Let’s talk about pricing. My Goodwill adopts standard prices. Example for tops, either a long sleeves or a short sleeves, a bulky sweater or a cropped sheer tank, a brand new with tags or a discolored worn-out rags, a Walmart brand or an Italian made Bergdorf Goodman brand, all are price at $4.49. But I refuse to pay $4.00 for a top, so I make sure I carry a bunch of coupons with me. I get the coupons by donating, every donation you’ll receive a 20% coupon. Instead of $4.49, I only pay $3.59 for a top. Dresses are priced at $6.99, skirt $3.99, pants and jeans at $5.99, purses $3.49, and jewelry for $2.99 each.
Though, I’ve noticed prices do vary on high-ticket items. One store with a female manager, I supposed she’s well-informed on brands, she priced a Nine West leather handbag for $25 and a Coach handbag for $120. Heck for that price I could’ve gone to Potomac Mills to get a brand new and better selection of Coach purses.
And of course, my favorite is the Goodwill Outlet where items are sold by weight. I do limit myself not to spend more than $7 per trip. … Hmm…it is only Day 3 of 30×30 remix, I am already suffering a thrifting withdrawal. This is tough!
If you empty the world of purpose, make it one of brute fact alone, you empty it (for many people, at any rate) of reasons for gratitude, and a sense of gratitude is necessary for both happiness and decency. For what can soon, and all too easily, replace gratitude is a sense of entitlement. Without gratitude, it is hard to appreciate, or be satisfied with, what you have: and life will become an existential shopping spree that no product satisfies.