Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

You stole from Snowline

EDITOR:

Snowline Thrift Store on Placerville Drive has been having problems with people stealing items from their outside sales area. There you can find furniture, file cabinets, animal cages, large play toys, etc. that overflow from inside.

Two-part tags are on the items. The customer takes the right-pay-for side, and goes into the store to pay, since most items are heavy or cumbersome. With more frequency, people have been walking off with various items while the customers are in the store paying for them. The story was told of one guy recently leaving the store — and picking up and taking the plant doorstop that said “property of Snowline” etc.

Recently I was inside the Placerville Drive Snowline Thrift Store between paying for what I expected to be my new wrought iron forest green plant stand — two shelves with a butterfly in the middle of each shelf. When my son went out to get the stand to show the clerk, it was gone.

What a confident but cowardly way you picked up my new treasure and took off with it while I was paying for it inside. I got the credit, but Snowline — and the local families they serve — lost. Multiply that purchase amount lost times the number of times you and others like you blatantly steal from the stores.

The proceeds from sales at the Snowline Hospice Thrift Stores go to fund the end of life hospice services/grief counseling so needed by local families for their loved ones. Let’s hope you and yours never have to rely on their special services only to find there is no funding.

I’d give my customary karma quip: “May the fleas of a thousand camels nest in your armpits, and multiply profusely!” — but that’s too good for you and those like you.

SANDY CHICKERING

Placerville

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