When I do a search on craigslist for garage sales, I always make sure to also to search for sales that have these keywords:
CHURCH – BENEFIT – RELAY FOR LIFE – CHARITY – DAVE RAMSEY – BOY SCOUTS
Why? Because these types of sales often have the potential to be goldmines!
They are usually BIG sales, with tons of items that are donated (this is a good thing because the workers do not have a personal attachment to the items), and usually in such quantity and disarray that the items aren’t priced.
These sales are my very favorite to go to and I’m never disappointed! Maybe a little stressed because it’s like a high speed treasure hunt and you don’t even know what they are actually going to charge you when you take your pile of “junk” to the check out table, but it’s the kind of stress I live for! :)
Tonight I was in town after my Prenatal Yoga class (38 weeks today) and just happened upon a benefit sale that was setting up (but allowing shoppers) in a church parking lot. My husband couldn’t even put the van in park before I jumped out… I love these sales!
Here are some pictures of our little haul. Mind you, it was hot, I’m very pregnant, my husband was a little grumpy, and the sales people were a little confused about how to price items… so it wasn’t as successful as some that I’ve been to, but I am still happy with what we ended up with:
50 items for $35… I’d have rather paid $20 but $35 was good considering the lady originally tried to tell me $50+?!
Vintage Cookie Cutters
Brand New Games
Tonka Toy for Big E
And a ton of adorable like new brand name children’s clothes… all Gap, Gymboree, Carter’s, Old Navy, and Justice (top sellers at consignment sales!)
I will keep a few items for my own children, a few Pyrex for my own collection, and everything else will be for resale on eBay and/or our local seasonal children’s consignment sale.
Cha Ching. :)