Sure, it wasn’t exactly sunny and warm, but our yard sale trip went well on Saturday. As usual, we bought plenty of clothes — we just don’t think they’re very photogenic without people in them. So here’s what we got besides our big pile of shirts and shorts.Read More
Well, the rain spoiled our yard sale efforts for the weekend, but that didn’t mean we were totally done bargain-hunting. Since it was Mother’s Day, we made a trip up north to visit our sainted mother.
And what did she want to do? Go to the flea market, of course!
Granted, it wasn’t a very big flea market and it was terribly cold, but we managed to get a few choice items.
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We managed to hit yard sales on Friday and Saturday of this week. On Friday, we hit the Sherman Oaks yard sale which is always monstrous. It’s big from a parking standpoint, from the sheer number of sellers and fromall the shoppers.
We’re betting the folks who reside in the development must make out like bandits. But at the same time, we feel bad for the people who don’t participate — they have to struggle through two days of nightmarish traffic in their sleepy little neighborhood.
We also stopped at the group yard sale held in the parking lot of Central York High School. Perhaps it fed off of the Sherman Oaks sale, because it was huge as well.
That being said, we didn’t get a whole lot of stuff in our expedition. Granted we did get a lot of kids clothes, but we’re getting kind of sick of taking pictures of heaps of fabric. Just trust us, once again, we bought lots of kids clothes!
We bought more, too. Among the non-pictured deals:
- A plastic sandbox for $20. The box, molded to look like stonework, was in great shape.
- Several “Project Runway” art kits for the the junior Yard Sale Secrets team-member. It’s always nice to find relatively new items like that on yard sale tables.
The Yard Sale Secrets team finally got back out on the trail this weekend. The weather was nice and a few items in the classified ads hinted at some great buys.
With that in mind, we aren’t guaranteeing we will be out next weekend. Our suggestion, write a great classified ad, schedule a sunny Saturday and you might see us.
Anyway, our finds were fun, if not typical, for a good Saturday on the hunt for great bargains at the hands of York County’s residents.
Also note that in the top photo there is a Wii game in the picture. Any time we come across games, electronics or books that spark our interest at a yard sale, we use our smart phone to search reviews for the item.
If it gets good reviews, we buy. In this case, we picked up the well-received Wii “Go Play Lumberjacks” for $4.Read More
Well, it’s that time of the year again. The Yard Sale Secrets staff has decided to pack it in for the season.
Sure, there are still some sales happening every week, but they are fewer and farther between. Even worse, the mornings are colder!
With that in mind, we are ending our weekly schedule of posts (“What we bought” posts Mondays, Tips on Wednesdays and Best Bets on Thursdays) until the Spring.
We may still pop in from time to time with some tips, video suggestions or even a post on a surprise buying spree, but not on regular basis.
While you wait for the next Yard Sale Secrets post, we advise you sate your bargain-hunting hunger by checking out:
- Local auctions
- Nearby antique stores
- Charity stores
- Church sales
- Classified advertisements
- Black Friday sales
- Cyber Monday sales
- All those great discount stores in the York area
A regular sampling of all those will tide you off until the spring — or at least it should!
Our yard sale day on Saturday was long, and we came back with a car full of goodies to share with you. Did you manage any good deals? Let us know in the comments.