St Vincent de Paul's Stephanie Daetz, owner Rose Hasler and Colleen Swan have been run off their feet with a 50% off everything sale. Photo Tegan Annett / The Observer
St Vincent de Paul's Stephanie Daetz, owner Rose Hasler and Colleen Swan have been run off their feet with a 50% off everything sale. Photo Tegan Annett / The Observer Tegan Annett

Vinnies even cheaper with 50% off sale

A MYERS dress selling for just $5 is one of the hidden gems among one of St Vincent de Paul Gladstone's biggest sales.

The 50% off everything sale started today.

Customers lined up at the door before the second hand store opened after spotting the spray painted sheet hung up outside.

Manager Rose Hasler said the sale a spur of the moment decision.

"I only decided to do it last night.

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"That's when I spray painted the sheets with '50% off everything'," she said.

She decided to have the sale to help get rid of their summer stock.

With overflowing donation bins and winter looming, they're keen to clean the store of summer stock.

Throughout the year they have an occasional sale, but Ms Hasler said this was their biggest yet.

"It's feels nice to do because it does help out the people who might not have a lot of money coming in at the moment," she said.

It one of the store's busiest days for volunteers Stephanie Daetz and Colleen Swann.

"There were actually people lined up out the door when we opened," Ms Daetz said.

"This is the first time we've had a break, and it's 3pm," she said.

While there is plenty of clothes, toys, bric-a-brac and more, their busy day today has rid them of their bunch of bags.

They're hoping to get some donations of bags tomorrow.

The St Vincent de Paul store is located on Goondoon St, across from the Gladstone Charter Square shopping centre.

The sale will finish on Friday.

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