So yesterday Tyler, Baby and I woke up to go yard sale-ing. My parents called and offered to watch the baby (for some reason, she's not into yard-saleing as much as we are), so we dropped her off and went up the road a ways to a church rummage sale. I'd never been in the church, but I knew it was fancy looking so I was excited. This was all unfounded because there was NOTHING there. There was a Vera Bradley purse, but some flea market guy literally snatched it out of my hands (ok, it was almost in my hands). The look I gave him as he walked away was decidedly unchristian. I picked up an XXL Gap blouse that looks like it's never been worn. I've read that larger sizes sell well, so I thought I'd try it out.
Then we drove around Bluff City for a while. Bluff City is right next to Bristol, but there's nothing there, so we hardly ever go. Needless to say, we had no clue where we were most of the time. We followed a set of yard sale signs and went up this ridiculously narrow drive way to a little farm house. There were lots of Lee jeans and radios (looked like CB but who knows?) Then Tyler hit the mother load. A set of 20 Harvard Classics hardback books from 1969! At a farm house in Southwest Virginny! Who knew?? They were just $20, and he's hoping to sell them for around $80-90. They're in great shape, and if they don't sell, he'll probably just keep them.
We found a Craigslist ad for an "Amazing Yardsale" with teen clothes (I love selling clothes) so I wanted to find it. We got to the address and it was a Daycare. With no one there. Lights off, everything. Why post an ad for a yard sale and then not do it? Especially if it was supposed to be "amazing"?
So we head back to Bristol and go to a warehouse where a guy who used to have a flea market booth is selling some of his wares. I found a TON of children's books and he told me whatever I could put in a box, I could take for $5.00. I loaded up on a collection of Junie B. Jones books, Magic Tree House books and some Arthur chapter books. Hopefully, they'll do well! I also got a few books for Baby!
Tyler uses our other computer for his stuff, so his Harvard books aren't pictured. He's also been helping his dad clean out their garage and is getting ready to post some Atari and Super Nintendo stuff he found on eBay today!
This weekend's lesson: My husband has had a much more productive weekend finding stuff than I have.