I do love me some thrift store shopping, but I am sure looking forward to cooler weather so more people will start having yard sales again! I still keep trying though, and managed to find a few good things last weekend:
Doc Martens, $5; new and sealed package of Swiffer sweeper refills, FREE (“take them off my hands” was the reply to “how much?”); Forever 21 jean jacket and Seven denim shorts $1 each; toddler’s monkey costume, $3…because seriously, Halloween is right around the corner and somebody’s going to need this.
By comparison, here’s the thrift store shop I did the same day, because I sure wasn’t going home with that little bit of yard sale stuff:
Now that’s more like it. Two girls’ sun hats, one a Hanna Andersson that sold for $4.99 and the other a Disney Princess one that should find a home pretty quickly; they cost less than a dollar each. Relic bag, new with tags Cache cargo pants, a Sachi insulated lunch bag and a stack of clothing and books. But the best deal on this trip…that pile of Estee Lauder BRAND NEW makeup for $4. Some of this was still sealed in plastic, and the whole lot sold for $26. I probably could have made more selling the items individually, but I have no patience for things like shipping one lipstick out at a time.
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Between the heat and the rain, there haven’t been many good yard sales, which means more thrift store shopping since more people will donate their items when they can’t (or don’t want to) have a sale.
Still, I have turned up a few pretty cool finds that have had a decent ROI. When there are no community yard sales happening, I do a search for moving sales on Craigslist, because those people are pulling things out of the deepest, darkest corners of closets that no one has touched in years. You know, where the good stuff is.
Here’s a yard sale haul from a week ago, most of which has already sold.
I snagged two pairs of Harley Davidson black leather motorcycle gloves and paid $5 for both. The women’s gloves were practically new and sold for $26.99. The men’s were a little more worn and sold for $22.99. After shipping and fees, I made around $40 minus the $5 I paid.
I also found a stack of old 1970’s wooden puzzles and paid $10 for four of them. Three were Fisher-Price and sold together for $26.99, one was a brand made in Holland and sold separately for $8.99.
These super cute Esprit wedges were $1 and sold for $12.99.
I also stopped by the Habitat Restore location that sells books by the bag for $2. They must have just gotten a bunch in, because I picked up some really good ones in excellent condition. You never know when that’s going to happen, so I try to go at least once a week. Out of that bag, I sold four books for $3.99 each and three more for $2.99 each. Not bad for a $2 investment.
Hopefully this weekend doesn’t get rained out and I will be back next week with another post of great finds!