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This Weekend Was Garage Sale Heaven

August 17th, 2009 at 12:29 am

I love going to garage sales. I've learned that buying other's "junk" is my treasure.

This weekend my daughter and I went garage sale hopping. My husband packed us a cooler with water and snacks we went on our journey. Our sole purpose was to look for a few items for her room since we are redecorating it. There were so many garage sales my daughter said we were in "Garage sale heaven."

For $11.25 we walked away with the following: a floor lamp -$1.00, a fuchsia colored picture frame - $.25, DVD player - $5.00, pink book holders from Bombay and Company - $4, hair blow dryer - $.25, bulletin board w/diamonds around it - $.25, insulated lunch bag w/shoulder strap - $.25, and a black wood 14" x 20" picture frame - $.50

We probably saved $150-$200 by purchasing items at garage sales. The plus, everything was in like-new condition.

When is the last time you went to a garage sale? Did you get great bargains?

5 Responses to “This Weekend Was Garage Sale Heaven”

  1. dmontngrey Says:

    Not so much this year due to DH's work schedule, but it IS one of our favorite things to do. I've missed it this year, but in reality - I don't NEED anything. That's a nice feeling.

    Sounds like you got some really great bargains!

  2. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I think the last time I went to a garage sale was ... June of 2004?? I like them and have found some great things, but just don't need anything. Right now I'm trying to let go of as much stuff as I can!

    Great finds though!

  3. lizajane Says:

    I haven't been to any good ones lately, but I have to say that when I do go, there is no such thing as me NOT getting a great bargain. If it's not a bargain, I don't buy it!

  4. BuckhornGal Says:

    Well, I was a garage sale addict for a while until I realized I didn't need anything. But then my son went off to university and I went wild - it was great! I decorated and furnished my son's place for oh, less than $50. And that included a microwave, dishes, kettle, pots, everything you can imagine. He ended up freecycling about $12.00 worth of stuff to other students so all in all it worked out! I love a great deal and your deals sound even better than mine. My favourite garage sale statement "is this the best you can do on this item?" Works every time!

  5. LuxLiving Says:

    How are you doing over there? Missing you on Saving Advice dot com!

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