(Or, Why You Should Go Thrifting in a Rich Neighborhood)
I popped into the Goodwill in Folsom on a whim, thinking it would be nice to get some “new” clothes for work. After browsing the pants and skirts, I breezed by the dress rack when a flash of red satin caught my eye.
I pulled it out of the rack for a closer look and nearly fell over. Yes, the tag is still attached. Yes, the tag says Ralph Lauren.
It didn’t have a special Goodwill price tag, so I double-checked with the lady at the register. She confirmed that it was $5.99. I nearly fell over again. It sells for $169.00 (gasp).
This led me to a flurry of questions. Who would give a brand-new dress to Goodwill? How on Earth could Ralph Lauren charge $169 for an unlined dress? Why didn’t the people at Goodwill mark it up?
But most important–do I have it altered and keep it (which costs me money) or flip it on eBay (which makes me money)?
What’s your vote? Keep it or flip it? Comments, please…