If you're a thrift store shopper, you've probably made a few visits to your local Goodwill store, but you might not have known that you can also shop online from the comfort of your couch...ShopGoodwill.com is an auction website owned and operated by Goodwill Industries. The site pulls from a national inventory of used items, and it operates like eBay, except that all proceeds go to Goodwill's education, training, and job placement programs.
Buyers bid on loot, and the highest bidder "wins." You can search merchandise by category, price range, and auction end date, among other things. Like eBay, Goodwill has reserve prices, the minimum amount the seller will accept.
The inventory is a little more well-edited than an average Goodwill shop, and prices can run a little higher, but you'll still find steals compared to commercial auction sites. Find more information right here.
Thanks to Heather for tipping us off to the Goodwill online shop!
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