Did you know you can shop for finds from your local Goodwill stores online? The five Colorado Springs stores are among many in the nation that list a selection of items on Goodwill’s own auction website, shopgoodwill.com.
Similar to other auction sites you may be used to visiting, the goods are listed along with a description and photographs. There is a minimum bid and then they stay up for auction for 7 days, with the item being “won” by the highest bidder!
What’s unique about our Colorado Springs area listings is that if you’re willing to stop by the offices on Garden of the Gods Road between 9:30 am and 3:30 pm, you may pick up your win(s), and pay for the item and handling only — no postage! Bear in mind, the pick up option applies only to items purchased from the Colorado Springs online stores, as these are the only products Goodwill has onsite in Colorado Springs. In other words, if you buy something from one of the other Goodwill stores who post online from other parts of the country you will still have to pay to have it shipped to your house.
Here’s how to shop exclusively from Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado’s online shopgoodwill.com shop:
- Go to www.shopgoodwill.com
- Click on the 4th round icon at the top right side of the page — the one that has a little magnifying glass on it and says “Search” under it
- The third choice in bold type on the Search menu is “Seller”; click on the arrow in the box next to the words, All Sellers. When the pull down menu appears, click on CO – Colorado Springs – Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado; it will then appear instead of “All Sellers” in the box.
- Then click on the grey “Search” button below it.
The listings that come up from that Search will be the items sold online by Colorado Springs, and any of them are available for pickup at the Garden of the Gods location (1460 Garden of the Gods Road, Colorado Springs); pick up hours for the online store are 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Address and directions for pickup are at the bottom of every auction listing.
To shop your Colorado Springs shopgoodwill.com store regularly, save this link to your computer: pickgoodwill.com.
Here’s another insider tip: when items are extra large and/or difficult to ship, they are offered by Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado for Local Pickup Only at the Garden of the Gods location. Thus, the audience for these items is limited to locals, or people willing to arrange their own shipping using a 3rd party. Some items that are typically listed as Local Pickup Only are: rugs, golf clubs, bicycles, and furniture.
Just like when you shop in the stores, the proceeds from shopgoodwill.com sales fund all of Goodwill’s education, training and job placement programs for people with disabilities and other barriers.