You Can Now Shop at Goodwill From The Comfort Of Home
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.
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