Thursday, February 5, 2009
If I Can Clean It Up,I'm Good(will) With It
Our town has a "new" Goodwill. It is literaly across the street from where it was before. It's cleaner, brighter, and just smells better. (my sniffer works well) We live in town now, so I can take a minute out of my day and run in to see whats new. I'm all about a bargin. I have NO problem buying something used, second hand, third of fourth hand for that matter. If I can clean it up (no surprise to you right), and use it, I'm good(will) with it.
I just don't understand who prices the things that come into their store. Sometimes heads whip around in my direction because I can be heard saying, "Are You Serious!"
Now I'm not talking to anyone imparticular. Just myself. (yes, I do that too), but really. $39.oo for very damaged, fake wood bench that I wouldn't pay more than $5.oo for at a lawn sale. And that was one of the many, many, many, over priced items I saw this morning.
Rev. Edgar Helms (founder)Please don't get me wrong. I really do love G.W. I appreciate the history behind the industry, and am glad they employ many who otherwise would not have a job.
But, SERIOUSLY, get with the pricing program folks. Why would anyone purchase something very used at a price they could by it new at Wal-Mart? It's Goodwill remember?
I didn't leave G.W. empty handed. Even after all my complaining. See that cute laundry hamper at the top of the post. Yeah, Goodwill.
Hugs from Maine