Roswell >Second Hand Goods > Bargain City Thrift Store
1207 Alpharetta St Ste B, Roswell, GA | Directions 3007534.031031 -84.351233
Playground of goodies – this store has it all... I love to go here for quite a few reasons. This place is always clean and never filthy so I don't feel dirty when I leave like some of the other stores I go to. I always find good deals on stuff I buy for my house. I always find name brand clothes for really cheap!!! My house looks like it was decorated with expensive thing when really it all came from the thrift store. I always get asked where I got my shirt or coat and it's from the thrift store. I love this place and it saves me a lot of money and keeps me looking great without spending my whole pay check
BEST IN MARIETTA – I really enjoy this place I can grab lunch and then hit up the thrift store for some amazing stuff. I always find tools that work and dont break the next day. The ladies in the front and the guy in the back always help me test stuff out and arent pushy with buying items the staff is honest and always helpful. I find shirts and pants that are name brand for cheap. I found a pair of 200 dollar boots for 25 bucks. This place is full of great finds..
great deals – This is a great store. I find clothes for me and my grandchildren on wednesday and thursday for a dollar which is great cause I am on a fixed income. I love the management/staff they always make feel welcomed. I really enjoy shopping at this store and will continue to clothe my family with clothes from bargain city.
Best staff – I enjoy going to this store on a regular basis. I like the 75 percent off sale on sundays. I find really good stuff for very cheap. I love how the staff doesnt rush you out the door and takes time to talk with you and treat you like a real person. Its extremely clean and neat and doesnt smell like other thrift stores. I always find something that I have to have and never pay to much for it.
I LOVE THIS STORE – I use to shop at there old location and loved it then but now that they have moved its my favorite thrift store. The store is so clean, with lots of light to see what you are buying. I love the night time time manager she is great and really friendly. She makes me feel like family when I am there. There racks are packed full of name brands for really cheap. I love ANN TAYLOR espically when it it 6.99 or less. I love there .99 cent sales. They have really made alot of improvements and I will continue to shop there and get my deals.
Customer Service – I've been shopping at Bargain City for over 5 years. I visited the location today (3:30p.m.) and located a really nice black Gap jacket. While taking off the jacket the stapled price tag fell off. I proceeded to the counter to purchase the item and was informed that they couldn't sell it to me until the price was verified. I had no problem with this since there are many dishonest people and switching tags occur often. I asked the young lady if she could place my name on the item so that once the price was verified it wouldn't be put back on the floor since I really wanted to buy the item. The young lady apologized and informed me to come back on Monday. Upon leaving the store I called to speak with a manager to get a clearier understanding of the store policies. A manager on duty explained that there is nothing they can do and the item would go back on the floor. I tried to get a better understanding from the manager on duty but the language barrier made it difficult. After about a minute or so she indicated that I could call and speak to Sarah but she was not willing to give me her name and proceeded to tell me "As I told you the item is going on the floor call and speak to Sarah, Understand and hung up the phone." I've never experienced such poor customer service in my life. I'm still in total shock that someone could be so rude. I now understand why people spend more money on the same or similar items because customer service is key.
Overpriced – I shopped at this store for over 6 years and always left with a cart load of wonderful finds. The last few times I've gone, I've left empty handed. Recently, I've stopped going all together.
I watched the price of paperback books rise from .99 to 3.99. I saw the price of toys go from decent thrift store prices to, in some cases, 19.99. I'm not talking about collector items or fantastic finds like an American girl doll or similar. I'm talking about your basic Disney princess electronic toy. 19.99! That's crazy. I spoke to the manager about it and she seemed completely unconcerned.
The quantity and quality of the merchandise in general has gone down hill drastically. The adult and children's clothing sections are meager compared to Goodwill.
I agree with the other reviewers about the employees seeming miserable and withdrawn and about the deplorable state of the restrooms. I had to take my potty-training toddler to the lady's room (I use that term loosely.) and I was appalled at it's filthy, run-down condition. I can't believe that a store would find that acceptable for customer use, and I'm saddened that the employees are forced to work in those conditions. There's just no excuse for it.
The shopping carts and dressing rooms are awful, but I was willing to put up with them while I was finding great things at reasonable prices.
Now this store is just not worth the hassle and the depressing shopping conditions.
Needs Improvement! – Shopping at thrift stores can be fun and save you a lot of money. Many thrift stores are clean and efficiently run and make for a pleasant shopping experience. Bargain City is not one of those places.
Whatever you do, don't ask to use the restroom. When I had to, it was cluttered and nasty, had no toilet paper or paper towels, and was strewn with women's sanitary products (unused, thank goodness.)
Much of the merchandise is junk and over-priced. The prices are marked with a colored sticker and a black grease pencil, which is very difficult or impossible to remove completely.
There are 3 tiny unisex dressing rooms with no mirrors. Say what? There is a mirror around the corner by the boots, and people have to come out (take your purse with you and hope the next person waiting in line doesn't take your dressing room), and jostle in front of other people trying on clothes and around shoppers looking at the boots or simply trying to get by the bottle-neck.
If the owner, who profits from the donations of kind people wanting to help a charity, (how much does the charity get, by the way?) is too cheap to buy some inexpensive mirrors for the dressing rooms, then he could use donated ones, for goodness sake. There are not enough shopping carts, and the ones they do have are ancient and may not roll or may be missing a handle. Shoppers wait by the cash registers to grab a shopping cart when people check out.
The employees look unhappy and act like it's a chore to help you--good luck finding someone to show you the items in the cases. Of course, the manager sits in back on an elevated platform and oversees and yells at the employees. Honestly, it feels like a sweat shop in a 3rd world country and reminds me of a prison set-up. Very depressing place.
On the day they reduce the prices, it is packed with very long check-out lines, and there are several people who are always hovering at the back waiting to grab whatever good merchandise is being brought out before it's put on the sales floor.
I know this is a thrift store, but the owner needs to have more respect for the customers who are providing him with a nice income. At the very least he needs to step up to the plate and clean up the restroom, add dressing rooms with mirrors, get some decent shopping carts, and treat his employees better.
Better ask somebody!! – Talk about a come up! I have a closet full of Kenneth Cole, Jhane Barnes, and Mondo di Marco. Did I mention I have been able to compile a business wardrobe that consist of all wool pants and blazers; many of which i purchased from Bargain City fresh from the dry cleaner. ALL SILK shirts, 100% Linen pants and shirts, All silk mock turtle neck sweaters, COOGI style sweaters. NEED I SAY MORE. If i were to put a retail price my drobe from Bargain City, I would easily say $5K. Go on Sunday and match the color ticket for an additional 75% off. The average tag is $3.99 and $4.99. The 75% off puts you at $1.06 and $1.25 respectively. Since you can't buy 22oz beer on Sunday this is a no brainer!! The key is consistently going. I have about 4 years under the belt. Get your MBA in clothing Economics at Bargain City. I certainly did.
JRWILSONJR is right about this place. – I worked at this place part time about 8 years ago, and I see it has not changed much. The manager is intellectually-challenged and dislikes anyone with an 'education.' The lady could not conduct a decent conversation beyond a fifth grade level.
I worked there to earn a little extra money, and was already employed full time in a corporate job. I also love thrift stores and thought the job would be fun. Management used to try to micro-manage me, but I would not allow them to do so. I would quickly let them know that this job did not pay my bills and that my full time job sufficed for that. The only reason I quit was because I got tired of working there after two months.
So John is still the owner? He owned two luxury cars back then. Cannot remember the make & model, and employees informed me that he owned an expensive home on Lake Lanier. John used to come into the store often and help himself to wads of money from the safe. I knew exactly where the safe was, and was witness to this. His 'then' girlfriend used to help herself to cash as well.
I doubt seriously if any portion of the sales for this place goes toward assistance for Vietnam Veterans. I know that the majority of it goes into the owners' pockets, because I've seen the evidence.
I will never donate anything to this place. The owners and mangement there really need to be investigated.
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