Garage Sales!

So, as previous posts have attested to, Lynne and I love garage sales on Saturday mornings. We eagerly get up early (8am, yes, I have changed soooo much) to hit the sales. We had a couple years of great finds in Lafayette, and this year we were excited to hit the Indy sales. Unfortunately, they haven't been what we expected, given the size of the city. Most weekends have had only a few good sales in our area (Broad Ripple/Butler Tarkington), so we haven't had the volume we assumed. Despite, it has been quite fun! We've been able to go with our friends Alex and Sonja a few weekends, which makes the experience even better (they are hardcore g-sale people, too), and there have been some really great sales. This weekend, Lynne found some jewelery, Kirk found some awesome nice beer mugs ($4 for 5!), a book he wanted, and then, after two visits and some tough bartering, we left one sale with three pieces of furniture for $20 (sellers were asking $50). I know, we don't need new furniture, but we've already found a space for them (two trapezoid end tables and an old hutch top). The other week, we found a set of outdoor wicker/resin furniture for our backyard and porch for $50 (one year old, and about $350 when new). Those deals alone have made it a successful summer of sales, and there are still many weeks to go! In two weeks, our neighborhood is having a sale, and we actually plan to sell some stuff, too. It will be interesting to be on the other end of the bartering!

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