretty busy all day sale it will be busy if you are first in the door (many value villages have regulars that park out front everyday) other than first thing in the day the second rush is when school gets out. I cant remember if they let you return stuff from 50% off sale if they do return policy is in store trades only and you have 1 week to do that (which can be really bad as they cant ever guarantee what is in the donation bag) if you do need to return there you can buy something different and get another week to return had to so this a few times when I worked there(if manager wont give you an extension they can do this but wont always) The Bonus about these sales is you dont have to worry about staff grabbing all the good stuff as there discount is always 50% off on clothes and 20% off of the rest and they shop the day before at 50% off.

  5. couponfreak says:

    Best buys in these sales are usually
    ladies dresses (people donate Christmas dresses etc only worn once)
    Halloween costumes (worn once and marked a little less this time of year)
    Jeans (get here early for these I have seen over 200 pair go down to 12 pairs between 8 am and 2 pm)

  6. Moi says:

    I agree with CAT……I wish they would just have a STOREWIDE SALE instead of only certain items 50% off……….sigh

  7. Ruby says:

    I’m just not sure – regarding crotches – just what I should be looking for. Are we talking run-of-the-mill road rash, or something of a critter variety? Is it a bad thing if I drop the clothes on the floor, and they scurry away? There’s nothing worse than having to chase your pants down the hallway first thing in the morning. I don’t blame Value Village of course, as I have no doubt that any subsidiary of Wal-Mart would do their utmost to ensure quality. It could be the numerous people trying them on going commando, or possibly the bedbugs making a sojourn from the mattress department.

  8. like a g6 says:

    hahaaaaa! Ure funny Ruby!!

  9. Sally says:

    Since when do goats wear pants? 😛

  10. espresso-romance says:

    Sure there’s slightly more of a risk of diseases and bugs in used clothing BUT new clothing at stores like the GAP or Old Navy has the same risks, lower chances, but the same risks. After working in clothing retail and in really busy stores, it’s kinda funny to see how many times women try on the same dress, same size, over and over all day. If the article of clothing is not bought, goes right back to sales floor and sometimes, you get the last two sizes in something which are tried on 30 times before someone decides to get it. Just wash all your clothes before you wear them, however if you’re trying it on in the fitting room first well that’s the slim chance you take with ANY ready-to-wear clothes you buy.

  11. couponfreak says:

    ok what I mean is people do not wash there clothes we would often get clothes donated in with garbage.Used condoms in pockets dirty diapers in bags I really dont think you want to know all the stories. there are a lot of dirty people also people who donate items with torn seems etc.The people under the lines do try to check for everything but as in any job in a factory type setting (which is what the back looks like) there is a quota and things get missed. I think everyone here can guess the stuff to look for in pants crotches I am not actually talking about bugs this time of year as most stuff sits in the trailers for a day or two. But this is the stuff you donate to diabetes foundation which does do pick up and there are lots of times garbage bags are grabbed by accident and there is leakage in the traiers from one bag to a next. These items also come from the big red bins and snow does get in them so look for mold too. Like I said not everyone washes clothes they are donating so wash it when you get home.there are a lot of people who think the stuff gets washed it doesnt it wouldnt be possible with the amount of stuff tht gets put out. on a four hour shift my quota was around 200 pieces of clothing on the floor that didnt include items I had to bin for not being up to par.

  12. couponfreak says:

    Walmart doesn’t own Value Village or its parent company Savers.

  13. Ruby says:

    My mistake – I contacted the radio station where this was reported, and they erroneously stated that Wal-Mart owned Value Village. I feel awful that I would take the good name of Value Village, and the aforementioned crotch critters, and associate them with a company like Wal-Mart. My deepest apologies to the crotch critters.

  14. earthy says:

    In winnipeg prices at our Sally Anne’s these days have gone up to about the same as VV too… supposedly the goodwill has better prices but that’s an hour away for me. It is definitely CRAZY but I may check this out :).

  15. L. says:

    I used to love Value Village a few years back, but their prices are rising to where it’s becoming totally UNREASONABLE. Considering more than half of their clothes are donated by regular people who would otherwise throw out these items, it is completely nonsensical to price things they way they do. Also, it really bothers me that VV is a thrift store that only tries to make money – they are NOT involved in any charities and no portion of the profits are donated (unlike Goodwill and CTS).
    Also, some of their clothes ARE in disgusting condition. Rashes galore!

  16. Michelle says:

    I went looking for a winter jacket for my son at VV and the half decent ones were 39.99…seriously??? I can buy a brand new one for that price…even with their 50% off I don’t find it worth my while to go there.

  17. P. says:

    Yes, they are a thrift store, but they are not part of a charitable organization, unlike the Salvation Army or Goodwill. They are a “for profit” business. That’s not a secret. Further, while they do not give profits to charities, they do help charities by purchasing donated goods from those charities. They will tell you who their partner charities are if it is not already shown on signs in or outside the store. I was told that every truck load of items that comes in is weighed and the partner charity gets paid based on weight, sight unseen. THEN, the VV staff gets to go through the bin, sort, price, etc. and hope to make money on the load.

  18. crusty says:

    A portion of each sale is also donated to charity, on top of the payment for donations regardless of whether they sell, so that coveted items (although priced higher) tend to give a lot more to charity. For a small corporation with only 250 stores worldwide they do donate a lot to charity ($144 million last year); at least the business model is more socialist than other department stores. Prices have also risen but that is in accordance with everywhere else–if you think something is unreasonably priced, ask a cashier that looks like they’re in a good mood, you’ll often get a 20-40% reduction. Don’t switch tags because it’s very obvious to people who work there and they’ll often price it higher at the cash to spite you.

    Also, apparently some corporate douche from Starbucks took over a top position at Savers Inc, so expect to see a further rise in prices to compensate for unnecessary renovation, subsidized employee uniforms (entirely pointless in a thrift store), constantly gleaming floors they have to pay extra for, etc. Because it’s for-profit, prices are higher than Salvation Army and Goodwill, but you get a better and wider selection and more concern for customer service because of it.

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