By: Goodwill Industries International  09-12-2011

provides a safe and secure venue for Goodwill® member organizations to sell donated items through an online auction. All Goodwill sellers on are independently run organizations and may have varying shipping, payment and return policies. Be sure to read the information on every auction page carefully and take note of the Goodwill seller that posted the item.

Ask questions before bidding: Know what you are bidding on. Don’t assume anything about the item if it isn’t stated in the description, but ask for clarification or more information. Seller can be found on every item description page on . If you do not receive an answer to your question within 24 hours, check if your e-mail program has a that may be preventing delivery.

Be aware of the payment methods a seller accepts: Not all sellers accept checks or money orders. All sellers accept Visa and MasterCard and some have a PayPal account outside of the web site. Please check the seller’s auction page or e-mail the seller for PayPal payment e-mail address. Note: The safest way to shop on the Internet is with a credit card. In the event something goes wrong, you are protected under the federal Fair Credit Billing Act. Shopping by check leaves you vulnerable to bank fraud, and sending a cashier’s check or money order doesn’t give you any protection if you have problems with the purchase.

Refunds: In general, items may be returned only with prior authorization from the seller within seven days of receipt if the merchandise was damaged during shipping or if there was a major distortion in the description. Returns will not be accepted without prior authorization. Please check the individual seller’s return policy at the bottom of the item listing for specific details.

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They offer the basics — jeans, business attire, infant and childrenâ??s clothing, housewares and appliances, furniture and more — at a great value. The more than 2,600 Goodwill stores in the United States and Canada are independently owned and operated. Goodwill stores feature gently used and new items that are bargains for smart shoppers.


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Some shoppers like to bring in a seamstresses’ tape measure because sizes are not consistent between brands and sizes have changed through the years. If you’re looking for treasures, Outlets provide a great chance to find a treasure for cheap if you’re willing to dig a little. At Goodwill Outlet stores, merchandise is generally rotated multiple times per day with an even more robust rotation.


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Place cards let you seat people near others that they have something in common with, and it’s considerate to seat smokers, or parents with babies near a door so they can slip out without too much of a hassle if necessary. The money you spend goes to people who live in your community and need assistance with job training or daily tasks, and, thanks to Goodwill, they learn new skills every day for independent living.