Friday, December 18, 2009

Thrift Store Waterford Crystal

The day I found the hairnets, I also picked up this bauble. I didn't mention it since I hadn't taken a pic of it. It's a 1999 Waterford Crystal Ball Ornament - I paid a whole $2.50 for it. In researching it, I see it sells for $279 on the Replacements website but also see that someone is currently selling one on ebay for $25 and it doesn't have any bids. Too heavy to hang on a tree and it doesn't even do anything. It's definitely not as cool as my American Idol ornament that says "THIS is American Idol".

Lots of snow predicted for tomorrow so definitely no yardsales. Which is fine. Having a yardsale break is good once a great while. It gives people time to go spend their money at the retail stores to buy pricey gifts. And many of those gifts will undoubtedly show up at springtime yardsales with little pieces of gift wrap still attached and I'll pay a dollar for. So it all works out.

Remember how I mentioned buying someone's old slides from the 60's and 70's? They were all on round carousel trays. I had about 6 or 7 trays full of slides and since I didn't have a carousel projector, I went thru every tray and removed all the slides and then donated the empty trays to the thrift last week. I borrowed my parent's regular slide projector so I'll be able to view them.

So...guess what I see at my thrift the other day? A brand new (vintage) Kodak Carousel slide projector in the box for $8. Crap. I didn't buy it, but should have (I see they sell for about $80+ on ebay). I checked and someone bought it already. I need to trust my judgment better - when it doubt - buy it!

1 comment:

Thrifted Treasure said...

Great find!! It's funny isn't it the different prices you can see things go for - I found a typewriter on the side of the street that I've seen sell for $225 on eBay and for sale on an antique typewriter website for $495, then last week one sold for $5 on ebay!?!