Nuway Thrift Store

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269-343-7108

211 E Cork St

Kalamazoo, MI

49001

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I was shocked at how RUDE the cashier and female manager were to me, A PAYING customer. I thought the store area by the picture frames and dishes was VERY unsafe. I waited at the checkout for about 5 minutes while the cashier continued bringing clothes out to hand. I walked to the back and said I was ready to check out, I could not believe how rude the mixed woman was with her reply. And I was still made to wait at the checkout. I asked to speak to a manager, and a woman came out and said that is how Nuway does things. I asked her name (I think she said Hailey, not 100%) but I asked her how is it okay to be rude and make a paying customer wait and have to come back to the employee area to ask to be checked out and still made to wait 5 more minutes. It was also 20 minutes to closing and she flipped the lights off and said I could either pay for my items or leave. When I said I would not be back they both laughed and mocked me. I am not even sure this Hailey is a manager, but the service I received was not worth any deal I may have got. This place is dirty and the employees are RUDE!

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★☆☆☆☆

I was shocked at how RUDE the cashier and female manager were to me, A PAYING customer. I thought the store area by the picture frames and dishes was VERY unsafe. I waited at the checkout for about 5 minutes while the cashier continued bringing clothes out to hand. I walked to the back and said I was ready to check out, I could not believe how rude the mixed woman was with her reply. And I was still made to wait at the checkout. I asked to speak to a manager, and a woman came out and said that is how Nuway does things. I asked her name (I think she said Hailey, not 100%) but I asked her how is it okay to be rude and make a paying customer wait and have to come back to the employee area to ask to be checked out and still made to wait 5 more minutes. It was also 20 minutes to closing and she flipped the lights off and said I could either pay for my items or leave. When I said I would not be back they both laughed and mocked me. I am not even sure this Hailey is a manager, but the service I received was not worth any deal I may have got. This place is dirty and the employees are RUDE!

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Sometimes I will shop at Nuway, but my biggest complaint is that they don't have dressing rooms. If I find something, the chance is that it won't fit when I get it home, so I don't dare buy anything. I've asked, and there's not even a bathroom or extra room to try on clothes in. I think the prices are now $3 for clothes, so I'd rather go to Goodwill or Salvation Army and have a dressing room.

It is dark in the store, it is true. I also wish they separated between their children's and adult books. And, yes, there is a "dirty" feeling in the store. I can't say good or bad about the employees.

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★★★☆☆

Sometimes I will shop at Nuway, but my biggest complaint is that they don't have dressing rooms. If I find something, the chance is that it won't fit when I get it home, so I don't dare buy anything. I've asked, and there's not even a bathroom or extra room to try on clothes in. I think the prices are now $3 for clothes, so I'd rather go to Goodwill or Salvation Army and have a dressing room.

It is dark in the store, it is true. I also wish they separated between their children's and adult books. And, yes, there is a "dirty" feeling in the store. I can't say good or bad about the employees.

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I love Nu-Way. And many of the complaints I'm seeing on here are justified as far as I'm concerned. Sure, there's never anyone right at the checkout, but that's because there are only one or two people working at a time (one big reason those prices are so cheap) and they are busy doing other things that keep the store running (going through hundreds of donated items, sorting and organizing, pricing, etc)...

I have found some amazing things at this store, and always for an amazing price. I would much rather shop at Nu-Way than Second Impressions or Goodwill any day.

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★★★★★

I love Nu-Way. And many of the complaints I'm seeing on here are justified as far as I'm concerned. Sure, there's never anyone right at the checkout, but that's because there are only one or two people working at a time (one big reason those prices are so cheap) and they are busy doing other things that keep the store running (going through hundreds of donated items, sorting and organizing, pricing, etc)...

I have found some amazing things at this store, and always for an amazing price. I would much rather shop at Nu-Way than Second Impressions or Goodwill any day.

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I was at this store on 1-5-11 at around 5;25 and all I can say is that I agree with the other reviews listed here. I wanted to buy furniture and stood at the check-out for almost6 minutes with no help walked to the back to ask for help and two female employees were talking and acted like I was wrong to ask to pay and told some one would be right there waited at checkout 2 more minutes with NO HELP.I went back again and heard the ladies talking about "how much they hate customers and how stupid I was" well need less to say I walked out the front torrential I found this web site I would have thought those ladies were NOT EMPLOYEES but that they were doing community service also agree with how the items are piled up and how you can't look at things. The area by the employee doors is really bad.It is impossible to see dishes or siverware.And I could not look at the pillows with out putting at least 25 on the floor. VHS tapes are $5.00.Does any one even own a VCR any more!I could buy 10 for a $1.00 at a yard sale. I could over look the prices and filth,but not the way those female employees treated me.I was a paying customer and I will take my money some where else. I have never been treated so poorly at a store then I was tonight. I AGREE EMPPLOYEES ARE RUDE !!!! AND THE STORE IS A HAZARD,WITH ALL THE JUNK STUFFED UNDER TABLES AND JAMED IN TOTES.WHO WANTS TO LOOK UNDER A TABLE FOR A HAT.IT'S NOT WORTH IT.GET A CLUE NU WAY!!!Not to be rude but if I had to guess the ladies were the one who doesn't wear a bra not sure about the other one she looked half black/white but could be black I guess.Tonight was my first and last time ever at this thift store.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was at this store on 1-5-11 at around 5;25 and all I can say is that I agree with the other reviews listed here. I wanted to buy furniture and stood at the check-out for almost6 minutes with no help walked to the back to ask for help and two female employees were talking and acted like I was wrong to ask to pay and told some one would be right there waited at checkout 2 more minutes with NO HELP.I went back again and heard the ladies talking about "how much they hate customers and how stupid I was" well need less to say I walked out the front torrential I found this web site I would have thought those ladies were NOT EMPLOYEES but that they were doing community service also agree with how the items are piled up and how you can't look at things. The area by the employee doors is really bad.It is impossible to see dishes or siverware.And I could not look at the pillows with out putting at least 25 on the floor. VHS tapes are $5.00.Does any one even own a VCR any more!I could buy 10 for a $1.00 at a yard sale. I could over look the prices and filth,but not the way those female employees treated me.I was a paying customer and I will take my money some where else. I have never been treated so poorly at a store then I was tonight. I AGREE EMPPLOYEES ARE RUDE !!!! AND THE STORE IS A HAZARD,WITH ALL THE JUNK STUFFED UNDER TABLES AND JAMED IN TOTES.WHO WANTS TO LOOK UNDER A TABLE FOR A HAT.IT'S NOT WORTH IT.GET A CLUE NU WAY!!!Not to be rude but if I had to guess the ladies were the one who doesn't wear a bra not sure about the other one she looked half black/white but could be black I guess.Tonight was my first and last time ever at this thift store.

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Wow how can this place still be open. I thought when new management took over that good things were coming for this store. I was wrong. The store looks awfull with trash every where and pilled so high or deep that its not worth your safety to look through. And the employees. The one "manager", Bailey that's been there for 20 years is so rude and nasty. She does not wear a bra and her butt crack is ALWAYS showing and her work area looks likes she is a hoarder. Don't ask her a question she will either ignore you or make you feel stupid for bothering her. This is a business and she is an employee who gets paid and she acts like she owns the place. Get rid of her. And the black girl,april is just as nasty and rude. She will see you at the check out and ignore you. FYI customers are your pay check. Renee seems to be the nicest employee but she is not on the floor often. To bad for Nu way. I don't know the name of the other girl that is there but she seems nice enough and would have to be better than Bailey or April. I have tried talking to another owner, Dave but I heard him laughing about my complaint in the back with April and Bailey, so .....

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★☆☆☆☆

Wow how can this place still be open. I thought when new management took over that good things were coming for this store. I was wrong. The store looks awfull with trash every where and pilled so high or deep that its not worth your safety to look through. And the employees. The one "manager", Bailey that's been there for 20 years is so rude and nasty. She does not wear a bra and her butt crack is ALWAYS showing and her work area looks likes she is a hoarder. Don't ask her a question she will either ignore you or make you feel stupid for bothering her. This is a business and she is an employee who gets paid and she acts like she owns the place. Get rid of her. And the black girl,april is just as nasty and rude. She will see you at the check out and ignore you. FYI customers are your pay check. Renee seems to be the nicest employee but she is not on the floor often. To bad for Nu way. I don't know the name of the other girl that is there but she seems nice enough and would have to be better than Bailey or April. I have tried talking to another owner, Dave but I heard him laughing about my complaint in the back with April and Bailey, so .....

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Since the new managers took over a few years ago the place has gone down hill and is now officially a DUMP!! You cannot walk through the back section without injuring yourself... let alone be able to look at the merchandise! AND THE HELP!!! Why, oh why are they still there!! Bailey and the black girl that work there (don't know her name) are the nastiest, rudest most awful people that ANYONE CAN BE PAYING to do a job!! They will not even look at you when you attempt to ask a question. Oh but you can hear them in the back room laughing and having a great time! WE, the public pay their wages they can at the very least say THANK YOU when they take our money!! But they are not to blame. The former managers were thieves so they got fired but the new man running the show, who I'm sure is a very nice man, is absolutely clueless about what to do with the mess in this store!! Half the stuff they pick up or accept as donations should go in a landfill! So much in that place has been laying on the floor for YEARS!! So, so much wasted space that could be easily organized. This place is a hazard!! These people are NOT VOLUNTEERS THEY ALL GET PAID! SHAME ON THEM!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Since the new managers took over a few years ago the place has gone down hill and is now officially a DUMP!! You cannot walk through the back section without injuring yourself... let alone be able to look at the merchandise! AND THE HELP!!! Why, oh why are they still there!! Bailey and the black girl that work there (don't know her name) are the nastiest, rudest most awful people that ANYONE CAN BE PAYING to do a job!! They will not even look at you when you attempt to ask a question. Oh but you can hear them in the back room laughing and having a great time! WE, the public pay their wages they can at the very least say THANK YOU when they take our money!! But they are not to blame. The former managers were thieves so they got fired but the new man running the show, who I'm sure is a very nice man, is absolutely clueless about what to do with the mess in this store!! Half the stuff they pick up or accept as donations should go in a landfill! So much in that place has been laying on the floor for YEARS!! So, so much wasted space that could be easily organized. This place is a hazard!! These people are NOT VOLUNTEERS THEY ALL GET PAID! SHAME ON THEM!!

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I shop there regularly and still the employees are rude. I have never done anything to warrant it. The price of the clothing is good. The prices on the junk are fair

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★★★☆☆

I shop there regularly and still the employees are rude. I have never done anything to warrant it. The price of the clothing is good. The prices on the junk are fair

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I have been to quite a few thrift stores in Kalamazoo after moving here this past year. I think that Nu-way is one of the most reasonably priced, for sure. In comparison to Salvation Army, they have pretty similar prices. Most thrift stores that I have been to mark their items with red crayon and staples. I recommend Goo Gone. I have found some pretty fantastic things here.

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★★★★☆

I have been to quite a few thrift stores in Kalamazoo after moving here this past year. I think that Nu-way is one of the most reasonably priced, for sure. In comparison to Salvation Army, they have pretty similar prices. Most thrift stores that I have been to mark their items with red crayon and staples. I recommend Goo Gone. I have found some pretty fantastic things here.

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I have shopped there in the past and was very satisfied-but this spring I went there to get some summer shirts for my son-(they were not available in stores yet-still long sleeve)-anyway I went there and was amazed at the difference a couple a years makes. The place was dirty-high priced, the staff rude, the clothes were ok but some of them were dirty. I thank the people who donated the things but as far as bargins go-there is none there!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I have shopped there in the past and was very satisfied-but this spring I went there to get some summer shirts for my son-(they were not available in stores yet-still long sleeve)-anyway I went there and was amazed at the difference a couple a years makes. The place was dirty-high priced, the staff rude, the clothes were ok but some of them were dirty. I thank the people who donated the things but as far as bargins go-there is none there!!!

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I was very disappointed with my experience at Nuway. The staff was rude, the store was in complete disarray and the prices weren't that great for used items (except for clothes). The thing that I was most disappointed about is that they are a for profit business. They solicit donations like a non-profit. Rescued Treasures, Second Impressions and Good Will are much better thrift stores in Kalamazoo.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was very disappointed with my experience at Nuway. The staff was rude, the store was in complete disarray and the prices weren't that great for used items (except for clothes). The thing that I was most disappointed about is that they are a for profit business. They solicit donations like a non-profit. Rescued Treasures, Second Impressions and Good Will are much better thrift stores in Kalamazoo.

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IF YOU LIKE CRAP, GO THERE, THE PLACE SMELLS LIKE URINE AND IT'S FULL OF OVERPRICED JUNK. LOW CLASS OPERATION. I would stay away and stick to the Goodwill locations in the area...

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★☆☆☆☆

IF YOU LIKE CRAP, GO THERE, THE PLACE SMELLS LIKE URINE AND IT'S FULL OF OVERPRICED JUNK. LOW CLASS OPERATION. I would stay away and stick to the Goodwill locations in the area...

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shopping at nuway to anybody. The store is filthy , dirty & disgusting and smells bad. It doesn't look like they've ever cleaned the floor. They price everything with marker, which is nearly impossible to get off & don't look like they ever clean anything they put out. staple tags onto clothing which puts holes in it, and do not offer refunds or returns on the stuff that's damaged by the stapling. they have a marked up price section which you could buy brand new for a couple dollars more. they have a huge mess of stock which is very unorganized and makes attempting to shop there annoying. They also have very bad lighting so you cant look over items and see the flaws until after you get home.

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★★☆☆☆

shopping at nuway to anybody. The store is filthy , dirty & disgusting and smells bad. It doesn't look like they've ever cleaned the floor. They price everything with marker, which is nearly impossible to get off & don't look like they ever clean anything they put out. staple tags onto clothing which puts holes in it, and do not offer refunds or returns on the stuff that's damaged by the stapling. they have a marked up price section which you could buy brand new for a couple dollars more. they have a huge mess of stock which is very unorganized and makes attempting to shop there annoying. They also have very bad lighting so you cant look over items and see the flaws until after you get home.

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