Goodwill opens first outlet store where customers can pay by the pound for most items

RACINE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- If you've ever wondered what happens to the items that don't get sold at Goodwill Stores, now you'll soon have an answer.

Starting on July 27, customers will be able to shop at the Goodwill Outlet. Items not sold at Goodwill stores will be shipped to the Goodwill Outlet for one last chance for the public to purchase before they're salvaged or recycled.

The Goodwill Outlet will be located at 1630 Enterprise Drive in Sturtevant.

The store will be open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Customers will be able to "pay by the pound" for most items. Other merchandise like furniture, bikes, and other oversized items will be priced individually. 

According to a release, The Goodwill Outlet has approximately 120 9’x4’ rolling tables or bins on the floor at any one time. Every 20 to 30 minutes, the crew will pull 8 to 12 tables with older merchandise from the floor and add the same number of tables with new goods. All items are sold “as is” and all sales are final. Additional discounts do not apply.

Items priced per pound include home goods, clothing, textiles, shoes, and purses; under 25 pounds the customer pays $2.19 per pound. If the items purchased are over 25 pounds the customer pays 1.29 per pound.

Electronics and Glassware are all priced at 69 cents per pound.

Items priced per unit are all $1 and include DVDs/CDS, albums, VHS tapes, computer games, and books.

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