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Old 03-01-2020, 10:27 AM   #1
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New condition. Purchased at 14.99
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Old 03-01-2020, 11:37 AM   #2
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Old 03-01-2020, 12:45 PM   #3
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Old 03-01-2020, 12:50 PM   #4
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thanks guys. Continued shopping at goodwill and walked back to the sporting goods section a few mins later. This time, the goodwill employees had brought out a Lami X11 rod with a shimano solstice reel

Price at $12.99 for the combo. So I picked up that setup too
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Old 03-01-2020, 12:52 PM   #5
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Old 03-01-2020, 02:24 PM   #6
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Think I'll start living there.
Do they have tents in the outdoor dept?
Maybe I can stand around in the men's apparel section and act like a dummy.
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I wouldn't support Goodwill, the company is a 100% for profit to one family that gets its product for free, employees are paid minimum wage and gets a tax break in their operation. Goodwill sets the gold standard of how to operate a business under the disguise of helping people.
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Old 03-03-2020, 09:46 AM   #8
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Goodwill is a non-profit that while not perfect, has done a LOT of good. Better to have someone who makes money helping people than not helping at all IMHO.



Now back to our regularly scheduled Goodwill find of the day:

A friend of mine's wife called once asking if she should buy the "Lamiglas" rod she was looking at in Goodwill. While she was on the phone, someone else bought it.

Like garage sales, there are SOME good deals out there but they are tough to find.
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Old 03-04-2020, 09:32 AM   #9
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Goodwill is a non-profit that while not perfect, has done a LOT of good. Better to have someone who makes money helping people than not helping at all IMHO.



Now back to our regularly scheduled Goodwill find of the day:

A friend of mine's wife called once asking if she should buy the "Lamiglas" rod she was looking at in Goodwill. While she was on the phone, someone else bought it.

Like garage sales, there are SOME good deals out there but they are tough to find.
Goodwill is a non profit in name only . The C.E.O. made over 700,000$ last year . Google it . That seems excessive to me considering what the employees make .
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Goodwill is a non profit in name only . The C.E.O. made over 700,000$ last year . Google it . That seems excessive to me considering what the employees make .
I agree with you that, generally speaking, large corporation CEO's definitely make a ton more than the average worker, so not sure why Goodwill would fall out of that category. Having said that, non-profits are an odd duck and not sure how one can justify receiving $700k.....you're right, in name only.

I still went yesterday and spent $30 (got my veteran's discount) and bought 2 pairs of pants, 3 shirts, and a hoodie. Can't say I object to paying less than retail for clothes that are perfectly functional and being recycled. For that I'm thankful. I am also glad that some of the individuals working there are folks that may have a hard time finding work as a result of their disabilities, otherwise.
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How much should the top manager make that oversees 25,000 retail stores and provides vocational training to members of the community society would rather forget?

First rule of nonprofit is to operate as a for profit company. Any profits at the end of the year can be made into grants, or infrastructure improvements to bring you down to non-profit.

I mean we can complain that a nongovernmental entity pays their ceo too much, but remember that the next time you wish your complain about law makers not doing enough for homelessness or expanding welfare. Maybe we should have our politicians be more like the Goodwill CEO and we could get some kind of resolution to the problems that Goodwill helps reduce on their own accord.


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My preferred donation organizations are Salvation Army and Gospel Mission for the reasons noted above.....
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Jeez guys..... Can't we all just get along and say "hey great find"?

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My preferred donation organizations are Salvation Army and Gospel Mission for the reasons noted above.....
Mine as well plus local food bank thrift stores in our area.



I know someone that works at Goodwill and he tells me they really don't give preference to challenged workers but rather hire the best they can. Its a sorting and stocking job for 95% of the employees. Turnover is high and benefits are only that required by law.
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Old 03-05-2020, 07:47 AM   #15
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Do the haters REALLY think the world would be a better place WITHOUT Goodwill?

I'm happy that the CEO makes good money. They do good work. Should their workers get paid more? Probably, but until the market demands a higher wage......Broken record (I sound like Joe Biden...."record player".)

I agree about the Salvation Army and Gospel Mission also.

Food bank......No comment.

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Old 03-05-2020, 07:57 AM   #16
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I only concern myself with things that affect my life and the well being of society. The 700K the GW boss makes is pocket change for many CEO's and I think it's a crime what some make. But, it's not all cash. There are stock options and other incentives but that doesn't make it less of a crime.


If shopping at Goodwill benefits me, I will. That goes for any other business, like the boss or not. Do I feel a little bit of guilt when going in these stores? Certainly, but they have what I want at a price I'm willing to pay and that's all that matters in the long run. We aren't going to change the world by harboring petty grievances.
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Old 03-05-2020, 08:47 AM   #17
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Sorry guys. I didn't intend to spin off a big debate on the politics/policies/merits of places like GW.


I was merely trying to say that I found some good stuff at a good price.


I'll keep things more anonymous in the future.
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Old 03-05-2020, 12:12 PM   #18
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Old 03-05-2020, 03:39 PM   #19
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yeah that

Yeah that! My biggest complaint about our local Goodwill is that I never find any good stuff like that.
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Old 03-05-2020, 06:05 PM   #20
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We donate to Goodwill frequently. I’ll be taking some folding crab pots, lines, floats and bait cages to the one in Longview soon, some duck decoys too, wood stove tools and some metal shelving. I hope an iFisher gets it for a good deal and that Goodwill gets their slice too.

People benefit from working.... they learn skills and the regularity and need of their contributions as an employee builds confidence and good transferable habits that help support society rather than undermining it with lack of employable skills, idle time, little accountability and sometimes illegal activity.

Functional items are re-used rather than re-recreated or discarded on the growing garbage heap of our consumeristic/disposable society.

Goodwill has been helping the excluded fringes long long before Walmart hired their special greeters.

And I’d buy a FS85C for $15+ if I could find it.

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I wouldn't support Goodwill, the company is a 100% for profit to one family that gets its product for free, employees are paid minimum wage and gets a tax break in their operation. Goodwill sets the gold standard of how to operate a business under the disguise of helping people.
CEO makes a 1,000,000 last time I checked. I think Salvation Army CEO makes $36,000 a year. We give to Salvation Army.
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CW.... You have good taste in rods.....
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Old 03-06-2020, 05:05 AM   #23
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Why are so many people donating Lamiglas rods?
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Old 03-06-2020, 06:21 AM   #24
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CEO makes a 1,000,000 last time I checked. I think Salvation Army CEO makes $36,000 a year. We give to Salvation Army.

We only donate to other charities as they have a direct impact and a few even have volunteer workers. Local charities offer up item for free to those that can show the need. A few years back I helped an elderly lady haul a couch and shower chair along with walking aids to her home after the charity gave them to her at no cost. Sometimes a small community knows how to help.
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CEO makes a 1,000,000 last time I checked. I think Salvation Army CEO makes $36,000 a year. We give to Salvation Army.


Salvation Army is a church not a business, so their function and design are in two different worlds. Since they are a church, they don’t have to do the same financial reports a normal non profit does. I’m pretty sure if you look at salary report websites like Glassdoor or Comparably you would discover self reported salaries of executives of Salvation Army are in line with Goodwill’s Salary. The local Sargent at your Salvation Army will make more than $36,000 for his duties, not counting his housing alliance. I’m sorry to say but the low Salvation Army salary is a Hoax. Regional directors of sales for tsa makes $136k.


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Why are so many people donating Lamiglas rods?


I would guess it is disgruntled spouses/girlfriends donating them out of spite.


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Sorry guys. I didn't intend to spin off a big debate on the politics/policies/merits of places like GW.


I was merely trying to say that I found some good stuff at a good price.


I'll keep things more anonymous in the future.
No worries TDTF, it's not on you, for some it's just habitual........

Keep posting those good finds.............
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