Yesterday I took a trip to the Lancaster, PA Goodwill. We’ve talked about this treasure shop a few times in the forums, and many of you have visited it. I wanted to share the experience with those of you who haven’t, so that you can enjoy my favorite thrift shop from afar!
We’ll get right back to the regular, old Goodwill…but first, let’s visit the Bargain Room. It’s right next door.
What’s the Bargain Room, you ask? Well…it’s where they get rid of all the stuff they can’t sell. There is no rhyme or reason to it. I’ve found everything from perfect Abercrombie jeans to Armani wool skirts, to NFL football jerseys…right mixed in with the single shoe, stained up coat. Everything is in bins, like you see here:
You really have to dig. I had my three tween/teen daughters with me. They were soooooooooooooooooo (times a million o’s) not into being there. So I cut my trip down to exactly 2.7 minutes and bought only five things that I grabbed from looking quickly through 5 bins.
I got a pink houndstooth coat, a striped JCrew shirt, a striped Hollister tank, a striped Hollister sweater, and a Eagles jersey. ALL for under $5 bucks! Almost everything in the store is .85!
The Bargain Room is definitely NOT fancy, clean, or upscale. Not for the faint of heart. I always shake a little bit the first time I dive into those bins! Mind over matter, people!! Anything for a bargain!!
Next, we headed into the regular side of the Goodwill. It’s fairly nice. Not much to report from here, so I’ll just let the pictures tell the story…
The kid’s corner…
Housewares, oddly organized by color?!?!?
And this, just because it made me laugh…as a quilter, I spend a lot of time at Joanne’s and have never seen a Joann nutcracker!
I spent about $40 here. I bought some lovely high end items for resale, a North Face fleece pullover for my husband ($4.50) and a gorgeous embellished Gap jean jacket for my youngest daughter. I did pass up a like-new Oilily dress that was just soooo ugly I couldn’t imagine it selling!
So, what do you think? Road trip t0 Lancaster time?
It’s back to school selling season on ebay, which means busy busy busy for children’s clothing sellers like me! Lots of our members are selling and shipping out a lot this week. What did you sell today?
I am almost up with all my unlisted items BUT I have over 35 pants/jeans (men and woman) that needs to be listed. I have such a hard time taking pictures of those; Please let me know how take pictures of them. I only have a half size mannequins so I am not able to put them on those. I’ve tried putting them on the bed but I can not get high up enough to take a decent picture .
Photographing pants can be tricky!! Little kids pants are fine…but adult pants are a)HUGE and hard to photograph well and b)weird to lay flat. But, never fear—your stork friends are here!! Here are some suggestions this member received.
Member elainelynn suggests: I lay them flat on the floor on my big piece of background fabric. I do sometimes stand on a chair to get a better perspective. Once you get going, it’s easy. Pic of the front, pic of the back, done!
Another member Caroline suggests: I hang my on hangers and take photos outside – if they’re maternity pants or skirts I no longer bother with the manni – takes too much time I agree.
So there you have it! Tune in tomorrow for the next Daily Stork Tip!