Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Finally, some great finds, Christina style!

I don't really like garage saleing. I look through other people's junk and never see anything that appeals to me. I have been itching the last few weeks to hit up a great sale and bargain! On Friday morning I was coming back from the store, and there was this sigh for a huge 7 family garage sale. Surely there will something I would like. I drove on up and my interest was sparked instantly. They had these little tykes boats, one a old fashioned tug boat and the other a speed boat. They are the imagination type toys that children can sit in and pretend the wind is blowing in they're hair and the waves are splashing up around them. They were marked $3.00 for one and $2.00 for other. What a great deal, they look old but in great shape, and you can't hardly find them anymore. Two things I look for in a bargain. I continued looking because I still didn't want to spend $5.00 on the boats. I found a great mid-size coleman cooler and a couple of old old childrens books this brought my purchase to $1.50 and as you remember I love to bargain. I politely asked the lady if she would take $3.00 for both of the boats together, and she said "YES"! Yeah I found all my favorites, old stuff that someone else may not be able to find, and a BARGAIN!

The Hubs was impressed with the purchase as were my Mister's.

Then on saturday morning I started to feel the itch again. I went to the first sale and found a few winter items for little Mister andthe second sale I found gap jeans, 3 old navy 2 pc pj's for little Mister and all for $5.00 a savings of at least $50.00 since everything looked like new.

Not too long ago I was in love with this popcorn bucket and bowl set. They were the heavy duty enamel ware and totally fun. I was outbid at an auction because I didn't want to go over $26.00. I was heartbroken! I had already envisioned my family using that popcorn bucket on sunday nights when we always seem to have popcorn, so I went on ebay and somehow managed to find the exact set with 8 bowls instead of 4 and won the item for $3.99 plus $9.89 shipping making the total savings of #$13.12.

I am now working on bargaining for the older style fisher price little people barn, i don't like the new one and the boys love playing with animals and such. I am currently in the running for $5.99 I will let you know how that goes.

I do feel like I may get another itch this weekend. So hopefully i will find a few more bargains I can be proud to tell you about.

Happy bargain hunting and have a great day!


Queen to my 3 Boys said...

That's fabulous! I'm a little envious of the little tykes boats. I so would have gotten those! I love to get great stuff at garage sales. I'm not the type to buy something just because it's a good deal. It has to be in pristine shape and something that I will really use. I figure it's safe for me to garage sale as long as I stay that way.

Yes, I have an SLR. It was my I-feel-sorry-for-myself-because-I'm-turning-30-present. It's a Canon Rebel XTi and I love it! I just got a basic lens (with an image stabalizier) and now I am eyeing up all sorts of lens *grin*. I bought it on and literally saved hundreds. I saved more than I spent!

Elizabeth said...

you're giving me the itch like INSANITY!!!! but i'm not sure i need to buy anything more before we move.

I HUGE PUFFY HEART LOVE THOSE BOATS! I would love for Tulip to have something like that. Great buys!!!

I went wordless today...but not the one i was telling you about yesterday b/c that doesn't start again until 8/13...of course, i posted it and had to delete & will ahve to repost it on 8/13 b/c I didn't "follow directions"! hahahaha

Elena said...

I love garage sales too! It has been several weeks since I have gone. So, I may take a tour around our neighborhood this weekend and see what I can find. You definetely got some great deals for your family! Thank you for your kind words on my blog:)

Queen to my 3 Boys said...

Nope, I didn't stage it. I was standing in my friend's garden beside the windmill with my camera. I looked over and saw the children playing through the windmill. I thought, 'Mmmm...might be a nice picture.'

I forgot to say, if you do get the Rebel, I've heard that the lens that comes with it isn't very useful because it has no image stabalizer (unless you use a tripod). I bought the camera body only and then added the same lens, only with the image stabalizer in it. Saved money and didn't end up with a lens that was useless to me.

Mari said...

You did great! Gotta love those Little Tykes toys!

new*me said...

wow you found some great deals! Love the popcorn bucket and bowls :) I like to go to the nicer garage sales ALONE :) Great toys!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

That popcorn bucket is awesome! What a perfect addition to your Sunday nights! You sure have a knack for finding great stuff at a great price.

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

Those boats are so cute--why do I only find pee stained mattresses when I try to do the garage sale hop?

Vixbil said...

Great boats and I just LOVE the popcorn bucket and bowls Hubby loves his popcorn and it a real american thing. I might have to go on ebay myself now.

Elizabeth said...

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY is up at my place. :-) hope you join in. :-)

Purple Teacup said...

I am back on ebay, but for homeschooling stuff. Maybe I will look for a teacup! Love the boats!