Why does Goodwill charge so much for donated cars?
This Question by luniticmom: Why does Goodwill charge so much for donated cars?
I reallize that Goodwill must make a profit, but so much?? I live on 0 a month and need a car. I thought I would shop Goodwill cause thats where I usually go for things. I was shocked at the prices.
ok reckon I will clarify my position since my first response was so rude. I am 60 yrs old and disabled. If I could get a job beleive me I would this is no fun way to live. I miss being able to have what I want and need.
Answer by kc_brig
get a job.
Answer by mom2babycolin
kc she said she lives on 0 a month, so she works, dumbass. If you don’t think th is is enough to live on, call your congresspeople and have them raise the minimum wage. I hate lazy people… ANYWAY, onto my answer:
I didn’t even know Goodwill SOLD cars. Do they have some kind of financing, too?
They also must NOT make a profit, as they are designated a non-profit organization. Any extra funds they get goes towards paying employees, providing services, building/opening new stores, and paying for operating costs.
As for the cost of the car, they are probably going by blue book value or the cost they’ve gone through to repair them. You might want to call their corporate headquarters and ask if the prices are negotiable. Also try the United Way. They may be able to help you find a way to get a loan. Just remember to clear it with Food Stamps. Remember it can’t be worth 00 combined with any money you have in the bank, or they’ll kick you off.
Answer by fire4511
Goodwill takes vehicle donations and sells the vehicles to fund their operations. They price the vehicles to get as much as possible from them, as they should do.
They have expenses in running the donation program. The cars have to be towed in, and tow companies do not do this for free. They have to pay for a dealer license and pay for the people to run the program.
With 0/ month income, you are going to have trouble affording a car. Have you checked on the cost of insurance? Do you know how much it will cost to maintain a vehicle?
Perhaps you need to work on increasing your income.
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