There is absolutely no other way to describe the trip the hubs and I took to the Goodwill Outlet than to call it an experience. I first heard about the Goodwill Outlet from the blogging world. A few ladies gushed over these awesome deals they found and they talked about this “pay by the pound” concept that blew my mind. I am a lover of great deals and a thrift store lover, so I was dying to check this place out. Lucky me a Google search revealed three to choose from in the area. So after dinner the hubs and I decided to see what it was all about.
Upon entering the warehouse we realized really quickly that these were not your casual, slow-paced-enjoy-the-day-Goodwill shoppers. These people are fierce. We watched from afar as the Goodwill employees wheeled in large bins filled with a variety of stuff. As they wheeled them in the crowd seemed to collect around the new, fresh bins. It was the unspoken thing to do… like a herd people moved instinctively to these new bins. At the sound of the last bin slamming into place the group moved on the newly placed merchandise like seasoned pros. As I watched people quickly decide which objects were of value and which weren’t I realized I was out of my league. I was fearful of losing an arm if I should so much as move in to further inspect a possible item of interest. It wasn’t long before I realized if I was even remotely interested in something I should just grab it… pondering over decisions was a luxury reserved for the non-outlet shoppers.
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