Woman Buys Expensive Bag At Thrift Store, But Is Asked To Return It By Her Boss

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A thrift store employee was faced with a dilemma when she found an expensive bag for sale at a fraction of the price. Despite knowing the store's policy, she kept the bag for herself. Now her boss wants it back and she's facing backlash from coworkers. Is she in the wrong for not notifying her boss about the valuable donation? Read on to find out what Reddit users think and share your own opinion in the comments.

Overcoming language barriers in the thrift store bag debacle 📞

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Cracking the thrift store code: Insider secrets revealed 🕵️

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Score a designer find at thrift stores' premium section! 💰

hhygysk | hhygysk

Insider knowledge reveals thrift store's hidden gems 🕵️‍♀️👜

hhygysk | hhygysk

Thrifting rule: No buying items labeled with color of the week

hhygysk | hhygysk

Lucky thrift store find lands woman in hot water at work

hhygysk | hhygysk

Thrifty shopper finds designer bag for a steal 🤑

hhygysk | hhygysk

Disappointed shopper forced to return thrift store treasure 😔

hhygysk | hhygysk

Thrifting gone wrong: Woman asked to return expensive bag by boss 😔

hhygysk | hhygysk

Thrilling thrift store find leaves shopper feeling ecstatic 😍

hhygysk | hhygysk

Coworker shares joy over thrift store bag purchase ❤️

hhygysk | hhygysk

Boss demands return of thrift store bag, worker shamed ☹️

hhygysk | hhygysk

Employee stands up to boss, keeps thrift store bargain bag 🙌

hhygysk | hhygysk

Woman buys expensive bag, faces backlash at work. AITA?

hhygysk | hhygysk

Woman buys expensive bag at thrift store, but is asked to return it by her boss 😱

What would you do if you found a designer bag worth thousands of dollars at a thrift store? A 19-year-old thrift store employee found herself in this exact situation and couldn't believe her luck. Despite the store's policy that employees cannot purchase items labeled with the current week's color, the employee decided to wait until the bag was no longer restricted and bought it for herself. However, when her boss found out, he asked her to return the bag so they could sell it at a much higher price. The employee refused, citing the store's policy, and now she's wondering if she's in the wrong. Her coworkers and managers are giving her a hard time, but was she acting inappropriately? Share your thoughts and let us know if you think she's the a**hole or not.

NTA for buying an expensive bag from a thrift store.

Queen_Sized_Beauty | Queen_Sized_Beauty

Don't feel guilty, thrift store policies are BS anyway. Enjoy it! 🛍️


Don't let your boss guilt trip you. NTA 👍

KaliTheBlaze | KaliTheBlaze

Lesson learned: Keep your mouth shut at work. 👍

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Keeping a secret is hard, but keeping it to yourself is smarter 🤷

pedroyarid | pedroyarid

Boss wants expensive thrift store bag back for their own gain.

AdventurousGas1435 | AdventurousGas1435

Hiding good deals from coworkers: NTA or ESH?

MadQueen92 | MadQueen92

Envious coworker? Keep your bag safe, NTA!

Due-Plantain8040 | Due-Plantain8040

Boss wants employee's thrift store find back, suspicions arise 🤔

NefariousnessGlum424 | NefariousnessGlum424

OP is NTA for buying discounted bag, and shouldn't feel guilty 💼

Mary_P914 | Mary_P914

Turning a thrift store find into a fortune 💰

Saint_of_Stinkers | Saint_of_Stinkers

Thrifty woman defends buying bag, boss asks for return. NTA.

Substantial_Bench102 | Substantial_Bench102

Boss wants thrift store bag back, but commenters say keep it 💼

kanap | kanap

Outsmarted the managers and got the bag, NTA wins 🙌

Alarming_Reply4394 | Alarming_Reply4394

Be careful who you trust at work 👀🤐

SparkAxolotl | SparkAxolotl

Discussion on the ethics of returning an expensive thrift store bag

CheerilyTerrified | CheerilyTerrified

Share your thrift store hauls in r/thriftstorehauls! 🎉

ThotHoOverThere | ThotHoOverThere

Keep your thrift store finds a secret at work 😉

lotr_farin | lotr_farin

Boss demands return of thrift store bag, but buyer is NTA.

marvar_ | marvar_

Boss demands thrift store bag back, commenters curious about it 🔍

theysquawk | theysquawk

Paid to stock, not appraise. NTA for following rules.

Hot_Aside_4637 | Hot_Aside_4637

Commenter calls out greed in management and workers. #NTA

Susieserb | Susieserb

Bag mix-up? Not your fault! You followed store policy 👍👜

little_mune | little_mune

Scored a deal at thrift store and boss can't handle it 😂

Repulsive-Nerve5127 | Repulsive-Nerve5127

Keep your thrift store finds to yourself 😏

Automatic-Diamond-52 | Automatic-Diamond-52

Curious about the thrift store's business model 🤔

Basic_Bichette | Basic_Bichette

Boss tries to guilt-trip employee into returning thrift store find.

Creative_Trick_3818 | Creative_Trick_3818

Bosses mad at OP for finding a bargain at thrift store. NTA!

Marzipan-Shepherdess | Marzipan-Shepherdess

One person's trash is another's treasure! NTA 🙌

seniormoments12345 | seniormoments12345

One person's trash is another person's treasure 🤷🏻‍♀️. NTA for buying a thrift store bag

Halloweenie85 | Halloweenie85

The bag might have been hidden by an employee. 🤔

2ndcupofcoffee | 2ndcupofcoffee

Keep insider knowledge to yourself, or face the awkward encounters 😬

MaysEffect | MaysEffect

Enthusiasm not appreciated: Boss asks employee to return thrift store find 😕

PathA2020MLS2007 | PathA2020MLS2007

Scored a deal at thrift store but boss wants it back 🤔

Alarming_Reply4394 | Alarming_Reply4394

Fair and square! 🙌 NTA for respecting the rules.

pookguyinc | pookguyinc

Score one for the thrifty shopper! 🛍️💰

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Jealous coworker or company loyalist? You decide. 🤔

no1funkateer | no1funkateer

Thrifty find causes workplace dilemma 😕👜

zebstriko | zebstriko

Scored a designer bag at thrift store, boss wants it back. NTA.

signed_under_duress | signed_under_duress

Friend called out for corporate loyalty, receives NTA judgement

Sabetsu | Sabetsu

Curiosity sparked - what's the bag look like? 🤔

Proud_Ad_3718 | Proud_Ad_3718

Boss asked for bag back, but NTA followed rules 👍

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Avoiding the blame: NTA and a boss's mistake 🤷‍♀️

farawaythinker | farawaythinker

Bag enthusiast seeks kindred spirit, NTA approved 🛍️

TheRestForTheWicked | TheRestForTheWicked

Thrift store drama unfolds over coveted bag 🛍️

AlanFromRochester | AlanFromRochester

Thrifting jackpot! Commenter finds LV bag for $5 👀💰

phillysleuther | phillysleuther

Boss demands expensive thrift store bag back, coworkers jealous 🤑

bitchy_baguera | bitchy_baguera

Boss demands return of thrift store bag, but commenters say NTA 🛍️

makkafakka | makkafakka

The business model of thrift stores explained. 🛍️

sweadle | sweadle

Boss asks employee to return thrift store bag. NTA comments.

radicalnachos | radicalnachos

Expertise recognized! NTA for refusing to return bag 💼

usenamessuckass | usenamessuckass

Thrift store boss demands bag return, but commenter defends buyer

SatisfactionNo1910 | SatisfactionNo1910

Lesson learned: Keep your personal life private from coworkers 👀

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Thrifting experts share their wisdom and caution against boasting. 🛍️

Snoo-43059 | Snoo-43059

Pro tip: Bring a friend to buy thrift store finds 🛍️

PerpetuallyChaotic | PerpetuallyChaotic

Thrift store finds: Boss demands return of expensive bag. NTA wins!

Nevynne | Nevynne

Keep valuable finds to yourself next time 🤫

Acrobatic-Initial-40 | Acrobatic-Initial-40

Thrift store find causes workplace drama. Not the a**hole.

DreamingofRlyeh | DreamingofRlyeh