Friday, August 14, 2009

We're Being Watched!!!

Goodwill Industries International, Inc. See how one blogger found 119 pieces of silver flatware for $4.38 (with tax) at his local Goodwill. With a little polish, it shined like new.

Hi Everyone,

Did you know Goodwill Industries has a Facebook page? I didn't ... until I heard from Cody in their Members Services Center. They somehow found my "Flatware from Goodwill" post and featured it. If you missed it, you can see it HERE.

That's one of the interesting things about blogging ... you never know who's out there ... reading our posts!

Here's an excerpt from the e-mail I received:

Hey Bill,

Just wanted to let you know that we featured your silver flatware post on our Facebook page ( this morning. Great post! I need to find some Wright's Silver Cream, apparently.

Let us know if you have any other great finds in one of our stores!


Cody Switzer
New Media Specialist
Goodwill Industries International, Inc.
Member Services Center

Goodwill Industries International, Inc. See how one blogger found 119 pieces of silver flatware for $4.38 (with tax) at his local Goodwill. With a little polish, it shined like new.

Have you found any deals like this in your local store?Affordable Accoutrements: Silver for Your Table! From Goodwill???

Wed at 6:29am


  1. Great finds always at GoodWill. Found you from our Pink Saturday blogging.

  2. Bill! How great to be recognized! There are great treasures to be found there!
    Have a beautiful weekend!!

  3. Bill, how fun for you. It is great to be recognized and credited with such a wonderful post. You also did find a wonderful buy. Just perfect, good for you. Congratulations. Hugs, Marty

  4. How interesting, Bill! We are being watched! Congratulations on both your great find and on turning up on Facebook! I didn't know they had a page, either. Have a wonderful weekend...Debbie

  5. Congrats, Bill ... that is really exciting! I had no clue Goodwill had a FB page - I guess everyone does these days. I'm headed over right now. Have a great weekend!

  6. I would have never thought about GW being on Facebook - interesting. I guess I am the one behind, as I don't have a Facebook or My Space account.

  7. I LOVE Goodwill! You just never know what you will find in there. I try to go at least once a week. They know me and my daughter by first name! LOL That's exciting that they featured your post on their facebook page! Are you on facebook? If you are, add me: Elizabeth Faye Clark.

  8. O.K. That's it. I really need to visit Goodwill more often. These are the deals that I like to say deserve bragging rights.

  9. GM Bill did you know GW has an online Auction site you can go to...its its like ebay where you can bid on things from all the GW around the states...they take their finest stuff and put it up for bid...Try this site out its nearest GW is 60 miles from me so this is how I shop GW...May you have a great weekend my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  10. Goodwill Bill: Okay my friend now you have Goodwill blogging to you. Oh my gosh, we are going to have to get your autograph soon. I guess that means their prices are going to go up, or else they are watching to see what we are doing with our purchases. Actually this is good advertisement for their stores. Love your post. Please pop over and see my Pink Saturday. I had fun today. Country Hugs, Sherry

  11. Hi Bill -- you are right -- you never know who is reading! I wrote a blog post mentioning Wedgwood some months back, and heard back the next day FROM somebody at Wedgwood! I was astounded.

    And that's a job I want-- cruising blogs for corporate mentions. :-)

    Of course, cruising thrift shops and GW is even more fun. I got some neat stuff yesterday . . . at a thrift shop that is open ONE day in the summer!


  12. Are you kidding! That is totally awesome!!!

  13. Wow, congratulations. Maybe your blog will turn into a book/movie deal like Julie and Julia:)

    Please visit The Old Parsonage anytime!

    Enjoy your weekend!

  14. We are sharing our favorite Elvis stories over at I hope you will come and share yours. Mister Linky will be up Tuesday for Crock Pot Wednesday entries.


  16. I thought you were going to say they wanted their good stuff back.
    Good for you. As long as they spell your name right.

  17. Hi Bill,

    How neat is that, that they mentioned your great post. I do remember reading it too.
    You are right, one does not know who is reading what you post on your blog.

    Enjoy your weekend

  18. That is really cool! My only problem with some of the thrift stores is that they've begun to look things up and often price things way too high. Thrifting loses it's charm when stores do that - BUT I still LOVE thrifting and often find wonderful finds.

    I found an awesome vintage chair last week for $34.99. It's totally vintage shic and I can't wait to finish my room so I can show it off on my blog. It'll need the proper backdrop to be appreciated. :)

    Great post.
    Dancing Barefoot on Weathered Ground

  19. Wow! That's amazing!
    Well, I guess they enjoyed that post even more than I did! It is wonderful advertisement for them!

    I always love when someone finds a treasure for their passion, and then when they do it at a bargain! Whoo-hoo! And then they get a 'shout out' to boot! Kudos!
    All the best,

  20. That's awesome Bill!

    Your post also inspired me to look for silverware at my local Goodwill...unfortunately I didn't find any...sigh! I'll keep trying though!

  21. Wow!! I had no idea...I'm a party planner and am always collecting new pieces for my designs..I must be on the lookout at our local Goodwill..
    You have a wonderful blog
    Bunny, The Paris House Designs