Tonite I’m home doing some window shopping while I sit on the couch. How cool is that? I found this amazing site called shopgoodwill.com. I can go thrift shopping from the comfort of my own home. Shopgoodwill.com 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 shopgoodwill.com, you can
go straight to the auction listings.
- If you are new to shopgoodwill.com, 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).