Monday Schmunday friends.
Yep. Monday is always back to work for me. YUK! But what must be done must be done!
Had a fun weekend this weekend. Friday night I tinkered around the house and worked on Spring decor. Saturday morning I woke up and went to Zumba Class! So much fun! Then I came home and Jamie and I decided to take a drive up to Amish Country in Berlin, Ohio. We got a very late start so we aren't there long... but I managed to pick up a few fun things at decent prices. Saw lots of things that I would never pay that much for either! Yikes. Man they like to jack things up just because it's sitting in a store in Amish Country.
Speaking of jacking things up... I wanna complain a little this morning.
My Goodwill expanded to double it's size a few months back. Which is great... but whenever they do that... they jack up the prices.
And that is my complaint.
Goodwill is NOT a retail outlet. It's a store that sells used items. But it seems they have forgotten this lately.
#1. They take everything of value and list it on the goodwill auction site. I refuse to shop this site. Refuse. You are a used item store and you should be selling as such. If I wanted to pay retail I would buy stuff brand new. I don't want to. And I won't. That also means that most of the good stuff never ends up in the store... and that does not make me happy at all.
#2. If something nice does make it in to the store... they go online and find the highest listed price and price it as such. To justify this they like to put up the internet page the price came from. Like this...
This is bs in my world. I will not buy anything priced like this. I don't care how much replacements LTD is selling this set for... Goodwill is a used store. And they should be selling things well below what retail would be. Not for $5.13 a piece of china.
I have also seen them use an ebay price of something that did not sell to justify a price many many times. It's out of control!
So that's my rant for the day. Knock it off goodwill. You have gotten to big for your britches. I remember when I was looked down upon for shopping at goodwill and now that it's the "in" thing to do they think they can price gouge. It burns my britches.
Anyway... back to my weekend. Sunday, even though we had major storms in Ohio, hubby and I took off on the bike for a few hours. We got soaked... but at least we went out!
Zumba class tonight! Woohoo! I did my Zumba every day this weekend and twice on Saturday. Though it did not save my Friday weigh in of 135 til today. I was so stoked to hit 135. That's huge. That means I hit 15 pounds down. Woot! Woot! Hello?!?! Of course it didn't stick til today because I was a bad girl eating this weekend (Mexican and green margarita's Saturday night may have busted my bubble. HA!) but I know it's in there. I will be good through the week this week, eating right and doing Zumba everyday and hopefully it will stick by next weekend. :)
The point is... I hit 135 on Friday and that's awesome! Booyah!
Until next time...
Carmen and the Primcats