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My Goodwill trip

January 26th, 2012 at 02:22 pm

Since it was Wednesday I stopped at Goodwill on the way home from work yesterday. I had a big bag of stuff to drop off, and then I did my shopping with my senior's citizen discount. I spent $12 altogether - $2 for gifts (a puzzle and a card game, both new) -- and $10 for things to put in the booth. I came home and priced them and entered them into the inventory, and their market value is $70. Best finds were a Tolana pottery cat and a Salem China "Yorktown" creamer. Oh, and a handmade earthenware vase that I just love -- may keep it if it doesn't sell.

I looked over the clothing sections lightly, but didn't see anything I needed.

There was another woman there loading up her cart with dishes and bakeware. She wasn't being choosey, like me. She looked well-to-do, so I wondered what her story was. I mean, she bought a LOT! I think she must have been setting up a kitchen for someone or some organization. I would have asked her, but she didn't seem very approachable.

Staying on my frugal course, I hung up laundry again on my drying rack. And I am being very conscious to use up my food before it spoils. That's why I am STILL eating mashed potatoes! (OH, I made too much!)

5 Responses to “My Goodwill trip”

  1. MonkeyMama Says:

    Honestly, who knows. A relative just lost her "mansion" and had to move into a 1-bedroom apartment. She probably still has some dishes. But she looks very hoity toity and I can just picture her shopping the thrift store these days because she is so financially screwed. (They were counting on an inheritance from VERY wealthy parents, for retirement, but got $0. They went from riches to rags in mere minutes, basically).

    So, you never know. When I picture her, she was just always dressed to the nines and decked out in jewels, etc. I imagine she is just as decked out in the thrift shop these days, if she could bear to do it. I don't think she has much choice.

    For her sake, hope it was for charity or a friend/reative, and not a similar situation!

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    It sounds like you have a good Goodwill store. Good luck with your booth sales.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Maybe she was like you said, buying things for a family or maybe she has a resale shop.

    You could put things with those potatoes like cheese and bacon and green onions and fancy them up a bit.

  4. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Maybe you could use the mashed potatoes to make a Shepherd's Pie? That way it would at least be a little different.

  5. CB in the City Says:

    Shepherd's Pie is a good idea! I have been eating them with cheese and grilled onions, which is delicious, but even that is getting old.

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