If you have never made it to a Goodwill Outlet than you really haven’t lived. Some people find it a disgusting place to set foot, but my friend and I have found that this can be a wonderful way to find some one-of-a-kind pieces for your wardrobe and the enjoyment it brings can’t be surpassed.
Here is how it works: You pay by the pound, my father always called it “Crap by the pound”. So our husbands have caught on to that, and ask us regularly “Are you wearing Crap today?”, “How much crap are you wearing today” or “How many pounds of crap did you buy?”. It never ceases to amaze us how often they can slip “crap” into their conversations.
Depending on where you live, the prices will be different, but for us it is:
- $1.39 per pound for 0-19 pounds
- 99 cents per pound for 20-49 pounds
- 59 cents per pound for 50 pounds or more
Looking around the Goodwill Outlet you will see bins full of clothes, glassware, books, and toys. Furniture is usually on the floor around one side of the room.
You have to dig for your treasures, and this is where some people get grossed out. Some people swear on wearing plastic gloves, others don’t and will even let their kids sit amongst the dirty clothes. We have seen people fold all their clothes in their cart, we have seen people with overflowing carts(usually ourselves) and we have seen people cover their carts with blankets or sheets while they walk around the store grabbing more items.
Its an interesting place to visit, even if you don’t buy anything (or touch anything for that matter), you will surely get a kick out of people watching. The one thing that cracks me up the most is when a person will turn to me and sternly say “I’m looking in this area”, like they had an invisible rope up and I was supposed to know where it was. Being the polite person I am I quickly move on to another area and let them look.
It truly is like a “Feeding Frenzy” as they bring out new bins, people fight for the best position to get clothes or items. It cracks me up. Check it out for yourself, your sure to have a good laugh.