Monday, June 23, 2008

Great Deal Weekend!!!

I just want to preface this post by saying if you suffer from "Good Deal Envy" please bypsass this entry b/c even on Monday night I still cannot believe the new things gracing our household at almost NO cost!!!

Saturday morning I woke up late for the papers. So...instead of finishing the routes at 5:15, I was done at more like 5:45. I was wide awake and starving, so I decided to grab a biscuit at Hardee's and see what the garage sales had to offer...

In 3 garage sales, I found a complete set of Childcraft books, a Rival multi-pot, a football toybox, a Fisher Price gumball toy, a Curious George jack-in-the-box, 2 Baby Einstein videos, 3 books and a misc video--all for $23!!!

These Childcraft books are a COMPLETE set in like-new condition! I remember as a little girl going to my local library and checking out these easy-reading kids' level encyclopedia-like books over and over and over. I had always hoped to have the set for our personal library for when the kids get a little older. They are on a myriad of topics and I was so excited to make an offer of $10 for the WHOLE set and the guy accepted it!!! Later I found the set for $50 on Amazon!!


This crock-pot like appliance is not something I've always been longing for, but after reading through the manual that they still had I decided I would make an offer...It simmers and heats like a crock-pot, but it has a TEMPERATURE control, so it also fries and bakes!!! I thought, surely, I can use this someday--like to make extra soup or chili or cheese dip for a football game, or to bake potatoes or to make fries or whatever!!! Similar things I found online were $40-60, so I'm glad the guy accepted my offer of $5!!!
This toy box for Lawson's room was $3!
This Fisher Price gumball toy came with 7 clear balls-- seventy five cents, baby!!! :)
My kids LOVE Curious George...so how could I pass up this Jack-in-the-box for only 75cents??
And finally....Brace yourselves...I can hardly believe it myself....
You will NEVER believe what was SITTING ON THE CURB as I was throwing papers at 4:30 this morning...
It is LIKE NEW!! Not scratched. Not faded. Not cracked. Not broken. WHY, pray tell, was it on the curb? I'm not sure, but I sure enough told Jon about it when I got home and asked him go get it in his truck for me!!!


Well...that's the summary of my EXCITING weekend of bargains.... What's the most exciting thing you've ever found at a garage sale or in the trash???

7 comments:

Amy said...

i can't believe you got the outdoor playset for free!! we've been looking for one for the boys for forever but they are so expensive....you sure did a great job bargain finding!!

Jamey said...

Seriously. Very jealous.

So happy for you! We're still looking for a playset. Why do people throw stuff like that away?!

Sunny said...

GREAT deals!!! That's crazy that someone was throwing out that play set.

I don't really garage sale. When we've had one, we made some GOOD money though!

Bethany said...

Are you sure that it wasn't just being put together and you stole it? hahaha!

Just kidding! I love to garage sale and have found so many great bargins doing so!!
Congrats!

THE MORROW FAMILY said...

Man, what a good weekend for you! I think I need to start waking up at the crack of dawn and start searching for some deals like you. :) I love that football toybox...it's so cute for a little boy. Nice playset for outside, too.

jon said...

I think that she is dragging the things out of the homeowners backyards and then telling me that they are "throwing it away". I am waiting to hear "Jon, there are two bikes with training wheels on them by the curb in front of the house on ABC street. Go get them for me...."

Stacy said...

My husband is a punk! A nice punk who goes and gets the trash I find, but still, a punk!