I am becoming a regular at our local Goodwills, the one on Gandy in particular.
On Valentines Day I stopped by a fish market to get some good stuff for dinner and afterward felt compelled to stop by the Goodwill next door. We didn't even have a contract agreement with the property yet but I was dying to just look and get a feel for what I might be able to find on the super cheap. In the furniture section, I noticed a large white mirror with a shelf. It looked really nice, but I wasn't thinking "mirror" when I went in (actually not sure what I was thinking). After browsing around for a few minutes I looked at the mirror again and noticed it looked like pretty high quality. I turned it over and saw a Pottery Barn sku sticker on it. I couldn't get it to the cash register fast enough, especially since the Goodwill price tag was $10.06. Running out the door with it barely fitting under my arm, I was almost afraid someone was going to stop me for stealing!
I got home and immediately looked it up on the Pottery Barn website. Um, yeah....it retails for $199. On sale. This is the exact mirror I got for 95% off, even more if you factored in tax and/or shipping. And no, there is nothing wrong with it!
Conversely....yesterday I made my what has since become my weekly ritual....my stop into Goodwill. They had these tables from Ikea....labeled for $20 each.
Merchandising is not their forte.