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Value Village: Are the prices too high?

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Blame Macklemore
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Don't they wash the clothing that they get, before they put it on the rack?
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jeremyhalifax88 wrote:
Aug 18th, 2014 5:50 pm
I dump my construction wastes and home garbage bags at value village sometimes. I don't feel bad because they're scamming people in thinking they're actually donating to a charity.
I've dumped some crap in there a few times when I couldn't find a real grabage can around.

gordholio wrote:
Aug 18th, 2014 8:08 pm
Don't they wash the clothing that they get, before they put it on the rack?
I also wonder about this. Does the store smell bad inside or what?
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FutureCEO wrote:
Aug 18th, 2014 11:20 am
Aren't these places meant for the poor and needy?
You should see the hot russian girls that infest the Value Village at Steelaes ave W/Dufferin st. They look like magazine models so the answer is "No".
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Aug 18th, 2014 8:23 pm
You should see the hot russian girls that infest the Value Village at Steelaes ave W/Dufferin st. They look like magazine models so the answer is "No".
lol, +1. Even though they're hot, they may still be poor and needy though
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gordholio wrote:
Aug 18th, 2014 8:08 pm
Don't they wash the clothing that they get, before they put it on the rack?
No.

There is a definite odour in the place.
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Gammatron wrote:
Aug 18th, 2014 8:23 pm
You should see the hot russian girls that infest the Value Village at Steelaes ave W/Dufferin st. They look like magazine models so the answer is "No".
A visit to Eastern Europe will disprove the mostly western idea that there is a correlation between wealth and beauty.
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Shoppersbeermart wrote:
Aug 19th, 2014 3:12 am
A visit to Eastern Europe will disprove the mostly western idea that there is a correlation between wealth and beauty.
I thought that was an Eastern idea. That's why so many Eastern European girls go fake blond, cover themselves with makeup, and buy tons of jewelry when they come here. Same for Asian girls (except for the blond part, and maybe the jewelry). They pursue the typical rich girl look and end up all looking the same.
Could HAVE, not could OF. What does 'could of' even mean?
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I thought that was an Eastern idea. That's why so many Eastern European girls go fake blond, cover themselves with makeup, and buy tons of jewelry when they come here. Same for Asian girls (except for the blond part, and maybe the jewelry). They pursue the typical rich girl look and end up all looking the same.
Nouveau riche syndrome.
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Shoppersbeermart wrote:
Aug 19th, 2014 3:12 am
A visit to Eastern Europe will disprove the mostly western idea that there is a correlation between wealth and beauty.
That's because the "rich" people in Eastern Europe are mostly corrupt old farts :lol:

There was a study that correlated that attractive, tall people tended to go up the corporate ladder much faster than others. Likewise, if you're rich and attractive, you get the pick of the litter of potential mates so you'd probably pick another attractive person too in most cases so I can definitely see how wealth and physical beauty could somewhat be correlated. Not to say poorer people can't be beautiful, not at all, just that I would expect richer people in our society to pick attractive looking mates therefore have more attractive kids and so on and so forth. Yes, I do believe we're that superficial :lol:
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Aug 19th, 2014 7:59 am
That's because the "rich" people in Eastern Europe are mostly corrupt old farts :lol:

There was a study that correlated that attractive, tall people tended to go up the corporate ladder much faster than others. Likewise, if you're rich and attractive, you get the pick of the litter of potential mates so you'd probably pick another attractive person too in most cases so I can definitely see how wealth and physical beauty could somewhat be correlated. Not to say poorer people can't be beautiful, not at all, just that I would expect richer people in our society to pick attractive looking mates therefore have more attractive kids and so on and so forth. Yes, I do believe we're that superficial :lol:
Your theories make sense, however.

1) Rich/Powerful people will often marry for social status and political reasons. They may fool around like Jack rabbits on the side with strippers and aspiring models. However, when it comes to tying the knot and plopping out theirr 2.2, they tend to marry based on improving their own wealth and power. Looks are secondary.

2) It's rare to find overweight women in EE and Russia. Along with the healthy weight, their healthy lifestyles also encourage healthy skin. However,if women are wealthy, they may get a sense of entitlement which leads them to believe they don't need to take care of themselves.
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Shoppersbeermart wrote:
Aug 19th, 2014 1:01 pm
if women are wealthy, they may get a sense of entitlement which leads them to believe they don't need to take care of themselves.
A common criticism of American/Western(ized) women, regardless of their income level lol
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Shoppersbeermart wrote:
Aug 19th, 2014 1:01 pm
2) It's rare to find overweight women in EE and Russia. Along with the healthy weight, their healthy lifestyles also encourage healthy skin.
Wow! What a generalization!

From The European Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2003:
Setting: The Russian Federation.

Subjects: Women and men, aged 19–55 y.

Interventions: None.

Methods: A nationally representative sample of working-age Russian adults was stratified by gender and income (per cent of regional poverty level). Secular trends in mean energy and macronutrient intake, as well as prevalence of overweight and obesity in the population are described over the first 8 y of the Russian Federation.

Results: Overall, energy intake increased slightly. Fat, as a percentage of energy (E%), decreased from 39.6 to 31.6% and protein, as a per cent of energy, decreased from 14.3 to 12.5%. Overweight (determined by body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to25 kg/m2) prevalence remained relatively stable at about 50% and obesity (BMI greater than or equal to30 kg/m2) prevalence increased from 13.3 to 16.0% of the adult population. Women consumed less energy than men and displayed higher prevalences of overweight and obesity in all time periods.
From the Moscow News 2012:

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n their conclusions, Russian diet specialists cast doubt on age-old myths on the appearances of the county’s female population, raising questions about their health issues.

“Our women are way ahead of most European countries in obesity prevalence,” Alexander Baturin, deputy director at the Nutrition Institute, told RIA Novosti.
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VV vs Salvation Army is like Target vs Walmart. Might be you guys shouldn't think they are dollarama
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The prices seem to get higher every time we visit. It used to be that we could make some side income on reselling items after we cleaned, repaired or otherwise fixed. But now it is rare that an item purchased is any "deal" at all. In fact there was an editorial that was done after researching what their profit margins are like. [url=http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2012/11/why- ... g-so-high/]

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