Yard sales. I love 'em. Sometimes they’re just piles of junk, clothing nobody wants to wear anymore, baby-teethed plastic toys and unfinished craft products. Sometimes, they’re a treasure trove of cool stuff that some amazing individual needed to ditch.
So, what have you gotten at a yard sale that you’re particularly proud of? My best conquests:
25-gallon, hexagonal fishtank, with gravel, filter, heater, plants, light and stand… $10
Washing machine. No frills, but the price was right… $20
Dining room set. Southwestern design, huge table, reclining chairs on sturdy casters, nearly new condition… $60
And just this weekend, another fishtank, with light and wrought iron stand… $15 (This one is going to make a great vivarium)
Am I the only one who appreciates the direct, noncommercial sense of triumph you get when you return from the hunt with this sort of plunder? Surely not. What good stuff have you found at garage sales?