Goodwill Bins Pennsylvania Store Locations - Goodwill Outlets (2024)

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Goodwill Outlets

Items sold by the pound (lb)

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There are a total of 7 Goodwill Outlets, or Goodwill Bins, located in Pennsylvania.

With plenty of Goodwill Bins locations to choose from, you should know that some are extremely competitive and live up to the crazy shopping rumors that Goodwill Outlets are known for. But, that’s not the case for all locations. A few of these locations are also pretty mellow and allow treasure hunters and re-sellers to shop for items in peace. If you want to avoid the competitive nature of find high-value items for cheap, look out for the Goodwill Outlet locations below without the “High Competition” sign.

Another tip for shopping leisurely is to arrive to the Goodwill Bins a few hours after the store opens. The large blue bins filled with merchandise will usually be rotated throughout the day.

Now, if you’re new to Goodwill Outlets here’s the catch. Everything is unsorted and thrown into large plastic blue bins, where you dig through and find clothes, toys, electronics and more, that you want to buy. At the register, you’re charged by the pound. This makes it a much cheaper way to find valuable items.

If you’re not afraid to rummage and join the competitive nature of Goodwill Outlet shoppers, here’s what we recommend.

With more re-sellers and vintage collectors than ever before, make sure to come prepared early in the morning with a set of gloves and a large shopping bag, as the Goodwill carts may go quickly. And based on the Goodwill outlet you’re shopping at, shoving between highly competitive shoppers is normal and to be expected. Remember, people make their full-time livings doing this. Don’t hate the player, hate the game…I guess?

If you don’t find anything on your first visit, remember that there are new bins full of items that are rotated every single day. With consistency and a little luck, you’ll be sharpening your thrifting skills and striking gold in no time. Goodluck.

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Goodwill Outlet Heidelberg

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Kids Allowed

Wheelchair Accessible

Restrooms Available

Accepts Cash and Card

Pay-Per Pound

High Competition

To confirm any rules and policies, make sure to give them a call.

  • 1905 Washington St, Heidelberg, PA 15106
  • (412) 249-8748
  • Store Hours:
  • Monday 10AM–7PM
  • Tuesday 10AM–7PM
  • Wednesday 10AM–7PM
  • Thursday 10AM–7PM
  • Friday 10AM–7PM
  • Saturday 10AM–7PM
  • Sunday 10AM–7PM
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Carmen

@CarmenA

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I cannot stress how great this place is. Great merchandise, decent amount of high end designer pieces, many items with original tags, polite employees and really great regular customers. It's pretty rare to see aggressive behavior here. I want to address the negative comments people made...some were simply not true. The others clearly just don't "get it". How do you think they can offer the merchandise for $1.29 a lb? You want racks, things catagorized, full service, etc? Then be prepared to absorb those costs by paying higher prices. Nothing is free people (unless you're goodwill itself of course. lol). To the manager, your responses are articulate and impressively tempered. Keep up the good work my friend.

Mattie

@MattieElizabeth

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The workers here are absolutely amazing. The first time I went, someone explained to me how it worked, and every time after that the workers have been nothing but nice.The customers on the other hand? Absolutely awful. This place draws a very specific crowd, mostly resellers, who are very rude. They’ll leave their carts in the middle of the aisle, steal all the carts even though everyone is only supposed to use one, and congregate around new bins so much so that the workers sometimes can’t even get them out.I love the finds I’ve gotten here, and love how awesome all the workers are, and most of the customers really need to realize just how hard they work.

Randy

@RandyRose

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This store has really gone downhill. They used to utilize both doors (one in the front with limited parking and one in the back next to the big parking lot) but now you have to walk around the building if you park in the bigger lot, which is okay if you're younger but I feel bad for elderly or people with disabilities. The inside is dirty and disorganized and stuff is just thrown in bins so most things are broken or scattered. I used to come here all the time but will not be back

Scott

@ScottGreer

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I selfishly don't want to rank these thrift gems too high, lest they become main stream and over-crowded.This is a pay-by-the-pound Goodwill Outlet which is basically a free-for-all grabfest in a sea of giant blue bins teeming with Goodwill store leftovers or "can't sell" items. Lots and lots and lots of junk, but if you're savvy and patient, you can dig up some treasures. Definitely not for your run-of-the-mill thrift browser who is used to organized merchandise with price tags. It's a sh*tshow adventure!

Kat@KatHanlon

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The store is set up with giant blue bins that are full of shoes and clothes and a variety of other stuff. You have to spend time and dig for things, but I found a lot of name brand items. If you have the time and aren't picky then you can find some decent clothes. Is recommended checking it out at least once. Also they charge by the weight of clothes. $1.29 per pound of clothing.

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Goodwill Outlet North Versailles

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Not Very Wheelchair Friendly

Kids Allowed

Restrooms Available

Accepts Cash and Card

Pay-Per Pound

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  • 294 Lincoln Hwy, North Versailles, PA 15137
  • (412) 816-1420
  • Store Hours:
  • Monday 9AM–7PM
  • Tuesday 9AM–7PM
  • Wednesday 9AM–7PM
  • Thursday 9AM–7PM
  • Friday 9AM–7PM
  • Saturday 9AM–7PM
  • Sunday 11AM–7PM
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Ken

@KenVasko

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This was my first visit to this Goodwill. My wife and I walked in the door and just stopped to take it all in. The building was large. There was rows of blue bins about 4' x 8' x 1-1/2' deep everywhere. They were on carts at waist level and filled to the top. People with masks and gloves were digging for treasures. My wife and I came out of our fog and started digging in, too. I found a pink flamingo by Don Featherstone. I knew better than to put it down. When we checked out, they charged by the pound. My purchase cost 66 cents. It was fun. We will get back there soon when we have more time.

Kati

@KatiGreen

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So much stuff to dig through.. pricing is very reasonable although I was hoping that it would be the same as Oregon where if you bought less than 25 lbs it would be one price and if you bought over 25 lbs it would be a lower price...1.49 a pound isn't bad tho..I did buy A LOT! The staff is very friendly..the only thing I didn't like is the parking lot right in front of the store was extremely dirty..trash everywhere as if no one ever sweeps out there...makes for a bad first impression of the store itself. I will definitely shop again in the future as I have a clothing addiction and this is the cheapest way to satisfy that addiction

Quinn

@QuinnTopper

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Not a handicap funny place. Goodwill closed the more accessible location!!!!! And I'm not surprised to see that another reviewer had the same issues I did with rude customers blocking handicap van by illegally parking next to it, only a young child could have gotten between the vehicles. And they lost a star because there was an employee in the parking lot talking to the woman and he said nothing to her about the way she parked or ask her to move so we could get into our vehicle. Employees did not seem nice and funny either

Anne

@AnneMcpherson

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Bring gloves so safely pick through the mess! For extra fun at this already fun place, stick around for them to bring new bins out. It's some great people watching — the waiting shoppers descend like vultures. 🤭

Kelly

@KellyRose

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I am continually frustrated when I enter the store and there are no carts available. There are usually no carts outside either. There are customers who fill a cart and set it at the front of the store and go fill another cart. Staff has said they are not allowed to do this but no one stops them. The one woman manager will make an announcement and help you get a cart.

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Goodwill Outlet Camp Hill

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Permanently Closed - Check Website To Confirm

Kids Allowed

Wheelchair Accessible

Accepts Cash and Card

Restrooms Available

Pay-Per Pound

High Competition

To confirm any rules and policies, make sure to give them a call.

  • 3825 Hartzdale Dr, Camp Hill, PA 17011
  • (717) 686-4620
  • Store Hours:
  • Monday 9AM–6PM
  • Tuesday 9AM–6PM
  • Wednesday 9AM–6PM
  • Thursday 9AM–6PM
  • Friday 9AM–6PM
  • Saturday 9AM–6PM
  • Sunday - CLOSED

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Linda

@LFrye

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Most of these reviews are poor because people simply just don’t understand what the goodwill outlet is. It’s a ton of junk placed in giant blue bins. You dig for what you want yourself. Pretty neat concept honestly, paying by the pound. I’ve been to the goodwill outlets across the country and I would say this one was decent maybe a 3 star at best. It’s a HUGE location, so there’s like a little bit of everything for everyone. But everyone there is so incredibly rude and pushy, between the employees complaining about customers once they leave, to customers knocking you or your cart out of the way so they can put there’s there. You can’t expect much honestly. I had a good “little” haul so I can’t be mad. I just don’t think it’s right for employees to blatantly down another customer in front of other customers.

Carren

@CarrenChisholm

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This Location is a HOT MESS when the (Implemented) General Rule doesn’t apply to all: Why have posted signs when staff doesn’t care about how it is applied.1. There are always going to be regulars at any Outlet, but when you allow REGULARS - to have 10-15 loaded Carts piled to the HILT is ridiculous when the posted sign says otherwise.2. Same set of REGULARS is Ran by 1 Guy who Pays others to be his daily scavenger pack…3. Same set of regulars buys the cashiers pizza /lunch to look the other way. While they assume that no one else comprehend their language - The overheard conversations is about STEALING….4. HEADS UP GOODWILL- THEY WALK OUT THE DOOR WITH CARTS THAT WAS NOT WEIGHED OR PAID FOR. So please explain what are you running here.5. I totally understand that for the majority this is a business, but when other people drive hours to get to this particular location believing it is being ran in accordance to Goodwill Rules…. Only to find themselves in an environment full of BULLIES. People literally getting physical and threatening.

Jennifer

@JenniferKetchem

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Overall, this place is GREAT for non-clothing items. It's easier to browse objects since the selection is smaller and there's not a million versions of 1 object to look through (not like pants for example), it's all pretty easy to look through and even more so if you're looking for something specific. I found a gigantic thick cutting board (about 3 x 2 ft and 3 inches thick) and bought it for 0.50 CENTS. Wasn't looking for one, but it stuck out pretty easily. It was literally the only thing I bought and was worth the 30 minutes I spent browsing there for the first time.For the clothes, it's an amazing option for people very tight on money who aren't in the position to be that picky about things like style. You can get a crazy amount of clothes for EXTREMELY cheap. I think this would probably be great for babies and kids since they grow out of their clothes so fast so you can reduce your spending. If you're looking for a specific style of clothes then you could end up wasting your time looking through each bin and finding absolutely nothing that fits what you're looking for. But that's the nature of this type of store and it's not exactly catering to that type of shopping experience.

Pandora

@PandoraWood

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I always enjoyed going to this location. I wish they would limit 1 cart per person, there are customers that will have 3-5 carts full and just park them and then sort them at the end of the day. I dislike the hoarding of items that they probably won't even buy. Also I have noticed that it has gotten more and more aggressive, I was push and knocked down by a customer, which is a turn off for me. I find myself not going nearly as often as I use to.

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Goodwill Outlet Lancaster

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Kids Allowed

Wheelchair Accessible

Accepts Cash and Card

Restrooms Available

Pay-Per Pound

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  • 2353 E Lincoln Hwy, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • (717) 509-4015
  • Store Hours:
  • Monday 9AM–8PM
  • Tuesday 9AM–8PM
  • Wednesday 9AM–8PM
  • Thursday 9AM–8PM
  • Friday 9AM–8PM
  • Saturday 9AM–8PM
  • Sunday 12PM–6PM
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Steve

@SteveMcClure

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One of the best kept secret of Goodwill. You pay per pound.Some deals are good some are not so much. If you find a great deal good for you!Look through the last chance bins for treasures that others have passed over

Frog

@50Frogs

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Good outlet for clothing, but be prepared for swarming when new bins are brought out. Clothing gangs are like piranha, but miss so much in their frenzy. Wares are always hit or miss. Bathroom next door in the regular store.

Autumn

@AutumnFares

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This is the perfect store for casual Goodwill shoppers and the hardcore pickers. Half of the store has big bins that are wheeled out with unsorted items. You have to pick through and items are sold by weight. Some people love that (like my son) and have the patience and reap the rewards.

Jeffrey

@JeffreyPianis

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This is the perfect store for casual Goodwill shoppers and the hardcore pickers. Half of the store has big bins that are wheeled out with unsorted items. You have to pick through and items are sold by weight. Some people love that (like my son) and have the patience and reap the rewards.

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Goodwill Outlet Reading

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Kids Allowed

Wheelchair Accessible

Accepts Cash and Card

Restrooms Available

Pay-Per Pound

High Competition

To confirm any rules and policies, make sure to give them a call.

  • 3001 St Lawrence Ave, Reading, PA 19606
  • (484) 525-4075
  • Store Hours:
  • Monday 9AM–6PM
  • Tuesday 9AM–6PM
  • Wednesday 9AM–6PM
  • Thursday 9AM–6PM
  • Friday 9AM–6PM
  • Saturday 9AM–6PM
  • Sunday - CLOSED
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Crystal

@CrystalGrey

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Depending on the time of day you go, this Goodwill can be a lot of fun. Don't make the mistake of going right when they open. There's a line of crazy people outside waiting to stampede in through the doors (only three are allowed in at a time). People are so careless and thoughtless while "digging for their treasures." You can be a foot away from them, and they will throw what they've determined to be worthless right at you in the bin you're looking through. The store itself is fantastic, it's just the people that shop that who ruin the experience. And for the love of God, watch out when they bring out new bins; you will get destroyed, as people act like whatever they're bringing out is a once in a lifetime opportunity and there could be millions of dollars hidden inside!

Harry

@HarryLevine

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Very corrupt. The regular shoppers sell stuff to each other before it leaves the store. This is illegal. You cannot sell the store’s inventory but the workers turn a blind eye. A man who wears a hat who people were yelling “Joel” speaking Spanish was selling a bunch of shirts to some kids. Not right or ethical. I used to stop goodwills back in the day and it wasn’t this way and they no longer support disabled people when they allow this. Check your cameras and stop allowing theft and bad shoppers in your store

Dabo

@MadameDabo

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I love this place on Sundays. Weekdays not so much, as It gets crowded. They always have good items and affordable prices. The staff is always respectful and respectful and nice to customers. They also have great job opportunities for young adults and others with different skills and needs. I enjoy stopping by once in a while.I recommend this place

Alexandra

@AlexandraMiles

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So sad to watch this store going downhill. Just a few years ago it used to be a fun, safe, well managed and well organised place with a large selection of everything from cloths to to household items. Never a problem to get a parking spot or a shopping cart. Not anymore. A bunch of loud, obnoxious, rude and ignorant people act as if they own this place and the whole world. They ram thru the bins scooping everything at sight piling high into the carts. And then start tossing unwanted cloths and shoes back to the bins without even looking who is on the way. Each of them grabs at least two shopping carts using them to block your way to the newly arrived bins. But if you are lucky to get the "front row" spot be prepared to act swift and grip tight otherwise whatever you picked, might be pulled literally out of your hands.Needless to say the assortment of goods offered also deteriorated. Cloths, books and toys still OK but over the 80% of shoes and wares is a pure junk. Mismatched shoes, ripped and gutted purses, broken pieces of an undetermined origin and all this jazz. Maybe someone just weeding all the decent stuff out of the bins before putting them on the floor. I do realize it is an outlet and you get what you paid for. However five, three and even one year ago it was still an outlet and it was an absolutely different story. I won't be returning back even if I find a parking spot and get a shopping cart.

Tyler

@TylerSlotterback

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Warning: if you’re coming here for a fun thrifting trip, reconsiderGoodwill is supposed to be an affordable way to find clothes and goods. Unfortunately this goodwill does not support that mission.The workers help the women who scoop all of the items into their carts by giving them…. More carts? Regular shoppers have no access to carts as the regulars are catered to. Cashiers even give them bins to scoop during inventory rotations.Old man with glasses and gloves who wheels out furniture gives dibs on items to certain shoppers. He often calls regular shoppers over to give them specific items.It makes you wonder why this place is catering to certain shoppers and the everyday people who come are left high and dry. No carts. They’re never given special access to items. There’s also an odd cashier with green hair who makes people line up against the wall like it’s the military.Overall, skip this place is you’re looking for a fun carefree thrifting trip. Everything good is taken by the greedy or saved by the workers for the friends they have wjo shop here.

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Goodwill Outlet Montgomeryville

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Kids Allowed

Wheelchair Accessible

Accepts Cash and Card

Restrooms Available

Pay-Per Pound

To confirm any rules and policies, make sure to give them a call.

  • 753 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville, PA 18936
  • (267) 645-4180
  • Store Hours:
  • Monday 9AM–8PM
  • Tuesday 9AM–8PM
  • Wednesday 9AM–8PM
  • Thursday 9AM–8PM
  • Friday 9AM–8PM
  • Saturday 9AM–8PM
  • Sunday 12PM–6PM
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Angela

@AngelaStermer

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This bins is one of the more comfortable bins I’ve ever been too, it is pretty laid back not as many people hawking for stuff. That said- the other comment on lack of high end stuff is true, but I have found some really cute pieces that I wear constantly. The turn over of bins is much lower key too, now in Covid they only change bins once during the day. I also like that there is a store and a bins side by side so you have the choice of your experience. I often make the total rounds of both stores.

Stephen

@StephenBliss

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I shop at the outlet three days a week. I always find good things to sell on ebay and mercari. The staff is friendly, respectful and helpful. The regular customers know each other and we treat each other with respect. I love the bins and it is key to my business model.

Irlis

@IrlisRapose

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Interesting concept. Surprisingly this store was well kept and organized. The outlet was a good size and not as busy as we thought. Paying for your stuff by the pound is fairl cheap. Got some really good items at a great price.

Amy

@Amy

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This is the cleanest and best Goodwill store I have ever been to. Much better than the ones in my area. I would gladly take the 1 hour drive to shop in this one.

Mary

@MQ

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Some excellent vintage finds, not great for designer, some decent mid-tier brands. Not a large outlet, but clean and well run. The bins turn over fairly regularly, but only a few at a time. Definitely worth a visit for some fun vintage pieces but if you’re looking for high-end stuff this is not the place. I spent a few hours and picked up some great 80s and 90s sweaters, denim, T-shirts, blouses, and a few more recent pieces of outerwear. For newer styles in good condition it’s all Old Navy, target, American Eagle, etc. Some mid-tier but more older styles, poorer condition and more picked over.

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Goodwill Outlet Avondale

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Permanently Closed - Retail Only Side Open

Kids Allowed

Wheelchair Accessible

Accepts Cash and Card

Restrooms Available

Pay-Per Pound

To confirm any rules and policies, make sure to give them a call.

  • 571 Hepburn Rd, Avondale, PA 19311
  • (484) 823-6260
  • Store Hours:
  • Monday 9AM–8PM
  • Tuesday 9AM–8PM
  • Wednesday 9AM–8PM
  • Thursday 9AM–8PM
  • Friday 9AM–8PM
  • Saturday 9AM–8PM
  • Sunday 12PM–6PM

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Michal

@MichalCurry

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This Goodwill store offers clean items that are fairly priced and restroom facilities that are immaculate. Plan on spending some time here because of the size of the store and quantity of product. Additionally, this location houses an outlet in which items are charged by the pound and appears to be a favorite way to shop for many thrifters and resellers. Digging through these large bins of miscellaneous items and clothing, looking for that special something, can be a lot of fun. This is a very nice Goodwill store and Victoria, at checkout, is fabulous.

Truly

@TrulyGrateful

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Last time I came here was about 2 years ago so its not an updated review but I thought this was a nice outlet compared to some i've been to (looking at you New Castle, DE). I would definitely go back. One thing i remember is that you needed to bring your own bags. I would recommend wearing gloves because unfortunately soiled underwear can end up in the bins.

Kimberly

@KimberlyPoliti

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The bins have items just thrown in there. It is difficult to look through and so many things are broken. Im not sure why they can't put things on shelves and organize it like all other Goodwills I have been to. Just seems lazy and like they don't care. Furniture was fairly priced.

Colleen

@ColleenKokubun

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The Outlet side had large bins full of clothing, books, toys, glassware, & accessories. Books were priced super cheap ($.25 - $.50). Glassware was something like $.25/pound. Everything else started at $1.54/pound - the price per pound goes down a little after 20 pounds. You definitely need time to go through the bins, but there are lots of bargains to be had. The Store side was clean and organized. The employees were friendly. Lots of Halloween and Christmas items. If you're in the area, its worth a visit.

Jen

@JenShakeel

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It is a road trip that even the kids look forward to. Go and plan to spend time going through the bins. Awesome deals. Helps a single mom supporting her kids on her own. Overall the staff is very nice and seriously awesome deals. One of my favorite thrift stops.

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FAQs

What is the difference between Goodwill outlet and Goodwill retail? ›

While our retail stores are similar to regular department stores, our outlet stores offer a different shopping experience. Our outlet stores are sometimes referred to as “the bins” or “bins stores.” This is because of the layout of the store. Instead of items being displayed on racks, everything is placed inside bins.

What time is best for Goodwill bins? ›

Tip Two: Go at the Right Time

Another reason thrifting may seem difficult to you is because you aren't going at the right time. Goodwill replaces their items in the morning, and some stores replace their items just before closing as well. The safest choice is to go in the morning, right when the store opens.

What is the Goodwill outlet? ›

Clothing and housewares that aren't sold at our typical Goodwill stores are made available at the Goodwill Outlet. The store isn't set up like a usual store. Items are placed in bins throughout the store. They are organized by category, with bins containing clothing, housewares, glass, electrics, etc.

What does the bins mean thrifting? ›

The Goodwill Clearance Center (aka “the Bins”), unlike regular Goodwill stores, skips the neat racks and rows. Instead, what you'll find inside are waist-high bins filled with a mix of everything imaginable — clothes, shoes, books, electronics, toys, home decor, kitchen gadgets, and more.

What's the difference between GoodwillFinds and Shopgoodwill? ›

GoodwillFinds differs from the organization's other e-commerce website, Shop Goodwill, in that items can be added to virtual carts and directly purchased.

What is the difference between retail and retail outlet stores? ›

Outlet vs retail stores

The key difference between an outlet store and a retail store is price. Outlet stores offer you a lower price and everyday bargains. Whereas at brands' stores, they sell the items at retail price, only discounting during specific sale seasons or special events.

What is the best day to go thrifting at Goodwill? ›

While there's no “perfect” day to shop second hand stores, many regulars swear by shopping early on Monday and Tuesday. Homeowners tend to drop off garage sale leftovers on Sunday nights, making for new finds. Plus, the weekends are more crowded shopping days, so employees look to restock early in the week.

How to be successful at the Goodwill bins? ›

Research each item

Unless you've sold an item before, it's always a good idea to look up each item so you know it'll sell for a good price, and it's worth your time. This applies anytime you're sourcing, but it's important at the Goodwill outlet too because it's easy to get caught up in everything being cheap.

What is the best day to buy from Goodwill? ›

According to Goodwill, the perfect time slot to shop at thrift stores is in the morning on both Monday and Tuesday. This is because, at least as far as Goodwill is concerned, people tend to donate garage sale remnants on Sunday, so the pickings are new and fresh come early weekdays.

Why do things end up at Goodwill Outlet? ›

The stores are filled with large blue bins full of last-chance items that didn't sell after 6 weeks at standard Goodwill locations, or items that were in less-than-ideal condition when they were initially donated. Anything that doesn't sell at the Outlets gets recycled, or sold elsewhere as salvage items.

Why did Goodwill stop using bags? ›

Going plastic bag free is an important step that supports our sustainability values. As we adjust to this change and establish a new sustainable habit, thank you for being patient with yourself and our team. We can't wait to welcome you into our stores in 2023.

Why are goodwill items so expensive? ›

“Goodwill's rising prices can be attributed to several factors,” said Casey Jones, founder and head of marketing and finance at CJ&CO. “Firstly, the cost of operations — including rent, utilities and wages — has increased over time. Secondly, the quality and brand of donated items can also influence pricing.

Where do items from bin stores come from? ›

Retailers known as “bin stores” buy massive truckloads of returned items from merchants or through liquidation companies, per The Washington Post. The Bin Store in South Carolina, for example, sorts through ~25k items per week.

What happens with clothes bins? ›

Check the label or sign on a clothing recycling bin and it should explain what happens to them. Normally they're either sold for profit to help the charity, sent overseas, or used to support a local community cause. Any clothes put in a recycling bin that can't be reused will likely end up at a recycling facility.

What is Goodwill in retail? ›

The difference between what a buyer pays for a business and the fair value of the business is considered goodwill. Retail businesses with a strong brand, great employees and strong customer relations often have goodwill.

What's the best day to shop at Goodwill? ›

According to Goodwill, the perfect time slot to shop at thrift stores is in the morning on both Monday and Tuesday. This is because, at least as far as Goodwill is concerned, people tend to donate garage sale remnants on Sunday, so the pickings are new and fresh come early weekdays.

Is Goodwill a type of store? ›

Thrift stores like Goodwill and the Salvation Army are affiliated with a nonprofit charity, and they are required to spend “no less than 65% of total expenses on program services,” according to the Better Business Bureau. Goodwill spends around 82% of their revenue on skills training and job placement programs.

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Name: Manual Maggio

Birthday: 1998-01-20

Address: 359 Kelvin Stream, Lake Eldonview, MT 33517-1242

Phone: +577037762465

Job: Product Hospitality Supervisor

Hobby: Gardening, Web surfing, Video gaming, Amateur radio, Flag Football, Reading, Table tennis

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