Hello!! Today I decided to mix things up a little and go to a store I haven’t been to since last year. It is about 20 minutes from my house and is one of a non-profit chain called Re-Uzit. The stores benefit the Mennonite Central Committee which in turn provides food, health, school, and relief supplies for people in need locally and throughout the world.
I have been in a lot of thrift stores but I’ve never seen one as nice as this is. It’s huge, two stories of goodies, and is set up and has the feel of a charming country store. You definitely don’t feel like you are in a thrift store – until you look at the prices that is. While they do mix in some items from local craftsmen that are more traditionally priced 85% of what is offered is at thrift prices and in most cases lower than even Goodwill. And they set the store up by departments for you to browse through. Truly a beautiful store.
While I have been before I missed a whole part of the second story – where all the games, toys, and plush were!! It was amazing! Aisles of toys, rows and rows of excellent condition plush. I didn’t think to bring a cart upstairs so I picked up what I could carry and will be going back at least once but probably twice a week going forward.
After that I was in the neighborhood of another Goodwill so I made a quick stop in there too and picked up a few more things.
All in all I didn’t get a lot done because I spent so much time at that first thrift store exploring but next time will go faster now that I have seen everything and can just look for new items each time.
My best finds today were:
The Sesame Street Decals which I paid $4.97 for and listed for $45.
The Bear in a Big Blue House Plush which I paid $1 for and listed for $45.
The Halo Interactive Strategy Game which I paid $9.97 for an d listed for $49.
And the best find was (another!!!) of the One Step Ahead Bath Fun Shower (new in box) for $9.97 and listed for $75. I mentioned these in a previous blog post after being surprised to see how much they were going for on Amazon with a fairly low rank. Imagine how surprised I was to find another in the exact same place, at the exact same store!
Today’s Duds were:
NONE!!! Not a single dud! That rarely happens so I’m pretty excited!
Ok, let’s look at today’s bottom line and then go and enjoy the weekend!
I listed 12 items.
Total Buy Cost: $41.85
Total Sales Value: $499
Total Net Profit: $335.19
Stat tuned… more to come on Monday!