Stuff Etc

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First off let me tell you as a customer I was happy with stuffs, good deals never had a problem. I even haggled once on a dresser and got it for half. But then when I went to stuffs to sell my wireless modem, a box of clothes, and 20 books everything changed. I checked on my things weekly, every weekend. Things looked good for me. The 2nd week I noticed clothes were gone, great i thought. The following week most the books were sold and by the 3rd week the modem had sold. So i went to the counter and asked for a balance on my account. The girl at the register said .25 cents. I nearly had a heart attack.I said thats not right. I asked to speak to the manager. The manager came out and I explained the situation. I said 3 weeks ago you sold my clothes, 2 weeks ago you sold half my books and this week you sold my wireless modem and today I find out I only have .25 on my account. You care to explain this. She said that she couldn't but would look into it, she walked away and came back 5 minutes later, her expression was enough. She said she could not locate my things either but she would contact me if and when she discovers anything. I replied I would like to take my wireless modem home today. We walked to where the wireless modem should be and nope not there. I said that was a $45 wireless modem, $20 worth of clothing and $10 of books that were unaccounted for. She tried explaining store policies to me and how they were not responsible for missing or stolen property. I really became annoyed, the only words I could say at the time was "Find my things, just find my things ok this isnt over" and left. 2 weeks past i didn't get a call back, so I called them several times. surprisingly the manager was never available to take a call. So i went down there 2 weeks later, to confront the manager, surprisingly she was not in when I arrived. I asked the lady at the counter what my balance was she said -7.00. I said how do I owe you guys money?! She said for she was not sure but she thinks late charges. I said this is not acceptable. I have had $75 in items that have been sold I never was paid for or that has mysteriously gone missing that I never got paid for in the first place. I decided to write this today in hopes of steering people away from this UGLY business. I had even thought about filing in small claims court about this. I can care less about the books but the modem was not cheap and the clothes were worth money. I should have just had a yard sale or given my clothes to goodwill... F U Stuffs!

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★☆☆☆☆

First off let me tell you as a customer I was happy with stuffs, good deals never had a problem. I even haggled once on a dresser and got it for half. But then when I went to stuffs to sell my wireless modem, a box of clothes, and 20 books everything changed. I checked on my things weekly, every weekend. Things looked good for me. The 2nd week I noticed clothes were gone, great i thought. The following week most the books were sold and by the 3rd week the modem had sold. So i went to the counter and asked for a balance on my account. The girl at the register said .25 cents. I nearly had a heart attack.I said thats not right. I asked to speak to the manager. The manager came out and I explained the situation. I said 3 weeks ago you sold my clothes, 2 weeks ago you sold half my books and this week you sold my wireless modem and today I find out I only have .25 on my account. You care to explain this. She said that she couldn't but would look into it, she walked away and came back 5 minutes later, her expression was enough. She said she could not locate my things either but she would contact me if and when she discovers anything. I replied I would like to take my wireless modem home today. We walked to where the wireless modem should be and nope not there. I said that was a $45 wireless modem, $20 worth of clothing and $10 of books that were unaccounted for. She tried explaining store policies to me and how they were not responsible for missing or stolen property. I really became annoyed, the only words I could say at the time was "Find my things, just find my things ok this isnt over" and left. 2 weeks past i didn't get a call back, so I called them several times. surprisingly the manager was never available to take a call. So i went down there 2 weeks later, to confront the manager, surprisingly she was not in when I arrived. I asked the lady at the counter what my balance was she said -7.00. I said how do I owe you guys money?! She said for she was not sure but she thinks late charges. I said this is not acceptable. I have had $75 in items that have been sold I never was paid for or that has mysteriously gone missing that I never got paid for in the first place. I decided to write this today in hopes of steering people away from this UGLY business. I had even thought about filing in small claims court about this. I can care less about the books but the modem was not cheap and the clothes were worth money. I should have just had a yard sale or given my clothes to goodwill... F U Stuffs!

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What a joke of a place- do not bring anything of value there to sell. I've had NUMEROUS problems and now know better than to bring my clothes there to sell.

I've brought in designer clothes, purses, shoes, and very nice prom dresses. What did I receive in return? $7.00.

Not only did they completely inappropriately price my items (specifically the prom dresses- one they priced for $14) but I never trust that they give me the amount of money I deserve at the end of it. They claim you receive 40% of what it sold for, but who knows if they mess around with the prices or what... I just don't trust the place and will not be going back, nor recommending it to anyone to sell their clothes.

Another note- way before any of my own problems selling items there, I decided, as a poor college student, to buy a used coffee pot there thinking that I would get good quality for a lower price... not at all. I bought a coffee pot for $12.99 and later found the same one, brand new, selling for $15.99... not sure that the $3 dollar difference between used and new was worth it!

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What a joke of a place- do not bring anything of value there to sell. I've had NUMEROUS problems and now know better than to bring my clothes there to sell.

I've brought in designer clothes, purses, shoes, and very nice prom dresses. What did I receive in return? $7.00.

Not only did they completely inappropriately price my items (specifically the prom dresses- one they priced for $14) but I never trust that they give me the amount of money I deserve at the end of it. They claim you receive 40% of what it sold for, but who knows if they mess around with the prices or what... I just don't trust the place and will not be going back, nor recommending it to anyone to sell their clothes.

Another note- way before any of my own problems selling items there, I decided, as a poor college student, to buy a used coffee pot there thinking that I would get good quality for a lower price... not at all. I bought a coffee pot for $12.99 and later found the same one, brand new, selling for $15.99... not sure that the $3 dollar difference between used and new was worth it!

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Melissa T.

You were very correct on what you said. I used to work for a consignment store, and you could not believe how people would come in and drill us on our policies were. WE were not allowed to hold anything from a cosigner, ever. We didn't lower the price so our friends could buy it, not at all. We signed an agreement with the owner as part as the application to honor the cosigner, and keep integrity at an all time high. The owner told us, because of all the complaints about missing things at other stores, this was the number one most important thing. In 3 years working there, we NEVER had one cosigner question their payouts, and I don't know how many times they would say "I made how much?" Then ask us why they never made this much money at the other place.
We had a $50. guarantee to our cosigners that if your order gets lost, we will pay you. When something would break, we had to take a picture and post it on the cosigners account, so they know what happened. We didn't charge a fee if the cosigner wanted THEIR things back. Just appreciated the fact they came to us.
OOps I almost forgot. If a customer offered a lower price on a item, we were to call the cosigner, get their permission, and have the customer sign a form.

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Melissa T.

You were very correct on what you said. I used to work for a consignment store, and you could not believe how people would come in and drill us on our policies were. WE were not allowed to hold anything from a cosigner, ever. We didn't lower the price so our friends could buy it, not at all. We signed an agreement with the owner as part as the application to honor the cosigner, and keep integrity at an all time high. The owner told us, because of all the complaints about missing things at other stores, this was the number one most important thing. In 3 years working there, we NEVER had one cosigner question their payouts, and I don't know how many times they would say "I made how much?" Then ask us why they never made this much money at the other place.
We had a $50. guarantee to our cosigners that if your order gets lost, we will pay you. When something would break, we had to take a picture and post it on the cosigners account, so they know what happened. We didn't charge a fee if the cosigner wanted THEIR things back. Just appreciated the fact they came to us.
OOps I almost forgot. If a customer offered a lower price on a item, we were to call the cosigner, get their permission, and have the customer sign a form.

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DISHONEST! DISHONEST! DISHONEST!

Staff at Stuff had hidden my items in the "back", waiting for the price to go down so they could buy it at the lowest price. TWICE I went searching on the floor for furniture and clothes I brought in, and with rude staff help, came back to me admitting that employees had put items in the back as they were interested. Became so frustrated that I wanted to take the items back as their selling tactics are DISHONEST, and tried to hit me with the 10% fee. No way. Avoid this place at all cost!

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DISHONEST! DISHONEST! DISHONEST!

Staff at Stuff had hidden my items in the "back", waiting for the price to go down so they could buy it at the lowest price. TWICE I went searching on the floor for furniture and clothes I brought in, and with rude staff help, came back to me admitting that employees had put items in the back as they were interested. Became so frustrated that I wanted to take the items back as their selling tactics are DISHONEST, and tried to hit me with the 10% fee. No way. Avoid this place at all cost!

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Beware- Do NOT sell your items here

I took 2 large trash bags of clothing (high end designer) to Stuff in Coralville + a sewing maching (also high end) I normally sell on Ebay, but I have been too busy.
Guess how much I made ? Are you ready? $11. Here is the breakdown. I got $1 for my sewing machine (that isn't even possible- they don't sell sewing machines for $2, so how did I get $1?) I got as low as .07 cents for my children's Gap jeans? Again impossible because you will not find new condition Gap jeans on the sales floor for $0.10) Many of my items were not listed as sold, but I could not find them out on the floor (I am a size 2, so I know my American Eagle, Gap, Silver, Seven jeans went to the employees for free & never even made it out to the floor)
When I asked the manager how I got so little for the clothing & wanted her to show me where my clothing was she rudely told me how the breakdown worked. I told her I was not an idiot & I could easily do simple math, but I wanted her to explain to me how she sold my sewing machine for $2 the first week it was there. I also wanted her to show me my jeans on the floor (there are only about 20 pair of size 2 jeans at any time & I brought in almost that many) She told me "you don't need to sell your items here if you don't like the breakdown" Again..."where is my clothing?" Then just a glaring, nasty look from her.
I got your breakdown dear. This place is a racket, full of dishonest & ignorant employees. (now keep in mind I have run into nice girls on the sales floor but a manager should represent the company & that girl was just nasty & couldn't even spell the word professional)
I will never shop or sell at Stuff & I will sing my story to anyone who will stand still long enough to listen.

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Beware- Do NOT sell your items here

I took 2 large trash bags of clothing (high end designer) to Stuff in Coralville + a sewing maching (also high end) I normally sell on Ebay, but I have been too busy.
Guess how much I made ? Are you ready? $11. Here is the breakdown. I got $1 for my sewing machine (that isn't even possible- they don't sell sewing machines for $2, so how did I get $1?) I got as low as .07 cents for my children's Gap jeans? Again impossible because you will not find new condition Gap jeans on the sales floor for $0.10) Many of my items were not listed as sold, but I could not find them out on the floor (I am a size 2, so I know my American Eagle, Gap, Silver, Seven jeans went to the employees for free & never even made it out to the floor)
When I asked the manager how I got so little for the clothing & wanted her to show me where my clothing was she rudely told me how the breakdown worked. I told her I was not an idiot & I could easily do simple math, but I wanted her to explain to me how she sold my sewing machine for $2 the first week it was there. I also wanted her to show me my jeans on the floor (there are only about 20 pair of size 2 jeans at any time & I brought in almost that many) She told me "you don't need to sell your items here if you don't like the breakdown" Again..."where is my clothing?" Then just a glaring, nasty look from her.
I got your breakdown dear. This place is a racket, full of dishonest & ignorant employees. (now keep in mind I have run into nice girls on the sales floor but a manager should represent the company & that girl was just nasty & couldn't even spell the word professional)
I will never shop or sell at Stuff & I will sing my story to anyone who will stand still long enough to listen.

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While they organize everything fairly well, yes, some prices are too high, as if they don't realize what price is new. I don't like that they implemented a different split 60% Stuff/40% consignor. I'm not sure about the honesty of "donated" items. I think the consignor should be able to claim the deduction for something they took but didn't sell, or give it back (they will charge for that, too) I have found stained and damaged items on their racks, yet turn down nice items I bring in. Staff has been so-so, needs better training on customer service. I do like looking around, who knows what you can find.

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★★★☆☆

While they organize everything fairly well, yes, some prices are too high, as if they don't realize what price is new. I don't like that they implemented a different split 60% Stuff/40% consignor. I'm not sure about the honesty of "donated" items. I think the consignor should be able to claim the deduction for something they took but didn't sell, or give it back (they will charge for that, too) I have found stained and damaged items on their racks, yet turn down nice items I bring in. Staff has been so-so, needs better training on customer service. I do like looking around, who knows what you can find.

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As a mom, addicted shopper, consignor, and employee, I love Stuff Etc! I decided to write my opinion after reading yours. I know consignors get confused by some of the things we do at Stuff and they get frustrated. Customers occasionally have a less than ideal experience. These things happen and it isn't because of the business, but rather human difference. This occasionally happens with me and my husband. A simple misunderstanding that gets blown into a negative experience for both sides. That isn't fun or necessary.Stuff tries to do right by the consignors and customers equally. They want the consignor to make the most money and yet give the buyer a fair price that saves them money. This is hard to do!!! At the same time, they have to pay to keep the electricity on, the employees wages, the water bill, and so on.Next time you are in a Stuff store, keep an open mind. If you have a question on why an item wasn't taken, ask BEFORE you leave the store. They would be glad to tell you so that you understand and feel comfortable with how things are done and/or why they have that procedure/policy. If you as a customer have a question or concern, ask for a manager or a supervisor & try to resolve or come to an understanding as soon as possible so that you leave satisfied.
I love that Stuff is a local family owned business that helps raise money for LOCAL charities! I love that I can pretty much do all of my shopping (minus groceries) at one place that has local ties and is earth friendly. Look at all the positive things that Stuff does! Go on the web and check out the store website, facebook, or twitter. They are always doing something that benefits the local community as well as the global community with their recycling efforts.
Before you have a negative attitude toward Stuff, please take an extra minute to find out why you are frustrated. Most likey it is just a simple misunderstanding.

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★★★★★

As a mom, addicted shopper, consignor, and employee, I love Stuff Etc! I decided to write my opinion after reading yours. I know consignors get confused by some of the things we do at Stuff and they get frustrated. Customers occasionally have a less than ideal experience. These things happen and it isn't because of the business, but rather human difference. This occasionally happens with me and my husband. A simple misunderstanding that gets blown into a negative experience for both sides. That isn't fun or necessary.Stuff tries to do right by the consignors and customers equally. They want the consignor to make the most money and yet give the buyer a fair price that saves them money. This is hard to do!!! At the same time, they have to pay to keep the electricity on, the employees wages, the water bill, and so on.Next time you are in a Stuff store, keep an open mind. If you have a question on why an item wasn't taken, ask BEFORE you leave the store. They would be glad to tell you so that you understand and feel comfortable with how things are done and/or why they have that procedure/policy. If you as a customer have a question or concern, ask for a manager or a supervisor & try to resolve or come to an understanding as soon as possible so that you leave satisfied.
I love that Stuff is a local family owned business that helps raise money for LOCAL charities! I love that I can pretty much do all of my shopping (minus groceries) at one place that has local ties and is earth friendly. Look at all the positive things that Stuff does! Go on the web and check out the store website, facebook, or twitter. They are always doing something that benefits the local community as well as the global community with their recycling efforts.
Before you have a negative attitude toward Stuff, please take an extra minute to find out why you are frustrated. Most likey it is just a simple misunderstanding.

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I have been to Stuff so many times, finding something to take home everytime. They are a little more $, but much nicer than any consignment store I've ever been to. I now live in California & miss Stuff. I make it a must-do trip everytime I come back to visit. Check out the basement...always awesome deals!!!

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★★★★☆

I have been to Stuff so many times, finding something to take home everytime. They are a little more $, but much nicer than any consignment store I've ever been to. I now live in California & miss Stuff. I make it a must-do trip everytime I come back to visit. Check out the basement...always awesome deals!!!

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My daughter took me to Stuff several times and I have had great service and success in finding what I needed or wanted. Although somethings were out of my price range, everything was neat and clean and I found the staff helpful.When we go into a store--be it Stuff or Kmart or where ever--we need to remember that we get what we take in or what we choose to take out. Sometimes there is a rough or "rude" employee but stop to think about what they may be going through in there life and remember that it could be you. I wish we had a place like Stuff closer to home. I think they are great.

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★★★★☆

My daughter took me to Stuff several times and I have had great service and success in finding what I needed or wanted. Although somethings were out of my price range, everything was neat and clean and I found the staff helpful.When we go into a store--be it Stuff or Kmart or where ever--we need to remember that we get what we take in or what we choose to take out. Sometimes there is a rough or "rude" employee but stop to think about what they may be going through in there life and remember that it could be you. I wish we had a place like Stuff closer to home. I think they are great.

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My experience at Stuff Etc was about a year ago, and I haven't returned since. I was shopping with my sister from out of town and I found a space heater. As you can imagine, it was very large and I asked an employee who was just standing around if I could leave it somewhere until checkout so I didn't have to carry it around with me. She rudely responded with " You can take it with you". This was the first and only time I'd been in the store and didn't notice they had shopping carts available. The employee made me feel incredibly dumb for not knowing that I could "Take it with me!"

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★☆☆☆☆

My experience at Stuff Etc was about a year ago, and I haven't returned since. I was shopping with my sister from out of town and I found a space heater. As you can imagine, it was very large and I asked an employee who was just standing around if I could leave it somewhere until checkout so I didn't have to carry it around with me. She rudely responded with " You can take it with you". This was the first and only time I'd been in the store and didn't notice they had shopping carts available. The employee made me feel incredibly dumb for not knowing that I could "Take it with me!"

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I am a fanatic about thrifting and going to yard sales. I have been shopping at Stuff for many years and I've never had a problem with their staff. That doesn't mean it can't happen but every store has the potential to have a bad employee, not just Stuff. I do find many of their items overpriced but if I look long enough I can find some really cool deals. You can't go into an organized consignment store expecting to find a pet taxi for $2 or NIB cosmetics for $1, that is garage sale. Keep that in mind and maybe you'll have a good experience like I have.

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★★★★☆

I am a fanatic about thrifting and going to yard sales. I have been shopping at Stuff for many years and I've never had a problem with their staff. That doesn't mean it can't happen but every store has the potential to have a bad employee, not just Stuff. I do find many of their items overpriced but if I look long enough I can find some really cool deals. You can't go into an organized consignment store expecting to find a pet taxi for $2 or NIB cosmetics for $1, that is garage sale. Keep that in mind and maybe you'll have a good experience like I have.

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I was recently shopping in the coralville stuff etc location and I was shocked. It is ridiculously expensive and the employees are the rudest I have ever experienced. If I asked a question the acted like it was out of their way and how dare I interrupt them. I had no idea that most of their clearance merchandies was in the basement and the employees acted like I was supposed to know that having never shopped their before. When I did finally make me way down to the basement for the "deals" I ran into the rudest employee of them all. She acted like she was too busy to answer any of my questions and to be honest she was doing nothing. I couldn't believe it - I asked the basement employee for a manager and she called them and said she's busy right now she'll be down when she can - are you serious?!? I left and I will never return. There is nothing in that store that I can't buy elsewhere. I would rather go to Target and pay $2 more for an item and actually get CUSTOMER SERVICE than to set foot in that store again.

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I was recently shopping in the coralville stuff etc location and I was shocked. It is ridiculously expensive and the employees are the rudest I have ever experienced. If I asked a question the acted like it was out of their way and how dare I interrupt them. I had no idea that most of their clearance merchandies was in the basement and the employees acted like I was supposed to know that having never shopped their before. When I did finally make me way down to the basement for the "deals" I ran into the rudest employee of them all. She acted like she was too busy to answer any of my questions and to be honest she was doing nothing. I couldn't believe it - I asked the basement employee for a manager and she called them and said she's busy right now she'll be down when she can - are you serious?!? I left and I will never return. There is nothing in that store that I can't buy elsewhere. I would rather go to Target and pay $2 more for an item and actually get CUSTOMER SERVICE than to set foot in that store again.

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Some of the complaints other people have listed are valid. The prices are high, if you're comparing them to thrift store prices. But keep in mind that thrift stores get their items through donation-- nobody has to get paid on the other end, so the full price you pay goes to the store. You have to consider the consigner's end of things. As a consigner I've always been perfectly happy with the money I get, but I must admit that I only take things to Stuff when I (or my friends) are moving (as a student this happens a lot). I take reasonably nice things that just won't fit in my new place, so I get money for something I would otherwise have to throw away (and I'm recycling). No,this is not a way to make a living, but it will pay for a few text books or a nice dinner out. If you want to support some great charities, take your things to (and shop at) the thrift store. If you want some extra pocket money in exchange for things you can't use anyway, take it to Stuff.

The advantage to Stuff is the reliable selection; you can always find certain items (coffee maker, tennis racket, etc.), whereas at a thrift store you may have to check back several times before that thing shows up. Some of the merchandise is grubby, but it's also cheaper than the nicer items are; you get what you pay for. If "bargain" to you means a $2,000 sofa for $50, you're going to have to hang around the thrift stores for months until you get lucky. If you consider a $2,000 sofa for $700 a bargain, you can buy it at Stuff almost any day. I personally don't have that much to spend on furniture, so I go for the lower-end, less classy merchandise which is nonetheless perfectly functional.

Finally, take note that even thrift stores have gotten smart lately and raised their prices on premium items (e.g. designer or tags-on clothing). And some of them (not naming any names here, you know who you are) charge almost as much for their items as discount retailers (Target, KMart, etc.) do. The only difference is that with these stores the money is going to charity, so you might feel a bit better about paying those prices.

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★★★☆☆

Some of the complaints other people have listed are valid. The prices are high, if you're comparing them to thrift store prices. But keep in mind that thrift stores get their items through donation-- nobody has to get paid on the other end, so the full price you pay goes to the store. You have to consider the consigner's end of things. As a consigner I've always been perfectly happy with the money I get, but I must admit that I only take things to Stuff when I (or my friends) are moving (as a student this happens a lot). I take reasonably nice things that just won't fit in my new place, so I get money for something I would otherwise have to throw away (and I'm recycling). No,this is not a way to make a living, but it will pay for a few text books or a nice dinner out. If you want to support some great charities, take your things to (and shop at) the thrift store. If you want some extra pocket money in exchange for things you can't use anyway, take it to Stuff.

The advantage to Stuff is the reliable selection; you can always find certain items (coffee maker, tennis racket, etc.), whereas at a thrift store you may have to check back several times before that thing shows up. Some of the merchandise is grubby, but it's also cheaper than the nicer items are; you get what you pay for. If "bargain" to you means a $2,000 sofa for $50, you're going to have to hang around the thrift stores for months until you get lucky. If you consider a $2,000 sofa for $700 a bargain, you can buy it at Stuff almost any day. I personally don't have that much to spend on furniture, so I go for the lower-end, less classy merchandise which is nonetheless perfectly functional.

Finally, take note that even thrift stores have gotten smart lately and raised their prices on premium items (e.g. designer or tags-on clothing). And some of them (not naming any names here, you know who you are) charge almost as much for their items as discount retailers (Target, KMart, etc.) do. The only difference is that with these stores the money is going to charity, so you might feel a bit better about paying those prices.

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My husband and I bought a coffee pot in a Cuisinart box which appeared to never have been opened. The box was completely taped shut, no damage to the box. The Stuff, etc., label on the box stated "Cuisinart 12 cup coffee pot" so we purchased it for $20.

Having purchased a Krups espresso maker at the store previously, we had no reason to believe the item in the box was not the item shown.

Sad to say, the coffee pot we were replacing was in better condition than the Mr. Coffee found inside the box.

Boxes need to be able to be opened to check the contents. We could have purchased a better coffee pot at WalMart for $20 than the one inside the Cusinart box.

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My husband and I bought a coffee pot in a Cuisinart box which appeared to never have been opened. The box was completely taped shut, no damage to the box. The Stuff, etc., label on the box stated "Cuisinart 12 cup coffee pot" so we purchased it for $20.

Having purchased a Krups espresso maker at the store previously, we had no reason to believe the item in the box was not the item shown.

Sad to say, the coffee pot we were replacing was in better condition than the Mr. Coffee found inside the box.

Boxes need to be able to be opened to check the contents. We could have purchased a better coffee pot at WalMart for $20 than the one inside the Cusinart box.

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wow- i read a lot of whining in many of the reviews. i have been an active stuff customer/ consignor since the very beginning, when they started with a 2 person staff in a little overcrowded building in iowa city. i am also a cronic garage-saler and resale shopper. first i want to address the staff...yes, i too have had a few poor experiences over the years, but even my favorite dining place doesnt get it perfect EVERY time- that doesnt mean i write them off! businesses cant possibly control each and every move their emnployees make. so for starters- if you have an issue with customer service- let management know. they cant weed out their poorly functioning employees unless these situations are brought to their attention! you can bet their boss never sees that side of them! secondly, consignment shopping isn't just for us bargain hunters anymore- it can be pricey. if i can buy it new at walmart or target for cheaper, i dont buy it. that is common sense. i find my best deals by checking the date on the tags, the longer it has been there, the cheaper it is! i rarely buy anything that isnt 50% or more off the price! i invest time there LOOKING for the good deals and RARELY leave empty handed! lastly, i might be able to make a little more money having a garage sale for my items, on a good day- but garage sales are A LOT of work, time and energy. my time is worth more- i'll let stuff do the work! stuff etc IS the best resale store around. I do wish it were cheaper, and i also wish gas were 98 cents a gallon .........happy shopping!

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wow- i read a lot of whining in many of the reviews. i have been an active stuff customer/ consignor since the very beginning, when they started with a 2 person staff in a little overcrowded building in iowa city. i am also a cronic garage-saler and resale shopper. first i want to address the staff...yes, i too have had a few poor experiences over the years, but even my favorite dining place doesnt get it perfect EVERY time- that doesnt mean i write them off! businesses cant possibly control each and every move their emnployees make. so for starters- if you have an issue with customer service- let management know. they cant weed out their poorly functioning employees unless these situations are brought to their attention! you can bet their boss never sees that side of them! secondly, consignment shopping isn't just for us bargain hunters anymore- it can be pricey. if i can buy it new at walmart or target for cheaper, i dont buy it. that is common sense. i find my best deals by checking the date on the tags, the longer it has been there, the cheaper it is! i rarely buy anything that isnt 50% or more off the price! i invest time there LOOKING for the good deals and RARELY leave empty handed! lastly, i might be able to make a little more money having a garage sale for my items, on a good day- but garage sales are A LOT of work, time and energy. my time is worth more- i'll let stuff do the work! stuff etc IS the best resale store around. I do wish it were cheaper, and i also wish gas were 98 cents a gallon .........happy shopping!

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I was not impressed with Stuff Ect in Coralville. It is easy to get to and they have ample parking. It is very visible from the interstate. But there is so much stuff and not all of it is all that great. Most items were priced kinda high for used items.

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I was not impressed with Stuff Ect in Coralville. It is easy to get to and they have ample parking. It is very visible from the interstate. But there is so much stuff and not all of it is all that great. Most items were priced kinda high for used items.

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I have read the five reviews for this store; of them two were extremely pleased and two others vehemently dissatisfied. I am a consignor at both of the Iowa City Stuff locations and the Coralville spot, and I would like to submit my two cents.

Stuff, etc. in Coralville is right by the mall (which is right by the interstate) and is the best known of all their stores. It has tons of consignors, and yes, it is hard to make any good amount of money there. I have received as little as seventeen cents for an item sold at that location. It is very frequently shopped and so, packed with inventory - thus making it hard to turn a profit. Still, it is essentially consignment: a fact, I think, some are overlooking. It claims to have higher end clothing and supplies as opposed to its competitors, and it does if you look around - think of Goodwill's selection. The prices are generally fair; some are specified by the consignor and thus may seem overpriced. (Think of Second Act.)

There are going to be days when you will find nothing of your style or standard. There are going to be times when everything you are mildly interested in seems to be smugly overpriced. And then , perhaps on the third chance you give it, there will be a day when you leave the store with two arms full of couture for only ten bucks.

As for the customer service, I have had both outstanding experiences and less-than-desirable interactions at the Highway 1 and Coralville locations. I believe both stores may benefit from hiring more workers - but that would take more money, and elevate prices... and so the cycle continues.

If you are a somewhat dissatisfied customer at this location, I urge you to check out Iowa City's downtown Boutique. The staff is always, always friendly, the inventory is diverse and fashionable, and the profit possibilities are of the highest in town. Be prepared for some higher prices there - but keep in mind what the store across the way is charging for possibly the sam

PROS: a potential gold mine...
CONS: ...if you figure out the nuances of the business

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I have read the five reviews for this store; of them two were extremely pleased and two others vehemently dissatisfied. I am a consignor at both of the Iowa City Stuff locations and the Coralville spot, and I would like to submit my two cents.

Stuff, etc. in Coralville is right by the mall (which is right by the interstate) and is the best known of all their stores. It has tons of consignors, and yes, it is hard to make any good amount of money there. I have received as little as seventeen cents for an item sold at that location. It is very frequently shopped and so, packed with inventory - thus making it hard to turn a profit. Still, it is essentially consignment: a fact, I think, some are overlooking. It claims to have higher end clothing and supplies as opposed to its competitors, and it does if you look around - think of Goodwill's selection. The prices are generally fair; some are specified by the consignor and thus may seem overpriced. (Think of Second Act.)

There are going to be days when you will find nothing of your style or standard. There are going to be times when everything you are mildly interested in seems to be smugly overpriced. And then , perhaps on the third chance you give it, there will be a day when you leave the store with two arms full of couture for only ten bucks.

As for the customer service, I have had both outstanding experiences and less-than-desirable interactions at the Highway 1 and Coralville locations. I believe both stores may benefit from hiring more workers - but that would take more money, and elevate prices... and so the cycle continues.

If you are a somewhat dissatisfied customer at this location, I urge you to check out Iowa City's downtown Boutique. The staff is always, always friendly, the inventory is diverse and fashionable, and the profit possibilities are of the highest in town. Be prepared for some higher prices there - but keep in mind what the store across the way is charging for possibly the sam

PROS: a potential gold mine...
CONS: ...if you figure out the nuances of the business

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be sure to check as they have good bargains for things like furniture and appliances and small appliances and home decore and decorations for holidays and other things.

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be sure to check as they have good bargains for things like furniture and appliances and small appliances and home decore and decorations for holidays and other things.

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Although the basic idea behind the Stuff Store is an excellent idea, the actual prices, quality of products, and money you make as a consigner are not all that great. As a buyer, you can expect to find prices above those you would usually find in a consignment store, so the only way to find good deal is to shop only on the big sale days. Ironically, many buyers do this, so for the consigner hoping to make money, chances are you will not make as much as you were hoping. Stuff assigns a value to your stuff, and will credit your account 50% of the selling value after the item has sold. However, if they choose to give your item a value of $20, and then sell the item at a 50% off sale, you will only pocket $5 in the end. On a final note, the workers are unfriendly and not very pleasant to deal with. The last time my husband and I were dropping off items for consignment the staff ignored us for over 15 minutes, and then made it very apparent that they would rather continue their conversation than assist us. Furthermore, they told us that if we wanted to wait for a list of the items they were selling (which only makes sense for any logical person to want to know how much the store would be asking for their items) they would not be able to donate the unwanted items to Goodwill for us. Of course, if we didnt need that list, they would be more than willing to donate the unwanted items seems very fishy to us. Overall, I have not been please with this business and we will no longer be shopping or consigning at this store.

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Although the basic idea behind the Stuff Store is an excellent idea, the actual prices, quality of products, and money you make as a consigner are not all that great. As a buyer, you can expect to find prices above those you would usually find in a consignment store, so the only way to find good deal is to shop only on the big sale days. Ironically, many buyers do this, so for the consigner hoping to make money, chances are you will not make as much as you were hoping. Stuff assigns a value to your stuff, and will credit your account 50% of the selling value after the item has sold. However, if they choose to give your item a value of $20, and then sell the item at a 50% off sale, you will only pocket $5 in the end. On a final note, the workers are unfriendly and not very pleasant to deal with. The last time my husband and I were dropping off items for consignment the staff ignored us for over 15 minutes, and then made it very apparent that they would rather continue their conversation than assist us. Furthermore, they told us that if we wanted to wait for a list of the items they were selling (which only makes sense for any logical person to want to know how much the store would be asking for their items) they would not be able to donate the unwanted items to Goodwill for us. Of course, if we didnt need that list, they would be more than willing to donate the unwanted items seems very fishy to us. Overall, I have not been please with this business and we will no longer be shopping or consigning at this store.

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I have been less than happy with STUFF ETC. and I feel it only fair to readers to tell them why. I entered this store thinking I could find some items for a field trip my son was going to take. What I found was over priced, low quality merchandise and what's more the store had a slight odor to it that sent my allergies off!

I also discovered an area devoted to items that the local "T" store had recenly had on clearance....but they weren't the clearance price, instead they were close to original price. That bothered me a lot...after all the clearance at "T" is for everyone but it doesn't seem fair that this business should benefit from anothers sale prices.

So, the bottom line is this....there are many stores in the nearby mall that offer sale after sale so if you watch the items closely and you plan ahead you should never have to visit STUFF ETC. New goods are available at a cheap price....just look they are out there

PROS: ....none except for the location
CONS: ....read the review, it says it all

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I have been less than happy with STUFF ETC. and I feel it only fair to readers to tell them why. I entered this store thinking I could find some items for a field trip my son was going to take. What I found was over priced, low quality merchandise and what's more the store had a slight odor to it that sent my allergies off!

I also discovered an area devoted to items that the local "T" store had recenly had on clearance....but they weren't the clearance price, instead they were close to original price. That bothered me a lot...after all the clearance at "T" is for everyone but it doesn't seem fair that this business should benefit from anothers sale prices.

So, the bottom line is this....there are many stores in the nearby mall that offer sale after sale so if you watch the items closely and you plan ahead you should never have to visit STUFF ETC. New goods are available at a cheap price....just look they are out there

PROS: ....none except for the location
CONS: ....read the review, it says it all

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Stuff Etc. is a great place to take your used items to have them sell it for you. Stuff etc is also a great place to shop for used items, you can find some great items in there for a good price! A+

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Stuff Etc. is a great place to take your used items to have them sell it for you. Stuff etc is also a great place to shop for used items, you can find some great items in there for a good price! A+

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Stuff Etc. Located in Coralville Iowa is a great place to take your used items and get some money out of them after your item is sold. It is also a great place to buy used items. This is a great place to find some good deals.

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Stuff Etc. Located in Coralville Iowa is a great place to take your used items and get some money out of them after your item is sold. It is also a great place to buy used items. This is a great place to find some good deals.

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