Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship. ~Benjamin Franklin
I ran into Goodwill last week to look for lamps…
I came out with this stuff….
Ann Taylor Loft Shirt
Ann Taylor Loft Shirt
Nike tennis shoes for Amelia
She really liked them!
And yes, she wore this outfit in public..
Some brown leather sandals-I’ve had my eye out for some like these:)
My Favorite Find of the day was this Banana Republic Sweater Dress.
Don’t you know, the weather turned cold last Friday and I got to wear it:)
While I was looking at the shoes a lady a little ways down from me said, “Hey, are you a size 7?” I said, “Absolutely, what do you have down there!?”
That is when she pointed to these:
That’s right-these babies were like new and in my size! I put them in my cart and continued looking. As I was walking towards the front I saw some jeans that looked cute so I stopped to look. They were marked $40.00. That’s when I realized I shouldn’t have assumed that these Uggs were marked $4.00 like the rest of the shoes. I looked at the tag, and sure enough..
Really Goodwill? REALLY??? Who on earth goes into Goodwill to buy $75.00 shoes? I sure don’t. I took them up to the front to ask the cashier if I was reading the tag right-I was in denial. Sure enough, I had read it correctly. It was pretty clear by the way she answered me that she had been getting that question a lot. I put them away, paid for the rest of my things, and headed to pick S up from school.
When I got there I told a couple of the other moms and her teacher about my “find.”
This was their reaction:
|This picture is in no way staged…or maybe it totally and completely was.|
That’s right, they were just as shocked as I was. Shocked!
Now, I am not going to go on an I hate Goodwill rant. After this incident I did look into how they run their business, and I would suggest you do the same. It’s disappointing.
Why does this bother me so much? Can I afford to shop other places than Goodwill? Yes, I can-but that has not always been the case. When I was growing up (the grade school years) most of my clothes came from Goodwill, garage sales and wal-mart. Do you know how great it is go in there and find a name brand(read: quality) item when you would not be able to afford it otherwise? It’s really really great! Now that I am all grown up and watching my family’s pennies closely, it’s still great to find a good deal on a quality item. This experience showed me I may need to look elsewhere to find that deal.
Buy used and save the difference!
(I am, of course, quoting Michelle Duggar again..)
And-beware of sneaky Goodwill price tags!
Happy Thursday all!
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