I did it! I managed to sneak out of the house before the kids woke up and off I went! It was a great day for garage sales and I was excited to see what I could find!
Found these brand new without a box Pediped Giselle shoes. These babies retail for $40 so I was happy to pay $4 for them.
Robeez barely worn pink crib shoes.
Retail for $25-30, bought for $3.00
Baby Gap infant shoes, aren't these cute? $1.25!
I listed all three in my Ebay store the minute I got home. If they sell this month, I'll make a nice profit on them.
I hit a "leftover consignment sale." I guess all these items had been in a consignment sale and listed as "donate" for when it was over. The charity in turn was selling them for $1.00 each.
Gymboree navy skirt and green shirt outfit - $1.00. New with tags Gymboree pink patchwork shirt, $1.00. The denim skirt is so cute, it has a little hula girl on it and tropical scene, Lauren loves it. $1.00, etc. etc. etc.
Some of these are a bit large for her now, but I just put them into the bins downstairs that I have labeled with her various sizes. So I know which bin to go to for when she needs a bigger size!
Gap black velvet pants, green cords, cream sweater, Gymboree skirt and TCP shirt, all $1.00 each.
Sweater and denim skirt, $1.00 for both! NWT Justice t-shirt and Gap slip on shoes, $1.00 each!
The weird part of the day was a yard sale in a really nice neighborhood that I found. She had some fun little books and I went through and picked out 15 of them. I really won't pay more than 50 cents a book at yard sales, and I usually don't have to.
I took them up to her to get my wallet out and she said, "Let me total these up for you..."
Me: "I have 15 - will you take $5.00?"
Her: "OH NO! I could NEVER do that (click, tap, type into the calculator...)
I have no idea where she was coming up with the prices, nothing was marked and I was getting cranky standing around waiting for her math skills to show up...
"I would need at LEAST $21.75 for these."
"That's a lot more than what I was hoping to pay (for BARBIE and TRANSFORMER books friends) Can you go lower?"
Not joking....her reply was "$18.50 is the lowest I can go. And you'll have to put 2 books back."
Not $18, 19 or 20...bit $18.50 folks.
I decided to walk away. I was bummed since I know my kids would've been thrilled with the books, but I hadn't spent that much all morning, I wasn't about to drop that kind of cash on used books.
I'm taking them to the library for FREE on Monday.
Anyone else have some fun (or strange) garage sale stories to share?