Okay. I was on my home today. And guess what was on the way. Yup. Goodwill. Now, I don't really "need" anything...y'all know I find stuff left and right. But a girl's always curious about what is out there to be seen, adopted, and/or refurbished, right? Good...we're on the same page.
So, I was going to skip Goodwill altogether. But then the voice of reason kicked in. "I'm already on this side of town. It's right on the way. I won't have to waste gas on a separate trip." Yada. Yada. Yada. Since I always listen to the voice of reason, I turned on my signal and took the exit. After parking, I scampered into the store (isn't that how everyone enters Goodwill?). I started on my usual Goodwill shopping route (Y'all have one, don't you?). Skipped the jewelry section, glanced around the vintage knick-knack section, and went over to the antique-y lamp & odd finds section. Nothing. Nothing. Nothing.
And THEN...I saw a great backpack...it was a really nice one...for hiking. But I don't plan to go hiking in the mountains any time soon. Darn. Oh, there's a couple more backpacks. Another hiking one. Um...yeah...not really workin' for me. BUT WAIT! What's that third backpack? Does that say Lowepro on it? As in Lowepro camera bags? Why, yes it does!! As an owner of four smaller Lowepro bags for my camera stuff, I knew this was a quality piece. AND I have been needing a larger camera bag for all of my gear. Marked at 19.99, I was sure I was getting a deal. I grabbed it quick as can be and threw it in my cart!
When I got home, I looked up Lowepro Photo Trekker AW II online. My $20 backpack would have cost me $337.99 at full retail value. Booty pop...pop...pop! (Can't remember the show this is from...it's the lady that owns the dress shop with her two daughters...she says this all the time. UPDATE: the show is Jersey Couture [thanks, Theresa!]...it plays on Oxygen. Anyway...)
Retail price: $337.99
Goodwill price: $20.00
Lesson learned: PRICELESS
The lesson? Never skip Goodwill if it's on your way home.