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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Traffic on the Goodwill sales floor is busy and the cash registers have been going all day. "Business has been good this month," said Goodwill Store Manager, Cecilia Rentz.
According to the National Association of Resale and Thrift Shops, 75 percent of secondhand stores nationwide are reporting higher sales, up an average of 30 percent. "If you come in and see something today, tomorrow you are going to see something entirely different because merchandise is going all day," said Rentz.
The reason? The deep discounts here can help you keep a few more dollars in your pocket, and that's money you may need at the gas station or the grocery store. "People are finding that they are going to save at places like Goodwill. You can't save on gas or food, but you will save 50 to 75 percent on items here," said Rentz.
And for shoppers like Lashonda, these deep discounts are a big help. "Ah man, I save a whole lot, a whole lot. A pair of shoes that I can find at another store for $20.00, I can find here for $5.00," said Lashonda Williams.
And when you shop at the Goodwill, your money goes back to the community. It helps pay for their career center. "If people lose their jobs, then they can come in free of charge and use the career center to update their resumes and look for jobs," said Rentz.
So shopping second hand can do a lot more than just save you some money, it can help someone else get back on their feet.
Not only are sales up this month at the Goodwill, but so are donations. And donating is another way to save big. Anyone who gives to the Goodwill can get a tax deduction for their donations.