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.


17 comments:

Anonymous said...

The RL sweater should sell well. What great buys. My HRC bc pin is in the shape of a guitar and I think Dave probably paid close to 20 for it! Susan C.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Very nice finds! Looks like you had a great weekend on the buying and selling.

~~Carol~~ said...

I'm quite excited by your toilet paper deal! But why would they clearance toilet paper? It doesn't have an expiration date! I'll have to go check our Walgreens out!

Gwen said...

That toilet paper deal is exciting to me too! I wish that we had a Walgreen's.

Angela said...

I too love yard sales and make videos of my minds from Saturday treasure hunting. Didnt get to go yesterday though..SIGH....

Suzanne in TX said...

That is such a great post-love your pictures and video! And the toilet paper bargain--what a deal!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Great finds! The Ralph Lauren sweaters should do well! Looks like you had a great week buying and selling!

Thanks for sharing!

Tina

Chris at yardsalequeen.com said...

Carol - my Walgreens is constantly clearancing stuff - it's weird. the store is only 1.5 years old.

Mary said...

I love Ralph Lauren, Great finds! :O)

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Wow, awesome finds! I never find the walgreens bargains, I guess it would help if I went there more, lol.

Kim said...

You are definitely the yard sale queen.

SH said...

Love your site I just found it today ! Check out my garage sale stuff ! http://bargainfun.blogspot.com/2009/06/love-to-rummage.html

Christina said...

great finds. wow, great deal on toilet paper. It looks like lots of us girls are happy about that deal.
: )

Courtney said...

Good deal on the Wizard of Oz and the toilet paper (one can never have too much in reserve!)
Blessings!

Water Damage New York said...

wow thats a great deal!

~Lindsay

Kate Spike and Her KatS said...

One set of Wizard of Oz dolls says collector. TWO BAGS says reseller. So what? I have the Barbie set--would LOVE to have a set of these, too.

fmatthews said...

The deal is really awesome!!
Thanks for sharing.

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