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Clothes Shopping Fix!

January 26th, 2007 at 04:39 am

Only 2 / 4 of my items on eBay sold. Neither is a big ticket item (a pair of shoes and a pair of jeans), but it feels good to get them out of my closet; not to mention the few dollars I'll make in profit.

I'll add the money to my $20 Challenge after they get mailed so I can calculate the exact profit. A paperback book I had listed on also sold today.

Motivated by the great Goodwill finds I've read about on Savings Advice, I made my second sojourn earlier this evening. The first time I went I was a little overwhelmed- the place was a little disorganized. Thursdays are 15% off for students and senior citizens so I thought I'd take another look.

My timing was great, because they were having an unannounced sale of 50% everything in the entire store today - Sunday. I thought the selection and organization seemed better than my last trip, too. I ended up buying a nice sweater (originally from Express) and a pair of cords (originally from old Navy) for a grand total of $5.49!

I wasn't in dire need for new clothes, but it's fun to splurge on some fun stuff without breaking the bank! I might go back this weekend when I have a little more time to look around and see if I can make any speculative purchases for sale on eBay. It seems difficult to judge what's going to sell on eBay, so this might be a little "risky" from a money making perspective-- if you can call Goodwill speculation risky!

3 Responses to “Clothes Shopping Fix!”

  1. JanH Says:

    Okay, that settles it...I'm going to take a trip to the big Goodwill store in the next town. I've got to see what everyone is talking about!

  2. cherylyates Says:

    Thrifts stores are great!!!! I'm a thrift store junkie! I just got a new job after 4 months of unemployment and serious penny pinching. As a reward and celebration, I'm allowing myself a shopping spree at teh best goodwill store I know--in Cherry Hill New Jersey. Don't laugh, but that's a 6 hour drive from my home on Boston's North Shore!!!! Actually, I'll be visiting my niece who lives in that area, but visiting her is just an excuse to go to the thrift store!! Last time I was there, I spent $50---just a few of the things I brought home were: 3 brand new pairs of boots, 2 pairs shoes, 2 pairs of sandals--all new or nearly new, a brand new suede jacket--missing belt, but I cut off the belt loops, 2 purses and several sweaters---all for $50 bucks!! And lots of fun for the treasure hunter! And yes, a few of those items eventually made it onto ebay...

  3. librarylady Says:

    LOL! I know what you mean.
    Congratulations on your nice clothing purchase.

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