|Address:||805 Stillwater Ave, Bangor, ME 04401, USA|
|Working:||9AM–9PM 9AM–9PM 9AM–9PM 9AM–9PM 9AM–9PM 9AM–9PM 10AM–7PM|
Im a frequent patron of this Goodwill Store as well as the store in Brewer. In fact Ive likely stopped by most thrift shops and resale shops in the greater Bangor area. They each have a separate purpose and mission and should not get confused. I felt compelled to comment and write a review after reading the others posted. Im rather disgusted with what I read. Talk of haggling like they are at a yardsale, accusations of sin or greed and wanting control over where the donations go. There are other places around.. as well as your church thrift shops if you are so convicted. What Im seeing is misinformation, lack of knowledge in how Goodwill operates and the purpose in the store as a whole. Goodwill is a non profit. Goodwill has a very public mission statement and websites with all the info to clear things up "Goodwill works to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families by strengthening communities, eliminating barriers to opportunity, and helping people in need reach their full potential through learning and the power of work." Goodwill provides jobs. Not just a place for hoarders, eBay resellers, antique business owners and cheapskates to make a buck or get a deal. "I sought out the staff today for further information, had a great experience and purchased a 1965 acoustic guitar for $20. I learned that Goodwill helps people with brain injuries. Thats enough to get my support." Shame shame shame on you all who are knocking this fantastic "non-profit". I will continue to go and support as they create jobs and support people with brain injuries.
I am privy to an occurrence that took place in your store on 12/09/13. A woman with a city voucher for $10.00 for winter boots attempted to purchase boots that you priced at $14.00. She needed these boots to get to and from work. SHAME ON YOU! Those boots were given to you by a kind, selfless soul for the benefit of someone who was less fortunate than they were. What of your store name? GOOD WILL? I certainly dont see this as good will toward anyone! Greed on anyones, or any companys part, is unconscionable! Especially from a store named "GoodWill." Thank the good LORD that there are others who have not sunk to the sin of greed! SHAME ON YOU!
I agree. Goodwill in Bangor was one of my favorite places to shop. But I have found, in the last few years, that prices are higher, quality is not necessarily improved and the employees seem unhappy. Now I know why. It used to be that you could barter with the clerks for lower prices. Now prices are written in stone. I have seen items that should be in the rag pile selling for $3.00 or more. Heck, you can get the same thing, new, at a department store for as cheap as $5.00 At the other end of the spectrum, furniture prices are way to high, I think. I still stop in once and awhile, but I dont stay long.
A Private User
This store used to be a really great store with tons of items and good prices. But they moved to a better part of the neighborhood and now carry mostly new items at higher than kmart prices. This store, which I thought was to help service the poor, is now geared to upper income folks. I cannot afford to shop here anymore. And a woman I know who used to donate regularly to them stopped because she caught them throwing good (not trashy) donations away. When they were questioned about it, they told her they couldnt get the price they wanted- so rather than lower the price, the new policy is to trash it.
My wife and son primarily shop here. I have gone in and the store is clean, the staff friendly and helpful. They have some interesting things for sale in addition to the usual used and donated items. All items are in generally serviceable condition, they seem to go over the donated items carefully. Considering it is a charitable organization, they provide a good product for those who need to watch their money or want a bargain as well as some decent jobs for people in our area. I would recommend the Bangor Goodwill.
Good selection of merchandise, but so many people go there that it is over-priced and over-shopped. I am at the point that I pretty much only shop the sales at Goodwill. I dont know where all the $ goes, but they raised their prices disproportionately to the economy. On the plus side, the clerks are usually cheerful.
prices on goods are too high..some higher than new in retail. example is canning jars priced at $2 each. That is over twice the retail price and even 30% higher when its on color sale. I do like to stop in often however just to poke around. Staff are friendly.
Good prices, watch clothes for holes, missing zippers, etc. Some new things available still with tags/packaging. Make sure if youre going to return something that you have the barbs and/or price stickers still in tact or they WILL REFUSE to return the item.
I love this store! Never know what your going to find at great prices. I also love donating items my family no longer needs rather than wasting it and throwing it away.
This Goodwill has a lot of really nice stuff, both brand new and used items. I have found the selection to be very varied and the quality of the used items to be good.
My favorite place,I could spend the whole day here looking at clothes, their prices on clothes are unbeatable and there are some household items that are worth it.
I bought some brand new (with the tags still on them) L.L. Bean pants for $7 and a couple hardly worn, genuine leather coats for $25 and $15!! great deals
Its a basic Goodwill store. There is a notable collection of music CDs and records, with a large amount of books and movies on DVDs and VHS as well.
Clothing racks in disarray, with sizes and types mixed up. Dont come here for clothes unless you have time to rummage through everything.
Good quality second hand items. One of the better thrift stores Ive visited. Better than the Salvation Army on Broadway.
if you need old drinking glasses, or a well-loved kids book, this place has it. otherwise, not much here to speak of.
The staff here are always incredibly sweet. This is also one of the best organized thrift stores in the area.
People very friendly and polite. A little of everything u can find here and prices where reasonable
Great if you like rolling the dice on your shopping experience! Something different every time!
Heather Swindler Martin
Well stocked except for the kids section. Fairly well organized by size and type of clothing.
This is a wonderful store. Everyone is very pleasant and the clothes are clean and organized.
Mostly junk here. I never found clothes that I would buy. Cheaper to buy new on eBay.
They have a huge variety of gently used clothes and many other things. Cheap prices.
Never know what your going to find! Only downside is the prices seem to creep up
Good selection of clothes, books and household items. Not much in furniture.
Friendly people...always have smiles...Shirley was extremely kind and helpful
Messy, some items over priced, still possible to find a deal though .
jessica jill Fahey
i love this web alot who put me through this i love it so much, jess.
Wendy Little Bear
Very crowded...almost junky. Not good for wheelchair bound people.