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Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Goodwill Goes Online

Huh. The Goodwill now runs its own Ebay kind of shop. Interesting. I imagine the selection will grow with time. The prices definitely seem reasonable. It's worth checking out.

Here's what the site says:
shopgoodwill.com is the first Internet auction site created, owned and operated by a nonprofit organization. It was created and is operated by Goodwill of Orange County (Santa Ana, CA). Participating Goodwill's from across the country offer for auction on the site a wide array of art, antiques and collectibles as well as new and nearly new items pulled from their vast inventories of donated goods. From unique one-of-a-kind items to estate pieces, the depth of resources is enormous. Revenues from these auction sales fund Goodwill's education, training and job placement programs for people with disabilities and other barriers.

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Sarah said...

My mom loves that place!

The impression I have is that some of their more expensive/valuable stuff goes online to sell. Our Goodwill doesn't participate (Chesapeake), but it still looks like a good resource to buy namebrands, vintage, stuff, etc for a good price and a good cause.

megan said...

holy crap! i haven't checked out the site, but GOODWILL and (a type) of EBAY...COMBINED?!?! how awesome!

i did hear a (totally un-checked) rumor that the good stuff at goodwill is picked through by the workers, and/or the really good stuff is sold in bulk to companies overseas who then resell it. so, although it helps the organization itself, it doesn't always help the community that is shopping there. who knows if that is true, though?

Elsa said...

I am unduly, absurdly, crazily excited about this. Thanks for the heads-up.

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