Abigail Cahill O'Brien

Discovery: Shop Goodwill Online!

In Feathering the Nest on February 16, 2010 at 10:20 am

Did you know Goodwill has an online auction site?  I’ve just discovered it, and I’m smitten.  My family, that inveterate group of thrift pickers, begged me not to blog it.  But really, wouldn’t that be against the spirit of 5thjoy?

The inventory isn’t overwhelming, and once you’ve trolled the categories of interest the ‘new today’ section is a manageable way to keep up to date.  A warning: the watch list only holds 50 items.  I was clicking away for hours before realizing only 50 were saved.

My recent scores:  The above Big Ben alarm clock for $36, a good deal because a) I love these and b) this one actually works.

This two-foot tall brass justice scale for $75, inspired by this handsome but gulp-inducing $900 version.

This framed photograph of a flapper, $37.

Get searching!

  1. The perfect shopping activity at 5:00 in the morning, and better than The Stock Exchange! Thanks for sharing this Cahill style secret!

  2. […] the Goodwill online auction discovery and the ensuing flurry of ridiculously good deals?  The mint green Big Ben clock, the flapper […]

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