Yard Sale

Yard Sale Haul

Our neighborhood hosted their annual multi-family yard sale last week, and the Maker (pictured here, with a selection of his loot) was up by 7 am on a Saturday, armed with $5.00 and ready to fight for first pick of the best goods.

I think he got pretty good value for his money, but I’ll let you judge for yourself:

  1. One weird squeezy balloon filled with flour and taped shut: ABSOLUTELY FREE!
  2. One creepy voodoo doll, apparently in reasonably good health: ABSOLUTELY FREE!
  3. A remote-control fart machine: $1.00
  4. A battered, piece-of-crap Airsoft pistol: $2.00
  5. An old basketball: $1.00
  6. A flat volleyball (with lots of dog scratches, he said): ABSOLUTELY FREE!
  7. Juice box: 50 cents
  8. Fruit Roll-Up: 50 cents

The remote-controlled fart machine was the purchase he was most excited about but it didn’t come with batteries, so we’ll undoubtedly be forking over (another) $5.00 in order to purchase those. Can’t wait!

In the picture, from the left: plastic pistol, flour-filled balloon, voodoo doll, fart machine.

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2 Responses to Yard Sale Haul

  1. Sine Botchen June 20, 2010 at 1:51 pm #

    That sounds like a lot of cool loot.. did he ever get the fart machine working?

    I can only remember two yard sale events – once I got my mom a plate for serving deviled eggs, complete with little dimples for the egg halves to nestle in. I don’t recall ever seeing her use it, though she does make deviled eggs from time to time. I’m pretty sure it was promptly “disappeared”.

    The other was a turtle candle I bought for 50 cents. It still lives at my parent’s house and so far everyone seems to have resisted the urge to melt it.

    • Lisa Creech Bledsoe June 20, 2010 at 4:55 pm #

      Yes he did get the fart machine working and they got a solid week of unrestrained hilarity out of it. I swear to you I am not the one who “disappeared” it, but it did disappear. I have not questioned my husband, however. And I don’t plan to.

      Let me just say that I LOVE the turtle — what a bargain! It’s not even a little bit squidgy or wonked; the wick has hardly even been touched. It’s adorable, and I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that it has not only held it’s value, it has appreciated. I would totally pay $1 for that turtle. Dude, can you imagine if you had bought hundreds of them? You’d be rolling in cash now.

      And having once been a professional Methodist, I can assure you that the deviled egg trays are still in regular use at church basement potluck dinners. You are certainly a man who understands value when you see it. You just need to get your merchandise before the right audience. 🙂

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