Goodwill was Good to Me!

avatar

Today was going to be a lazy day. A long, lazy day where we did a lot of nothing. And we did! And it was glorious. At least, it was until we decided we wanted to get out. So the youngest and I made a decision to go swing by Five Below and the Goodwill that was aboot right beside it. We opted to go to Goodwill first and were not dissapointed.

One can never be sure what one will find at Goodwill. There are always clothes, which I'm never interested in, but beyond that it's always a crapshoot.

Today we rolled a 7.

First, my son found a new game: Tetris Link. It's a physical 2-4 player Tetris game which thrilled the Boy to no end since Tetris is one of his most favourite games ever. Ever! To celebrate we played various Tetris soundtracks on the way home, and then played the game after getting home. It's really quite fun!

On my part, I hit a small motherload. My collection of 78 rpm records just took a big jump!

20211010_203907.jpg

That looks like quite a bit. But wait! There's more!

20211010_203858.jpg

Lookitem all! There were a good 23 books of records, each with at least 3 records (most have 4 or 5) and several standalones.

Now, most of them I wouldn't look for on my own or buy if they were just there, but being that they were all together at only $2.99/book I figured I'd scoop them all up.

20211010_202125.jpg

Most of these records are "newer," in that they were recorded in the 40's or 50's. These records should not be played on my acoustic phonographs, as both the record and the phonograph's "sound reproducer" would be damaged. But they are still 78's!

I have not listened to Oklahoma! before, but thought I might after grabbing it.

20211010_202128.jpg

Alas, after getting it home I saw this carnage inside:

20211010_202534.jpg

This made me sad. Thankfully the vast majority of the records were not damaged, but it's still sad to see.

Now, I'm not sure what's in this set, but I am certainly looking forward to find out. I'm all for laughing at every possible chance!

20211010_202621.jpg

I chose not to photograph every book because that gets old really quick. Suffice it to say that I'm really thrilled with this find. I really need to stop looking, because I'm running out of places to put these. The bigger issue is that I'm going to need a new turntable to play these 40's and 50's records!

Something just like this.

Which I also picked up today.

20211010_214116.jpg

For me, this was a #marketfriday on a #sublimesunday! Talk aboot multitasking!

(c) All images and photographs, unless otherwise specified, are created and owned by me.
(c) Victor Wiebe


About Me

Amateur photographer. Wannabe author. Game designer. Nerd. 
General all around problem-solver and creative type.

My Favourite Tags

#spaceforce3#altphoto#crappycameraphotos
#digitalpinhole#pinhole#firehydrant

IUR5Qh1mwwwiebe.gif



0
0
0.000
7 comments
avatar

Congratulations @wwwiebe! You have completed the following achievement on the Hive blockchain and have been rewarded with new badge(s) :

You received more than 65000 upvotes.
Your next target is to reach 70000 upvotes.

You can view your badges on your board and compare yourself to others in the Ranking
If you no longer want to receive notifications, reply to this comment with the word STOP

0
0
0.000
avatar

First off, let me say that I totally missed this when I pulled up all the market posts, it never hit my radar so for that I apologize. It actually has a hard time searching for it when you use the tag that far down. Be back in a couple minutes.

0
0
0.000
avatar

You hit the vinyl jackpot even with the carnage! @wwwiebe Isn't it wondetful to have our stores open again?!

I miss that Tetris game so much! I credit it to teaching me how to pack many things into small spaces!

0
0
0.000
avatar

I've been beyond surprised at how lucky I've been in finding some cheap records. Now I need to find the time to listen to them all!

0
0
0.000
avatar

I have that player! I'm not kidding! It is for the Lower Level where all the records are played. Twinsies!

Paydirt! You really scored big at Goodwill! My Salvation Army locally is better than their Goodwill, although it is usually the other way around. But, what a great buy!! I personally like St. Vincent de Pauls best, but, the only ones I used to go to were on the Canadian border, although American.

Do you ever go to the ReStore?

Now I want to trudge through the Thrift Shops tomorrow so I can bring some prizes home. We put the three-headed dragon up, so Halloween is done. Play me some music!! Sorry I almost missed you! #MarketFriday has evolved over time from straight shopping to a cultural affair as it highlights how we differ and then again, how much we are alike. Rituals, Festivals, food, architecture, even your language/languages. Along with the fact of what is normal for where you live? These are unwritten rules that rule our social behaviors. I see this as allowing for increased tolerance between cultures and nations, and opportunities to come together on an even playing ground. A strong culture can be beneficial to a country as it promotes unity, especially during a crisis, peaceful debate, and open dialogue.

Fridays are all about the #MarketFriday Challenge! Looking to take part in it? Here is how:


Rules of the Road to Join #MarketFriday!

  1. Go to the market, or anywhere that you pay money for a service.
    Take pictures! Be creative!
  2. Tell us a little bit about the market or the event. What brought you there? What did you buy? How much did it cost?
  3. Post the picture(s) Of course, you should tell a little bit about the ones you post
  4. Use the MarketFriday Community Platform to post #hive-196308 (this is not required, but appreciated)
  5. Drop the link into the MarketFriday comment section so I can find it
  6. Following me and reblogging the post so more see it would be appreciated !! Not a rule, just appreciated, more vision for more views on your posts!
  7. You must put #MarketFriday by @dswigle somewhere on your post. If you don't and someone reads it, there is nothing to tie #MarketFriday to that post.
  8. Please only one post each week. Believe it not, I run out of voting power if you put in many more than that.

As always, please remember! #MarketFriday loves you!

Upped and reposted

0
0
0.000
avatar

That's awesome you have that record player! Too neat! I've been using it a lot lately. I've been using them all alot lately, but this is the only one that has good volume control!

Oh yes, I have been loving thrift shops lately, too. It has been a form of stress relief for me, and also quite some fun. Every now and then there is an absolute gem of a find, much like the clown paintings I found a few months ago. There are a couple of Goodwill "superstores" nearby that I might need to visit tomorrow if I can get the house clean. And decorated. Ugh. I still need to decorate.

0
0
0.000
avatar

Clean. I did that today. But, I already decorated, so I'm good. My three-headed dragon is pretty cool. I will have to take a picture of him.

Our Goodwill Stores are closed on Sundays. There are some in Delaware that are open. You are so spoiled. I have found some really cool trinkets in there. They are are great stress buster. I agree. Bad shot, but, I did a run by. :) It works great!

20211016_230452.jpg

0
0
0.000