112 Thrift Store Prices That Made People’s Blood Boil

No one is immune to inflation, and thrift stores are no exception. Yet nowadays it seems that they’re either being hit harder than the rest of us, or something is just off with their prices. Asking for four bucks for an empty maple syrup bottle, or half a thousand dollars for a counterfeit pair of sneakers, seems excessive at best. And these examples are just the tip of the iceberg.

Lots of people have noticed the sudden rise in thrift store prices, and they made sure to let the world know by sharing pictures of such costly items. We have combed through the online world to bring you some of the most mind-boggling examples of pricing gone wrong. Try to keep calm as you browse the list, but if you can’t, bear in mind that you’re not alone—this woman was flabbergasted at thrift stores’ prices as well.

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#1 Value Village Has Officially Lost Their Minds

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#2 A Single Pair Of Second-Hand Underwear

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#3 And I Thought City Prices Were Bad. Hometown Thrift Store Must Be Smoking Something

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#4 Charity Shops Have Changed

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#5 Literally A Rock

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#6 1998 Technology At 1998 Prices

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#7 Rock Bottom Prices

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#8 Value Village Has Lost Their Damn Minds

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#9 At A Value Village In Canada, And Clearly Fakes Too

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#10 Guess My Local Goodwill Jumped On The Price-Gouging Bandwagon. For $250 It Can Stay There And Collect Dust

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#11 Value Village Is Drunk. These Are Cheaper At Antique Stores

Remember when thrift stores made things affordable? And can anyone suggest thrift stores in Edmonton that aren’t delusional?

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#12 Maybe This Is A Good Price, But Nobody Is Going To A Thrift Store To Spend $350 On A China Set. Waterfronts Pricing Has Changed So Dramatically, Makes Me So Sad

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#13 I Think That All Pricing People At Thrift Stores Are Legit Idiots. Value Village “Boutique”, Vancouver

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#14 Empty Maple Syrup Bottle At Value Village

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#15 This Store Charges 50.00€ For This Pair Of Shoes, Even Though It Still Has A $5.00 Goodwill Sticker On It

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#16 Oh, The Possibilities

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#17 This Donated Bike At A Thrift For Almost $900

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#18 Goodwill Needs To Fire The Person That’s Pricing Some Of This Stuff. $35 Each For Tarnished Silver-Plated Trays, $20 For A Scale That Doesn’t Even Work, $17 For A Teapot

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#19 These Used Flip Flops At Goodwill vs. The Same Pair Of Brand-New

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#20 I Don’t Even Want To Thrift Anymore To Be Honest. As Soon As I Saw This I Left The Store And Felt Awful. The Hobby Is Gone

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#21 I Couldn’t Find A Single Shirt Under 3.99 Today

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#22 Gooseberry Cinderella Bowls. I Know They’re Worth A Lot, But You Could Find Them For Less I Think

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#23 $44 For A Horrible Quality, Fake, Peeling “Hermes Birkin”

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#24 I’m Speechless

#25 Thought Long And Hard About This One

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#26 Donated To The Thrift Shop, $300. Am I Missing Something Here? I Know Inflation Is Through The Roof But Come On

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#27 Well This Has 2020 Written All Over It

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#28 $125 Goodwill Find: Lousy Plaster Skull In Solid Glass

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#29 Thrift Store Doesn’t Even Try To Hide Their Price Gouging

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#30 What Happened To Thrift Stores? Price For A Toddler Jacket Is Insane

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#31 A Bag Of Trash For Only $3.49

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#32 Patagonia Is A Quality Brand, But Pricing Like This Is Ridiculous

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#33 These Goodwill Prices Are Just Getting Comical

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#34 I Hate My Local Savers Sometimes. Who’s Going To Pay $13 For A Used Shein Hoodie That’s Practically Falling Apart By The Time They Get It?

I’m pretty sure that’s the full price for most of the company.

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#35 When You Work At Goodwill, But Comedy Is Your Passion

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#36 Goodwill Was Selling A Rock

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#37 Is It Special Because The Lid Is Green? I Don’t Get It

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#38 Arc Thrift Up Charging From The Regular Sale Price

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#39 These Bowls Were Sitting At My Local Thrift For 2 Months

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#40 Used Pier 1 Buddha Candle At My Local Thrift Shop

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#41 Talize (A Canadian Brand Thrift Store) Has Lost Their Mind. These Are Surely Fake And They’re Charging This Type Of Price

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#42 $99.99 For This Beauty. Can’t Believe Thrift Stores Are Becoming “Antique Store” Prices

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#43 I Don’t Know What Surprised Me More – Covid Pants Or The Price 19.99

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#44 I Was So Pumped To Find This At The Thrift Store. But Then I Saw The Price. I’ve Been Hunting For One For Years

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#45 Does Anybody Else Find Goodwill’s Prices Insane Lately? Wanted To Buy This Bike For My Girl If It Was $20 But I Found Out It’s $200

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#46 Goodwill Thought It Was Priced Too Low $199, So They Added A Second $499 Tag

That’s right, $699 for a donated bike. It wasn’t priced high enough at first, so they added another price tag to make it $699 total (I asked, but it doesn’t include something else).  I saw this bike donated a few weeks ago, and was keeping an eye out for it. It finally hit the floor.

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#47 Crazy Value Village Prices. I Passed

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#48 Value Village, Who’s Gonna Buy These?

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#49 Speaking Of Outrageous Thrift Store Prices. Oh, It’s Cash Only Thrift Too

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#50 We Can’t Believe The Insane Prices We Saw This Weekend. I Know Thrift Stores Have Been Raising Prices For A While, But This Happened In Our Area Seemingly Overnight

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#51 Originally Tagged At $3.99 Selling For $19.99 At Value Village

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#52 This Is At The Local Salvation Army Thrift Store: The Bag Is Clearly A Fake. It’s Sad To See The Greed And They Use Some Random Ebay Posting To Justify The Price

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#53 Why Are Charity Shops So Overpriced In London?

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#54 I Thrift To Find Good Deals, Not Things I Can Find On eBay For The Same Price

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#55 Overpriced Thrift Store Selling Grocery Store Maple Syrup Bottle For $5

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#56 The “Thrift Store” Price Of This Non-Vintage Denim Jacket That Still Had The Original Tags On It

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#57 $149 Nintendo Gamecube & 2 Controllers. Clerk Doesn’t Know If It Works… Salvation Army Granada Hills, CA

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#58 These Thrift Stores Getting Expensive

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#59 Goodwill Kinda Sucks For This

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#60 $15 For Diseased Headphones At Goodwill

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#61 Dirty Bag With A Used Pencil, Anyone?

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#62 $3 For A Stranger’s Baby Hair

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#63 If He Wasn’t $19.99, I Would Have Taken This Nightmare Fuel Home With Me

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#64 Something Something Let It Go

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#65 I Saw This Cute Faux Fur Jacket And Then Noticed The Price… What’s Up With These High Prices?!

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#66 I Try To Live More Sustainable By Buying Clothing Secondhand But It’s Getting Harder And Harder To Do So

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#67 A First Pressing Doesn’t Even Go For This Much

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#68 Thrift Store Marks UPS

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#69 The Price Of This Vintage Toy At Goodwill

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#70 Burberry Coat For 599.00 At Goodwill, Had To Let It Go Because That Price Tag Was Too Much

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#71 Took Them A While, But My Goodwill Finally Decided To Get Ridiculous With Pricing. Asking $340 Total For These Items

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#72 You Can Buy These Empty Yogurt Jars For $1.99 At Goodwill, Or You Can Go To The Grocery Store And Get Them New And Filled With Yogurt For The Same Price

Tough decision. Catch and release at Goodwill.

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#73 Goodwill Pricing Makes Thrifting A Waste Of Time

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#74 I Gave Up Today When I Found This KFC Container For 0.89

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#75 They Could Have At Least Matched The TJ Maxx Price

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#76 I Was At A Thrift Store Buying A Jacket Marked At $25. The Cashier Wrote A 3 Over The 2 While I Was Checking Out Thinking I Wouldn’t Notice

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#77 Found At Goodwill. I Work At The Post Office. These Are Free

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#78 Goodwill Is Selling This Tattoo For More Than It Was Originally

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#79 Value Village Is Getting A Little Greedy With Some Of This Pricing

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#80 I Did Not Know Half-Used Toiletries Could Be Donated, And The Price Is $1.97. New And Full At Target (Same Brand) Is $2.59

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#81 Today Saw A Card From A 1993 Cereal Box For $499.99. Remember When We Thought $20 Mason Jars Were Peak Thrift Pricing Nonsense In Edmonton?

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#82 Thrift Store Prices Hurt My Heart

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#83 Goodwill Charging $20 Each For Used Lord Of The Rings DVD’s? I Don’t Think I Paid That Much For These When They Were New

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#84 Original Target Price $1.00 Goodwill Price $4.99 For Plastic Jack-O’-Lantern Bucket

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#85 I Was Binge Watching Ashens And Realized I Recently Saw Signalex In A Charity Shop For 3x The Original Price

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#86 Insane Goodwill Pricing. Sells For $1.49 New

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#87 Goodwill In Roseville, MN

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#88 $5 For A Blown-Out Booty Hole And A Spider

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#89 Starbucks Shopping Bag For $2 That You Can Get For Free From Starbucks

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#90 $7 For A Used Cotton T-Shirt… Senseless Price Gouging Or Inflation?

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#91 Lucky Brand Jeans For $52 At Savers… Never Seen Jeans So Expensive! I’m Sick Of The Prices Raising Lately

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#92 Local Thrift Store Wanted $13 For An Empty Bottle Of Crown Royal

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#93 When Thrift Stores Base Their Prices On The Original Price Tag

I tried to get all the important stuff into the photo, but if it isn’t clear this is a copy of WordPerfect for Windows 3.1 that they think is worth $25 because the price tag from 20 years ago was $60. Not to mention that this is the upgrade-only version, so even if you are into old computers you’d need an even older version of WordPerfect to actually run this.


This time it wasn’t something I’d want to buy even if the price was right, but I see this all the time. Just because something used to be $60 doesn’t mean it is still worth anything, and the fact that it ended up in a thrift store unopened means it probably wasn’t even worth that much to begin with.

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#94 Can I Get An F In The Chat. Favorite Store Is Serving Jokes Now

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#95 My First Goodwill Find Of The Day. One Dirty Disposable Container And Four Filthy Lids For The Low Price Of $6.99

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#96 Two Different Prices For The Same Thing At Saver’s

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#97 Anybody Else Has A Goodwill That Prices Everything Almost Retail Price/Over Retail Price?

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#98 Prices At Goodwill In NYC Are Getting So Ridiculous

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#99 Value Village – You Get These Items For Free, Why Are You Charging $20+ For Them? Garbage Store

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#100 With A Discount – Only Paid $39 For A Complete Set Of 4 Mint Pink Gooseberry Cinderella Bowls!! Thanks, Value Village. Ahhh, I’m Honestly Gobsmacked

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#101 Goodwill In Marietta, GA Wants $7.09 For A Child’s Ceramic Project

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#102 This “Thrift Store” Tee Price

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#103 This Case Was Cheaper Brand New ($1) Than It Was Secondhand At The Thrift Store ($1.99)

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#104 A Side Table Selling At A Second-Hand Store For More Than Its Retail Price

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#105 Goodwill And Their Insane Prices

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#106 Goodwill Charging $5.99 For A Bucket That Retails For $3.59

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#107 Used Item Marked Higher Than New At Salvation Army

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#108 The Best Goodwill Finds Are The Ones Where You Can Easily Peel Off And See The Target Clearance Sticker For Half The Goodwill Price Underneath

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#109 Typically My Value Village Is Very Reasonable With Pricing But Today I Found Something That Was Priced Ridiculously

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#110 Insane Thrift Store Pricing

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#111 Unworn Shirt With The Original Tag Still On It. Being Sold For More Than The Original Price At Goodwill

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#112 I Was Laughing Over Not Only The Goodwill Price Being Higher Than The Original Price Before The Markdown, But Wanting To Charge More For Such An Outdated Item

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