It was a busy day. Here's what I got:
I found this lamp at the very first sale, a few blocks from where I'm staying at my parent's house. Got it for $5, haggled down from $10. Two out of the three lights work, but it came with light bulbs and I think I might be able to fix the third.
I've really wanted a standing lamp for awhile, but I think I'm going to need to clean it a bit, there's some rust and junk. Also, is it just me, or do lamps like this remind you of the cutting edge standing lamp in Brave Little Toaster?
This was the second thing I found, and probably my best buy of the entire day. A brand new, fully functioning crock pot. You can cook some WICKED AWESOME food with this thing. And I got it for SIX DOLLARS. I was totally stoked.
I got the book of Romantic poems, and the rest of the books, at two separate garage sales. The poetry book is where I got my second glass of lemonade (didn't buy anything at the sale where I got my first cup.) It's always fun to help out little girls with making some money. The rest of the books were purchased later on in the day, at a sale where someone pointed out to me that my fly was open. "whups!" I thought. Immediately followed by "Oh shit, I bet those girl's mom was kinda freaked out by that >.>"
Luckily, I wear two pairs of pants most of the time.
I don't actually read Star Trek books, but I'm familiar with the author, A.C. Crispin. I've enjoyed her work before, specifically the Han Solo trilogy, where I felt she did a superb job of writing what was (in many ways) a romance novel, which felt like it was written towards masculine romantic sensibilities, if that makes sense.
The book that kinda got cut off is a textbook which contains many of the important works of western civilization. Many of which I already own (Dante's Inferno) but some of which I do not (Don Quixote)
All together the books cost me $3. One for the book of poetry, one for the hardback Star Trek book, and one for all the rest of them.
I bought these for 2 dollars from a lady who was trying to pay her rent with a garage sale, and kept pointing me to jewelery which she was trying to sell for hundreds of dollars. I felt pretty bad for her, so when she couldn't break a five I told her just to keep it. She gave me a belt buckle which she said was made of solid silver. I gave it to my dad.
Neither toy is in very good condition, but I like picking up robot and batman toys when I find them.
I got these from this crazy garage sale where everything was way overpriced. If you're selling your dishes on a cracked driveway to whoever happens to stop by to take a look at what you have out of curiosity, you're not going to be able to make $50 off of them. That's just how it goes.
The stuff there was mostly really nice, which makes me think she should have been selling it on eBay rather than on her driveWay. The CDs, however, were a buck-a-piece. She also had this really neat chalkboard for $18, but I prefer whiteboards. Probably should have got it for my chalkboard-loving uncle though. Oh well.
God of War I got for $10 at a garage sale with a horse, and a sign that said "MAKE ME A DEAL!" They also had these wicked KISS album covers called "The Four Faces." I found a picture online of them: http://www.xrecords.co.uk/images/kiss/airfresh4faces.jpg This wasn't one cover with the four faces though, it was four covers, each with a face. It looked like a really hardcore collectible, and I can't really blame them for wanting $50 for it. But again...eBay!
I got Spider Man 2 because it was free and I liked it and I don't have it. Gotta love my grandma, more on that sale later.
I got this set of pots and pans at this cool sale in a storage unit complex. It as though a bunch of people who owned storage units there had organized to have their garage sales on the same day. There wasn't much of interest, but I got all these pots and pans for $3! Only downside is that I was only able to find one match between all the pots and lids. So I've got two useless lids now.
This is a rice cooker, which I paid for with 1 hug. My grandmother agreed, but told me she hoped I wasn't attempting to pay for ALL my garage sale items with hugs. She's a funny lady!
A bunch of the family was there, including my badass uncle Joe, and my cousin Courtney, who I've been getting along with quite well since moving back to the area. When I left she was a teenager, now she's got a husband and two kids. Things change, yo.
Growing up, the garage sales my extended family would put on were always one of the most awesome events of the summer for me, so I stuck around to talk with people for an hour or so. My grandpa kept trying to hard-sell me on all the junk that wasn't moving, my younger cousin kept bringing up video games, and my grandma seemed to be having trouble staying awake. It was good to see them. I'm not close with most of my extended family, but these are people I've always liked. Particularly Joe. I always looked up to him while I was growing up, and now that I am grown up we seem to have a pretty good friendship, which is like...a huge ego boost for me.
On the right, there, is a garlic shredder, the one item I let my grandpa hard-sell me on, because I love cooking with garlic, and shredding it is a pain. On the left is a computer fan, which I pulled from a gutted "free" computer case at the same garage sale where I showed the little girls my open fly. >.<
At my last garage sale of the day, I got these little stands to display things. On the left is the stand by itself, so you can see what it looks like. On the right is a stand displaying this weird lid thing that the lady who sold me the pots and pans gave me. I paid a dollar for the both of them.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles bedsheets need no justification.
They were actually being used as a tablecloth, but I was like "ZOMG MUST HAVE!" got them for fifty cents.
I also Nintendogs for my younger sisters (and the case also had Animal Crossing inside, as I later found out.) which cost me two dollars.
And that's it!
Huh...I guess I could figure out exactly how much I spent, since I remember how much I spent on each item...=O
Eh, too lazy.
And that's how I spent my Saturday.