"I am a teacher, so I am able to visit Goodwill in the summer very often. On one of my trips, I saw a man carrying around a beautiful computer monitor. It was a huge 24" Dell that was in near perfect condition. It didn't seem like he was committed to purchase it yet, so I kept on him like a hawk. He kept flicking the power button, and it became apparent to me that the power button was broken. He just sat there flicking it for 10 minutes until he gave up and noticed that I was standing right behind him. He offered it to me, and I knew that I would be able to shine this one up into a gem. After a quick call to my wife to ask permission (it was $100 and did I mention I go almost everyday?) I took it home. I looked up the model number online and the first item to pop up was "How to fix broken power button on Dell Monitor" video! Half hour later, voila. It works. I called my tech buddy to brag, and he asked for a model number and let me know that this was a professional series Dell monitor worth $1,000. I Love Goodwill!!"
Amazing Finds at Goodwill
Michelle found this Harley-Davidson purse while browsing the Pewaukee store. The Harley-Davidson brand is a staple around Milwaukee, but it's rare to find their merchandise, as fans don't typically part with it! "I found the Harley-Davidson purse at the Pewaukee store for only $6.99! Likely retailed around $100," said Michelle.
"My sister was visiting us in Wisconsin from Idaho and we both love shopping in resale stores and refer to ourselves as 'Goodwill addicts.' We'd already checked out the Goodwill stores in the Appleton/Menasha/Darboy area and on this particular day we were in the Sheboygan store. We were just about ready to move to the check-out counter when I thought I'd take a look at the dresses. I'm a 'Red Hatter' and thought maybe I'd find something purple to wear to our chapter events.
"I couldn't believe the 'Amazing' bargain I bought at Goodwill. While browsing dresses I came across a beautiful 'dressy dress' that was suitable for the Granddaughter's wedding. It fit perfectly and was only $4.98. Can you believe that? I had to buy it. I save a lot of money shopping at Goodwill - I love the place."
"I am a product demonstrator inside our local grocery store. I use household items from Goodwill (West Bend, WI) to set my table and make it look festive for my customers. One day, my husband spotted and bought a Regal Ware electric pizza cutter. The old appliance worked but the blade was dull. So, he sharpened the blade and now I use my electric pizza cutter when I am sampling pizzas. Customers like the pizza samples and they are delighted to watch the locally-made tool work. I always draw a crowd when they hear the appliance working. They always ask, 'Where did you get that?' I reply, 'My favorite store. Goodwill of course.' And then I really wow them by showing them the original box stating Made in the USA along with the Goodwill sticker price of only $2.99."
Sue's parents were married 48 years ago and one of the wedding gifts they received was a crystal candy dish. Sue's parents passed down the candy dish to her and her husband for their anniversary. Unfortunately one of Sue's children accidentally broke the lid while taking candy out of the dish. She was just sick. Luckily, while shopping at the South Elgin Goodwill store, Sue found that same candy dish! She was able to replace the lid and proudly displays the dish again!
Hi, my name is Bailey and my mom & dad shop at Goodwill weekly! They find lots of things at Menomonee Falls and West Bend. Boy, am I one lucky dog to get all the toys that I do and you can see I get a lot of balls and other toys. And my mom found a set of Corelle dishes for .99 cents (plates, bowls and cups) and my dad got a new magnifying light for $10.