Shop Goodwill Online For Tech Steals

Shop Goodwill Online For Tech Steals

Range Govindan
Oct 29, 2009

If you have ever shopped at a thrift store for deals, you know that it's a hit and miss operation. Some stores have great selection while others don't. But what happens when Goodwill moves its inventory online?

Now, it's possible to shop in Goodwill stores from the comfort of your own home. The site gets its items from a national inventory of used items, and operates like eBay. The only difference is that all proceeds go to Goodwill's education, teaching, and job placement programs. Just like eBay, you have to bid on items. You can search through the available merchandise by category, price range, and the end date of the auction.

Thanks to our colleague Sarah over at AT/Chicago, we spent some time perusing the site and were impressed by the lean mean efficiency of finding some great deals on home technology.

If you enjoy shopping at Goodwill, you will enjoy the website as well. It's easier to find stuff and you get access to stores all over the US. Unlike eBay, you won't be inundated with items and auctions. Sure, the prices are a bit higher than what you can find by yourself in stores, but all proceeds go to a good cause. We found some great deals on electronics and stuff for the home. Also, if you are a fan of vintage, you'll find some pretty neat stuff at the auctions. We find that it's a great idea to save money and find some steals. Students, shoppers on budgets, and vintage afficionados will appreciate this. You'll find a bunch of appliances that will cut costs in furnishing any apartment.

[via Apartment Therapy/Chicago, photos: CC-licensed by Flickr user D'Arcy Norman, Kylesteed via a CC license and Valerie Everett via a CC license]

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