[Value Village]/$5 off coupon with purchase of $30 giftcard (Jan 31st to Feb 14th)
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I recently re-discovered the magic of value village.
Once upon a time, before I discovered RFD, I was quite poor. I was doing appointment scheduling for Comcast for minimum wage. At that time I would sometimes visit value village and get cheap items such as clothes, shoes and cookware.
At some point I became a white collar professional and thought that I would never shop at value village or salvation army thrift store again.
I recently moved and had to buy basic things in life like cutting board, microwave and furniture again. I was unhappy with what I can get at IKEA, dollarama, Winners, HomeSense, factory direct and etc. in terms of quality/price due to the high standard I developed for being part of RFD over recent years: let's be honest, we all want the price of IKEA/Acer, but the quality of EQ3/Apple.
Out of desperation, I visited value village again. Boy was I pleasantly surprised. Let's just take cutting boards as an example, a cheap one from dollarama is $4, the ones from IKEA are more expensive and aren't much better in terms of quality, I saw a solid wood one in perfect condition at value village for $5, a similar one would go for $20+ easily at Winners or HomeSense. I also grabbed a 1050 watt microwave for $20, I am so glad I went there because I was going to spend $60 for a 1000 watt refurbished one at factory direct.
Keep in mind that I am pretty well off these days with an annual income of $100,000+, but I want to slap myself for thinking that my value village days were over!
The bottom line is: as long as you maintain a high standard, it doesn't matter how much you make or where you shop. If you bothered to get off your high horse and stop your truck to check, it is entirely possible that you could pick up a high end leather couch from the curbside!