I think we've all noticed prices in op shops rising in recent years and this is understandable, to a certain extent, with now paid staffing, rising utility costs, rent, etc, forcing charities to up their prices to meet their over-heads and running costs.
But one particular op shop I haunt has raised it prices quite high in the past 18 months, since paid staff were introduced.
I don't mind paying that bit extra for something in good condition, a genuine collectable, a complete set of something, a complete kid's game or the like, but this shop had become very unrealistic with it's prices and we noticed stock sitting there for 6 months, or longer, simply because of the unreasonable price tags.
I looked up the phone number for the charity's head office and, in a friendly manner, explained what I had noticed at the shop.
The woman understood what I was saying immediately and thanked me several times, stating that if I hadn't brought it to their attention they'd have never known.
Sometimes the charity isn't involved in the day-to-day running of the op shop and things can easily be missed or communications to shop managers can be misunderstood.
Sometimes just a phone call might sort out a mess.