Friday, May 11, 2012

Y Is For Yard Sale

It's that time of year when the yard sales start popping up. In this area you get two kinds of yards sales: the ones where everything is cheap but mostly junk or the ones that are great but want Ebay prices. If you want to sell your stuff for that price, sell it on Ebay. Most people shopping yard sales are either resellers or people who can't afford much. I doubt an antique collector is going to stop by your sale.

Anyways, yesterday we had to go to Mosinee to pick up a Wiggles car I saw on Facebook. I paid $12 for it.

It was Mosinee's annual neighborhood yard sales and there were plenty of participants. We decided to check some out. We pulled up to a very nice looking house and they had great stuff. Unfortunately, they were asking too much for their items in my opinion. For example, they had some MOMA puzzles they wanted $10 for. Yes, those are expensive puzzles but I doubt anyone would pay that much at a yard sale when your neighbor is selling similar items for $1 or less. I did purchase this Harry Potter secret box. It was marked $2. I asked if she would take $1 but she said no it wasn't hers. Didn't hurt to ask right?

The next yard sale looked promising. It had a lot of clothes and baby stuff. All their toys were marked .50 but I didn't see anything I liked, so I walked away empty handed. The next sale was a crappy little garage next to a church. I didn't think I would find anything valuable here. I went to the back table and looked at their coffee mugs and the one I found was not priced. All the others were .25 or .50 cents. I took it up to the lady and my DH yells from the truck, "You found a McDonalds Cup?" Yes, dear readers I found a 1960's breakfast promotional coffee mug. It was marked Fire King and I know some FK cups can go for big money on Ebay. I ask the lady how much and since my hubby had yelled what I found, she actually looked up from her table and said "OOOOHHH, that's an antique. I'll take a (wait for it) dollar. Ok so more than the others but I was fine with that.

The last two yard sales were neighbors. I got all this for $2.50

The giraffe is a toddler sit on toy. It has a steel frame and can support up to 140 pounds. I have never seen anything like it before. It is also the right height for a foot stool. Even though it has a steel frame, it is quite light, about 5 pounds. The other toys are security blankets (.50 cents each) that should sell well on Ebay.

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Judie said...

That giraffe is sooo cute, Becky! Do you know what company made it???

anitamombanita said...

Looks like you had a good time.

Annesphamily said...

You got some great stuff! Love that coffee mug! That giraffe is sweet! :)

Andy David said...

You sound like you had a great time and you got some pretty good stuff. The McDonald's cup had me smiling. Thanks for sharing.

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Cathy Kennedy said...

Yard sales can be an excellent place to find good deals, if you're willing to make the effort to rumage through other people's stuff or junk, which ever it happens to be. lol It looks like you found some interesting new treasures. I'm late in participating in Miss Jenny's hop, but decided to make my rounds anyhow. Have a great week!

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Jenny said...

Love your McDonalds cup! That was a find! I love garage sales but my ultimate favorite hunting is open trash day!

Yowser! That's all kinds of fun!

Thanks for a cute link, Miss Becky!


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