Even as a creative writer, there are some things I just can’t make up! As a dedicated reader you may recall that I recently contributed an article about the amazing treasures that are just waiting inside Goodwill Stores across the country. No sooner do I start contemplating all the incredible values just sitting on shelves waiting for a lucky shopper to stumble across than not one, but two such stories make national news!
What Can .58¢ Buy At Goodwill? How About A Sweater Worth $20,000!
Seriously, a couple, from Asheville, North Carolina unknowingly purchased a West Point sweater from their local Goodwill store for fifty-eight cents. Incredibly, Sean McEvoy and his wife Rikki were watching television a few days later and saw an identical sweater being worn by the great coach of the Green Bay Packers, Mr. Vince Lombardi.
Remembering the recent trip to Goodwill, Sean mentioned to Rikki that they purchased a sweater that looked identical to the one Lombardi was wearing on the documentary. Curious, the couple inspected the garment and found a hand-written tag inside reading “Lombardi 46”.
The garment has been valued to be worth at least $20,000!
What Time Is It? Let Me Consult My $35,000 Watch I Found At Goodwill For $6.00!
Yes, it was earlier this month that I compared shopping at Horizon Goodwill to A&E’s reality show “Storage Wars”, but I don’t think even the seasoned bargain hunters who bid on unclaimed storage lockers cold fathom a find like this…. A Phoenix, Arizona shopper, Zach Norris, was browsing the jewelry offerings at his local Goodwill store when a neat looking timepiece caught his eye. The watch was only $5.99, and he had a feeling it was something special. That turned out to be an understatement! When he consulted with a watch expert in San Francisco he discovered it was worth over $35,000!
And here I thought I hit the jackpot when I purchased my wife’s Valentine’s Day gift last week, a complete set of official WrestleMania VHS tapes. She surprised me when her reaction wasn’t the same as mine….
Well, at least we know there are treasures out there just waiting to be purchased—if you’re at the right store at the right time!