Best Shopgoodwill purchase EVER!
For those of you that love a good auction, eBay is probably your best friend. But what you may not know is Goodwill has online auctions just like eBay. All items posted are what our team thinks are unique, interesting, antique or otherwise special in some way or another. It also ensures we have access to customers all around the world… something that just isn’t possible with our brick and mortar stores.
First thing today one of our team popped into my office to tell me about this great bike that we had on Shopgoodwill.
It was a bike he was interested in, but the auction had ended and he fell asleep before getting his bid in… and he was kind of kicking himself over that. He REALLY wanted the bike. Fast forward to 5:45 a.m. today… This particular employee was coming into work and saw a man he didn’t recognize in the parking lot wandering around. Now – being the person he is, he approached the man and struck up a conversation with him. Seeing a stranger in the parking lot that early in the day – he wanted to make sure everything was okay. The man informed him he was waiting for us to open so he could pick up an item he won on Shopgoodwill.com. What was the item? The bike… lol! Our team member was a bit gutted, now seeing the person who would be getting “HIS” bike. Seems this man had taken some vacation time off from his job and took the bus in so he could ride his bike back home… Did we mention he lives in Lisle, Illinois? Lisle is about 30 miles west of Chicago, btw...
We like this guy, his name is Byron… genuinely a nice person with an amazing outlook on what the future holds for him. He called his purchase "A once in a lifetime find, so much better that he expected...and couldn't wait test it out on the road back home." Thank you for your purchase, Byron... and for giving us a great story to tell that has all of us smiling today. We would like to extend our wishes to him for safe ride back to Illinois. Mother Nature sure looks like she’s going to be kind to him on this return trip.
Welcome to our blog! We want to show you some of the really amazing things you can find at a Goodwill store. With a creative mind and a little patience you can find current, fashionable clothing and home decor at your local Goodwill. We will help you find looks that works for you or your home without break the bank account. Most importantly - shopping at Goodwill comes with a warm fuzzy that you can't get at most places. When you shop at Goodwill you help fund Goodwill's mission. Your support helps people make the transition to independence and self-reliance.
Goodwill: You never know what you'll find, but you're sure to find something....