10x Your Money Sourcing from Goodwill
Music Courtesty of J. Shaw
It is the middle of monsoon season here in Arizona and that means it is HOT! I haven't been hitting up much of the thrift stores in my area because I have been focusing my time on my hoard piles, sniping items online, and buying storage units. I had to run into town to grab some grub for the family, so I decided to hit up the Goodwill off Florence Avenue in Casa Grande. This was probably the 2nd time I have hit up a thrift store in 90 days! Crazy, right? The reason for this is I have a back log of inventory (ebay, etsy, etc) that I need to get rid of before I start buying more junk. My game plan at Goodwill was to find items I can send into Amazon FBA since this time of year I really like to stock my store in preparation for Quarter 4.
When I walked into the store, I realized they must have just had a sale becuase the store was well picked over besides new Walmart open box returns. Goodwill for some reason thinks they can get more money for these opened/damaged/returns than Walmart, but after I scanned a couple of items, I realized I was wasting my time. I decided to hit up the shelf of books which was at the front of the store and after scanning 11 books, there was nothing I was going to find for profit. I moved onto VHS tapes, which I just love selling because they are easy to test, ship, and over time they do sell. VHS were pretty slim here, but for $0.25 you can't beat the price, so I grabbed a few. I also picked up some DVD's, no biggies but they should sell over time. 10 minutes had gone by at this point and I decided to do a walk around. This is when I found The Who snapback hat. I approached the back of the store and they were bringing out some bins, that is when I picked up the tool charger and the 3D Blu Ray player.
After 20 minutes I was in my car blasting the AC as it was 112 degrees and the Arizona heat during this time of year can really knock you down a level. Overall, I spent $30.50 and if everything sold tomorrow, I should get $300 give or take. Again, some of these items will take time to sell, but I have no problem waiting it out. Happy Hunting!