My DH and I have this standing date for Friday. We go Estate Sale hunting.
I go through the local classifieds early in the morning, mark any likely targets, map them out in MapQuest, and we head out for a day of treasure hunting.
It’s fun to drive around our neck of the woods, and we love to look at interesting houses and other people’s “junk,” even if we don’t buy. And occassionally, we find some items that people don’t recognize the true value of, and we get to come home, tickled pink with our purchases, gleefully looking forward to listing them online for sale.
Well, that’s until recently. Lately, everything has been priced so high that we haven’t been buying anything!
So, what priceless treasure did we come home with, after driving around all those hours last week?
Do YOU Yard Sale? Are the prices getting higher where you live? Do people dicker and haggle like they used to? Are you seeing more and more people who keep a “yard sale” going pretty much all the time?? Do the Estate Sale people bring leftovers from other sales to current sales and pass them off as part of this estate? Do they over-price everything and use the 1/2 price gimmick on the last day as an excuse?
Is it as much FUN as it used to be? Right now it doesn’t seem like it, but ask me next week and I might say yes. Well, I’ve had my rant, and, come Friday, we will be back out there, ’cause there’s always that next sale, with the hope and promise of finding a real bargain.