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Friday, 15 January 2016 09:39

Goodwill Outlet Shopping

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Goodwill Outlet Store shopping…  really is like no other Goodwill shopping.  When you enter the outlet you are met with giant blue tables loaded up with everything imaginable.  While at first this can seem so overwhelming – finding one really amazing item is all it takes to cause the “hunter” mode in your brain to kick in.    I’ll admit.  I was skeptical.  Within my first five minutes I saw the best album cover ever created by a group of creative people.  There is nothing about Chiqui Chi that holds any interest musically…  but that art work!  Then I found this fabulous leather purse!  Hooked for sure!  All my opinions on digging in bins have been pushed to the wayside and I’m chomping at the bit for the bins to be rotated out so more treasures can be found!  

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So – what is the Outlet Store?  It’s everything that didn’t sell at one of our store or anything that didn’t make the grade to land at one of our stores.  The bins start with fresh stock every morning and are then rotated out, replaced with fresh stock again twice during the course of the day.


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You will find furniture priced for next to nothing that may need some TLC or a good cleaning.  We have a ton of ski's for $2/set.

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You will find a miscellaneous selection of electronics and other things  priced dirt cheap.  Everything else is priced by the pound.  Clothing, handbags, shoes, toys and house wares are $1.29 a pound.  Glass and books are $.39 a pound.   You fill up your cart, roll it onto the scales, pay for your things and off you go.


Some example of things found in the store this morning:

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Some rules to keep in mind while outlet shopping:  


When bins are being rotated – you have to wait until the bins come to a complete stop in the assigned location and the staff have removed the cover before you can shop them.


No pushing/shoving.  Be nice to everyone.  :-)


Use caution when digging through the bins – there could be sharp/broken items in them.


Keep your kids with you.  They aren’t allowed to be unaccompanied.


No food/drink are allowed in the store.


All sales are final – so check your stuff before you buy.


Head to the Outlet Store.  Feed your inner bargain hunger.  Happy shopping!



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Welcome to our blog!  We want to show you some of the really amazing things you can find at a Goodwill store.  With a creative mind and a little patience you can find current, fashionable clothing and home decor at your local Goodwill.  We will help you find looks that works for you or your home without break the bank account.  Most importantly - shopping at Goodwill comes with a warm fuzzy that you can't get at most places.  When you shop at Goodwill you help fund Goodwill's mission.  Your support helps people make the transition to independence and self-reliance.


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