I have something to say. I'm noticing that independent thrift shops have started using Ebay and/or Amazon as a "guide" for pricing. For pricing stuff that has been donated.
You know, as in free.
Let's take a recent example, shall we? Record Albums for sale at a thrift in Tillamook, Oregon.
Strauss Waltzes and Andre Kostelanetz records.
The tags compare the Amazon or Ebay price compared to the store price, as if this means something.
1)You're not selling on Ebay. You are selling out of cold, dingy converted quonset hut in the middle of nowhere. And playing awful religious music. Loudly.
2) People who are looking for waltzing records go to Ebay in order to find said waltzing records. That's the whole point of Ebay. How likely is it that a dairy farmer from Tillamook, Oregon is going to wander in, looking for Strauss and Kostelanetz records?
3) Did I mention the stuff you are trying to sell has been donated?
Girls, don't make me go through this alone. Chime in here.