My Goodwill Outlet experience was a unique and different shopping opportunity. Keep reading for more on this story.
I went to the Goodwill Outlet World in Denver off of Kearney Street with three friends. When we walked in, we weren't sure what to do. there were people on both sides of the store. As it turns out, one side of the has clothing the other side has "brick brack". We gravitated to the brick brack side. All the items are in large blue bins that are at waist height and on wheels.
there were supposed to be new bins coming out every 15 to 30 minutes. We walked in at about 10:45 and left at about 2:10pm. While we were there we only had 2 rotations of bins. It's interesting whent the new bins are rolled out. There's a hush that comes over the store. Seasoned patrons know what to do. We just stood back and watched. You line up against the wall and the employees rope off the area where the bins will be removed and new bins brought in. When the bins are replaced, you're given the "ok" to line up next to a bin. The worker reminds everyone not to push, snag or fight for items. Then you are given the OK to shop.
It's crazy how everyone grabs items. Some people throw items which is sad because some of the glass gets broken. I'd suggest that you wear gloves because of this. Some people wore surgical face masks, but I didn't think it was necessary. Another suggestion is to find a large basket or shopping cart to place your items in. Shopping carts are hard to find, so I used a basket.
When you are finished with your treasure hunt, you'll make your way to the register to check out. The employee that helped me was extremely nice. She explained how the check-out process worked. Everything is weighed, clothing, accessories, housewares, toys and shoes are $1.29 per pound. Glassware is $.59 per pound. Books, DVD's and CD's are $.49 per pound. Select items like furniture are priced individually. Here are the wonderful items I was able to find.
This was one of my favorite finds of the day. A vintage ceiling tile.