For Christmas I received $50 cash, so my plan was to visit some second-hand stores and see how far I could go with it. I shall call it my “50 Dollar Quest” mini-series and it will span into multiple posts until my money has been spent. The first store was Treasures of the Heart (spent $5) and the second store was Recycled Rooster (spent $18), both in Conway, SC  and the third store was Moozie’s Closet (spent $22) in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Store #4: Goodwill, W.T. Harris Blvd., Charlotte, NC

With only $5 left in my quest, I knew I could hit just one more thrift store. While visiting our best friends in Charlotte, we had time to sneak into the Goodwill for a few minutes. Although smaller than most Goodwill stores, this particular store had a goldmine selection of children’s clothes. For anyone with children, clothes for these little guys come with a high price tag. So finding this amazing section was a dream with a discount. Unfortunately, I was pressed for time and just had moments to scan the store with my NC-BFF. We browsed through shoes, shirts, pants, dresses and belts. Nothing really striked me, but maybe because I wasn’t looking for anything specific and I was under pressure from our spouses. The household section was very small that day, except for the typical common knick-knacks such as baskets, books and glassware. When I saw the childrens section, I browsed a little before I found the cutest dress. However, if I had more time, I would have probably come home spending way more than $5.

The front of Goodwill in Charlotte


The vast childrens selection at Goodwill

So in the end, I bought a dress for my daughter for $2.49 and two books for $1.98 for a total (plus tax) of $4.79. Although my quest with the $50 has ended, I will continue to shop thrifty and second-hand.

If you go: Goodwill, 3710 W.T. Harris Blvd., Charlotte, NC – 704-597-1776 – Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:30-9pm, Friday-Saturday 9-9pm and Sunday noon-7pm

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Originally from Virginia, Jennifer C. Sellers is passionate about sustainability and conservation in South Carolina and throughout the world. She earned her BA in English from Coastal Carolina University and her MAS in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Denver. She is a university sustainability coordinator that implements programs and teaches people about going green and being sustainable. Follow her on Twitter @MyGreenGlasses

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  1. NC-BFF on January 27, 2012

    I found the best pair of pink pants here 🙂
    This has been my favorite post so far, just because I’m mentioned!

  2. Jennifer C. Sellers Author on January 27, 2012

    Would you like me to post the photo of your pants? I debated on that!


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