When my sisters were here and cleaned up for me, we sent a lot of stuff to Goodwill. I had forgotten about it until I was in GW the other day and saw some of my stuff. It’s always interesting to see the prices they put on your things. I once saw my chair that I couldn’t sell at a garage sale for $10 priced at $60 at GW!
So, the other day I saw two pairs of boots that I had donated. One was a pair of Kenneth Cole Reaction ankle boots with a wedge heel. I paid $3.99 for them at the Salvation Army, and never wore them. They were cute boots, but just didn’t look cute on me. GW’s price: $15. (Incidentally, I don’t think they were leather; at the time I thought that I had heard that Kenneth Cole was pro-animal and didn’t use leather, but a quick look online proves that false. Maybe mine were fakes?)
Today I went to one of my favorite thrift stores for their 50% off everything Labor Day sale. I got a couple of things, nothing spectacular, but….
I tried on a pair of jeans (didn’t fit) and found money ($16) in the pocket. When I checked out I told the girl because I wanted to be completely honest, and she said “bonus for you!”. So after I paid under $3 for my purchases, I actually made money on that trip!
Now we know: check the pockets at the thrift store!