where YOU pick the prices!

Tonite I’m home doing some window shopping while I sit on the couch. How cool is that? I found this amazing site called  I can go thrift shopping from the comfort of my own home. is an internet auction site created, owned and operated by Goodwill of Orange County (Santa Ana, CA).   Participating Goodwill stores from all over the country offer items for auction- everything from antiques, art and clothing items.  Revenue from the auction sales help fund Goodwill’s training and job placement programs.

Here’s how to get started:

  • If you are already a registered user of, you can
    go straight to the auction listings.
  • If you are new to, use the buyer
    sign up to register and receive your personalized Buyer I.D. and Password.

Below is a vintage sheared mink stole priced at $16 (current bid)

Basically, it’s like any other shopping website, you choose the type of items you’re looking for and browse thru the photos.  The difference here is that you get to decide on the price!  Personally, I’ve bid for items on several occasions, it seems like I always get out-bid though. I’ve been told it’s good to wait until towards the end of the auction to place a bid though I’ve never tried this tactic.

Below are a few random items I found on the site tonite– Michael Kors handbag, ladies roller skates in size 7, pinball machine and a desk.  There are literally thousands of items.  I found a clarinet for $22, golf clubs for $5 and the 1991 Buick Century pictured below for $399 (current auction price).

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Jody Thompson

I'm going to blog about my many shopping escapades. Whether it is a used book store, a thrift shop or a consignment shop-- I'm here to tell all about my experiences. When I find great stuff-- I'll let you know. I'm sending good karma to all the thrifty shoppers out there!

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