Tuesday, August 21, 2012
$2 Le Creuset Cookware - oh yes please!
Last week I happened to be in the right place at the right time. I went to a thrift I usually don't get to very often (because of the distance). But last week, Jacob had a dentist appointment and the thrift is nearby.
Even I amazed myself - haha. The first thing I spotted was a big red glass vase for $3. I turned it over and saw a Target price tag of $34.99 on it.
Then I spotted the Large Canvas Floor Tote Storage bag. Then looked and saw the tag said "Pottery Barn Kids". Pottery Barn Kids stuff is pricy, if I spot it cheap at a thrift store, I will buy it. The tote is embroidered with a "B". Maybe I'll take a Sharpie and write JACO in front of the B. Or do nothing and just use it as is. It's in very nice condition and sells for $55 on the Pottery Barn Kids website. If I was to spent $55 on a tote bag - someone please get my head examined - because something must have snapped in my brain. I paid $2 for it. Don't get me wrong, I think it's great that there are people in this world who will pay $55 for a Large Canvas Tote Bag, gently use it and then donate it to a thrift store. But it's not something I would do.
Last but not least I spotted the Le Creuset cookware on the floor next to where a customer was standing. I bent down to pick up one of the lids, and was expecting the woman to say "those are mine". But she didn't. Since most things are not priced at the store, I had to ask the cashier the price. She looked at them and said $2 each with lid ($4 total). One has a cracked plastic handle which can be replaced. And the other has a small defect on the enameled handle. I'm thinking these were purchased at a "seconds" store, but never used - since they are spotless. The black thing on the larger cookware is some sort of plastic spacer thing so it doesn't get damaged while it was in the box (or something like that).
Not bad for a short trip to the thrift store. I was in and out of there in less than 10 minutes.
Posted by Chris the Yardsale Queen at 10:48 PM