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mrsklamc
06-19-2011, 09:57 PM
I just wanted to share my finds as they are the best I've had in awhile. I've wanted an old card catalog for awhile but they go for at least $150 and up depending on how big they are- got one off craigslist for $40.

My favorite garage sale of the year was this weekend too- a local HS band does all the clothes you can fit in a bag for $5, they always have piles and piles of clothes and for that price I grab anything remotely interesting- bought 5 bags, and besides the clothes that included a new pair of bearpaw boots and a nice pair of naturalizers. I'm sure the proceeds from what doesn't fit right going to the consignment store will more than cover the $25 I spent. I just had to share with someone who would appreciate it! How did you guys do this weekend?

deedeecee
06-19-2011, 10:59 PM
No thrift store shopping for me, as I was camping this weekend with my family. But I always love reading about the awesome finds scored at thrift stores/garage sales!
My last great thrift store purchase was a couple of weeks ago when I bought a very nice Cole Haan leather handbag for $1.50.
Nice haul, mrsklamc. I love $5 a bag sales!

clintswifeymomof4
06-19-2011, 11:10 PM
None this weekend but a couple of weeks ago I bought a "looks like new" Vera Bradley purse for $2.99!!! Giving it to my daughter for Christmas!

nunzia
06-20-2011, 08:04 AM
I'm sorry..what is a card catalog? The old wooden boxes libraries used to use?

poohfriend77
06-20-2011, 08:39 AM
I didn't have much luck this week, but I did get a deluxe Scrabble board. DD8 LOVES it, and it's great spelling/vocab and math practice (I make her keep score). Plus, it reminds me of my Nana, who spent HOURS playing with me when I was little. :lovestruc

Last weekend, I found a great desk for DD6's room for only $10! We spent Saturday and Sunday refinishing it (dark brown to white to match her other furniture). Then I spent $30 on cute flower-shaped knobs for the seven drawers. :rotfl: Still, it's a great-looking desk for $40 total.

mrsklamc
06-20-2011, 09:19 AM
I'm sorry..what is a card catalog? The old wooden boxes libraries used to use?

Yes, exactly. :) They are valuable antiques now....Great nostalgia factor.

satorifound
06-20-2011, 09:22 AM
My husband got a great leather motorcycle jacket for $5! It was a bit dusty, but it cleaned right up.

Zhoen
06-20-2011, 09:30 AM
We hit a neighborhood yard sale Saturday morning on our way out... less time than we like to spend, but we had somewhere to be... Well, in that 20 minutes, DD7 got an entire printer-paper case full of "polly pocket" toys for $10, and her cousin , also 7 bought a large (boot-box sized) box of older "Betty Spaghetti" toys for $3... They were in heaven... they still haven't stopped playing with them... I have a picture of my 14-year-old niece playing with them, too... it was funny, she said "They just don't make Betty Spaghetti like this anymore..."

So--great bargain (the Polly Pockets would have run $100s new, a dozen or more dolls, the limo, the mall, the house, and hundreds of outfits...) BUT... now there are hundreds more tiny things to get caught in my vacuum, to require hours of sorting in the toy bins... etc... On the upside, I love buying toys at yardsales, because I feel no guilt at all just throwing them away if they don't get taken care of...

DD4 got one of those pillows that goes behind you and has "armrests", I don't know what they're called, but she's been wanting one, and it was $2, and a whole box of dress-up for $3... I haven't gone through it yet, but I saw some tiaras and a leotard...

So it was a good 20 minutes... didn't find a toaster, which is what we were looking for, but that's ok...

DawnM
06-20-2011, 10:25 AM
This past weekend wasn't great for yard sale-ing. But I did get an older original X-box with 2 controllers and a game for $10. The kids wanted one.

I also got one of those crab aquariums with stuff inside for .50. The boys have to take care of a reptile or amphibian for 30 days for their merit badge and .50 is about what I was willing to spend!

I also got 14 DVD movies for $1 each. They were owned by an older couple, no kids, and were in once watched condition.

Dawn

WeLuvDCL
06-20-2011, 10:27 AM
We scored a brand new in the box brushed nickel goose neck Delta kitchen faucet with sprayer for $30. They still sell the model at Lowe's for $198. Our kitchen remodel is another step closer!

nboicepardee
06-20-2011, 02:25 PM
[QUOTE=Zhoen;41541965]


DD4 got one of those pillows that goes behind you and has "armrests", I don't know what they're called, but she's been wanting one, and it was $2, and a whole box of dress-up for $3... I haven't gone through it yet, but I saw some tiaras and a leotard...

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i think it is called a "husband".

DawnM
06-20-2011, 03:22 PM
I found this one for $6 at a thrift store. I use it EVERY DAY!


http://www.bedlounge.com/


Dawn


DD4 got one of those pillows that goes behind you and has "armrests", I don't know what they're called, but she's been wanting one, and it was $2, and a whole box of dress-up for $3... I haven't gone through it yet, but I saw some tiaras and a leotard...

So it was a good 20 minutes... didn't find a toaster, which is what we were looking for, but that's ok...

LoveBWVVBR
06-20-2011, 04:41 PM
I found 2 gorgeous smocked dresses for my DD for $3 each at the church thrift store last week. I looked them up on Ebay and they sell for a good amount...I'm saving them for picture dresses first, though.

ETA - I also found my 5 year-old a fleece jacket in great condition for 75 cents. It was just Faded Glory brand, but it still looked nice and will be perfect for fall/early winter here (we live in FL). Now I just need to find her a winter coat for cheap and she'll be all set!

Julia M
06-20-2011, 05:07 PM
i'm not a big garage sale/thrift store person anymore (just don't have the time) but drove by a garage sale that had two big, good quality bean bag chairs. $2 apiece. I bought them for my dd's church youth group room and the director was quite happy with the donation.

Julia

snarlingcoyote
06-20-2011, 09:21 PM
I picked up a huge Frye leather tote for $3 at the thrift the week before last. :cool1:

Nissi
06-20-2011, 11:43 PM
I was so thrilled with my yard sale find...from the parks, a Mickey ears baseball cap for toddlers..until I got it home and it wouldn't fit my son's head :( Brand new too.

Also scored an adorable toddler bed for $5, perfect shape.

Final steal was a brand new in the box pair of Mizuno cleats for hubby - $2.

decaff38
06-21-2011, 01:04 AM
Big find was 2 bases for the HE washers for $20 for both. They sell for about 200.00 at Home Depot. I also found a hide away couch that was 2 years old in fabulous condition on Craigslist for 250.00. I also found a cool lamp for 1.50. I spray painted it dark brown and it looks great! Got really nice hedge trimmer for .25( cost 10.00-20.00) Pretty good deals.

bobcat
06-21-2011, 08:54 PM
Stopped at Goodwill today and found a Vera Bradley garment bag new condition for $5 :lovestruc

I also bought a portable photo printer to take scrapbooking for $2.50 last weekend. It was a good weekend!

pyrxtc
06-21-2011, 09:53 PM
I was so thrilled with my yard sale find...from the parks, a Mickey ears baseball cap for toddlers..until I got it home and it wouldn't fit my son's head :( Brand new too.

Also scored an adorable toddler bed for $5, perfect shape.

Final steal was a brand new in the box pair of Mizuno cleats for hubby - $2.

the hat probably didn't fit the head of the toddler it was bought for either.

delmar411
06-21-2011, 10:11 PM
we were puttering around on Monday at stopped at Goodwill and got all the below for about $45:

1 rolling clothing rack

2 AG store shirts for YDD - Chicago & New York (to go along with the DC one I just bought at the store for $22 :headache: )

1 Gap polo for ODS

10 WDW tops/sweatshirts for the kids - including a really cute Imagineer t-shirt. Never seen anything like that before.

2 audio book collections for DH (that sell for $50 & $80 each!)

a makeup mirror that I was looking for

a mirror for YDD's room that I was looking for

2 WDW popcorn buckets that I didn't have (never seen those at a thrift store before and I 'collect' them)

a TOT drinking glass

a 1990 Disney Christmas display plate

Magic Kingdom ashtray?/candy dish - older style, DH wanted it, I'm not sure what I'll do with it though

a brand new sealed Tron vehicle case (for DH :laughing: )

Clone Wars trooper voice changer helmet

5 books for DH

2 t-shirts for ODD

about 10 tops for the boys - Gap, Star Wars, Gymboree and an Under Armor top for ODS

new sealed package of pipe cleaners for the kids

5 packages of Harry Potter silly bands

YDD got 2 l/s Justice & Limited Too tops and a pink polo shirt for school

new sealed powermat battery pack for DS's DS lite - the piece you attach to the system so you can just lay it on the powermat to charge

I think that's it. It was a TON of stuff and some great Disney finds. The kids can have some 'new' WDW clothing to wear on vacations now. LOL

forgot...there was also a new sealed puzzle and a new sealed Pixos kit. I already put those back for Christmas.

a1tinkfans
06-21-2011, 10:34 PM
well.................
A small ceramic Christmas village display set, 10 piece.
One 10 gallon, crab set up with houses, and all supplies
One Krups toaster
One large Tourister Luggage with lock
A toro snow shovel, great working condition
One ceramic beige lamp with shade
Misc housewares in a box
Box of Paperback Books

Some people/one got it all for FREE as I put it at the curb and did not even get a chance to put a curb alert, it was all gone in a FLASH .:)..we were so happy and hope the recipients were too! ;)

lpereira
06-21-2011, 11:09 PM
you know i hate garage sailing. I'll thrift store shop but i have a list of items needed and i dont deviate. My husband however loves it. I swear it's his favorite thing about this country. So every week i have to go through craigslist and the local paper and jot down what all is being sold. My husband then goes through the list and checks what he likes. I prepare a route and he and dd head out.
This past saturday they brought home a new never opened cinderella III dvd, sorted other dvds, a giant ceramic fruit bowl, 2 pair of sketchers, a kitchen playset, and a stainless steel kitchen bowl.
Sometimes he will bring home boxes of stuff and ship it to his family in brazil.

Crystal0608
06-22-2011, 09:46 AM
We only had about an hour to y/s this weekend since it was Wingfest at the farmers market (dh had been drooling over) then a pool party. I got a garden spreader that had price tag & looked new for $5, ds some reebok sneakers in exc condition for $3, a mickey mouse alarm clock for $3 (lady's son had outgrew mickey, couldn't keep a straight face to say it was for me, haha), and dd 2 Little House on the Prarie books and two others. Two weekends ago I hit a goldmine though- teen girls hollister, abecrombie, old navy- all .25 each. I was filling my arms up so fast if I though dd had a chance of fitting them then....then I got a whole box of Beverly Cleary books (think 21?) plus some others for .25 then he discounted that and a nice Eastsport backpack for $2. I loves me some yard sales!

Our 2 Princesses
06-22-2011, 10:15 AM
My dds and I stopped at a thrift store yesterday for an hour and I got a new with tags 2 pc cocktail dress for our upcoming cruise for $16!! It fits perfectly and is from Macy's. We're excited to go back next Tuesday for half price day!! :)

rszdtrvl
07-09-2011, 02:44 PM
I found DS a MINT condition The North Face Windwall jacket for $10!! I am ecstatic, as a TNF jacket for him was on my yard sale wish list. It is from 2008, but fits him great, with a bit of room to grow. I refuse to pay the store price on those crazy jackets, no matter how in style they are.

I also found a Perfect Brownie pan for $3, a Wilton cupcake holder for $1, and a cupcake book for $1 (still in the shrinkwrap).

We are going to be doing a lot of fundraising this year to get our son to NY/DC next summer, and I am going to be doing a lot of baking. I am thrilled with my finds today!!

bjscheel
07-09-2011, 11:06 PM
I got a couple of sweaters at TS, DD's went in just in case there were any Build A Bears. We don't usually find them, but last night there were 3. They picked the two better ones- one for $.69 and one for $1.19. One was even dressed in the overalls.

kmccain
07-10-2011, 07:35 AM
DD and i frequently visit our local Salvation Army especially on half price day! First place we hit is the purses. She grabbed a black leather purse off the rack and told me i should get it because it was a good one. So for $6.99 i thought it was worth it. It was nice and heavy. I took it to work and my boss said you need to look that up on line. It is a Marc Jacobs. I can't find that particular purse but i found a thread that tells you how you can spot a fake and i am pretty sure its not. :cool1:

I have tons of Disney shirts from there. I wear them all the time. They keep me in a Disney mood! :tink:

Brer Shay
07-10-2011, 07:57 AM
I was on the selling end this weekend and did great. I made $257 from 6 craigslist postings since Friday!:cool1: First time I've ever done it. That'll cover our last minute reservation at Akershus as well as finish up the gas money for our trip next month. All from stuff that had literally been gathering dust (and taking up space) for the last 3+ years!

annsteere
07-10-2011, 08:01 AM
Sink/counter for my bathroom. (Still had that blue stuff protecting the drain). $5. For 20 years I've disliked the one we had. Ten years ago DD burned a spot on it and since then I've hated it, but it never made it to the top of our "to buy" list.

DH has already installed the new one. :goodvibes

WantToGoNow
07-10-2011, 08:40 PM
We went to a local children's consignment shop's "fill a bag" sale for $15. I filled one bag and my oldest dd filled another. Later we went back and filled one more. So we spent $45 but we got $750 worth of clothes for my children - and I'd say 90% was Justice, Gap, Limited Too or Abercrombie & Fitch and all of it in excellent condition. My kids will be set for next summer for next to nothing and we got several items for a friend's dd and my cousin's kids as well as a bunch of new "doll" clothes for dd7 (newborn size fits the Bitty Baby).

CourtasanSatine
07-10-2011, 10:29 PM
A season of Heroes for 4 bucks.