Both are good stores to find great deals! If you ask me, they are pretty much the same store. It really depends on what you are looking to buy and what that particular store has to offer. Each city is different, so look for the store that is in a well off neighborhood. Goodwill & Salvation stores near Beverly Hills and Palm Springs have been known to carry high-end stuff because the people in that area are the ones donating their stuff. Hope that helps!