PROS / Bidding and buying on ShopGoodwill.com is fairly easy.
CONS / Individuals are not allowed to sell their items on ShopGoodwill.
VERDICT / ShopGoodwill is a great site to look for unique items and support the mission of Goodwill to fund education and training for people with disabilities.
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ShopGoodwill is the online auction site created and owned by nonprofit organization Goodwill. Items auctioned come from donations made to Goodwill stores. ShopGoodwill is a great site to look for unique items and support the mission of Goodwill to fund education and training for people with disabilities.
There is no fee to sign up and bid on items on ShopGoodwill. Individuals are not allowed to sell their items on ShopGoodwill, so there are no applicable seller fees or accompanying attention getter fees.
Bidding and buying on ShopGoodwill.com is fairly easy. Categories are easy to navigate. However, there is no search bar on the initial page. To type in a search term you first have to go to a specific search page, which while not difficult, is sort of annoying.
Purchasing on ShopGoodwill is enhanced by using the free “My shopgoodwill” area, where members can view auctions they are involved in, or even just watch a particular auction. You can even enter information and price range about an item you’re looking for and have Goodwill email you if a matching item is posted on the site.
Because sellers are all from the verified Goodwill organization, you don’t have to worry about seller trust. Feedback is not incorporated, but the site administration does work to minimize online fraud and make ShopGoodwill a safe place to bid and buy.
ShopGoodwill is a nice auction site and a pretty good place for collectors and people looking for unique antiques. But the userbase and number of auctions is limited, and the site lacks several advanced features and some functionality. ShopGoodwill is a decent auction site; it just isn’t complete.