Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Secondhand Scores #13

When I was a kid my parents went to garage sales all the time.  I admit I was totally embarrassed by it.  I never really bothered going regularly until after I had my son.  I realized I could get clothes and toys and things for him for pennies on the dollar and that is when my love for secondhand was born.

Garage sales are my favorite but I also go to flea markets, thrift stores and auctions.  I am always on the hunt for furniture to paint, stuff for myself, my house, my kids and unique items that I could put to future use.  I love the thrill of finding something that was once very expensive for as little money as possible.


In this series, I will share my scores to show you how much you could get for your hard earned money.  Some days I hit jackpots, some days I get nothing, but I always have fun.


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Saturday was a beautiful day to go garage sale-ing. 
I didn't have to bargain down any prices, they were all priced so well to begin with.
*Mini cupcake pan $.50
*Brand new scarf loom AND two rolls of yarn $.50
*Set of three oil dispensers with the metal basket $1
*Two mini crocks $1
*Tall crock $1
*Mudd flip flops $1


Lastly I got a much needed shop vac for $5!  Funny how it says quiet on it--it is anything BUT quiet.


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15 comments:

  1. I can see the muffin tin hanging on the wall with little treasures in each cup. The crocks were a great score.

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  2. Awesome! I love my mini-cupcake pan, score!

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  3. Hi Susan, I also have to admit that I was embarrassed by the whole second hand thing was I was younger. When you're a kid it just isn't acceptable in general by your peers. Some teenager thought it was cool but they weren't part of the mainstream - they were looking for out of the ordinary clothes.

    Now, I appreciate the value of previously owned items. In fact on thrive on finding those awesome bargains.

    Thanks for sharing, Darlene

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  4. yard sale envy!

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  5. Susan - I heart yard/garage sales. It's like a dose of sunshine on my Saturday mornings. I always have fun getting seasonal decor for super cheap. Although the rule is... it goes up in the attic in the correct box ASAP. Hugs, Holly
    http://coconutheadsurvivalguide.com/blog/

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  6. Those are great finds at AMAZING prices! I,too, love the hunt for treasures and deals! Have a wonderful week!

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  7. Wow ... a shop vac for $5! Nice score!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

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  8. Very Good! Thank you for sharing at Hickory Trail!

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  9. My mom made me a scarf out of that yarn! I LOVE it sooo soft! Glad to see your 'Efforts & Assets!' Visiting from Hickory Trail link Party

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  10. What bargains. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

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  11. What a bargain...a bargain for me.

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  12. You did good...again! So true, those shop vacs are LOUD!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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