19 Oct Goodwill Outlet Blowout Sale Oct. 29-31
Shoppers to Find Tons of Deeply Discounted Clothing; Extended Hours
A coat that costs $6 in Goodwill’s retail stores will cost a dollar and a half. A pair of jeans priced at $8 off the rack will be under two bucks. And a shirt priced around $5 retail will be just 50 cents during Goodwill’s first-ever Outlet Blowout Sale.
A vast selection of clothing will be available for just 79 cents per pound during this special, three-day event at the Goodwill Outlet store at 780 Berry Road in Nashville from Thursday, Oct. 29, to Saturday, Oct. 31. Don’t miss this chance to search for treasures among 20 tables and 18 large boxes full of great clothing, linens and accessories at stunningly low prices. A vast selection of household goods will also be on sale.
Hours will be extended during this unique event. The Outlet will open at 7 a.m. — one hour earlier than normal — during each day of the sale. It will close at the usual time of 8 p.m.
For those customers who have never shopped at the Goodwill Outlet before, we’ve compiled a little information to introduce you:
THREE TIPS FOR TREASURE HUNTING AT THE GOODWILL OUTLET
1. Arrive early and plan to stay awhile: Experienced Outlet shoppers say the early bird often gets the worm when it comes to valuable finds. The real treasures, they add, are often on the bottom of the piles of merchandise, so come prepared to spend time sifting through the tables piled high with clothing, accessories, books and other goods.
2. Be patient and be ready for a different type of shopping experience: Regular Outlet customers say that spotting especially valuable items takes a keen eye that comes from practice and familiarity with the Outlet environment and procedures. For instance, tables full of merchandise are wheeled onto the sales floor throughout the day, but shoppers must stand behind a yellow line and are not allowed to begin going through those items until an employee gives the signal.
3. Make friends and have fun: Many Outlet regulars know each other by name and enjoy chatting as they look through the merchandise. One longtime shopper said, “It doesn’t take long to become a member of the Goodwill family here.” Most are more than happy to tell you what they know about treasure-hunting at the Outlet or boast about their all-time best finds.
GOODWILL STORE VS. OUTLET STORE
We recently compared items of similar type and quality at a Goodwill Retail Store and at the Goodwill Outlet. Here’s what we found:
$5.99 – Goodwill retail store vs.
$1.46 – Outlet (75 percent off)
$4.99 – Goodwill retail store vs.
44¢ – Outlet (91 percent off)
$7.99 – Goodwill retail store vs.
$1.46 – Outlet (81 percent off)
SHOES (one pair):
$7.99 – Goodwill retail store vs.
$3.41 – Outlet (57 percent off)
CLOTHING, TEXTILES, ACCESSORIES, HATS AND BELTS, ETC.
79¢ per pound.
$1.39 per pound (the price drops to $1.09 cents per pound for purchases of 100 pounds or more).
25¢ per book – Paperback
50¢ per book – Hardbound
FURNITURE: (and other large items)
Sold at the outlet, but at deeply discounted unit prices, rather than by the pound.
(Clothes and shoes are tax free)
HELPING YOUR COMMUNITY
As always, when you shop at Goodwill, you help us change lives through the power of work. Last year, Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee placed more than 9,500 people who were struggling to find work into jobs. See how your support is helping us change lives.