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#331 of 340 Old 04-25-2015, 12:07 PM
 
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I've been doing really good lately finding things!


Church Rummage Sale last weekend:


4 t-shirts for me for .50 each
10 books for dd 5/$1
Ergo Baby Sport carrier $2 - I flipped this on a local FB resale group for $25.


Goodwill haul yesterday:


American Girl Story collection book $1 {will flip as we already have - should sell for around $10-$15}
Single American Girl book $1
Book for dd $1
2 Oscar De la Renta ties $1.99 each - will flip on ebay for about $10 each I hope

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Frugalmama, you reminded me we went by a church rummage sale today too. We got a paper bag for $3 and you could fill it for that price. We got -

- Carhart flannel shirt for husband
- Some summer shirts for Little Man
- Pajamas for Little Man
- Eric Carle board book
- Dr. Suess book
- Book about San Francisco's cable cars
- Sesame Street card game
- Toy shopping basket

Not bad!

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yard sale season again! Yesterday i picked up a nice wooden side table from the 30s (cottage style) $13. Perfect and needed for my living room. And a floor lamp for $5, also for living room and sorely needed.

quite happy on both counts, although I do still need a shade for the lamp.
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Stopped at a couple of thrift stores on the square today when we went to farmers market and found some great scores. Got all of the following for just $22 -

- Thomas and the Christmas Tree book
- Sandra Boynton book
- Children's book about robots
- Children's book about dump trucks
- Vintage children's book about a tractor
- Milk glass dish
- Long sleeved children's dragon shirt
- Short sleeved Monster's Inc. shirt
- Brand new camping can opener
- Large eyelet lace napkin (going to turn it into a napkin)
- Simca's Cuisine by Simone Beck

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We tried having a yard sale for the first time this past weekend. I thought we were offering stuff pretty cheap, but we didn't make a whole lot. I'm looking to bring some of the stuff to Goodwill. As I understand it, Goodwill gives you a receipt and you estimate the value of what you are donating on your own. This may sound silly, but what is to prevent me from writing a huge figure? How do you estimate the value of your stuff....I can't even remember what I paid for it. I have some wool skirts in very good shape (not worn more than about 5 times). Does $10 sound reasonable? What about for used books in good/verygood condition? $3 each? TIA!
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This may sound silly, but what is to prevent me from writing a huge figure? How do you estimate the value of your stuff....I can't even remember what I paid for it. I have some wool skirts in very good shape (not worn more than about 5 times). Does $10 sound reasonable? What about for used books in good/very good condition? $3 each? TIA!
The prospect of getting audited on your taxes by the IRS is what prevents you from writing a huge figure. :-)

As far as estimating worth, educated estimations of depreciated value are what you're going for, unless it's a high end item that may be an antique or of value. I think the prices you quote are reasonable, though I'd only do $3 for books if they're either very recent or classics - anything else is probably only worth $1 second hand.

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We had a banner day yesterday!

For craft supplies, all for $23-

- Vintage "Designing with Dusan" sewing pattern drafting kit, from 1979
- Plastic snap-top case (for crayon storage)
- 2 brand-new 48-count boxes of Crayola crayons
- 2 brand-new boxes of Crayola colored pencils
- Simplicity blouse sewing pattern
- Metal embroidery hoop
- Huge box of white newsprint (I'm going to use it for sewing pattern drafting, and for coloring paper)
- Full box of clear transparency printer sheets
- White printable mailing lables
- White printable business cards
- Bag of miscellaneous lace doilies
- Large pink Caboodle case (going to use it for my sewing kit)

Toys and books, all for $31 -

- Plastic toy hard hat
- Hardcover complete stories of Curious George
- Giant tub of Play Doh accessories (over 50 pieces)
- Super-sized Thomas coloring book
- Thomas Take N Play train track
- Hardcover Thomas Railway Rhymes book
- 3 more Thomas books
- Hi Ho Cherry-O board game
- Richard Scarry's Best Christmas Book Ever
- Thomas Bingo game
- Thomas DVD

Miscellaneous stuff, all for $24
- 2 6-quart square food storage containers, with lids (the kind restaurants use - will be great for brining, or proofing bread - so many things)
- Reproduction 1908 Sears catalog
- Seasons 6 and 7 of Seinfeld

Spent a little bit more than I planned on, but the stars lined up for an awesome day of thrifting and Little Man and I had a blast.

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Anyone finding any good yard sales lately? There have only been a few in our neighborhood recently, and nothing compelling.

But we stopped by one of the thrift stores on the square after farmer's market today and found a few things - a huge terrarium jar for just $3. I've had my eye on the exact same one at Hobby Lobby for a few months, which is marked at $15 - so I was excited to find this one. I also found three necklaces for $1.50 each - they're the plastic bead ones - one is red, one is white, and the last is blue and they're in graduated lengths. They will be great to wear on the 4th of July!

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I haven't been finding much either lately. Mostly because I've been busy & broke lol. I have found a couple of things at thrift shops though.






American Girl 2 doll tote - .70 {was .99, but I used 30% off student discount}
American Girl Girl Size Nightie - 3.99 It was even in my dd's size, and she has the matching one for her doll, so this winter they can match.

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Our best local thrift shop changed hands recently, and it's not as good. Still, I was able to meet a few of my clothing needs there a few weeks ago.

Otherwise I stopped in at another shop when I met up with a friend and found a nice small, flat purse for when I ride my bike plus a cute decorative plate I put in the kitchen. Relatively expensive at $3 and $2.50! Not like my old favorite store!

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