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Goodwill trip

August 21st, 2014 at 06:37 am

Since I had the car, and it was Wednesday (Senior Discount Day), I went to Goodwill after work. I was looking for jackets/blazers for work. I found only one, a pale pink, which will soon be too summery, but it will be good for next spring/summer. I figure I can make it work for fall by wearing it with black.

I also found a pair of jeans, a pair of chinos, and a pair of capris. Not too long ago I gave away some pants that were too big, so it was good to find better-fitting pants to replace them. Then I bought some gift items: a shirt for my BIL, a brass gazelle statuette for my BFF, and some Pfaltzgraff bread-and-butter plates for another friend. And finally, an item to resell -- an Isabel Bloom sculpture (peace dove) which is worth about $20-25. Or it would be a good gift. The total bill was $32.

When I went over my receipt after coming home, I saw that I was charged $4.24 for SHOE/BLT/PRS. I did not buy shoes, a belt or a purse. Furthermore, I brought home 12 items but the receipt says 13. So somehow I was erroneously charged for something I didn't buy. The checkout girl was very sweet, and I don't get the feeling I was conned, but something was goofed up.

Here is the question. $4.24 is less than the savings I got for my senior discount, and I got everything at a crazy cheap price anyway. Is it worth trying to get a refund or a store credit? I could go back on Friday, when I drive again, but they are in a construction area, and I had an awful time last night just getting headed in the right direction to go home. I don't really want to do that again. What would you do?

6 Responses to “Goodwill trip”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I'd personally like the refund, but if it is too much of a hassle it may not be worth it.

  2. snafu Says:

    Can you phone, note the GW store manager's name and explain to her you can't get there just now. What's their policy for error? Perhaps plan next Wednesday - and an opportunity to again seek a blazer. It occurs to me that it's difficult to prove you didn't buy shoes/blt/prse and you may be out $ 4.24.

  3. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    I might just consider it a donation to the charity.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    I know, Snafu, that's exactly what I'm thinking -- how do you prove you didn't buy something? I think I'll consider it a donation. But I will watch more carefully next time; check my receipt before I leave.

  5. My English Castle Says:

    I bet they see you regularly and trust you!

  6. Bluebird Says:

    Great finds on your Goodwill trip! Gray and brown would also go nicely with your pink jacket.

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