Sunday, November 8, 2009

Where There is Yard, There Will Be Yard Sales

When you live in New York City, as I do, it is very rare that you find a genuine bargain. Sure, there are "Stoop Sales," whereby apartment dwellers shed their excess belongings to passerbys. Sometimes you can find great deals at these cement based sales. But it is hard to top what is known in the suburbs as the "Yard Sale."

The Yard Sale (or Garage Sale as some like to call it, as the seller is selling the virtually the entire contents of their garage) is a place to find childhood treasures and maybe a little something nice for yourself.

Check out my finds at these Texas suburb based Yard Sales:

1. Hungry Hungry Hippos
Price: $2.00
Reason for purchase: This is a 1980's childhood classic. I can't wait until my son is old enough to appreciate this fast-paced marble shooting game.

2. Eddie Bauer Diaper Bag
Price: $2.00
Reason For Purchase: I did not have a diaper bag and could not afford to purchase a new one. At $2.00 it was hard to say no!

3. Mother Goose Board Books
Price: 25 cents a piece- $1.00 for the set.
Reason For Purchase: I noticed a smaller sale that wasn't getting as much attention. The seller- little boy- looked disheartened about the lack of customer traffic coming his way. So I bought something to make him feel better.

4. Von Dutch Purse
Price: $8.00
Reason For Purchase: This bag had a retail stick on it for $70.00. I figure, I can treat myself....right?

Why pay full price at a retail store when you uncover treasures at a Yard Sale!

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