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Goodwill find of the day
Posted by: davemchine
Date: June 24, 2014 10:14PM
I think I did pretty well today. I bought a Dyson DC35 for $24 and it sells for $289 on Amazon. It is missing some accessories but I just want it for the couches so it is perfect. Then I got a Bushnell 565 for $15 and it sells for $85 on Amazon. I'm not usually a lucky person but today was my day!

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Ukulele music I couldn't find anywhere else.
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Re: Goodwill find of the day
Posted by: davemchine
Date: June 24, 2014 10:21PM
Oh, I also bought a projector and took the lens out of it. It is huge. It is labeled 317mm. I bought it for $3.99 and I left the projector at goodwill. I was pretty happy with that one also.



Ukulele music I couldn't find anywhere else.
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Re: Goodwill find of the day
Posted by: freeradical
Date: June 24, 2014 10:28PM
Slide projector lens?
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Re: Goodwill find of the day
Posted by: davemchine
Date: June 24, 2014 10:30PM
I don't know what the projector is called. It is the type when you use the transparent sheets of plastic with a pen and the light shines through the plastic through the lens to a mirror and then onto the wall. I got a lens out of one probably 20 years ago and it has been excellent for reading small print. Now I have an extra one. Cool for $3.99.



Ukulele music I couldn't find anywhere else.
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Re: Goodwill find of the day
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: June 24, 2014 10:39PM
Overhead projector. I still have flashbacks about trying to print out halfway decent transparencies for our client service people's presentations. We were using a Hewlett-Packard inkjet, one of the first ones with Postscript, IIRC. The transparenices never looked good.
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Re: Goodwill find of the day
Posted by: Acer
Date: June 24, 2014 11:20PM
Fresnel lens. Take it into the sun to cook your lunch.
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Re: Goodwill find of the day
Posted by: BernDog
Date: June 24, 2014 11:38PM
My wife bought a dozen or so weird stuffed rabbits from some Nickelodeon show for a buck a piece new with tags today and they're worth $30 each on eBay. Also four Brita filters (in the box) for the same price and they also go for $30 each. So, about $400 gross on about $15 investment. It was a good day.
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Re: Goodwill find of the day
Posted by: Mini 9
Date: June 25, 2014 04:44AM
I only drop stuff off at Goodwill. Do you guys treat this as a regular store/business?
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Re: Goodwill find of the day
Posted by: Wild eep
Date: June 25, 2014 05:16AM
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Mini 9
I only drop stuff off at Goodwill. Do you guys treat this as a regular store/business?

Dave treats it as a way to post crap. Goodwill is a place for people who have needs.
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Re: Goodwill find of the day
Posted by: billb
Date: June 25, 2014 07:06AM
It must be lonely up on that pedestal.



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Re: Goodwill find of the day
Posted by: TLB
Date: June 25, 2014 08:24AM
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Mini 9
I only drop stuff off at Goodwill. Do you guys treat this as a regular store/business?

I'm not ashamed to say about a third of my wardrobe came from Goodwill. However, it is difficult to find good guys clothes though since we typically wear them out rather than change with changing fashions. I had to play in an office golf outing an I was able to get a pretty nice set of matching clubs for less than $20.
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Re: Goodwill find of the day
Posted by: Go To Top
Date: June 25, 2014 09:20AM
Goodwill is not a nice place. The CEO in SoCalif. makes $1.1 million a year.
Try Sally Army.



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Re: Goodwill find of the day
Posted by: davemchine
Date: June 25, 2014 10:37AM
I am a rare goodwill shopper. Yesterday I stopped in for my daughter who wanted to purchase some books. Finding a few treasures for myself was a bonus and I have no plans to sell any of it. The Vacuum will be great for the stairs and couches, the telescope is just plain fun, and the lens is great for reading the small print manufacturers love.

Goodwill can be a good place to shop. I bought bed sheets there last year very affordably and they always have them available. I've observed some furniture deals also. Older wood furniture that could be sanded and refinished easily (I've done this). The clothing doesn't work for me as I'm a large person and they typically do not have my size.

As for donations, I take all of my own clothing to the local Mission. They maintain a clothing room for people who arrive with nothing but the clothes on their backs. I've toured their facility twice in the past and plan to tour again next week with my youngest daughter. It is important to show her the good work being done there.



Ukulele music I couldn't find anywhere else.
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Re: Goodwill find of the day
Posted by: kahuna1342
Date: June 25, 2014 10:54AM
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Goodwill is not a nice place. The CEO in SoCalif. makes $1.1 million a year.
Try Sally Army.

Goodwill debunking

There are many email rumors and untruths about the salaries of non-profit CEO's out there. Goodwill is a huge organization that provides job training, counseling and jobs for many people (disabled or not). I am proud to shop there and also donate my own stuff to them. Besides, there are great deals to be had! smiling smiley





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Re: Goodwill find of the day
Posted by: decay
Date: June 25, 2014 01:34PM
i bought 2 Bon Jovi records for resale. one is a UK 12" from their first album.



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Re: Goodwill find of the day
Posted by: Mike's Mac2
Date: June 25, 2014 03:24PM
Kahuna - good job pointing to link for the IRS 990. Any business that is non-profit must declare their top earners to the IRS. Then it is public information - go get it! Especially if you know someone on the board or very high up at a non-profit.
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Re: Goodwill find of the day
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: June 25, 2014 05:48PM
We have gotten good old-skool Pyrex at Goodwill for a buck or two. The actual borosilicate kind, not the current barely-better-than-plate-plass stuff.
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Re: Goodwill find of the day
Posted by: $tevie
Date: June 25, 2014 06:29PM
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Wild eep
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Mini 9
I only drop stuff off at Goodwill. Do you guys treat this as a regular store/business?

Dave treats it as a way to post crap. Goodwill is a place for people who have needs.

That's malarkey. Goodwill sells things to raise money for people who "have needs".

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Looking for greater variety than what you find on your average department store shelves? Most Goodwill® stores introduce more than 2,000 new items onto the sales floor each day. Stop by one of our more than 2,900 stores in the United States and Canada or shop online at shopgoodwill.com to snag basic items and one-of-a-kind finds.

When you shop at Goodwill, you’re not the only one who gets a great deal. Last year, sales from Goodwill stores funded employment training, job placement services, financial education, youth mentoring and more to 9.8 million people in the United States and Canada
[www.goodwill.org]

I have seen the idea posted before that thrift shops are for poor people to shop in. While that may be the case for some thrift shops, most of them are there to raise money via the sale of merchandise and are happy when people with money to spend come in and do just that.



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Re: Goodwill find of the day
Posted by: Mini 9
Date: June 25, 2014 06:32PM
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Goodwill is not a nice place. The CEO in SoCalif. makes $1.1 million a year.
Try Sally Army.

To me they seem very corporate-y for a charitABLE biz.
I still drop my stuff off.

For me, I buy stuff cheaply from ebay. Used clothing. Mainly easier to find small/extra small, or certain things.
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Re: Goodwill find of the day
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: June 30, 2014 11:31AM
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Goodwill is not a nice place. The CEO in SoCalif. makes $1.1 million a year.
Try Sally Army.

Sally Army supposedly has a nasty side, too, such as contributing financial support to anti-gay-rights causes.
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