Why strolling throw Goodwill, I’ve noticed that their prices have somewhat gone up (insert gasp here). I mean, I can’t speak for everyone in every part of the country, but as far as the one’s I frequent, the prices aren’t what they use to be.
There was a time that I could go in and find end tables for about $15 (sometimes 5 and 10 bucks!)
Wanted a chest of drawer? Oh that’s a good $25-$30 easily. Now? AT LEAST $75. And what’s bad is that the prices have been marked down from previous weeks to that $75 because at first they marked it at $100 or above and people were not buying…
Let me do a side note here: Obviously I know that the prices I am complaining about are still pretty good deals. I’m just speaking on what I’ve noticed as far as prices being different (higher) than what I would have seen months ago and the years I’ve been thrifting at Goodwill.
This piece (above) had been marked down like THREE times! First of all, I would actually spend a little more for this. But it’s literally falling a part. And the veneer on the side of the table is falling off. I’ve been in this same Goodwill for two weeks and it’s still there…
I was excited to see this mirror! But when I walked up to it, I was surprised by the price. $25…WHAT??? What happened to $7? Again, this may be a deal to some of you, but for me it was surprise!
I just knew this table was going to be next to nothing given what had previously been done to it. Nope, $25. If this one gets marked down, I’m buying it!
I wanted these SOOOOO bad! They were $30 a piece. I just about banged my head on the wall. $30 a each? Oh I totally could have gotten them two for $30 in the past like I did these
What I’ve come to realize is that I really have to venture out for my treasures now. I follow Goodwill on twitter and they follow me, which mean they follow a lot of bloggers and possibly read our blogs (well, actually I KNOW they read our blogs). They know that we love Goodwill. What I have decided to do is shop my local not so blogged about thrift shops to find my treasures…
So, have anyone else experienced the recent change in the way Goodwill’s prices have changed? Or is it just me? Or have your Goodwill always been on the pricey side?
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