We went out this morning and even though the temperature was in the low 60s, there were several yard sales out and about. I packed drinks and sandwiches and we made a day of it and had the best fun scouting out our deals.
Here are some of the things we found:
An office chair for my daughter's desk, which cost $5.00. Now we can put the dining room chair back in the dining room. :)
Four dishtowels for $1.50, two hand held mirrors: one for 25¢ and the other was given to us for free when we asked the price. I have been needing a hand held mirror and know this would have cost me approximately $3.00 or more at a retail store, so I was tickled to find these. A four piece set of Tupperware like bowls for side dishes for 10¢, one juice glass for 10¢, one giant bowl for 50¢, and a carafe for 25¢.
A Better Homes and Gardens cookbook, Our Best Recipes, for $1.00.
Two bags...A very clean laptop bag, which I don't think has been used for $1.00 and a new canvas bag for 25¢.
A paper hole punch and rings for 50¢.
A Southern Living magazine for 10¢ and a Jams & Marmalades book for 25¢.
A valance for the dining room window for $1.00. I've been pricing new curtains lately and because of that they are definitely on my yard sale list this summer.
And this is my deal of the day! A Jack LaLanne power juicer, which had only been used two times. These retail for $99.00 and you can see the price tag was $30.00, but I was able to talk her down to $20.00 for this power juicer. Best of all the seller included three recipe booklets and the original warranty and directions. I have always wanted one of these, but was not willing to pay $99 for one, but was more than happy to give $20.00 for one. :)
We had such a terrific day. We used an application she has on her phone, which scouts out the yard sales and we were able to find them so easily using this application and found even more than we would have without the application. She has been talking all day about how much fun she was having, which made it definitely worthwhile.
Here is a picture of her trying on the goods at one yard sale:
How did you spend your Saturday? Any yard sales in your area yet?
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