Saturday, May 30, 2009

My Bargain for a Buck



It's Saturday, so you know where I was this morning. I don't have a pic or video of my entire stash today, but I did take this pic of my bargain for a buck while it was still on the lawn at the yardsale. A rug from Target. When I saw the dollar price tag I thought I mis-read it. The seller said it needed cleaning but hey, I didn't see a pool of blood on it nor any other dried bodily fluids. But I will Bissell the heck out of it.

I spent $1.75 at that sale so I put my other purchases on it before I rolled it up so you could kinda see the scale of it. Also bought .25 Scooby Doo hat for Jacob, .25 package of ColorWonder markers (can never have enough) and a .25 cute Teddy Bear that does something (but I don't know what yet - I pulled out the battery compartment out of the butt to see if the batteries worked - they didn't. I don't need a teddy bear, but it was very cute and it's the kinda thing that will sell for a few bucks when I do a December yardsale.

So, when I get home from yardsaling - Dh is cleaning out the garage and wanting me to throw stuff away. That is crazy talk. I am surprised that no one stopped and asked if we were having a garage sale. Out of my stash of treasures in the garage, I managed to find one thing to throw away. A big spool of plastic wrap I had purchased at a YS for $1. I bought it so I could do imitation at-home shrink-wrap when I wrap stuff that is getting sold on ebay. Well I tried it, and the wrap had like a greasy feel to it. So...no way do I want to mail greasy feeling plastic to people. I have an ebay reputation to uphold. haha. If you forgot what my garage looks like, here is a pic from last year Organized Chaos And you know what? I have more stuff crammed in there now. And don't even ask to see a pic of my corner of the garage.

If you enlarge the pic, on the freezer door is a I Brake for Junk bumpersticker. I won it years ago from the Carter Junkwebsite. The webmaster of that site is Mary Randolph Carter, she is an adverting bigwig at Ralph Lauren in NYC. I think she was like the first "famous" person who complimented me on my website years and years ago (she even signed my guestbook).

Speaking of my guestbook, I hope I am not jinxing it, but I am surprised that it has been running continuously since 1997!!! View my guestbook I thought for sure there would be some glitch by now that would have erased it long ago.

2 comments:

Joleen said...

It's good to know I'm not the only one hopping from one garage sale to the next.

btw, how do you have a yard sale in December? I'm in the chicago area and I wouldn't even think of it.

Anyway, great blog you've got here.

Yardsalequeendotcom said...

Our local Parks & Recs dept holds an indoor yardsale at the community center ($5 space or $8 for a space and a table).

Great way to sell used Xmas decorations and stuff that people can use as stocking stuffers etc