Boston >General Merchandise Stores > Urban Renewals
122 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA | Directions 0213442.352717 -71.130996
Thursday From 10:00 AM To 08:00 PM Monday To Wednesday From 09:00 AM To 06:00 PM Sunday From 12:00 PM To 05:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Commonwealth, Allston-Brighton, Kelton Street
Bewre the Gold Toothed Cashier – I have always liked the store until I had an encounter with the female cashier with the gold tooth.
I bought a toaster and she did not give me a receipt. Upon returning home I tested the toaster but it started to smoke. I went to return it and she refused to take it back without the receipt. To try and call my bluff she said she would go and check the tapes, I stood and as she started to walk towards what I assumed would be the place where they kept the tapes, she quickly turned around and walked back towards me only to continue to try to tell me I could not return it.
She ended by refusing to refund my purchase. They stole $6.34 from me. Goodwill all the way. Check the freaking tapes.
Better deals and merchandise at Good Will – This place is just OK. It has a funny smell to it when you walk in, but hey, so do all thrift stores. The way they organize the merchandise is a bit weird... by color... and in multiple places for each color... Anyways, I haven't had any FAB finds here. I'd recommend just walking a few blocks to Babcock at Comm Ave and shopping at the Good Will there.
Bad Place, bad service – You can find some things good things in this store, but you don't want to go there if you are a black person. I went to this store a couple of weeks ago and the cashier asked me to leave my bag with him, despite the fact that there were several white women and some white men with their bags and backpacks. Surprisingly, the two cashiers were minority people: a Mexican guy and a black woman, regular victims of racial profiling. Go there only if you want to be treated as a criminal
Editorial Review – Thrift store sells bucketloads of dirt cheap clothes and offbeat knick-knacks.
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