Sneak peek of Boise's new Goodwill

Boise will get its second Goodwill store tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. The first 500 people through the doors at 7000 W. State St. will get a free shopping bag. One shopper will win an iPad.

I got a sneak preview of the store, and I'm really looking forward to seeing what buyers snap up tomorrow. Here are some of the highlights I saw:

A green loveseat that appears (to me) to be vintage furniture from the 1960s-1970s and in great shape
Antique cigar humidor
Ken Griffey Jr. card and antique silver tea set

Tiki bar

If you're in the market for Halloween stuff, there will be an aisle with decorations and a rack of kids' and adults' costumes:

And if you ever wondered what happens to the stuff you donate that's impossible to sell — ripped jeans, metal poles, old television sets — it gets sent off to be recycled. Here is just one day's worth of recycling from the Goodwill store, piled up as workers sifted through donations:


You can put the term "antique" in front of anything you want - does not make it antique or valuable.

I've had many arguments about this!

You're right. I generally think of "vintage" as more than 20 years old and "antique" as older than mid-20th Century. But it's absolutely a subjective term, and the value of an item depends entirely on what someone will pay for it.