Goodwill Recycling Ctr

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  • 1943 SE 6TH Ave

    Portland, OR 97214

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  • 503-238-6165

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i have worked for goodwill for 14 years. i worked my way up from the bottem to the dock lead position. we unloaded up to 32 trailers a day and still management wanted more. we sorted and loaded salvage goods generating millions of dollars in textile alone. that does not include the shoes, electronics or the books or stuffed animals or the computer componets. Its common practice at goodwill to burn through the employees many of wich dont even survive the introductory period. let alone survive to get any sort of benefits. it was also common practice to throw away millions in marketable merchendise do to the fact that goodwill is a nonprofit organisation and has to spend money. Another common practice is to straight up lie to the employees tell them one thing and do another. In other words lets say one of my employees hit something with the forklift and did not say anything about it, true their would be an investagation but nothing would come of it. so lets tell the employees that as long as they came forth and told the truth nothing would come of it save a three day suspension. well we said that and to be truthfull we suspended and fired many employees useing that method. goodwills theft policy is also questionable, say a employee is working along and gets oil or grease on his clothes. if he changes into or puts on donated clothes to finnish the shift it is considered theft. they are suspended and fired. i also seen when a female employee was fired do to the fact that she wrapped a shirt around her waist while she went to the bathroom, her defence was that it was that time of the month and she had female things to tend to. i beleaved her, my boss could care less. good will as he put it is something to do between jobs.

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★☆☆☆☆

i have worked for goodwill for 14 years. i worked my way up from the bottem to the dock lead position. we unloaded up to 32 trailers a day and still management wanted more. we sorted and loaded salvage goods generating millions of dollars in textile alone. that does not include the shoes, electronics or the books or stuffed animals or the computer componets. Its common practice at goodwill to burn through the employees many of wich dont even survive the introductory period. let alone survive to get any sort of benefits. it was also common practice to throw away millions in marketable merchendise do to the fact that goodwill is a nonprofit organisation and has to spend money. Another common practice is to straight up lie to the employees tell them one thing and do another. In other words lets say one of my employees hit something with the forklift and did not say anything about it, true their would be an investagation but nothing would come of it. so lets tell the employees that as long as they came forth and told the truth nothing would come of it save a three day suspension. well we said that and to be truthfull we suspended and fired many employees useing that method. goodwills theft policy is also questionable, say a employee is working along and gets oil or grease on his clothes. if he changes into or puts on donated clothes to finnish the shift it is considered theft. they are suspended and fired. i also seen when a female employee was fired do to the fact that she wrapped a shirt around her waist while she went to the bathroom, her defence was that it was that time of the month and she had female things to tend to. i beleaved her, my boss could care less. good will as he put it is something to do between jobs.

Cons: Over worked staff, overhead management has no integrity

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I have had found Goodwills to be a fun and inexpensive source for all kinds of unusual items. There are a lot of things I wouldn't buy at Goodwill or any other thrift store. The prices range from reasonable to incredible. Since their inventory continuously changes, the shopping experience does as well. I'll agree that an awful lot of the stuff in the store is not in pristine condition - but that is the adventure. There are treasures to be found. The funny thing is that you can't go in there looking for a particular thing... they probably won't have it. But go in there with an open mind and adventurous spirit and you may just come out with an armload of stuff you never even knew you wanted - and for cheap! I personally find the book section to be consistently rewarding. And don't miss the online auction site called shopgoodwill for some really neat stuff as well.

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★★★★★

I have had found Goodwills to be a fun and inexpensive source for all kinds of unusual items. There are a lot of things I wouldn't buy at Goodwill or any other thrift store. The prices range from reasonable to incredible. Since their inventory continuously changes, the shopping experience does as well. I'll agree that an awful lot of the stuff in the store is not in pristine condition - but that is the adventure. There are treasures to be found. The funny thing is that you can't go in there looking for a particular thing... they probably won't have it. But go in there with an open mind and adventurous spirit and you may just come out with an armload of stuff you never even knew you wanted - and for cheap! I personally find the book section to be consistently rewarding. And don't miss the online auction site called shopgoodwill for some really neat stuff as well.

Pros: The two V's - variety and value

Cons: You have to kiss a lot of frogs to find a prince.

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When I was growing up Goodwill was somewhere you could go when you needed something to help you out - clothes, furniture, shoes... Now it seems that they are only out to make huge profits off items they get for nothing. Don't let the term "Non-Profit" fool you. It is public knowledge that they pay themselves outrageous salaries and funnel their earnings in other ways to take advantage of people in need.

I now shop exclusively at the Tigard Gospel Mission. They recognize that people are in need and won't try and take you for all you have to make a dollar.

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★☆☆☆☆

When I was growing up Goodwill was somewhere you could go when you needed something to help you out - clothes, furniture, shoes... Now it seems that they are only out to make huge profits off items they get for nothing. Don't let the term "Non-Profit" fool you. It is public knowledge that they pay themselves outrageous salaries and funnel their earnings in other ways to take advantage of people in need.

I now shop exclusively at the Tigard Gospel Mission. They recognize that people are in need and won't try and take you for all you have to make a dollar.

Pros: In a pinch you can find odd items that can't be found elsewhere.

Cons: Prices close to retail without the guarantees.

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If you have a spare rainy afternoon and a lot of patience, you should visit the Goodwill Bins. You can find forgotten toys, clothing, and books, at a steal of a price. Be prepared to sift through broken glass, dirty underwear, and abandoned hypodermic needles. Wear gloves and wash your hands afterwards profusely. A lot of the patrons aren't too big on hygiene and you will smell this as you shop, but you can walk away with a huge bag of designer clothes like Hanna Andersson, Christmas decorations, evern furniture, if you are lucky and have the time.

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★★★★☆

If you have a spare rainy afternoon and a lot of patience, you should visit the Goodwill Bins. You can find forgotten toys, clothing, and books, at a steal of a price. Be prepared to sift through broken glass, dirty underwear, and abandoned hypodermic needles. Wear gloves and wash your hands afterwards profusely. A lot of the patrons aren't too big on hygiene and you will smell this as you shop, but you can walk away with a huge bag of designer clothes like Hanna Andersson, Christmas decorations, evern furniture, if you are lucky and have the time.

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This Goodwill is huge. While you can still find great values, it'll take hours to look through everything they have. Some of the prices seem a bit high (I mean, c'mon, it's Goodwill). The book section is great.

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★★★☆☆

This Goodwill is huge. While you can still find great values, it'll take hours to look through everything they have. Some of the prices seem a bit high (I mean, c'mon, it's Goodwill). The book section is great.

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I was ambivalent when Goodwill started pretending to be a bookstore. I had always relied on thrift stores to score cheap paperbacks and the occasional hardcover. I thought Goodwill was putting on airs. The books are more expensive than it used to be, but the aassortment is broad and varied, and the books are actually sorted into categories. It takes a little bit of the sport out of hunting for treasures, but it makes it that much easier to walk away with more books than one had intended to buy.

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★★★★☆

I was ambivalent when Goodwill started pretending to be a bookstore. I had always relied on thrift stores to score cheap paperbacks and the occasional hardcover. I thought Goodwill was putting on airs. The books are more expensive than it used to be, but the aassortment is broad and varied, and the books are actually sorted into categories. It takes a little bit of the sport out of hunting for treasures, but it makes it that much easier to walk away with more books than one had intended to buy.

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I highly recommend donating and buying from here. This place usually has what I need and for really good prices. It's not the easiest place to get to if you don't live in SE but it really it worth the trek if you need kitchen supplies, belts, jeans, or furniture.

PROS: good stuff, good price
CONS: sometimes picked over

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★★★★☆

I highly recommend donating and buying from here. This place usually has what I need and for really good prices. It's not the easiest place to get to if you don't live in SE but it really it worth the trek if you need kitchen supplies, belts, jeans, or furniture.

PROS: good stuff, good price
CONS: sometimes picked over

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This is by far the best Goodwill in the Portland area. It has a large selection and a huge bookstore. However, as more people discover second hand shopping delivers good quality items the prices are going up. Generally, things have reasonable prices but sometimes you could buy the item new at a discount store or on sale for less than Goodwill is charging!

PROS: Books, Furniture, Bins
CONS: prices are rising

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★★★★☆

This is by far the best Goodwill in the Portland area. It has a large selection and a huge bookstore. However, as more people discover second hand shopping delivers good quality items the prices are going up. Generally, things have reasonable prices but sometimes you could buy the item new at a discount store or on sale for less than Goodwill is charging!

PROS: Books, Furniture, Bins
CONS: prices are rising

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White trash garage sale...at vintage antique prices. Goodwill has turned into a joke, leaving only the stragglers and bargain hunters remaining. Anything worth purchasing has skyrocketed in price at Goodwill over the last couple years, and they have instilled a return policy where you must have original tags and receipt for STORE CREDIT ONLY which is an outrage. I donated 2 laptop computers and about $5000 worth of valuable items to this store, but after seeing the downturn in the store's integrity, I have searched and found more worthy organizations.

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★☆☆☆☆

White trash garage sale...at vintage antique prices. Goodwill has turned into a joke, leaving only the stragglers and bargain hunters remaining. Anything worth purchasing has skyrocketed in price at Goodwill over the last couple years, and they have instilled a return policy where you must have original tags and receipt for STORE CREDIT ONLY which is an outrage. I donated 2 laptop computers and about $5000 worth of valuable items to this store, but after seeing the downturn in the store's integrity, I have searched and found more worthy organizations.

Pros: None

Cons: , Crap

 

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