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Goodwill shopping now online

Goodwill launched a website for ONLINE thrifting called GoodwillFinds.com.  There are already more than 100,000 items available, with many more on the way.

Have you ever been at Goodwill, and thought, “Damn – I’ve looked down all five aisles of mugs with goofy sayings on them, and I still haven’t found the perfect one.”  Well, GoodwillFinds.com is going to rock your world!

Goodwill was always the go-to place for secondhand shoppers hunting for that diamond in the rough – or just the “I’m with stupid” t-shirt. Now they’ve expanded to the online world. Until now, Goodwill didn’t have a centralized online business, so it was just random stores selling a few of their donations online through third party websites like eBay and Craigslist.

GoodwillFinds launched with roughly 100,000 items available online, and they say that more treasures will be added soon, and regularly.

There’s a little of everything:  Clothes, electronics, kitchen stuff, home furnishings, books, media, toys, and collectibles.  BUT you won’t find any of those DIRT CHEAP items.  It looks like they didn’t bother uploading anything that wasn’t at least about $5.  And you will have to pay for shipping.

Perfect timing –  second-hand clothing business is expected to grow 16 times faster than the general retail clothing sector by 2026, according to a report by research firm GlobalData for Thredup. It’s also happening at a time when inflation is pushing shoppers to be thriftier, and spend those dollars more wisely – put down the nine dollar coffee drink!!!

In 2021, retail revenue from donations to Goodwill was more than $5.4 billion, the organization said. The number of first-time buyers of secondhand clothes in 2020 jumped by 33 million—and three-quarters of those shoppers planned to increase their spending in that market!

There are 14 Goodwill locations in the Las Vegas area. You just never know what you might find, so give it a shot – a little Goodwill hunting, if you will. And even if you wont.

-Carla Rea

What Did You Buy With Your First Real Paycheck? Carla Rea Splurged

What did you buy with your first big check from working a “real” job? A story was trending over the weekend with celebrities talking about what they bought when they got their first “real” check and you might be a little surprised!

The Mike & Carla Morning Show wanted to know what you bought with your first “real” check. Was it a wallet? Was it a purse? Was it a fancy dinner at your favorite restaurant?

When Carla Rea got her first “real” paycheck from doing comedy, she wanted to commemorate her first paid week as a professional comedian with something to remember it by. She bought a very cool (and not cheap) Hamilton Ventura watch. This was a gift she has had her eyes on for years. It was 400 dollars at that time and she still has it. It cost far more than her first paid week, 150 dollars, as a working comedian. Whenever she wears it, or even sees it, she’s reminded of that first week. Seeing the watch also reminds her that she is still able to do what she loves, and still loves which is comedy! It’s her comfortable place.

On the other hand, Mike O’Brian, finally bought himself a bedroom set. Nothing expensive, but in the past it was only a box spring and mattress on the floor. Or if memory serves correctly someone gave Mike the bedroom set. This time he could actually buy something on his own.

Unless you’re very disciplined, the first thing you probably did with your first big paycheck was buy something. Sometimes the sought out gift is something big and sometimes it’s very small.

Listen to the segment below to hear what some listeners bought with their first check:

Now celebrities, in general, most likely make a lot more in their paychecks than we do. But those first paychecks weren’t always huge, even in celebrity-land. Take a look at some of the cool and practical things some of your favorite celebrities bought when they finally started making money. Scroll below to see what some of your favorite celebrities bought with their first checks and enjoy!

 

  • Donald Glover: Gushers candy. He says, "I wasn't allowed to have candy as a kid, so I was like, "I'm ballin'."

    DONALD GLOVER

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  • Kerry Washington: She Bought Her first laptop.

    Kerry Washington

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  • Jennifer Lopez: No Surprise - A Mercedes.

    Jennifer Lopez

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  • Nicole Kidman: She says they were "The coolest boots I had ever seen in my life." She also bought her mom and dad a washing machine.

    Nicole Kidman

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  • Tiffany Haddish: "A big box of Snickers and lollipops, Jolly Rancher sticks, Blow Pops, and Corn Nuts." Her first check was $120.

    Tiffany Haddish

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  • Brad Pitt: A period Craftsman chair and a Frank Lloyd Wright "wannabe" lamp.

    Brad Pitt

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  • Tom Cruise: His sister's college tuition. With his next check, he bought his other sister a car. Nice big brother!

    Tom Cruise

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  • Issa Rae: A Tesla

    Issa Rae

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  • Lil Nas X: He took his family bowling. Fun, and practical!

    Lil Naz X

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  • Brie Larson: A blue electric guitar

    Brie Larson

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  • Rami Malek: An espresso machine

    Rami Malek

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  • Sarah Paulson: A GAP shopping spree

    Sarah Paulson

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  • Julianna Margulies: Flex hair conditioner! She says, "Flex was a big deal at that time. I was 22 and I just remember sitting there with the conditioner on my hair for hours."

    JULIANN-MARGULIS

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  • Carla Rea: Hamilton Venture Watch. "I wanted one forever. Thought they were so unusual, and classy. I'll have it forever!"

    Carla Rea

    [Carla Rea] via BMG Las Vegas