I just finished another thrift run at one of my favorite Goodwill’s the other day when I had a funny and somewhat disturbing thought.
I’ve been going to this Goodwill for years, basically ever since I started thrift store reselling. This store has been an absolute goldmine for me but , unfortunately, it’s also right next door to an adult-themed novelty store; yes, one of “those” stores! They’re in the same building and they share the same parking lot.
The fact that they’re right next to each other isn’t the story here; after all, the adult store has been opened for several years now.
However, only during this recent visit did I realize just how “strange” and “compromising” this may look to other people who see me walking around the parking lot 4-5x a week.
You see, Goodwill (well, this particular store anyway) doesn’t have branded shopping bags so you’re purchases are placed in an unmarked plastic bag and there’s no way for other people to tell that you’ve actually shopped at Goodwill.
So on this visit I was parked right in front of the adult-store and here I come with bags and bags full of “stuff” and I can imagine just how this looks to someone who didn’t see me walk out of Goodwill. (“Look at this pervert.” lol)
This is what the area looks like:
And it’s not as if this shopping center is hidden in a discreet location where nobody would see me. No, this shopping complex is right along one of the busiest stretch of highways in O’ahu. During rush hour traffic, it’s possible that my family, friends, and my grade-school teachers can all potentially see me in this compromising position.
(I actually have a good friend who works at a car dealership across the street but thankfully he knows that I shop at Goodwill so I don’t have to worry about him lol)
Sorry, this really has nothing to do with how to improve your sales on eBay but I thought it was pretty funny now that I think about it. I’ll just chalk it up as another one of those things that we resellers have to deal with
I hope you’re having a great week so far and good luck at the thrift stores!
Finds of the Week
Nike Infact LeBron James
Item Cost: $2.99
Winning Bid: $27.99
Barney’s Suede Coat
Item Cost: $12.99
Winning Bid: $49.99
Nike Water-Resistant Track Suit
Item Cost: $8.99
( I was lucky to get the whole set for this price, usually they price the jacket and pants separately.)
Winning Bid: $89.99