Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Slow sales and no thrifting

We love summer around here but it seems like my kids short break has flow by!  We are year round school so it's only six weeks.  We have had cousins visit from Georgia and friends from Oregon, along with all the usual family parties and garage sales and thrifting took a back seat while I focused on cleaning up our basement to make it guest worthy.  
Which you all know means hiding the junk in bins until you can get around to listing it!

I sold these shoes that I bought two weeks ago for $3 fairly quickly. I wasn't wanting to keep these around all winter for an extra $5-10 so I listed them at $19.99. 
Speaking of which, I have a rule of thumb that I use where I try to get at LEAST four times the amount for something I paid.  So on these, I wouldn't list them for anything less than $12.  Which would still hardly get me anything after fees, but it wouldn't be a loss either.

I've been digging around listing some older items too....
 Clarks Indigo Sandals - I would keep these in a heartbeat if they were my size, so cute!

While I'm waiting for these to sell, I sent these three back to school...
My daughter had a different first day for first grade, so no I didn't send her to school with crazy hair like that.  :)  One is ALREADY home sick today and the other tried to fake it this morning.  They are trying to convince me to homeschool them and I'm still not sure how I feel about that! 
Linking up to Ivy & Elephants

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Garage Sale Stories July 12th

Dan was a brave soul and took our 9 year old up to Cub Scout Camp.   Greg is usually the one to wake me up to go while my oldest, Graham hold zero interest in this interest of mine.  But I promised him a doughnut and we got off to a very late start.  
Not much of a haul I know, it was SO HOT.  I couldn't stand the thought of being out there digging through boxes of clothes.  Bleh.

The desk it's all sitting on is new, I've been looking for one for my front room and saw this on a local Facebook site for $50.  Dan needs to reglue one of the legs, but other than that, I'm pretty happy with it!

I got the 2 super nice plush pig and dog costumes for $2 each and she gave me the baby toys for free. Car seat cover was $2, Bebe Sounds was $1, Clarks were $3 (like new) and the cute baby cowboy boots were $2.  

Certainly not my best trip out but I had a lot of fun with my 11 year old and got to hear him sing in the car.  Priceless. 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Patience Pays Off!

Remember this Paul and Shark shirt I grabbed for $5.00? 

After several low ball offers thrown at me, I accepted an offer for $130.00 on it.  I was hoping for a tad more but my windshield broke and the cash will come in handy to replace it this month. 

I also sold the blue Garnet Hill dress for $55.00...another one I'm glad I held out a little longer for a higher price.  

Still pleased with flips like that!  I wish they all were this great!
Now if I could only get this Roberto Cavalli dress to find a home, I would be tickled pink!