Shopping Goodwill takes patience.  You can go five times in a row and not find a single thing.  It can be discouraging.  It can also be addicting.  Derek and I know where every Goodwill is located in Tucson.  We have been to all of them.  We have favorites.    We are junkies.  Thrift stores in general are close to our hearts, but Goodwill is the nearest and dearest.  Because there is so much to take in, you must have a good eye and focus.  I have walked past awesome finds only to have Derek come right behind me and ask me if I saw the amazing whatever. It’s a fun game for us.

We hit the mothaload today!

It’s a paper-cutter.  They sell for about $350 give or take.  Der spotted this in the box.  Brand new, still covered in protective film.

When he showed me, I was hesitantly excited.  “How much?”  That can be hit or miss with Goodwill.  Sometimes you wonder if they think they are selling pure gold and other times you wonder who was crazy enough to mark it so cheap.  This was the latter!  *She squeals enthusiastically*

An awesome bargain is to me as a fresh crack rock is to a crackhead.

You are reading that price tag correctly. $39.99.

But it gets BETTER!






*She squeals more enthusiastically!*

As in we got a brand new Cricut Expression for the low, low price of 20 bucks!

So here’s what I think about that

It took me three tries to make that.  What a fun toy.  There will definitely be some learning from trial and error, but I am really stoked about all of the things I can create.

Happy dance!  Woot woot!


Filed under Feeling Fartsy

2 responses to “Goodwill

  1. Flossie

    Wow! What a find! Are you still playing with your cricut? I love mine and so do my granddaughters! We play all the time when they come over. I sure wish I had found my cricut at your price. Mine was the price you mentioned.
    Speaking of thrift shops, I used to manage one on the Marine Corp base in Hawaii. I loved that shop! My family got so nervous that I was becoming a hoarder. Ha! That was all good stuff, and at an incredible bargain too! I digress… I wanted to tell you that I love reading your blog and peeking in once in awhile. Thanks for that.

    • It actually sits in my art closet. I think I am going to end up selling it. It was fun to play with, but I get bored too easily. I would be in serious trouble working at a thrift shop. I would spend twice my paycheck. Thanks for reading and come back as often as you like!

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