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*Consumer Comment: I agree with you, but have a point to add...
This is really a great concept and nice things are to be found however the great idea and the excitement of winning an item you really wanted by bidding for it at an auction is very soon a real drag because most of the items I have won, the shipping has been at least double what I won the auction item for. Ex: Ed Hardy t-shirt - winning bid $4.99. How much was I charged for shipping? $10. Yes they do have a link you can click on to see what the estimated shipping charges would be should you win the auction and there are a few of the Goodwill locations that say they have a standard shipping fee of $5.00. Which is reasonable. However the other ones usually calculate out to be double + what you end up paying for the item and some of them tack on a "handling" fee.
Now I have always been under the impression Goodwill was always about community - providing jobs and material items for those that wouldn't be able to afford otherwise. I believe most items at most of their stores are donated. Goodwill is now a "for profit" organization? I have given many many items myself over the years and happy to do so. But this shipping issue has really rubbed me the wrong way. UPS isn't working with Goodwill for a reasonable shipping cost? The USPS doesn't have reasonable rates? then try Fedex or DHL. I cannot believe that there isn't a way to make this work for all parties. I personally cannot afford to participate anymore. It is just way too expensive.
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