Saturday, January 2, 2010

My Last Goodwill Trip For 2009 Was A Success

I thought I'd share my most recent trip to Goodwill with you. It was a good trip overall, but nothing was on sale so I paid a bit more than usual out of pocket. I could have done way better if I hit the New Years Day sale yesterday, but I can't win them all! I went ahead and went on New Years Eve so I could drop off a couple of boxes to donate. It was the last donation day for the 2009 tax year and it was worth the extra $10 or so I probably spent.

On the left is what I got for my kids. My son ended up with a pair of Gymboree jeans and two GAP shirts and my daughter got a cute pair of "like new" shoes for next year. I spent a total of $11.86 on them (with tax).

On the right is my pile of eBay goodies. I spent another $24.52 on eBay, including tax. I am guessing I'll bring in about $160 from it, once it all sales. That's like a 650% mark up! :)

Here's what I snagged for eBay:

Pair of Mickey Mouse glasses
3 Mugs
Cookie Stamp (new with tag)
Christmas plate
"Teacher" aroma pot thingy (new in box)
Breast Cancer/Pink Ribbon tie
3 kids designer sweaters (Talbots, Gymboree, Hartstrings)
Boys Talbots shirt
Vintage Lacoste sweater!!
Plus-sized Christmas sweater

So overall, I spent $36.38 at Goodwill. Not considering the "Goodwill" part, $36.38 for just 3 designer items and a pair of shoes is an awesome deal! Do you have any great thrift store trips to share? I'm a thrift store addict and would love to hear about them, email me!

6 comments:

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

You did pretty good! I love thrifting :)

Angie said...

Thanks!! I'm addicted!! :)

Debtfreemommy said...

I recently stopped at a thrift store in SC while I was traveling and found grab bags on "clearance" for .75 a bag of 2 for a dollar. (normally the bags are 2.50 I think)
most were surprisingly in see thru bags and were filled with 25 belts, or 15 christmas tins, or 16 nappy barbies, etc. But I dug and dug to find on which had a brand new looking safty 1st bath tub (which fold in HALF!) in one bag and then another bag was full of toys but I could tell it had a Disney princess electronic book toy that made noise.
I paid 1.00 for both bags and turned around and donated 6 or 7 toys back to the store which were unusable/unsaleable for me.
In one bag I found the Disney toy which works great AND a PINK LEAPFROG LEAPPAD!!! Score! Both worked great and included batteries. I was so excited. Ive always resold the bathtub for 4.00 and Im keeping the toys for my DD so still a profit of 3.00

I also bought a large hanging organizer which I say for 24.99 at walmart for 1.00 and a tupperware bowl which looked brand new for 1.50 (which was in the book for 16.50.

Angie said...

Oh my gosh!!! Totally a case where digging and patience pay off. Don't you love awesome thrift finds?

Saph said...

Great finds! I need to go digging at the thrift store :)
What do you do with all the items that don't sell on your ebay store? Do you keep relisting til it sells?

Angie said...

Thanks! And yes, I set up my listings to relist automatically & usually pull items that don't sell after about 2 years. If you have patience to wait that long, most stuff will sell. :)

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