Wednesday, June 13, 2007

New Discovery!

I have found something WONDERFUL. I'm probably the last person on the planet to find it, but I don't care.

Goodwill has an auction site. Did you know this? It's spectacular, much better deals than EBay (IMO) at least in my short perusing time. See I'm looking fora cast iron skillet. I had not yet been able to find one actually at the goodwills near me, so when searching the web (not working) I found the Goodwill Auction site.

It is a lot like a Goodwill store... there's no real search feature although items are categorized and sorted by auction end time, but you really have to "dig" to find stuff. There is yarn there peeps... among other crafty supplies.

I now have 4 bids and a bunch of watched items... I really need to put it away before I get crazy :)

The only downside is the shipping on larger items. Like this 68 piece dinnerware set currently going for $11 but weighs 82 pounds total. Too much to ship, unless you live in St Paul and can pick it up... that'd be awesome!

Anyways, go, have fun, waste time. Remember it's reduce REUSE then recycle.

P.S. I watched a great movie last night "Her Highness and the Bell Boy" 1945, Hedy Lamarr and June Allyson. if you like old movies you should watch it, it's adorable.


Anonymous said...

Goodwill can be a blast, but yarn buyers beware. I *almost* bought a bunch of wool yarn at our local Goodwill. Luckily when I got to the checkout, I looked at the bag it was in and saw to my horror, there were moths! I shudder to think what would have happened if I had not seen the moths peeking out from inside and they had wreaked havoc on my stash!


Mia said...

Are you planning on using the skillet to cook? I love old cast iron skillets. Good luck finding one.

Bobbie said...

Love the Goodwill auction site; you were very clever to have found it! Have you found a cast iron skillet, yet? If not, try Bi-mart in the camping section (they have several sizes, shapes, usually under $20). You know you have to season it before you use it, right? I've had mine over (ahem) 30 years and they just get better and better.