Saturday, September 25, 2010
Sony PSP + $1 = SOLD! I love church yardsales
Today on my agenda was to hit 3 church yardsales. Plus other miscellaneous yardsales. Church yardsales are awesome for a few reasons: the cashiers are volunteers so most times there is no sentimental attachment to the stuff being sold (when there is sentimental attachment - the price goes up). And secondly, a lot of times they don't even know what they selling or what it's worth.
For instance today - at the first church yardsale I asked the price of two different items (why is it that I always seem to pick the stuff at yardsale with no price stickers? 99% of the stuff at a yardsale can have a price sticker, but it seems like it's always that 1% of stuff with no sticker is what I want)
Anyhow, the first item was an old Nintendo gameboy with some games and accessories. The cashier said it was $5 because of all the games it had etc. I told her I would put it back since I really didn't need it - she then suggested $3 - so I bought it for $3. Then the second item was the above Sony PSP (no cords, no games etc). I know they cost about $170 new. The cashier told me a price of $1. Then she said: "because it probably only has 1 game with it". Sold! Needless to say, she wasn't familiar with what a PSP can do or how much they cost new.
It needs a new battery (battery compartment was empty) so we don't know if it works or not but even so, the memory stick that it came with is worth more than $1. My guess is that it does work, it looks like it was well taken care of - no scratches etc.
At another church sale I bought some clothing for .25 each - it included two high visibility jackets from 511 Tactical I haven't tried them on so I don't even know if I'm keeping them or not. Maybe keep one and make Jacob wear it while riding his bike or something - not that I'm an overprotective parent or anything.
Did some decluttering today in the yard - we fired up my Troybilt chipper shredder (paid $200 at a yardsale for it years ago) and chipped and shredded some overgrown bushes they were turning into trees. They got decluttered.
I put up the new curtains successfully (that means there was no frustration and/or crying on my part). yea!!
Posted by Chris the Yardsale Queen at 6:41 PM