On Friday, I finally found some garage sales that were close enough for me to walk to. At the first garage sale, I found 3 toddler puzzles, an A&W mug (to keep) A Blue's Clues guessing game and a wind up Smurf (gave to sister)
The next sale was a bust. The prices were too high for my liking. At sale #3, I got 3 Little Golden books for free. The lady said I could have all the books but I did not want to seem greedy. I was a little sad that they put the price on the cover in pernament marker. When I tried to remove it, it left a white spot. These are going in my lot for resale on Ebay.
When I entered the 4th sale, the guy running it asked me if my husband drank Miller beer. I thought that was an odd question as I did not see any beer items there. He also said I could have any toy for a quarter. I passed and left quickly.
Sale number 5 had a lot of girl stuff and I only found 2 items: Perfect Bear Care Bear and another Little Golden book.
|paid .25 cents|
The last sale I scored some more Little Golden books and a bucket of legos for Robbie. I noticed the seller had a vintage kitchen chair and I asked if he had any more. I was hoping he had the whole set. He only had the one. I left it there as I could not carry it while pushing a stroller. As I was walking away, I thought I really want that chair. I figured I would go back later in the day with my sister who has a car.
My day would not be complete without a trip to my favorite thrift store. (I actually went there first before the garage sales) I really had to have the Sherlock Hound dog I saw there earlier this week.
My sister came over in the afternoon and I bribed her with the Smurf figure to take me back to garage sale #6. I told her if the chair was not there to keep driving. I was going to offer him $3 but willing to pay up to $5. We got there and it was not sold. Before opening my big mouth, I asked him how much he wanted. He said it was marked $1. I practically threw the money at him in my excitement to grab the chair!
We then went to another thrift store on the other side of town. I am selling it all except the boots. Those are for Ryker. Hopefully his feet will grow another size before the snow gets here.
total spent for the day: $9.19 possible profit: $65 - $85
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