Thursday, January 03, 2008

Thursday Thirteen....Goodwill Hunting

For me Goodwill Hunting has a different meaning than the movie title. I LOVE Goodwill (are you sick of hearing about it?). Every time I go there I am amazed that I find stuff I actually wanted or even needed. I get so excited about it. There is this one cashier who works there...we have somewhat of a personality clash. I don't know how to explain it. I always tell Jake about her so when he went with me she was all nice and friendly. Of course....made me look silly. It made me see her a little differently so I have been trying to be more tolerant of her quirks. When I am go to pay for the treasures I have found I can barely contain myself. Sometimes I will say...do you know what a fabulous deal this is??? This item would cost _____ at a regular store. She always looks at me like I am crazy. I don't think she likes her job very much. Last night I went shopping and my cart was packed....this is the best time to shop - everyone is getting rid of the old to make room for the new. One of the other girls who works there commented that I was buying out the store. I know it is sad that the employees at Goodwill recognize me and talk to me like an old friend. I listen to talk radio all day, feed the squirrels and I am a regular at the local thrift store. I am a weirdo.

Here is a list of 13 things I have bought at Goodwill. Many of the items were BRAND STINKIN NEW!!!!

1. Starbucks French Press $3.20
2. Born Shoes (never worn!!!) $3
3. Books (Rachel Ray cookbook, Jodi Picoult, others fresh off the shelves of Borders) .50 - $1
4. Eddie Bauer Sweater (with tags!!!!) $3.99
5. Scrapbooks - in packaging $2.40 each
6. Evenflo Megasaucer Circus - very clean and looks new $3.25
7. Cricut Diecut Cartridge - George Font (rare) $3ish
8. Pottery Craft augratin dish & covered one quart bean pot (beautiful!!!) $4.80 total
9. Plantoys oval xylophone $1.20
10. Cleveland Browns Cap (with tags!!! I bought this one in TN while visiting my mom) $1
11. Curiosity Kits Chocolate Monster Pops kit in the wrapper $2
12. Twister Moves DVD edition (open but almost never used) $1.30
13. Full Size Sheet Pan (two of them) $4.80 for both.

Oh, my list could go on and on, although I have never seen bathroom vanities there.Doesn't it make you want to run out and check out your local thrift store????

12 comments:

Jenn said...

That is so cool ! I haven't been resale shopping in years.

Kat said...

My daughter knows how to find those kind of buys too. When I go, they have nothing I like or nothing that fits! One time, Goodwill had a fill a bag for $5...anything you could fit in the bag and the whole bag cost $5! I was throwing all kinds of things in there!


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Holly said...

You're not weird, you're smart!

Anonymous said...

No....she is weird. But we love her anyway. Who wants normal friends, then we look even weirder then WE (I) are (am).

Love ya babe!
~Me

Anna said...

sigh. i wish we had shops like that here. happy new year!

mom huebert said...

Oh man-- I think I need to find a different thrift store. The ones around here never have great deals like that. Maybe everybody here is too thrifty, and only gives away their junk...! You got some SUPER deals.

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I LOVE Goodwill hunting too- you have gotten some NICE finds! I once got a really nice Ann Taylor dress with tags on it for $2!

Steph

Sassy Lucy said...

I have to be careful to be selective when I go Goodwill or Thrift Store hunting, always need to be sure my pocketbook can handle it. I am always amazed at the things yu can find if you are patient. Great finds you got.
POp into the Cafe for my T13 if you have the time.

Jake said...

When did you start to feed the squirrels? I thought you were done with them.

She Became a Butterfly said...

i LOVE thrifting!!! you just inspired me to swing by mine!

Stephanie said...

*sigh*
The thrift stores here just do not compare!

Nicholas said...

And books. Don't forget all the books they have on sale there.