Here's how it all started:
A couple years ago, 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.
Here's how this year's contest will go down:
- Each participate (Charlie, Laurie and Aaron) will have the option of purchasing 3 items. One in clothing, one in households and another in one other category.
- Must list the items for sale on Craigslist or Ebay.
- The highest percentage of profit, wins (of the 3 products)
- Basically, this is thrift store flipping. Participants have from today (9/9) til Wednesday,
September 23.September 30. 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)
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
9/25 10/2 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.