Sometimes you want to own a new item rather than a used one. However, there are a number of things out there where the used version is just as good as buying a new one. Goodwill Shopping is a Chrome extension that helps you find them.
The Chrome extension pays attention to what you’re shopping for on popular sites like Walmart, Amazon, and Jet and lets you know when the item you’re looking for is available for sale for less on ShopGoodwill.com.
The idea is, of course, that you might consider buying the item used from Goodwill rather than shelling out full price to buy the item through a traditional retailer.
For now, it looks like the extension is only searching the inventory of Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey (that website gets 6 million visitors a month). It also (obviously) doesn’t work for everything, so if you click on it and it doesn’t have the item available it just loads the Goodwill shopping page rather than a page for the item you’re looking for.
One thing I also learned from trying the extension out: Goodwill has auctions.
If you visit ShopGoodwill.com directly the site has a number of different items available to bid on, including a pretty decent amount of vintage jewelry and watches. While you’re probably not likely to find that item you were shopping for at Walmart available via auction, that feature could be a great way to snag a deal on a few things you might have not realized you needed (and possibly probably don’t) in the first place.