Davis Retail Store
|1640 E. 8th Street, Davis, CA 95616|
Mon-Sat: 10 am - 6 pm
Sun: 11 am - 6 pm
Goodwill in Davis is occupying the space where All Things Right and Relevant and the Wash Mill used to be. The Wash Mill was forced to close in January 2013 when the landlord would not renew their lease because Goodwill wanted their space. Some find it ironic that a company dedicated to helping lower-income people would deprive East Davis of its only laundromat, given that many people walked to the Wash Mill. The Vanguard wrote three articles on the subject. (here, here, and here). The Davis Enterprise published an editorial by Meg Sloss, in which she states, "shame on you to the landlord of the Manor and the CEOs of the Goodwill. They both have given into greed and selfishness at the expense of their customers and another business owner." Quite a few folks are planning to boycott this store.
*The Goodwill "Donation Location" in the El Macero Shopping Center looks pretty dead every time I go by (two-four times a week to shop at Nugget); based on an editorial by Meg Sloss and talking to the former owners of Wash Mill the day they received their eviction notice from "Goodwill," I'd recommend donating at ASPCA on Third Street instead http://www.yolospca.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=51&Itemid=76. Their website says they need donations, which won't fund demolition of a mom and pop laundromat!! —BrianKenyon
Davis Donation Xpress Locations
|Donation Xpress - Davis||Donation Xpress - Mace|
|2939 Spafford Street, Suite 110, Davis, CA 95616||417 Mace Boulevard, Suite E, Davis, CA 95618|
|in the Fifth Street Plaza shopping center.|
|Daily 9 am - 6 pm||Daily: 8 am - 8 pm|
|(530) 753-2524||(530) 759-1136|
The Goodwill Donation Xpress is a donation center for Goodwill. They do not sell anything, but it is a very nice place to donate. A boutique-style Goodwill Retail store opened April 2013 on E. 8th Street; the nearest regular retail stores are located in Woodland and West Sacramento.
Goodwill Donation Xpress do limited time promotions.
Things accepted at Goodwill Donation Xpress:
General: Clothes, books, shoes, toys, dishes, bedding, bicycles, etc.
E-Waste (such as computers & computer monitors, TVs, laptops, etc.): California ID req'd for TVs, computer monitors, laptops, etc. for attendant to fill out a state recycling form
Furniture: Depends. Must be inspected by attendant to make sure it's in resellable quality (no rips, tears, stains, etc.).
Cribs, car seats, baby bouncers, high chairs, etc.: anything that supports the weight of a child - cannot be accepted due to recall laws
Large appliances (washers, dryers, refrigerators, dishwashers, ACs, etc.)
Large exercise equipment, metal desks, console stereos
Spray cans, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, hazardous materials
Other nearby locations
|120 Main Street, Woodland||3065 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento|
|Near intersection with Harbor Blvd, very close to highway exit|
|Mon-Sat 10am-8pm; Sun 11am-6pm||Mon-Sat 10am-8pm|
|Donations accepted 11am-4 pm seven days a week|
|(530) 668-8249||(916) 374-0697|
|Woodland Store||West Sac Store|
Since the Goodwill is located in a plaza on Main Street, finding it can be tricky without using landmarks. Look for the Ruby Tuesday's restaurant and a Mexican supermarket. Also, it's right across from the original Woodland Nugget. It is kept relatively clean and organized. The clothes are light to medium used; shoes are another story. The selection of books has a good turn over rate, and records are abundant, decent, and cheap. The Goodwill has set prices, so there are no "They want this price in a thrift store!?" comments. Notably, this thrift store always has new twin size mattresses in plastic. In additon, get your extra-keep-on-campus bike from this place; bike prices are cheap (<$20). All things considered, this thrift store is a MUST stop.
Another exciting additive to this particular stop, is that situated in the same parking lot is a Dollar Store or whatnot. Where EVERYTHING in the store is ONLY a DOLLAR - a sure 'score' for any bargain hunter.
Do not confuse the address with the Goodwill offices located at 120 West Main Street -tz
A new Goodwill opened in West Sacramento near the corner of Harbor and West Capital Ave. It's got a TON of great stuff, but at Goodwill prices (those being set pricing that is more expensive than some thrift stores...for instance, all jeans are $4, all dresses are $5. This store is significantly larger than the one in Woodland and has a much better selection. It has tons of printers, appliances, sporting goods, etc.
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2011-06-19 10:40:44 This place is pretty great. I hit two birds with one stone by donating and getting rid of my e-waste when I moved (vs having to go to the landfill and another donation site). The girl working there was very nice and helped get all my stuff inside. —equitonic
2013-07-26 15:05:55 IIm voting with my dollars (or not, in this case) and haven't shopped in this shopping center since finding out about the lease atrocity. Shame! I didn't use the laundromat but small business is being pushed aside all over. Pretty soon we won't have any small, interesting, independent shops. Sad. —KatyMartin
"2013-10-12 18:16:55" Oh my god, this place is soooooooooooo good for Halloween! They had tons of stuff! Extremely cheap costumes! Those "costumes in a bag" you normally get for $65 at a Halloween store? $20 here. They mix in the regular Goodwill clothes that could work for costumes in with the "storebought" stuff. TONS of things. Wigs. Masks. Makeup. Hats. I found corsets for $5 and $10 and leather jackets and pants ranging from $5 to $20. Really good deals and shopping here—especially since we don't seem to have a Halloween store in Davis in 2013. Excellent haul! —JenniferRutherford