My dad is a firm believer in buying clothes from a second hand store. He finds great pride in finding a “designer” label at the cost of a couple bucks. This conversation happens to me all the time for many years:
Dad: **in a broken Japanese/English accent** ” Jennifer, what kind of label is that?”
Me: “Calvin Klein”
Dad: ” Yes, designer label at Goodwill. Only $3 dollars.” **with a huge smile on his face**
Dad: “You should go. They get plenty good clothes.”
Me: **shaking my head**
Well, after years of that conversation over and over again, I decided to give it a try during my winter break a couple weeks back. Okay, YES, you can find tons of clothes for cheap price. And some of those clothes you can find the original tag on it. Anytime I find a clothing item with the original tag on it, I get excited. I feel like, “Oh, original tag, that means no one has worn it yet. SCORE!” UNTILL I FOUND THIS FOREVER21 TSHIRT….
Please note: Forever21 tag is attached to the collar. Price tag: $6.50.
Goodwill tag is attached to the sleeve. Price tag: $6.99.
Whoa, you can buy it NEW at Forever21 for $6.50, but you can buy it USED for $.49 more. Oh hell no. This is what I call: GOODWILL FAIL!
I still buy from the Goodwill. My money does go to charity and all, but now I’m thinking that Goodwill is a little too expensive. Just saying.
Have you paid for something more than its worth?