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Thread: Shopping at Goodwill Online

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    Shopping at Goodwill Online

    Have any of you ever shopped at www.shopgoodwill.com? I accidentally stumbled on this website when looking for some replacement dishes, but I noticed that they have lots of fabric up for auction beginning at $5.00. There are also some older model sewing machines. I even saw some antique machines, too, and they all start at $5.00. The good thing about it is that by shopping Goodwill, you're helping someone improve their life. Just thought you might like to give it a look.
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    didn't even know they had an online shop and will have to check it out. Thanks.
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    I would be cautious about buying a sewing machine on the Goodwill website, mainly because most people do not know how to package machines properly so there is a high risk of damage in transit.

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    You do need to watch where the item is located .... the postage/shipping could cost more than the item is worth. And with Goodwill there is no guarantee ..... buyer beware! or what a great deal!
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    I've bought books from them and paid almost nothing more than the shipping costs.

    The only way I'll drop 10 pounds is to go shopping in England. - Maxine-

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    I did not know they had an online shopping site. I will check it out.

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    Have not purchased from them but do surf the site regularly. Do beware of shipping costs - just like any other online shopping site. And, if possible, I would try to talk to a person about packaging on whatever you might be planning to purchase. Since some of the locations seem to be very invested in the online site, my personal guess would be that they have the packaging/shipping thing pretty well in hand but it would still be wise to check.

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    I buy the affordable ones I can haul home. Sometimes I win good machines some of them are nothing but parts machines. There is no way of truly knowing ahead of time - you have to be handy either way in order to end up with one in great working order
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    I have looked at this site. I am skeptical---- sometimes the shipping costs is more than the machine and also it says its working but once it is shipped u may get a piece of junk. Buyer beware. Ebay is a little more trusted. I bidded for one on this site. The bidding started at $l.00 and ended up costing the buyer 70 bucks. WHO KNEW. I'd rathere go to my local goodwills and at least u see what u are getting. One of my quilting buddies got an old kenmore portable for 12.00 it even had a swatch of fabric under the needle showing a beautiful stitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I buy the affordable ones I can haul home. Sometimes I win good machines some of them are nothing but parts machines. There is no way of truly knowing ahead of time - you have to be handy either way in order to end up with one in great working order
    I agree about the knowledge about the machines and the care not taken when shipping. I bought two machines from Shopgoodwill. Both were barely working and the second (last) one was badly damaged, parts missing, etc. since they don't take returns it's the luck of the draw for a buyer. If you can find what you are looking for within a distance to pick up (and check out) the item you'll be happiest.

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