July 15, 2010Thrifted Turquoise Hair Dryer!
By Sara In AZ
I don’t know how the Goodwill stores across the US normally operate, but here in Phoenix we have dollar day on Thursdays. Everything that they sell has a week number attached to it and if you wait it out, and the item is still there, you can get it for a dollar on Thursdays. I think it is about 4 weeks before the item would sell for the dollar price. So you have to wait and hope…….and wait and hope…….and wait and hope that your item will still be there on dollar day – if you are really cheap like me. 🙂 Soooo, I saw this old 50s/60s Sears turquoise hair dryer for sale right after it came into the store for $99.99. I was like “What, a hundred bucks – no way!” I decided right then and there if it was still there on dollar day it would be mine! So I stalked it each and every week to make sure it was still there. On the appointed Thursday I was there before the store opened. There was a bunch of other people there too. I thought, “Crap, they are probably all going to run over to my turquoise dryer.” When the doors opened I quickly walked over to the dryer and grabbed it, everyone else went to other stuff they were obsessing over! Hooray, it was all mine – and for just a dollar!!! I think it is missing a plastic hood on the bottom, but heck who cares for only a dollar!
I have not had the courage to plug it in yet. 🙂 But it looks like it would totally work.
So, what do y’all think? Did I do OK for a dollar?
I have no earthly idea what I am actually going to do with this old hair dryer, but I just could not pass it up. Maybe I should start up a beauty salon in my house???