(WXYZ) - A pair of Polo pants for a buck...how about a Mizrahi blazer for the same bargain price?
At the Salvation Army Thrift Store in Pontiac, most everything is just a dollar.
This store is the second Salvation Army thrift store in Michigan to make the switch to the dollar format. It was a way to increase sales at the struggling shop on Perry Street in Pontiac and it worked for the Michigan Avenue store in Detroit.
But there's a bit of a catch...you're going to have to hunt for what you want. Unlike other Salvation Army thrift stores where things are hung up and sorted by colors and styles, most of the merchandise is just thrown into big bins.
Janet Reed is a customer who not only shops for herself, but for those in need. She gathers warm winter coats and donates them to her church.
The merchandise comes from other Salvation Army stores after it's been on the floor a while. Shoes here are three dollars. And yes, you'll find big names.
And there's low cost furniture too.
Shopping here is a true win-win. Not only can people get a tremendous amount of stuff, but fund life-changing rehab programs for men and women at the same time. Without the donations from people in the community, the Salvation Army would be unable to fund the programs.
You can read more about the store below in the press release sent out by the Salvation Army.