Armed with a fist full of dollars and a baggie full of goldfish (aka Goodwill shopping babysitter), I walked in and cased the joint. All the usual subjects were spotted.
Super friendly but quirky check out lady? Check.
Grandma with summer vacationing grandkids in tow? Check.
Old guy with book scanner scanning the videos and hardbacks? Check.
Middle-aged guy thumbing through polos while piping music through his earbuds? Check.
Husband and wife with a cart full of...everything? Check.
I can size up the room in zero point five. Only one thing catches my eye. The tall, two-tone cowboy (and I do mean cowboy) boots on the top shelf. The stroller makes a bee-line to check them out. But there's only one problem: I'm not the only one interested.
So another guy was checking out my boots. I wait until he moves away...pick them up, check the price ($15-wow!) and the manufacturer (Justin). These boots are cool...like, show me a bull and I'll rope him cool...
like Pioneer Woman's Marlboro Man cool...
like make my pink shirt, green pant, rope belt wearin' husband cringe cool...
I can tell Mr. I'm On My Lunchbreak Goodwill Shopping is still interested, so to be fair (and nice) I walk away to see what happens. He sits down on the grody old sofa and tries them on. I head to my ebay app to check out Justin cowboy boots. I see closed auctions ranging from $10-$100...so I'm thinking just for fun I'll take a chance (IF he puts them down). He gets his feet in...will he buy them or put them back?
Because I'm too cool to care (yeah right!) I busy myself checking out some other things but in a few minutes look up to see he put them back. So I buy them. Taking a risk? Yes. Are they interesting? Yes. Remember the fun-for-the-whole-family, shrunken head kit? Yes. Am I interested to see how much they will sell for, IF they sell at all? You betcha. I'll keep you posted.
So today's What to Sell Tip: If it is interesting to you, and seems pretty interesting to someone else, it's likely to be interesting to someone else out there in the world. Take a chance...you never know if it will leave you with great pair of cowboy boots your husband will never wear or money in your pocket...but isn't that the fun of it all?