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Anyone pick up the A3818 covergirl from Goodwill?

  1. asrnj77 Sep 26, 2022

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    True barnyard finds always draw a crowd. I particularly enjoyed the description that said “watch doesn’t run. Needs new battery”

    Imagine that ten years ago you could walk into a goodwill store in Missouri and buy this for $10

    went for $15,072
     
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  2. pdxleaf ... Sep 26, 2022

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    I was watching it. Had nice potential. But you'd have to really want an El Primero.
     
  3. JwRosenthal Sep 26, 2022

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    Still blows my mind that things like this get sent off to goodwill. It’s not like it was a charitable donation to a children’s hospital- this was just dumped with the contents of grandpa’s sock drawer.
     
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  4. pdxleaf ... Sep 26, 2022

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    It takes 30 seconds to search on the internet. Just goes to show that there are still a lot of people who think old watches are junk.
     
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  5. sheepdoll Sep 26, 2022

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    I have been watching goodwill for quite a while. Everything gets bid up too fast there. I did get one watch from GW, just becouse I could. I was purchasing a lot of cameras and some lenses before I got interested in watches again. I did get close to a tissot rock watch, There was a wood watch the other day, but I forgot to bid on it. Now I am going to have to start looking for zenith. I do search zodiac from time to time.

    I have noticed though on eBay, that the count of listed items has jumped by about 300,000 in the last month. With goodwill it is harder to know. I still think some of the watches I have came from GW through one of the dealers who would get them in bulk.

    -j