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Would You Buy Clothes By The Pound?

Posted By Laura On October 31, 2012 @ 1:21 pm In Deals of the Day | Comments Disabled

Last week I got a text message from my sister – “Did you know we have a Goodwill Outlet store here and you pay by the pound?”

After reading it three times to be sure I understood I wrote back “Nope, when are we going?”

So this morning we went to see what it was all about.

It’s tucked back in an industrial park and is indeed a Goodwill Outlet inside a warehouse.  (For those of you who are going to ask 1345 Diamond Springs Road in Virginia Beach.)

When I walked in I wasn’t expecting it to be exactly organized but if you have even the smallest amount of OCD it’s going to make your head spin.

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The clothes are in bins- all the clothes.  They aren’t divided by size, type or sex.  The bins have shoes, toys, books, belts, electronics and games all mixed together.

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The book, CD and game prices I felt were pretty similar to other thrift stores and with them not all being in the same place I decided that was more trouble than it was worth.

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Sorry the pic is so blurry.

The clothing prices are hard to argue with though.  Clothing is $1.39 a pound and if you go over 20 pounds $1.19 per pound.  Household items are $.50 per pound.

So my sister and I spent about an hour digging through the clothing bins.  I didn’t seem to have any luck and she seemed to hit gold everywhere she dug.  Finally we started a good collection of items we found.  I ended up with 4 dress shirts, a pair of workout shorts, 2 pairs of jeans and a pair of dress pants.

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When you get to the register they throw your clothes into this plastic bin as if you are buying frozen yogurt by the weight.

My total for all 8 pieces- $7.94 including taxes.  As long as everything fits I will consider it a successful trip.

I have to be honest though- it was ALOT of digging around for 8 pieces of clothing!

Have you been to a thrift store outlet?  What did you think?


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