Excellent news on the thrifting front! Goodwill is opening a new location here in Maine, and it’s going to be a little different than their other retail stores. This time, they are opening a “pay per pound” store! Check it out!No more paying for each shirt; it’s all about how much it weighs. This is how the pricing will play out:
Clothing, Accessories, Shoes, Housewares and Toys
1/2 to 10 pounds –> $1.49 per pound
10 1/2 to 25 pounds –> $1.29 per pound
25 1/2 to 50 pounds –> $0.99 per pound
Over 50 pounds –> $0.79 per pound
Paperback Books –> $0.25 per pound
Hardcover Books, Videos and Cassettes –> $0.50 per pound
CDs and Record Albums –> $1.00 per pound
DVDs –> $2.00 per pound
Furniture, Exercise Equipment, and Appliances –> All individually priced
Pretty snazzy prices, huh? Even B wants to go now that he saw the books were $0.25 per pound!
I have heard of other places having a “pay per pound” setup, but the closest place I knew of was in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the clothing district. Bestie Al and I had made a plan to go when she comes to visit in July, but I guess now we don’t have travel quite as far to get our poundage on! Wait… we don’t want to gain weight… you know what I mean…
Per pound is a great way to score some great items at a severe discount. If you think about how much a typical shirt weighs, it will take about four shirts to make a pound. Three or four shirts for $1.79? Awesome sauce. Even if it’s two shirts for that price, how can you beat it?
B and I are checking it out during the weekend it opens. I cannot wait! I will definitely take pictures and let you know how it goes!
Have any of you checked out a “pay per pound” thrift store? Any tips to share?