So here is the deal. Last weekend I went to some yard sales looking for a few things for my shelter room.
I still needed a desk and chair and since I am getting low on funds I was thinking I might just get lucky. And boy did I. Found a desk for $20.00 and a great office chair for $12.00. Awesome. Done. Now go home.
Yep...should have but didn't. Nope I was high on finding my prey by then and couldn't stop. I could feel the adrenaline running through my veins. I was drinking coffee and praising myself for such good finds. My ego was soaring. Onward.
OK...so here are the first deals I got.
This table. Baker. Yep and for $60.00. Now that is a deal.
This Robert Abby lamp [circa: 1961] with the tags still on it. $70.00. Another steal.
And then.....the motherload.
We came upon this yard sale where the guy was selling everything in his home including the house. I asked if his wife was out of town for the weekend and did she know what the HELL he was doing. He corrected me...ex-wife. OK...nuff said.
He had tons of rugs. [He must have been in the inport/export business at one time] I walked into this room and saw this rug...the only one that was not in jewel tones. 10 by 13. My colors. A little drool came out of the corner of my mouth.
He said all of these are $2000 each. BAM...reality. Stop...I am looking for shelter furniture. That is so out of my price range I laughed. But still loved on it none the less. Start to walk away and he said "I can let you have it for $900.00". That sounded like a deal...but I am no rug expert. Nah...still ridiculously out of price range. Shelter furniture....I keep repeating under my breath. Stay focused.
Leaving to go down the stairs..."what about $450.00!" Holy crap....AYKM? 10 x 13???? I start to pull off my engagement ring to trade :)
Come on. I had to buy it. I could sell it for probably twice that. Of course not to anyone reading this blog now :)
Of course I cam home and did a little research on rugs. And figured out he probably paid about $500.00 for it [and maybe it was worth $1500.00] but he had to container it and get it here. All I had to do was drive about 3 miles down the road.
Oh yea...here was the price tag...like I was gonna believe that...
$8500.00. He was smoking crack. That number was code for "If you buy this then I have a condo in Florida I want to sell you"
I mean I had to buy it right??????
No spring shoes.......flip flops are nice.
Scott's. Only pictures. No shopping for me :)