Friday, November 13, 2009
So this photo you see here is one I took with my cell phone standing outside the building. As you can see it is a "Goodwill clearance center." What on earth? Have any of you ever seen one of these? In all my years hunting, I have not.
I was in Bakersfield last weekend and my nephew (he's in his 30's and also sells on eBay) told me about it. When I arrived I was quite confused. "Hm? What will my plan of attack be? I've never entered one of these before. I don't know what to expect?" You can imagine I was quite excited...........until I learned they were closing in 15minutes! But that's okay, I can do a lot of damage in 15 minutes!
So I enter and it turns out everything is by the pound! There are huge bins everywhere categorized by shoes, clothing, housewares, books, etc. You dig dig dig , put your goods on the scale and there ya go! What a cool concept.
However, it was VERY messy as you can imagine. No shoes were paired. The clothing was thrown everywhere. I was afraid to break dishes as they were stacked on top of each other. So, not quite as heart pumping as my usual GW runs.
I don't think this is one that I will bother trying to frequent. For one, it is 3 hours away from my home. And two, well..........I like my stores a "little" organized. I mean, yes I'm hunting but I do have a system where I scan items as I walk. If you like to dig (which normally I do) than this is for you.
Was sort of strange not to be as enthused as I normally am about thrift stores. However, we quickly moved onto another one where we scored big time!
I will be posting some of my finds soon.
Until next time friends!
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