Hey thrifty friends! We are excited to announce our 2nd Annual Goodwill Smackdown Challenge! What's all the fuss about you ask?
Last year, our man Charlie had the brilliant idea of holding a thrift store challenge where each participate (three thrifty guys and a thrifty gal), would purchase a “valuable” item at their local Goodwill store which they believed might turn a profit. The person with the highest profit would end up winning the Challenge (last year, it was our resident thrifty gal).
For the 2nd installment of the Goodwill Smackdown, we are going to do things a little bit different.
Here's how this year's contest will go down:
- Each participate will have the option of purchasing 3 items. One in clothing, one in households and another in one other category.
- List the items on Craigslist or Ebay for sale.
- The highest percentage of profit, wins (of the 3 products)
Basically, this is thrift store flipping. Participants have from today (9/4) til Thursday, September 18. We'll list all of our items and what they sold for the following week. The winner of the Challenge will get everyone's profits to donate to their charity of choice.
Feel free to follow along yourself – and participate! We'd love to know if you take up the challenge as well and what your highest profit item was (feel free to post your results on Twitter by mentioning – @3thriftyguys & @GoodwillMN)
What's in it for you?
We are giving away a $50 gift card to Goodwill to one random commenter on any Goodwill Smackdown post. Must comment by 9/24 at midnight (CST) to be entered. Sorry US residents only. If you don't have a nearby Goodwill store, we can provide another gift card of your choice.