Great Mission - Lousy Store - Bargain Buyer Beware
If you know anything about Habitat for Humanity, you know it's a great organization doing great work. The Atlanta Restore, however, continues to be very disappointing. The materials are donated - new or gently used. The only folks who think this place offers good prices are those who know nothing about what regular prices are, even at the big box stores. At least you can return items to those stores. $20 for a gallon of paint in a questionable color? $150 for a plain old USED kitchen sink? A basic ceiling fan in an opened box for $125? My favorite is the $650 dining room fixture that has been there at least 3 years with no markdown in price. It is a complete waste of time going there. Once I was there and they had just received free plants leftover from a garden show. Free to them, mind you. On impulse, I bought a cedar that I thought would look good for $75... I had never priced plants before. I realized I needed two and there was only one at the Restore, so I went to Pike's. Same tree, same day - $44 regular price. That's at Pike's! So bargain buyer beware. The good reviews are from Habitat supporters (God Bless Em) and again, the mission is awesome. The store is over-priced and a waste of time.