When I spoke with my friend Beth earlier this week she advised there that Friday and Saturday were 50% off days at local Goodwill thrift stores and we arranged to meet up at the one in Glenbrook Commons. I arrived a little early and was surprised at how many people gathered up by the door just before 10am when the doors opened.
I arrived a little early and was surprised at how many people gathered up by the door just before 10am when the doors opened. You would have thought the latest game video game was going on sale on Black Friday or tickets were going on sale for a popular rock band.
When she arrived she said she thought there would be more people than were there, as there usually are on half-price days. She had also warned me to watch my cart as there was an issue at another location where another shopper snatched a pair of shoes from her friend’s cart when she wasn’t looking. Thankfully, nothing like that happened when we were there and no totally out of control kids running around like there sometimes are, so it was a fun day. One woman had at least 5 kids here. I offered to hold the door for her but she said she said that she was ok and “Good Lordy, I have to count the kids to be sure I have them all”.
Above is what I was able to pick up for under $12, including tax.
- 5 scarves, 2 black, one black plaid, one pink sequin and one skinny brown sequin for 50 cents each
- Two brandy snifters that I will probably use to store makeup or hair accessories in. The large one was $2.50. It had at one time a logo for a Vegas Casino but was half worn off, so I scraped off the rest when I got home and it looks much nicer. The small has the Disney Castle and says “Enchanted Kingdom” on it was 33 cents, which is appropriate because it will hold some of the magical tools to try to look presentable.
- A funky glass with a wooden holder for $1.50
- A men’s shirt for $2.13
- Two paperback children’s book for 50 cents each. I plan to use these in the Little Free Library I want to start.
- New DVD “Knifefight” starring Rob Lowe and Carrie-Anne Moss. I had never heard of it but after the reading the back that had a description on it and it sounded interesting and is cheaper than renting a movie. I found the trailer below on Youtube.