Houston News : Goodwill hunting online uncovers great bargains, rare gems, and bizarre items for sale

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Bargain hunters can find buried treasured at shopgoodwill.com. From a Diamond ring appraised at $31,000 priced at $7,455 to a grab lot of wedding dresses for $50.

>>> Click to see some of the great bargains and weird items we found. Prices as of Feb. 17, 2020

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Bargain hunters can find buried treasured at shopgoodwill.com. From a Diamond ring appraised at $31,000 priced at $7,455 to a grab lot of wedding dresses for $50.

>>> Click to see some of the great

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Photo: Shopgoodwill.com

Bargain hunters can find buried treasured at shopgoodwill.com. From a Diamond ring appraised at $31,000 priced at $7,455 to a grab lot of wedding dresses for $50.

>>> Click to see some of the great bargains and weird items we found. Prices as of Feb. 17, 2020

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Bargain hunters can find buried treasured at shopgoodwill.com. From a Diamond ring appraised at $31,000 priced at $7,455 to a grab lot of wedding dresses for $50.

>>> Click to see some of the great

… more

Photo: Shopgoodwill.com

Goodwill hunting online uncovers great bargains, rare gems, and bizarre items for sale

So just about everyone has gone to a Goodwill thrift store looking for a bargain. More often than not you will be lucky to find some cool vintage clothing, some mismatched furniture that has some life left in it or maybe a vacuum cleaner that still works.

And if you’re really lucky, you might find a rare piece of artwork hidden behind an old picture frame or $43,000 in an old couch.

But treasure hunters stand a better chance of locating hidden gems at shopgoodwill.com.

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The website sells some of the more unique items that get donated to Goodwill stores. But instead of having to go store-to-store looking for hidden gold, you can just browse through the site.

You can find everyday items likes clothing, kitchenware and toys. But you will also find high dollar-items like jewelry, which has been appraised before being put up for sale.

Much like eBay, the items are offered in timed auctions, with people jockeying online to be the highest bidder before the clock runs out. Some goods are offered with “buy it now” prices, and others have a reserve, meaning if the secret minimum bid isn’t met, the item will not be sold.

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For a bigger bargain, many of the listings come with “one-cent shipping.” Like the items sold in their stores, proceeds from shopgoodwill.com’s online auctions enhance mission-driven services provided by Goodwill Industries.

So take a look above at some of the available treasures. You’re bound to find something you like.

Danny Hermosillo is the Sr. Digital News Editor for Chron.com | Read him on our breaking news site, Chron.com, and our subscriber site, HoustonChronicle.com | Follow him on Twitter at @Dannyherm1| Email him at [email protected]





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