Waterfront Rescue Mission

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  • 2125 W Fairfield Dr

    Pensacola, FL 32505

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  • 850-438-1462

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I grew up wearing clothing from Bargain Box, Thrift Store and Salvation Army donated items. My single parent didn't have the means to buy retail. Looking back, thank God for the compassion and foresighted people that ran the rescue stores. I reached far as an adult, now my financial means allow my family to travel and buy even the best. I still return to the rescue stores regularly and shop. I am concerned with the overpricing. Had I not been clothed with others second hand pants and shirts I would have went ragged and probably judged unkept. I digress. I am a decorated Veteran standing proud that my efforts have saved many lives. Perhaps there are others coming behind me that need clothing and furnature within their reach. Lives take great flight with simple means. Truely.

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I grew up wearing clothing from Bargain Box, Thrift Store and Salvation Army donated items. My single parent didn't have the means to buy retail. Looking back, thank God for the compassion and foresighted people that ran the rescue stores. I reached far as an adult, now my financial means allow my family to travel and buy even the best. I still return to the rescue stores regularly and shop. I am concerned with the overpricing. Had I not been clothed with others second hand pants and shirts I would have went ragged and probably judged unkept. I digress. I am a decorated Veteran standing proud that my efforts have saved many lives. Perhaps there are others coming behind me that need clothing and furnature within their reach. Lives take great flight with simple means. Truely.

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Waterfront's prices are getting extremely "pricey." I brought this to the attention of the checkout person, and she defended the prices saying that they feed and shelter the homeless. I understand that, but their goods are "donated." So, why on earth do they charge such exhorbitant prices? Personally, I think they would sell MORE if they lowered the prices. What a concept! They may even make more $$$ to feed and shelter the homeless.

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Waterfront's prices are getting extremely "pricey." I brought this to the attention of the checkout person, and she defended the prices saying that they feed and shelter the homeless. I understand that, but their goods are "donated." So, why on earth do they charge such exhorbitant prices? Personally, I think they would sell MORE if they lowered the prices. What a concept! They may even make more $$$ to feed and shelter the homeless.

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And if you need assistance with clothes or furniture from Waterfront Mission, you have to go through people who act like they are better than you then they only give you garbage for furniture. The people at the Milton store are the worse. They act like WE owe them something or that we are a lower form of life. It has changed A LOT in the past year or so. There slogan says "Following Jesus, serving the homeless" Well, My Jesus served in a different way, so I wonder who their Jesus is.

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And if you need assistance with clothes or furniture from Waterfront Mission, you have to go through people who act like they are better than you then they only give you garbage for furniture. The people at the Milton store are the worse. They act like WE owe them something or that we are a lower form of life. It has changed A LOT in the past year or so. There slogan says "Following Jesus, serving the homeless" Well, My Jesus served in a different way, so I wonder who their Jesus is.

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I can buy a whole house of furniture at the salvation army thrift store for what i can buy one dining table here!!!!!! The waterfront mission thinks there stuff is lined in gold or something its not new!!!!!!!!! if we could afford new wed go to Ashley Furniture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! from now on i will shop the Salvation Army Thrift Store!!!!!!! and the workers are alot nicer there also

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I can buy a whole house of furniture at the salvation army thrift store for what i can buy one dining table here!!!!!! The waterfront mission thinks there stuff is lined in gold or something its not new!!!!!!!!! if we could afford new wed go to Ashley Furniture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! from now on i will shop the Salvation Army Thrift Store!!!!!!! and the workers are alot nicer there also

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Definately worth the trip and your are sure to find something you want at a decent price. Folks are friendly and helpful, sometimes working the price on large ticket with you.

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Definately worth the trip and your are sure to find something you want at a decent price. Folks are friendly and helpful, sometimes working the price on large ticket with you.

Pros: large collection of everything

Cons: clothing has gotten higher priced.

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All of the Waterfront Rescue Mission stores I have visited charge outrageous prices, even on junky items, and sometimes identical items in different parts of the store are marked many dollars different, as if it just depends on who or what the mood is at the time. These stores, which are meant to help low income people, charge disgustingly high prices, similar to a brand new retail price. Why bother to go there? Let them go broke. I would never donate any items to them--mine will go to a St. Vinnie's or some other TRUE "thrift" store. A thorough review of the finances in these rip-off stores should be ordered by authorities, as "poor people" are no doubt NOT the primary beneficiaries.

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All of the Waterfront Rescue Mission stores I have visited charge outrageous prices, even on junky items, and sometimes identical items in different parts of the store are marked many dollars different, as if it just depends on who or what the mood is at the time. These stores, which are meant to help low income people, charge disgustingly high prices, similar to a brand new retail price. Why bother to go there? Let them go broke. I would never donate any items to them--mine will go to a St. Vinnie's or some other TRUE "thrift" store. A thorough review of the finances in these rip-off stores should be ordered by authorities, as "poor people" are no doubt NOT the primary beneficiaries.

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I agree that the waterfront prices are outrageous and wondered who I could complain to. I found out you can contact Mr. Leo Gray at 850-438 4027. It probably won't do any good to voice your complaint, but if he gets enough calls maybe he will improve the situation.

PROS: Bargains can be found there.
CONS: Overpriced on most items.

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I agree that the waterfront prices are outrageous and wondered who I could complain to. I found out you can contact Mr. Leo Gray at 850-438 4027. It probably won't do any good to voice your complaint, but if he gets enough calls maybe he will improve the situation.

PROS: Bargains can be found there.
CONS: Overpriced on most items.

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The main problem with Waterfront Mission thrift stores is that they price their second-hand goods very high in order to make very high profits. Dining tables are commonly priced at $500, for example, and dressers at $200--which is about what one might pay at a retail store. While Waterfont uses their profits to care for the homeless, Waterfront excludes those who are too poor to afford their high prices, yet not so poor that they're homeless. So the poor must beg Waterfront for charity or go elsewhere. The whole concept of "thrift store" as a place were the poor can afford goods without begging is forgotten by Waterfront. It's a degrading place that I avoid, shoping instead at Loaves and Fishes, which is a much better, true thrift store.

PROS: The most inventory.
CONS: Arbitrary pricing, annoying salespersons, bitter Christian cashiers.

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The main problem with Waterfront Mission thrift stores is that they price their second-hand goods very high in order to make very high profits. Dining tables are commonly priced at $500, for example, and dressers at $200--which is about what one might pay at a retail store. While Waterfont uses their profits to care for the homeless, Waterfront excludes those who are too poor to afford their high prices, yet not so poor that they're homeless. So the poor must beg Waterfront for charity or go elsewhere. The whole concept of "thrift store" as a place were the poor can afford goods without begging is forgotten by Waterfront. It's a degrading place that I avoid, shoping instead at Loaves and Fishes, which is a much better, true thrift store.

PROS: The most inventory.
CONS: Arbitrary pricing, annoying salespersons, bitter Christian cashiers.

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