I have to say I am not much of a “saler”. My cousin’s grandmother used to leave her guests notes on Saturday morning – “Gone Saling. Be back soon.” I remember my cousin’s uncle whom we visited outside of London in 2002 telling how confused he was by the saling note. He knew his sister in-law wasn’t into sailing boats. Well, my mom has been an expert “saler” for years. Only recently have I been more of a second hand shopper. I guess it’s common to develop an attitude about your parents hobbies and then end up just like them. Ha-ha. Anyway. My friend Amy’s community has several yard sales today and it just happened to be convenient for me to go. Henry was in a good mood and it just worked out. Here are my purchases:
I got this great car seat complete with an owner’s manual for $20. Now, I tried to get her to go lower but she wouldn’t. It is in such great condition, I had to get it. They retail over $150.
I purchased this solid wood Canadel drop leaf table with four chairs for $40. She was asking $50. I just had a gut feeling this thing retails for a lot of money. It’s made in Canada and in pretty good condition. Just need a good cleaning which I did an okay job doing. I looked it up online and find it very frustrating you can’t get furniture prices anymore because they want you to come in. Also, this company only does custom design. I saw a post where a woman said she almost bought from this line a similar set but went with a less expensive version from another company for $1,000. So, this set had to be several hundred dollars at the very least. And the owner did tell me that when I was asking her to lower the price.