Saturday, April 25, 2009

Yard Sale-ing

With a new baby on the way and Si still being a baby, there are some items that we need would like to have. One of those items is another pack-n-play. When we travel with both kids this fall/winter, Si won't be ready to sleep in a bed or on a couch or a sleeping bag on the floor (mostly, I don't want him to be able to get up and get into things before we're up), so another pack-n-play is something I've been looking for. Particularly, I wanted one with an attachable bassinet feature.

This morning I took Simey yard sale-ing and we found one for $15. Considering most people around here selling them used on Craig's List want $50+ for them (when you can get a new one for around $60 or so), I think that's a decent deal. It does have a stain that I hope I can get out (not a problem), but otherwise, it's in good condition and not girly. We are having another boy and all (Did I mention that here? If not, we're having another boy!)

We went to a big arena yard sale where people bought space and sold their junk stuff. I was highly disappointed for the most part. People were wanting $2 a piece for their janky old baby clothes that looked like they were worn by 3 or more kids and $45 for tiny (kid-sized) wooden chairs with gunk all over them. (Side note: I love, love, love tiny furniture! Kid-sized not doll-sized.) I mean, come on people, it's a yard sale and you should have yard sale prices! I would have paid $2 for a nice or decent shirt for Si, but not for worn-out stuff. There were some people who would have piles of clothes and priced them as whatever you can stuff in a grocery bag for $1, but most of that stuff looked janky and I didn't have the patience to rummage especially with Simon in tow. Oh, and someone was selling their used tighty-whities! Ewwww!

I did find two good deals for Si. He got a pair of new leather sandals (they look like they've never been worn) for $3 and a sweet hoodie track jacket in excellent condition for the fall for $2. I did see one station that had some great clothes that were pretty much my style and size, but only my size if I weren't pregnant and I didn't want to buy anything just hoping it would fit later.

There was one interesting deal that I took a picture of with my phone...

But since our toilets are working and if they weren't our landlord would take care of it, that's another deal I had to pass up.

Here are some other baby-related items I'm on the lookout for (in case you're wondering or happen to come across something):
-maternity dress(es) for me (we have 5 or 6 weddings to go to this summer and my maternity dresses are long-sleeved and the maternity selections are pretty sad around here)
-double stroller (something like this, this, this or this)
-some fall/winter baby boy clothes in size 0-3 months and 3-6 months (we have a few in 3-6 months)

I think that's pretty much it!

1 comment:

The Masons said...

I love, love, love yard sales.... but only if the people having them realize that they are just that... a yard sale. It drives me nuts when people basically want only a few dollars less than what they paid for the item to begin with!