Wednesday, September 30, 2009

ShopGoodwill.com

At the sake of sounding like a boy crazy school girl I'm going to take this moment to gush over how totally in love with my iPhone I am. Because I lack the ability to trust my instinct when it comes to the value of thrift store finds I love that my handy iPhone is there to search the web at the drop of a dapper little hat. Ready to say "that Dansk Paella Pan you're looking at for a whopping $7.00 is selling on Etsy right this moment for $52.00, are you crazy BUY IT!"


I discovered ShopGoodwill.com somewhat in that fashion, seeking out the going rate of some item I possessed or longed to possess. It was several months ago, and upon this shocking discovery I weeded through pages and pages and then promptly forgot all about shopping Goodwill online the very next day. Until today while starring lovingly at my iPhone and going through the motions of the above scenario.

My reaction was much the same as the first time, that is until I realized I was midway through today's session of deja vous. First shock, then excitement, (insert deja vous), followed by horror - "I just bought that at Goodwill for $7 and it's selling online for $65 - it's cheaper on Etsy". Upon second glance it was two paella pans in varying sizes making it a bit easier to breath, and finally I'm able to remove my hand from my heart when I notice the set up is an auction format similar to that of eBay.


Don't get me wrong I'm all for the Goodwill making money but I also love a good deal and anything that get in my way is at first a bit jarring. The starting bid of this auction was $3.00 and it's all good, let the people set the price! Beside further research found this same pan selling for $95 so even at $65 that's a damn good deal.

6 comments:

  1. I covet your iPhone AND that cute paella pan. Too bad I wouldn't know the first thing about actually cooking paella in it.

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  2. Me either but I'm determined to figure it out before I sell this. I'll be sure to put you on the invite!

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  3. It's all about the rice. It needs to be super absorbent, like the kind they sell in Valencia, I think it has more of a round shape ... = )LOVE the pan.

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  4. Watch out for the Goodwill shipping & handling charges! I've bought several items & although the base price may be a deal, the s &h charges frequently double it.

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