Treat or Treat: This Weekend’s Goodwill Window Sale

Enough with tricks; it’s all treats at this weekend’s Goodwill Window Sales covering Greenwich Village, Gramercy Park, the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side, Harlem, East Harlem, Astoria, Brooklyn, Bellmore, East Northport, Wappingers Falls, Springfield, Rockaway, Fairfield, and Paramus. Whew! Take a look:

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26:

  • The 23rd Street Goodwill Window Sale: The sale begins at 9 a.m., and is first-come, first-serve. Each customer is given a ticket in the order they enter the store. They may pick two window items to buy. When the purchase is made, they may rejoin the line to make another selection. You’ll find the Goodwill 23rd Street Store at 220 East 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010 (212-447-7270).
  • The 79th Street Goodwill Window Sale: The sales happen every Friday. They begin at 10 a.m. and are first come, first serve. Each customer is given a ticket in the order they arrived. They may pick two window items to buy. When the purchase is made, customers may rejoin the line to make another selection. You’ll find the Goodwill 79th Street Store at 217 West 79th Street, New York, NY 10024 (212-874-5050).
  • The Brooklyn Livingstone Street Goodwill Window Sale: The sale begins at 9 a.m. and is first come, first serve. Each customer is given a ticket in the order they enter the store. They may pick two window items to buy. When the purchase is made, they may rejoin the line to make another selection. You’ll find the Goodwill Livingston Street Store at 258 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718-923-9037).
  • The Astoria Steinway Goodwill Store: The sale happens every Friday. Tickets are distributed to customers on line at 8:15 a.m., and the doors open at 9 a.m. The store admits all the customers at the same time, who are taken in numerical order. Purchases are limited to two window items per person. Once their window transaction is complete, the customers can shop the store. You’ll find the Goodwill Steinway Store at 32-36 Steinway Street, Astoria, NY 11103 (718-932-0418).
  • The Paramus Goodwill Window Sale: Tickets are distributed to customers in line at 9:45 a.m., and the doors open at 10. The store admits two ticket-holders at a time who are limited to two window items per person that must be purchased immediately. Customers who want more items from the window may go to the back of the line to purchase again. Once all ticket-holders have made their purchases, window sale items will be available to all shoppers. You’ll find the Goodwill Paramus Store at 809 State Route 17, Paramus, NJ 07652 (201-444-0596).

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27:

  • The Goodwill Village Boutique Window Sale: The sale begins at 9 a.m., and is first-come, first-serve. Each customer is given a ticket in the order they arrive starting at 8:50. Two customers come in at a time, and may choose two items each to purchase. If they want more, they must go to the back of the line and get another ticket. The doors open for everyone after all of the window customers are done, usually 10-10:15. You’ll find the Goodwill Greenwich Village Store at 44 West 8th Street, New York, NY 10011 (212-477-7024).
  • The UES Stuyvesant Goodwill Window Sale: This sale is for one window only. Tickets are given out just before the doors open at 9:30 a.m. Two people are allowed in at a time to purchase two items each. Out of consideration for other customers, we ask that they make their selection as quickly as possible and not ask to examine each window item. When their transactions are complete, they may go to the back of the line if they want more window merchandise. The store opens for everyone at 10 a.m., but the window sale line continues inside until the sale is over. You’ll find the Goodwill Stuyvesant Store at 1704 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10128 (212-831-1830).
  • The East Harlem (3rd Ave) Goodwill Window Sale: Tickets are distributed to customers on line at 8:15 a.m., and the doors open at 8:30 for window items only. The store admits three customers at a time. Purchases are limited to two items per person. At 9:30, the store opens to everyone and any remaining window merchandise is up for grabs. You’ll find the Goodwill East Harlem Store at 2231 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10035 (212-410-0973).
  • The Harlem (5th Ave) Goodwill Window Sale: The sale starts at 9 a.m., and is first-come, first-serve. Each customer is given a number in the order they arrive. They may pick two window items to buy. When the purchases are made, they may rejoin the line to make additional selections.You’ll find the Goodwill Harlem Store at 2196 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10037 (212-862-0020).
  • The Brooklyn Fulton Street Goodwill Window Sale: The sale begins at 9 a.m. and is first come, first serve. Each customer is given a ticket in the order they enter the store. They may pick two window items to buy. When the purchase is made, they may rejoin the line to make another selection. You’ll find the Brooklyn Fulton Street Goodwill Store at 1100-1104 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11238 (718-789-0856).
  • The East Northport Goodwill Window Sale: Tickets are distributed to customers on line by 8:15 a.m., and the doors open at 8:30. The store admits two customers at a time. Purchases are limited to two window items per person. At 9:30, the store opens to everyone unless there are still ticket-holders on line. Once they’ve made their purchases, any remaining window merchandise is up for grabs. You’ll find the Goodwill East Northport Store at 1900 Jericho Turnpike, East Northport, NY 11731 (631-462-4219).
  • The Bellmore Goodwill Window Sale: Tickets are distributed to customers on line by 8:45 a.m., and the doors open at 9. The store admits two customers at a time. Purchases are limited to two showcase items per person. To keep the sale moving, customers are asked to make their selections quickly without examining each individual showcase item. Once they have made their choice, they are free to shop the rest of the store. At 9:30, the store opens to the general public.You’ll find the Goodwill Bellmore Store at 2736 Merrick Road, Bellmore, NY 11710 (516-409-5951).
  • The Wappingers Falls Goodwill Window Sale: The sale begins at 8 a.m., and is first-come, first-serve. Each customer is given a ticket in the order they arrive. Two customers will be admitted at a time who may select up to three window items. When all the ticketed purchasers are done, any remaining window items are available to other customers after the store opens at 9. You’ll find the Goodwill Wappingers Falls Store at 1488 Route 9, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 (845-298-0311).
  • The Fairfield Goodwill Window Sale: Tickets are distributed to customers on line when the doors open at 9:30. Purchases are limited to three items per person. Customers who want more items from the window or showcases may go to the back of the line to purchase again. Once all ticket-holders have made their purchases, window sale items will be available to all shoppers. Winter wear, Halloween and specialty merchandise is featured. You’ll find the Goodwill Fairfield Store at 423 Route 46 West, Fairfield, NJ 07004 (973-227-1842).
  • The Rockaway Goodwill Window Sale: Tickets are distributed to customers on line when the doors open at 9:45. Purchases are limited to two items per person. Customers who want more items from the window or showcases may go to the back of the line to purchase again. Once all ticket-holders have made their purchases, window sale items will be available to all shoppers. Winter wear, Halloween and specialty merchandise is featured. You’ll find the Goodwill Rockaway Store at 226 Highway 46, Rockaway, NJ 07866 (973-983-5693).
  • The Springfield Goodwill Window Sale: Tickets are distributed to customers on line when the doors open at 9:45. Purchases are limited to two items per person. Customers who want more items from the window or showcases may go to the back of the line to purchase again. Once all ticket-holders have made their purchases, window sale items will be available to all shoppers. Winter wear, Halloween and specialty merchandise is featured. You’ll find the store Goodwill Springfield Store at 126 Route 22 West, Springfield, NJ 07081 (973-912-0156).

Just in case you’re not in the know yet, a Goodwill Window Sale is when the best items in the store (which have been displayed in the window for days if not weeks) go on sale. There are often designer items and high-priced toys in the mix. We’ve seen everything from red lacquered Chinese lions to a Ferragamo heels to pristine electric guitars. Crowds form early, so try to get to the store well before doors open.

To find your nearest Goodwill, visit http://www.goodwillny.org/shop/goodwill-store-locations. And if you haven’t donated to Goodwill recently, now would be a great time. The more donations we get, the more for everyone to buy, and the more funding for our programs and services to keep changing lives.

Happy Sales, Goodwill fans!

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