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Don't understand why anyone shops there. I've spent many

hundreds the last 2 weeks-----T-shirts, hoodies, long-sleeved shirts, even 2 of the large framed pictures of the confetti dropping in the dome---but every cent of it has been at the UVA Bookstore on central grounds. The prices are at least 10-15% cheaper than at Mincer's for the exact same thing, and as a UVA Alumni Lifetime Member I can take an additional 10% off. But even without the Alum discount the prices are cheaper than Mincer's. Plus the parking is just under the store in the garage.
And finally the money stays at the school. Why put the extra money in a private businessman's pocket? It can't be the selection. The Bookstore has far more inventory, the sales staff is superb, & if you don't see what you want, they'll get it for you quickly, often within a day or two.
I've been around a long time & understand the history & appreciate the sentimentality of wanting to support an old business. But it's not Mincer's Pipe Shop anymore and I don't like spending money I don't have
to spend. Unless there's an argument out there I'm missing, I'll happily keep giving my business to the Bookstore.

(In response to this post by LAHOOters)

Posted: 04/20/2019 at 10:52PM


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  I have known Mincer for over 40 years. ** -- LAHOOters 04/21/2019 10:28AM
  I wouldn't say bookstore has more inventory -- WanderingHoo 04/21/2019 08:17AM
  I stopped by both on Monday.. -- walkdaddy 04/21/2019 07:55AM
  Only place I can find fitted ball caps in my size. ** -- ClemmonsHoo 04/21/2019 12:44AM
  Nostalgia ** -- demarn 04/21/2019 12:23AM
  Mincers is stupidly overpriced ** -- Seattleapp 04/20/2019 11:29PM
  Same here. ** -- hooyorkcity 04/20/2019 10:03PM
  Donated? ** -- 98 Hoo 04/20/2019 8:06PM
  Code for purchased swag ** -- HooWorldOrder 04/20/2019 8:12PM

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