Goodwill is big business and I am glad, I think. They took over the Purple Heart Thrift store in my mom's town and shaped it into a quality store where people can find amazing things. They also have a job training program and the stores are clean and organized.
In my little town Goodwill has taken over the local non profit thrift store and they are tearing it all up now in a big remodel. There are professional signs outside and a manned donation truck is on site every day. I would like that job of sitting in the truck all day. The fellow took everything I offered without question.
I can imagine that Goodwill has a tremendous garbage bill. I saw bins for recycled computers and electronics. The old thrift shop had a parking lot full of soggy trash that seemed to sit there for months. The merchandise seemed like trash too. Now the things in Goodwill are clean and priced. I have to say I like it.
I do remember the old days of finding amazing things in dirty, over crowded thrift stores. We have a Salvation Army around the corner from Goodwill and it is trashy. They do have some big bargains sometimes but it is hard to find them.
I really didn't see any bargain sales at Goodwill but the prices were reasonable today. I thought when they first opened that the prices were the same as going to Ross Dress For Less or Walmart. I would rather pay fifty cents for something and have to dig for it now that I think about it all. Is Goodwill going corporate? Are corporations inherently bad?
Oh Well, I am happy because I got a new CAPE at Goodwill for $6.99 today. I couldn't believe I was able to grab it off the incoming cart and I wondered why I was getting this magical thing. Just in the right place at the right time I guess. Thank you Goodwill. Please keep your prices reasonable!