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Old 03-03-2012, 01:09 PM
 
Location: The Cascade Foothills
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This is happening at my local Goodwill and may be happening at all of them.

When I went there last night, as I walked into the store, an employee handed me a BIG brown bag and said anything I could stuff in that bag was half off (except any of the new merchandise).

Unfortunately, I wasn't aware of this sale before I got there and I got a late start into town, so my son and I just kind of hurried through the store.

My son got a couple of books (the main reason we went there) and a really nice pair of shoes. I got a very nice DVD player to replace the one I have in my bedroom that had just crapped out - and I spent twelve bucks total.

I'm not sure when the sale started, and when we were there a lot of the shelves were picked pretty clean, but I just thought I'd pass this on as a head's up in case any one wants to check out their own local Goodwill.

My son is going back there today with a friend of his to see if there's anything else he could use, especially in the way of books.
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Fontana
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I have never heard of that before. I live in southern California. Mostly out here they do tag sales. When I was speaking to an employee, she said they are only allowed to have the items on the shelfs for a certain amount of time. So when they are pricing the items, the put different color stickers on them. When the items time is almost up, they put that color sticker on sale. i have seen things between 50-75%. For them, any money is better than no money. In your case, this was probably what was happening. Either the items were on the shelves for too long or they had received a big shipment and needed to make space.
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:48 PM
 
Location: The Cascade Foothills
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I have never heard of that before. I live in southern California. Mostly out here they do tag sales. When I was speaking to an employee, she said they are only allowed to have the items on the shelfs for a certain amount of time. So when they are pricing the items, the put different color stickers on them. When the items time is almost up, they put that color sticker on sale. i have seen things between 50-75%. For them, any money is better than no money. In your case, this was probably what was happening. Either the items were on the shelves for too long or they had received a big shipment and needed to make space.
It was just for that one weekend and I have no idea if it was for all Goodwills or just my local one. It may be that, like you said, they had too much stuff on the shelves and needed to unload as much as they could.

I've seen them do something similar when they've gotten kind of backed up on furniture.
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:01 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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You have to watch the prices at Goodwill. Lots of the "new" items from Target, Macy's etc. like lamps, shelving, bed covers, bathroom items, small kitchen appliances or dishes, window covers - are badly overpriced and often more expensive that in the regular store.
When I see something interesting, I usually google it on my phone to see the regular price.
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