Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Zipper SCORE!

We have a shiny-new Goodwill store here in Williamsburg, Virginia; I have only been in it once before.  Today I decided to run in and give everything a quick once-over, and look what I found--a big bag of zippers!

The price tag says $10.25, which seemed a little steep to me, but the zippers all look to be in perfect condition (old, but perfect!) and I guessed there were about 40 in the bag, bringing the price per zipper to... (...umm...where's my calculator?) about 25 cents each.  That's a bargain!  I use a lot of zippers in small pouches and bags, and I can use lots of different sizes, so I decided to go for it.

At the counter, the cashier told me "It's half off today"!  What?? SCORE!!  With tax they were only $5.39!  And now that I have the package open, I can see that they are all good zippers, lots of colors and sizes, and best of all, there are 64 of them.  Cost per zipper:  8 1/2 cents!
I think I will have to drop in to Goodwill more often.  They have a ton of traffic in and out of there; who knows what treasures I've missed already?

Have you ever found something really great at a thrift store?  Tell me, please!


bethwalker07 said...


katie@stvital said...

Yay! My best find was an awesome macramé plant hanger. I had been looking for about 6 months for a specific one. Then I walked into the 2nd hand store and it was right there for $1

Unknown said...

i looove thrift stores and goodwill is awesome.

Anonymous said...

Yes I have found zippers at goodwill not as much as you did. But some fabric that I wanted for a project. I also use old bedding for things, sheets are great for things. And I get a nice soft bedspread for our dog so she can cuddle in it. She loves it. I love going to the thrift stores,they're great for all kind of things. Of course I laundry most everything.

Suzy said...

WOW!!!!! What a great find!!! I love finding good things at Goodwill. Make some pretty zipper flowers to go on your bags!!

Anonymous said...

Wow!! The zippers really are a score! I recently found 2 pounds of cotton roving for $2 which after searching inline goes for about $2 an ounce. I guess I'm going to have to start thrift-store shopping on a regular basis.