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How to navigate a goodwill outlet store and make thousands of dollars in the process. Also a quick run down of some of the rules that most goodwill outlet stores follow. Thanks for checking out my channel. Make sure to subscribe!! For 1 on 1 coaching Pricing & Availability Email me: Rockstarflipper @Gmail.com JOIN THE FREE FACEBOOK RESELLER GROUP- (questions answered 24/7 from members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/689595301181796/ VIP (paid) Facebook Group- https://www.facebook.com/groups/263997070772761/ *Ebay/Amazon Equipment Photo Lighting Kit- http://amzn.to/2mEdSQq Female Mannequin- http://amzn.to/2uEnCxS Male Mannequin- http://amzn.to/2slaFIw Photo Background- http://amzn.to/2xCBnBD Shipping Tape Gun- http://amzn.to/2s7rc6f Poly Mailers - http://amzn.to/2iVae2t Bubble Mailers - http://amzn.to/2iVcUgt Thermal Printer- http://amzn.to/2mqkhST Ebay/Amazon Scale- http://amzn.to/2hIF2r2 Video Game Cleaner- http://amzn.to/2jD08Iy *Youtube Equipment: Microphone (Blue Yeti Blackout)- http://amzn.to/2sAHTaU Microphone Pop Filter- http://amzn.to/2tKN6NU Logitech Webcam - http://amzn.to/2iZcLc7 Canon G7X II Vlog Camera- http://amzn.to/2ujOgwH Memory Card- http://amzn.to/2xBPDdD Flexi Tripod- http://amzn.to/2xBmuiL Back Up battery canon G7X- http://amzn.to/2wQ1cPG MacBook Pro- http://amzn.to/2xCaUEn (Disclosure, these are amazon affiliate links & I do get paid a small commission if you purchase using them) *My EBAY STORE- https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_id=114&ipn=icep&toolid=20004&campid=5338069183&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fstores.ebay.com%2FTheElectronixZone1 *Our personal Vlog Adventure channel- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYDfKwFzkHmnTfkHe_G8QcA *FOLLOW ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook.com/Rockstarflipper Instagram.com/Rockstarflipper Twitter.com/Rockstarflipper
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jean-marc souffir (19 hours ago)
Pandora charms sales 80% off trendy : http://dazzling.terrifying.emporium.pandoraoutlet.info
T Sivils (8 days ago)
Idk what goodwills you got there but in my town we got some ghetto goodwills with the ceilings falling down on you and the carpet ripping up and tripping you and don't have any order😂
Raul Martz Hawk Azul (1 month ago)
All the points are good advice and true, I go every week to goodwill outlet in Tacoma Washington, and I have really found things of great value, fine new clothes,expensive branded handbags, good tools, even a collection of silver coins , all just for a few dollars.
RockstarFlipper (1 month ago)
Thank you Raul so much for watching and commenting!
In Periculis Audax (2 months ago)
STOP TELLING PEOPLE TO BE AGGRESSIVE. I'm there for the bargains, NOT to get involved in some low-level brawl. I usually let the aggressive assholes fight one another to get at the bins the MINUTE the bins arrive on the floor and then go through the bin when all the drama is over. Because THEIR treasures are not MY treasures. And I don't need to fight any one for MY treasures.
Ahmad Jibawi (3 months ago)
All respect to you, thanks for your help
Kelly Farrah (5 months ago)
Baby Boy...wish our store was like that....Mine is the "wild wild west"....They do everything you described not to do...Indiana!!
sammie sue (9 months ago)
Funny...the Goodwill outlets in the Seattle area are much different than in Florida. No "parking of the carts", we bring them with us to the bins.
We don’t have this in upstate ny we have goodwill but not bins. This sounds much better
miyamoto musashi (10 months ago)
Ive been doing this for 10 years... everyone wants to tell their success stories to the world . Blab blab blab on the web . Then show up to their honey hole "the bins" and see 20 new faces and no room for you to even look. You find a quite way to hustle ... stay quiet about it. Now you can watch your go to flip items getting put in the scale by everyone else . Congrats genius
RockstarFlipper (10 months ago)
#1- Theres enough items to go around. and if not, then your not looking hard enough, or not doing enough research. #2- 98% of everyone quits within the first few months. #3- if your relying on ONE SPOT or ONE SOURCE for purchasing then you need to expand and open up to other places and suppliers
Tinker Tulip (11 months ago)
I've gotten paper cuts and touched something VERY moist....gross. I didn't wear gloves before because I wanted to feel the fabric but since this bin trip will be for PoshMark, i'm going to wear gloves.
RockstarFlipper (11 months ago)
LOL gloves for life... although I should I don't :-)
Frank Stein (11 months ago)
I've been eating my own poop lately. Saving TONS of money on food!
sean rourke (11 months ago)
first time last week was a trip.need a strategy,is Sunday busiest day or best day,or all same?
Nelson4207 (11 months ago)
My wife likes to scoot down the line quickly... I'm a planter. This is MY spot. 😉 I'm not pushy but my big body can block a large space over a table. 😂 But i have had ppl just come and lean over me and grab things. One time i found a pile of about 30 dvds and started to cover and swoop the pile and some lengthy guy comes over and leans above me and grabs one. 😂 only one though, but i still felt like he took something that was mine. Like a dog who just had some food taken... Thats mine.😂 Nothin u can do tho... Swoop up faster 😂 My 1 tip!... Work on your swooping ability.. Can you hold 30 dvds in your arms while ppl swoop In around u? 😁 get them shop til you drop arms. 😆 No cart allowed in new isles here for the first half hour. 😉 P.s. i paid roughly 3.50$ for a metal 3 wheel razor scooter by itself at $1.57 a pound... Not bad at all. 👍 new grip tape and handle bar grips for 1$ each on ebay and it looks like new. 😉 Many deals to find. That is one of my thousands of deals i found in a spare hour or two spent there. 👍👍👍
GREEN4SQUARE (1 year ago)
There are No Such Rules at my Goodwill. Bummer I have been ripped off several times there. Now I take a "Lookout" with me.
RockstarFlipper (1 year ago)
Yeah that sucks.. talk to a manager perhaps and let them know?
Sanctus Vianney (1 year ago)
Ive never been to a Goodwill but it sounds like a savage event.
Carol Pauls (1 year ago)
Love your video I am a bargain barn junkie too... The friends one is so true I have multiple friends that are regulars and the managers know me by name and what I am always looking for, so one saved me a baby swing was a great deal love it
njaco08 (1 year ago)
I call them 'Filthywill'. Love the place!
RockstarFlipper (1 year ago)
Marrisa Porter (1 year ago)
I've been wanting to go to goodwill outlets for a while, but idk- sounds like a panic attack waiting to happen LOL. Some of these comments are intense!
Maxine Hood (1 year ago)
Does anyone ever ask the managers if a type of bin is coming out next? For example I only go for books but sometimes there's no book bins out so I don't know whether to wait for the next rotation or to just leave.
jafar A (1 year ago)
it's like a bloody war zone baby..
Veronica Clouse (1 year ago)
Can you give a list of what things you look for
RockstarFlipper (1 year ago)
Most of my videos have a list of what I buy. Look for my HAUL videos, and WHAT SOLD videos. Any name brand clothes like Victorias secret, Nike, Polo, Adidas, Burberry etc etc
RP Music TV (1 year ago)
I don't agree with the aggressive approach or black Friday approach. I was an avid shopper of the outlet store and people there look like pigs at a trough. They dont act human one lady at the outlet store here tried to get into a physical fight with one of the attendees. Another one was running in and out of bins just throwing everything into her cart and then jumping in front of everyone and literally snatching things out of other peoples hands and carts. Because of this now goodwill blows a whistle whenever a new bin is coming out and tells everyone to leave the floor go behind a white line and then when the bin is set they yell "come and get it" and everyone runs over each other literally on top of each other trying to get to one stupid bin only to find Christmas decorations. It doesn't have to be that way and i really wish goodwill would step up and stop people who behave this way and stop treating re-sellers as animals. It may be an outlet store but at the end of the day its a store like any other. Ive seen a 5 ft. woman get trampled and the police have even been called. Then again, this is Springfield MA so maybe its just my ghetto city
RockstarFlipper (1 year ago)
Yup thats pretty much the way it goes in every city. ITS 100% WRONG. I wish they would handle it different also, but they make a lot of money off those clothes they couldn't move otherwise, so they don't care. It sucks. I agree with you. But those people are usually from a 3rd world country and don't know any better, and the money putting food on their table and their kids is usually to great to control them.
JKillingITinFL (1 year ago)
I went to the Ft Lauderdale bins for the first time on Friday. I had my cart on the wall with some things in it. Well somebody took my cart and tossed my stuff in the closest bin. And when I told and employee he asked, "did you have your cart covered" so it's an unspoken rule to cover your cart. I've never heard of that before. I thought being on the wall with items in it was enough for somebody to know it was being used. And at that point there were no more free carts. And we are $1.75 /lb for textiles
Nicole Oliver (1 year ago)
JKillingITinFL are u talking about the one in Oakland? yeah u have to cover the cart or people will take ur items
justin rowlette (1 year ago)
the bin's rule-
rocky jaydog (1 year ago)
always great advice from a genuinely nice guy. Thanks Rockstar!
Lessthanforty (1 year ago)
Yay! New sub, new at the resell game as well.
RockstarFlipper (1 year ago)
Hey thanks so much and welcome to the channel. Hopefully my channel can help out
Crows Nest (1 year ago)
I think I'm with Dave on this madness. lol Not for me.
RockstarFlipper (1 year ago)
Not for everyone lol
512 EPIC (1 year ago)
I love the comment that you said, "make friends". That is so true! I always ask people what they are looking for, and have found some stuff for others and then I have had others find stuff that we were looking for also. People should be kind to one another. Karma is a real thing. What goes around, comes around. We have great luck, by being kind to others. :)
Kasey P (1 year ago)
Hey RockstarFlipper, I went to the one outlet for the first time and a lady yelled at me saying all those items were hers when I reached into the bins but they weren't in her cart or hands. You say to be aggressive but I get scared thinking they'll hit me or something. Should I have just taken it and leave?
Angel Scarlett (1 year ago)
Kasey P I honestly would've been like it was in the bin not in your cart and politely walk away
Melody Armbruster (1 year ago)
Hi. New Subscriber here. I have never been to one of the outlet stores. When I look for the "buy the pound" stores online, I can only find a very few. I do however see several "outlet stores" Are all of the Goodwill Outlet Stores "buy the pound?"
RockstarFlipper (1 year ago)
OO yeah none in Georgia,
Melody Armbruster (1 year ago)
RockstarFlipper unfortunately I live in Georgia and there aren't any here! But I am up for a trip to FL
RockstarFlipper (1 year ago)
outlet stores ARE INDEED by the pound. Go scope one out just to be sure if they are close
cool.as. mom.jeans (1 year ago)
I know I'm a little late to watch this. Great tips! You definitely need to know what the rules are at your local bins because they are different everywhere. I've been in Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Dayton, and S. Carolina. All different. I have never had trouble getting a cart at any of them. In Dayton you don't have to wait for them to tell you to shop. It's a nightmare. People grab stuff as it rolls by. In Cincinnati and S Carolina you don't park your cart, you keep it with you. In Dayton I have to keep clothes, shoes, glass, books, purses, hats all separate. Rules are different everywhere.
RockstarFlipper (1 year ago)
Def different everywhere here to. Orlando you can have your cart, St Pete you cant. things like that. Just gotta ask about each locations rules as I dont know them from place to place until I go.
Despite All My Rage (1 year ago)
is it mainly sellers who go to the bins? Looking for basically the same stuff you are? jw... Also, i live near a Salv. Army, do they do the bins too? I ha ve never noticed, how do i find out? So many Qs, sorry.
RockstarFlipper (1 year ago)
Yes its 90% resellers
Chris Sisco (1 year ago)
Man appreciate the good info I'm working on building my business here in Savannah GA.
RockstarFlipper (1 year ago)
Thanks so much I appreciate it
Adriane C (1 year ago)
Great tips and yes-for the love of god wear gloves!!! there is broken glass, metal chips everywhere
RockstarFlipper (1 year ago)
Great Tip. I do mostly clothing so thats not a big issue for me.
MagnifyTV (1 year ago)
Hey Casey haven't yet been to the outlets do they let you bring bags to put clothes in instead of getting a cart? If so what type of bags
MagnifyTV (1 year ago)
+RockstarFlipper thanks Casey!
RockstarFlipper (1 year ago)
Yes...alot of people use the big blue Ikea bags
Yttecarb Yttecarb (1 year ago)
what if you get there and theres no carts available for you? do you just carry everything ?can i bring my own bag ?
RockstarFlipper (1 year ago)
You can bring like an Ikea bag over your shoulder to carry everything in. thats what a lot of people do
Roman Luna (1 year ago)
With all due respect he's so handsome! Lol
Audrey Puente (1 year ago)
Great info! I'm now a new subscriber!
ziad saddick (1 year ago)
Alrighty Casey im going to officially go to the outlet with your advice in mind, gonna copy down some brands you look out for and hope it works out well for me. 1 question tho, do you buy all the ties or just a specific brand?
Raquel Pena (1 year ago)
thanks it real helpfully
RockstarFlipper (1 year ago)
Very welcome thank you a bunch!!
vincent grizanti (1 year ago)
bins Sound crazy hahah anybody ever get in a brawl hahah maybe killed 😂😂
vincent grizanti (1 year ago)
we do have bins here not by weight that is usually new merch always goodies to be found
vincent grizanti (1 year ago)
always find goodies at the bottom hahah dig deep
shauna silver (1 year ago)
hi, i was just wondering, if anyone resells on ebay, can you tell me how to file taxes as a reseller, what do i list my 'job' as? also do i need to ask h&r block for a 1099 or will ebay send me one in december? ive been selling part time for years but im just getting started doing it fulltime and thinking ahead for next year
AnthemofAblueHeart (1 year ago)
Here your supposed to keep your cart at arms length at all times. They all keep our carts on the side,but that's the nice part of making friends. They keep an eye out for your stuff and vice versa. The bad part is the people who use the carts shopping and they are everywhere and you can't get through.
ohhhshitson (1 year ago)
i made the mistake of looking through unattended carts (my first time going). a group of haitian woman screamed at me from across the room, lol. i had no clue. i thought it was just stuff that was ditched or just leftover stuff to sell. oops. never again.
Yung Jones (1 day ago)
Same thing happened to my mom and yes it was also Haitian ladies 😂
ohhhshitson (1 year ago)
(mind you the store was not busy at all and people had their carts in between the bins etc)
Terri Berry (2 years ago)
New subscriber
Kate's Place (2 years ago)
How does check out work at the bins? Do they just roll your whole cart onto a scale or do you empty it somewhere to be weighed? Do you bring your own bags/boxes?
Erika In Indy (8 months ago)
We roll the entire cart on a scale. The cart weight is already deducted. There is also a counter scale of you didn't get a cart full.
AnthemofAblueHeart (1 year ago)
Here we either put it on the table scale on the register or roll a empty cart up then they transfer your stuff making sure your not sneaking shoes
RockstarFlipper (2 years ago)
You empty it into boxes sitting on the scale. they weigh it. charge you and then bag it up
Julie Nguyen (2 years ago)
Unfortunately I live in GA where they don't have these. They only have the goodwill retail locations. Do you know of any other places that do it that aren't goodwill. If I do decide to drive 3 hours do you think it'll be worth the drive?
Erika In Indy (8 months ago)
I would say yes. Make it a day trip and stay all day. You will find enough if you are a real thrifter!
TVworks (1 year ago)
Julie Nguyen great question. I also live in GA, so I would love if he answered.
Cindy Baca (2 years ago)
I just started going to the bins, and there's a guy there that comes every day, he's obviously a book seller, and just takes his cart and literally scoops hundreds of books at a time and goes in the corner and scans them all, so there's nothing left to look at. I'm not sure if I should talk to the manager or not, since I'm a newbie and he's a regular. They must know what he's doing and I guess they're ok with it
Pennete Lenard (8 months ago)
Nelson4207 interesting
Adriane C (1 year ago)
I will scoop up 10-20 books just bc people are rowdy and I pretty much you will get shoved at the Oxnard Bins if u don't move-So I do batches of 10-20 books-dump em n then start again.
RockstarFlipper (2 years ago)
Cindy, at our bins people are not allowed to do that. they call it SCOOPING. Women use to do that with purses and they put a stop to it. But he's SMART & knows what he's doing. You should go do what he does also but BEAT HIM there
Henry S (2 years ago)
Some dude @ bins tried to ace me out of a TV telling me it was broken and I wasn't allowed to buy it. So I went ahead, bought it and worked just fine for $6. Deal Dash??
ICE CREAM COW BOYZ (2 years ago)
omg yr like my idol lol. i starting living thriftier because of you and i just found a sandwich in the trash and it was still mostly good! i gave up my home and now i just hang out in parking lots. love the videos!
thank you so much its Spookyhearts here from phoenix and nashville area, thank you so much for the advice we have just 1 in the phoenix metro area and another 2 hours away but its the only one in the county i here its a good size and its 1 hour away i havent gone yet but i will need too our goodwills here are shuting down the thursdays $1 days finally, and we will have to go to the bins at least every 3-4 weeks we want to pull in high volume and now i learn to make prices set jeans 14.99 or 18.99 and higher ones 20.99 but i cant go crazy over omg thats a lane bryant jeans no no 30 30 it will sit there, now im learning what is way to low, but what is reasonable is ok im learning i want to buy make money and move fast fast fast is our goal we are still bout 4 months into ebay id say 2 full months where we are no resticted and we have 400 items we can list well 390, thank u so much for all the tips we cant wait to go for the first time and i hope to go within next 2-3 weeks, we are going to try something like a mini bins here a place where theres 10 huge tables like bins i guess and u guet 5 hours its only open fri sat 7am-12noon the same batch friday and saturdays is left overs, cant wait we so what to move fast items and reasonable items, we have 200 tippin right now , cant wait to tell u bout it all thank u
Candy (2 years ago)
I visited the goodwill outlet taking your advice. I must admit its not for the faint of heart(pretty grimey) but I found a ton of good stuff dirt cheap.
Piscesgyal26 (2 years ago)
Thanks for your informative videos, they're great! I've never been to a Goodwill Outlet store but now I'm putting it on my list of things to do. Question... How do you deal with the issue of bed bugs? Going through all that clothing and household items carries a big risk of bed bugs. I ask because I had this problem from bringing home stuff before before. Very costly thing to eradicate, ugh.
muti muttley (1 month ago)
jack Than the clothes will shrink on high heat don’t do that
jack (5 months ago)
Piscesgyal26 as long as you dry the clothes in a dryer at a high medium high heat for 30 minutes or more any bed will die
Robert Griggs (2 years ago)
Your my new idol.
RockstarFlipper (2 years ago)
Robert thats very kind, but seriously if you just get up and work hard and push yourself youll get there. Very quickly.
i hate FL thrift stores lol
+RockstarFlipper well i like old stuff so... JK
RockstarFlipper (2 years ago)
How come? We do pretty well at them
TheGlitterFairy (2 years ago)
I think I'm ready now. Thanks for the vid
Sayed Ahmed (2 years ago)
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RockstarFlipper (2 years ago)
I have heard of people doing it but you have to get your supplier to agree to ship to the customer once the item sells, AND then they could steal the customer.. You have to be VERY VERY careful. I don't recommend it. Its easier to just buy it and have it shipped to you.
sherry1674w (2 years ago)
thank you so much for all the information...so much to digest...wow
RockstarFlipper (2 years ago)
of course not
sherry1674w (2 years ago)
maybe one day, I will be too...thanks,just sent you my email, and please do not share with others...OK? thanks.
RockstarFlipper (2 years ago)
+sherry1674w lol i guess I'm just used to all the craziness now.
sherry1674w (2 years ago)
OK if you say so...
RockstarFlipper (2 years ago)
Once you get used to it, it's very easy and routine. :-)
FlaKNMB (2 years ago)
I see from the comments below that you're in Tampa. I live in Sebring and, according to the Goodwill website, the bins closest to me are in Lakeland (a 2-hour drive one way for me). Have you ever been there? I've been wondering if it's worth the ride. The last time I was in Lakeland (for a doctor's appt.), I went to the Goodwill and Salvation Army thrift stores and their prices were outrageous! I saw a solar flower from Dollar Tree that was priced $3.16! Of course, everything at Dollar Tree is $1. I wonder if the bin prices in Lakeland are as outrageous as the store prices.
RockstarFlipper (2 years ago)
The bins are by the pound. So for clothes you pay $.99 or $1.49 a pound i cant remember at lakeland. I have been there many times but its been awhile, i stick to my lock bin store, although lakeland is just as close. You should def check it out. thanks!!
zelda johnson (2 years ago)
True on shipping, I've lost money or not make enough because shipping charges. Great video. Thanks again and again
James Pace (2 years ago)
Do all goodwill a do this? I've never been early in the morning because of work but I can go some days and then head out I'm a operator in oilfield so I can start when I need just have to check my wells before dark
RockstarFlipper (2 years ago)
Yeah goodwill outlets are the best, you can get some deals at the other goodwills as well
James Pace (2 years ago)
thanks! I live way south texas so the nearest city is a hour and a half but we have small goodwills that are ok
RockstarFlipper (2 years ago)
Only goodwill outlet or bargain bin stores. Some places call them "weigh and pay goodwills". You can google a list for your state and find which cities and locations they are in. Thanks!!
JinxClemintine (2 years ago)
i Found you on facebook i believe... first video ive watched. Havent been to the Bins yet, but i think i just may do that now that you laid out all the what to do and what not to do :) Thank you!
RockstarFlipper (2 years ago)
Yes go to the bins FOR SURE!!
Floridian Picker (2 years ago)
What's up bro! Awesome video man, I do all these things also. Which weigh and pay do you go to? We hit st. Pete.. We bring lunch with us also and keep it in a cooler in the car. We will go out in the middle of the day and load up the car, grab a bite, and go back in for more! Happy Florida picking bro.
Floridian Picker (2 years ago)
+RockstarFlipper cool man me too, Brandon area. Hopefully we can link up some time!
RockstarFlipper (2 years ago)
+Floridian Picker I'm in Tampa
Floridian Picker (2 years ago)
+RockstarFlipper yup that's the one. Are you in Orlando area? We should link up and go out sourcing! Peace, Rick
RockstarFlipper (2 years ago)
Thats a great idea!! sometimes i just ride to the gas station and grab something or some place very close, By st pete do you mean the gandy store near the bridge?
Blessed Child (2 years ago)
Went to Austin Tx Bins yesterday. Very uninspiring. We got there early and they had not started dumping. It took a while for them to start. By lunch time, things picked up but we had to head back to San Antonio. I did find a few things that could do well. My little small dingy San Antonio outlet has some great stuff. Austin is bigger, but not more exciting. Austin stays open for 24 hours. Go figure that one out.
RockstarFlipper (2 years ago)
+Blessed Child it happens. For sure. Which is why I have multiple buying places. Yard sales on weekends. Bins on weekday mornings and pawn shops and thrift stores on weekday afternoons
Blessed Child (2 years ago)
All the cities are great. Just a slow day at the bins
RockstarFlipper (2 years ago)
Interesting. I have seen more than a few Texas flippers and pickers who do well. I'm not sure which cities they do best in. I know a few in Austin and a few in San Antonio. 1 in Dallas

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