I try to make sure to take only usable wear, since hassling with a lot of rags is not what Goodwill should be doing. Everything I take is clean and mended, and sometimes even NEW and has never been worn. Everybody makes buying mistakes, or "it looked so good in the store, but why not on me?"
Yesterday I took advantage of my 20% discount at Stage by picking up a couple of long sleeve cotton shirts for my hub to wear while mowing. (And I found a couple of blouses for me on sale, too.) As I left Stage, I remembered that Goodwill next door just might have shirts for grass cutting. So I stepped in and went straight to Men's Wear and shirts. There they were waiting for me. Not one, not two, not three, but four long sleeve cotton shirts in my hub's size. Brand new, never been worn Ralph Lauren shirts! $3.99 each. Too good to be true! The cashier said they had just put them on the rack, and they almost never had that size available.
My hub liked them a lot. Almost too good for wearing while riding the tractor! Wrong! All four of the shirts looked pristine on first glance. After running them through the wash, I found the snags. Not bad, but enough that they are not "dress" shirts. Seconds? Rejects? Outlet Mall finds? Since the nearest Outlet Mall is well over 100 miles from here, I am glad I found these only 30 miles away. They are keepers.
Since I have to go back into town again this afternoon, maybe I can fill up a bag of really used clothing for Goodwill. Got to make room for the new shirts ;)
And take a peek at the real felt hat I found for 49 cents.