Sunday, February 19, 2012

Ready, Set, GO!

My brother and I met at the Salvation Army yesterday for a little thrift store shopping. He found one thing. Then we decided to check out the Goodwill in N.V. and this is what we found. HUH? It was just a big room with bins and you were supposed to just dig? We were a little confused but we joined in anyway. That's my brother there on the left.

We found a few things and just as we were getting settled, they blew a whistle and made everyone get off the floor. It was time to change the bins?! What?! New stuff! Here they are wheeling the new bins back into place. They switch the bins at 12PM, 2:30PM, 5PM and 7:30PM.

Here are the vultures. It was the best picture I could get without looking like an idiot. It's like shopping with those people at the DI that stand outside the back doors and hover for the new carts to be brought out so that they can attack them. The lady in charge made an announcement about not breaking things or beating each other up and then said GO. I felt like I was in one of those movies where they let all the women loose in those factory outlet stores. My brother went straight for the shoes and I went for the clothes. I should have gone in another direction. Next time.

We learned a lot in one day. That there are people that fill a cart and park it against the wall, leave and come back for it later to get more. Why? Because you pay by the pound! The best deal is 50+lbs for .59/lb! We also learned that people combine purchases to get the weight discount. We did this with a woman that asked us if we wanted to so that's how we found out. We had 21lbs, she had 40lbs. Cash is best so you can do this easily.

I only got a few things but my brother found some nice stuff. I am so going back for another try.


  1. That is crazy! I can't believe they switch the bins and sell things by the pound. It's totally a good idea to join with somewhere when making a purchase. I'm glad we don't live near that Goodwill. Nathan would have way too much fun!

  2. Wow! A picker's delight!! Fun way to spend a few hours!