I hope it's OK to put this here. It's not shopping, it's donating. Yesterday I took some items to PAWS thrift shop. Mostly some books, yarn and a baggie with jewelry I just don't wear anymore. I told the volunteer attendant (who took too long to acknowledge me while I stood there holding two bags while she was talking to someone) that some of the jewelry was sterling silver and to please not sell it for costume jewelry prices. She said they have someone there who goes through all the jewelry and prices it and would recognize the sterling. As I went out the door I heard the woman who was talking to the volunteer say "can I look through that jewelry" After I got in my car and was driving I thought "wait a minute, I donated that for the animals not so some woman (actually I thought some b-word) can get first dibs because she happened to be standing there when I bought my stuff in" I didn't want to go back and say anything but later that afternoon I called and spoke to one of the afternoon volunteers. I explained what happened and she assured me that they have strict rules regarding anything being sold before it is priced in the back. She stated that even if they see something come in they may want, it has to be priced by the people who do the pricing before they could even purchase it. She further stated she would mention this next week to the AM volunteers. This did bother me. I only donate to PAWS and I do so for the animals, mainly the cats they help. I just hope everything I donated got to the back to be priced. There was a second volunteer there, but she seemed to be talking on her cell phone. These two didn't seem to be their best volunteers.