We, the hubs and I, were trolling (ha ha) the Good Will the other day. My pyrex collecting has become extremely limited as I am only collecting specific patterns as of a few months ago. I saw several decent pyrex pieces on the shelf, with the now usual over priced sticker on it that GW loves to slap onto pyrex, but none were ones I was collecting, or I already had it (or 3.. lol).
I made my way around to the glassware in hopes of finding the older "mug" looking Butterfly Gold print (no such luck) or the drinking glasses (not in a million years do I expect to see those in a GW) and I see a butterfly print out of the corner of my eye. Small fridgie! Price tag? $4.99! What? and with no lid. Pass. I already have 4 of them with lids, I think I can survive passing on this. However a foot farther down the shelf and there is a medium Gooseberry Pink fridgie, no lid for $4.99. Rarely is pink ever found at the GW that is in remotely good condition. Lucky for me... it was in perfect condition! woohoo!!
At this point I'm looking back at the Butterfly Gold fridgie and I of course grab it and snatch a sales clerk and question the pricing of this "smaller" piece and why is it so much? Excuses given:
1. One piece must be in better condition than the other - (I explained, no.. they are both excellent shape)
2. Oh, one must be older than the other. (I said, True but the bigger dish IS older and priced the same as the newer one)
3. Oh... well it's pyrex, that must be why.
No, they did not reprice the Butterfly Gold fridgie, and it stayed at the GW on the shelf. :(
Today I found very old vintage pyrex while thrifing. I blogged about it on my own blog...