Being a lifelong resident of Fairfield, I've shopped at My Lucky Day since it's very start when you literally just had to dig through piles of stuff to find anything. When the current owners took over some ten years ago I remember going in with my four year old son who thought digging through piles of stuff was great fun. I was in my last trimester at the time and loved picking up a grocery bag of clothing for a dollar. One day my son found a couple Hot Wheels that he played with for some time while I searched for bargains and I promised him he could have the toys for being such a good sport. Upon checkout the owner informed me we could not buy the little cars because they might be collector's items and she had to have them looked at first. They had a serious lack of help back then and sadly, still do. I recently volunteered to help out and spent four afternoons cleaning up and organizing as best I could. The owners are a married couple and the wife had been ill. I reported to duty on the following Monday to find her back at the store. I asked if she was feeling better and from that point on realized she did want me there. I managed to sort through books for an hour before her negativity got to me. I made up an excuse why I was leaving and walked out dumbfounded. It was a few days before Halloween and I took my two youngest boys in later that day to look around, as volunteers earn store credit for their help. She remained rude not only to myself, but also my small children so I didn't go back for a week. The next time I stopped (with my 9 yr old) the husband was outside and apologized for my short lived tenure. He explained that his wife wants to visit her family out-of-state and they needed someone who could keep things going in their absence. In short, she was too jealous to allow me to continue helping out. I stopped in today to look at children's clothes (normally priced at twenty-five cents) and found two shirts. Prices vary at times though (again, seemingly based on nothing more than the mood of the seller), but I was stunned to have her tell me $3.50. I asked why it was so high and she told me the size 10-12 long sleeved Faded Glory boys t-shirt was a blouse. She also refuses to acknowledge that I have lots of remaining credit, so I pay cash.
Good bargains (maybe) if you don't mind the cramped space and aren't viewed as a threat. I have been a loyal customer for years and am very saddened by the lack of professionalism and poor treatment. We will drive the 25 miles to Goodwill from now on, where the prices are the same no matter who you are.