Sunday, June 28, 2009
Yard Sale Report
Click the pics to enlarge them. If you want a more detailed description, here's a video:
And if you want to see what others have purchased at sales this week, visit Rhoda at Southern Hospitality Blog
My yardsale shopping time was limited on Saturday because of having a yardsale at the fairgrounds. But I still managed to buy some stuff and get some great freebies from the other sellers. And I was able to shop at two rare Friday yardsales (Friday yardsales only occur once in a blue moon here).
The broken exit signs were free (will throw away the casing/electrical crap) and just put the up the signs in Jacob's room. He likes signs.
The seller next to me at the yardsale had a TON of free McDonald Happy Meal toys. She had 4 bags full of the Wizard of Oz toys, so I took two bags. I wanted to take them all, but I think she was suspicious of me, like I was gonna resell them or something. haha. Anyhow, I think the seller wanted to give the stuff to a "customer" not another "seller". Whatever. I think if you put a "FREE" sign on a box, you ought to be prepared that someone - anyone - will take the entire box. Or multiple boxes if you have several boxes marked "free". If you don't want that, then put some sort of disclaimer like "one per person" or something.
paid .25 for the two Hard Rock pins, $1 each for the clothes, $1 for the Dental Organizer from Bed, Bath & Beyond (original price $9.99), free white ceramic pottery, free vintage carolers, .25 each - two copies of Parenting magazine, including the June 2009 issue, which YSQ is mentioned in (page 49). I think you have to subscribe to that magazine to get it, since I couldn't find it for sale in any store. Good thing I guess, since I only paid .25 for it. The article was written by a freelancer, so I don't feel comfortable asking them to send me a copy. One of these years, I need to update my Media page. Paid $1 for Revolution Dice (ebay), .50 Home Interior candle.
Here's a pic of after I unloaded the stuff: (the space in between is a walk-way for the customers)
And a pic "after". I ended up selling about $235 worth of stuff. It does look a little deceiving since it looks like there is more than there is, since the trunk just has empty bags and boxes inside. But I still got that darn golf cart though. I will try to craigslist it. I sold the Little Tikes Garden center for what I paid for it years ago - $5. BUT I kept the veggies & mail that go with it and will sell that individually since those alone sell for $25. Crazy.
And since I wasn't feeling so great on Thursday, I forgot to mention my Wednesday bargain. Cheap toilet paper! How cheap? .25 a package. Walgreens had it on clearance (normally .99 a package). I put $3 worth in my cart (yes, I left some for others to buy) and "paid" with it with a $3 Register Rewards.
Posted by Chris the Yardsale Queen at 1:18 PM