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« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2004 11:47:38 AM »

There was 5 Garage sales in one street area alone the other day 7 some great stuff, although I only scored stuff from two of them. One: a crocheted blanket, tights with spiders and webs, a bunch of 45's (for more record bowls) A copy of Jefferson Starship's "Freedom At Point Zero" (great collection of records at that one, The Who, The Kinks, REO Speedwagon & Bob Seger among) & a game based on VH1'S pop-Up Video. The other, besides a bunch of Teddy Bears for sale (Annette Funicelo, TY, that type of thing. The prices are a little out of my league, like $20-30) a box of beads & a bottle of scented, sparkliy lotion. As for the Jefferson Starship record, I don't think I want to do anything like a record bowl or a wall clock to it, although I do want to do something involving the cover picture.

Again, another post of mine I'm surprised hasn't gotten a ton of replies.
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« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2004 12:13:44 PM »

I dont get to garage sale as much as I want to. But I did buy this REALLY old sewing machiene that someone had ghetto rigged to work with out a pedal. The wires were crossed wrong so when I plugged it up, it sparked like the 4th of July and blew the receptacle. Now Im gun shy to buy appliances second hand. Sheesh.

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« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2004 08:21:23 PM »

I havent really went to too many grage sales because 1> i dont have my lisence and 2> my parents dont go much, they dont like the idea of using things that have already been used.

but we have this yearly grage sale in my alotment, that sadly is getting smaller each year.  but I've managed to get...
- "the haunting" dvd, for $3 from a neighbor, i love that move.
- i got school house rocks with "shot heard around the world", for a dollar.
- a body by jake, it's this work out thing for your legs for $5, and they had all the resistane band and everything.
-and last but not least, the sex pistols never mind the bollocks cd for $5. I diffently couldnt pass it up, even though i already burned me a copy, half of the songs of my burned werent the original ones that were on the cd.
   One i get my lisence though its to the thrift stores and yard sales for me!

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« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2004 05:58:58 PM »

My best find was this lamp. Originally a hideous gold (the tone made to match your avocado carpet), it transformed with a coat of spray paint.
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« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2004 06:56:05 PM »

I got about 100 old 45's, pogs, 2 journals and a stuffed monkey for $2 CDN.

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« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2004 07:03:23 PM »

These guys have to be my favorite finds ever. And can you believe they were just a quarter each?  Cheesy

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I love garage sales. Among the coolest things I've found have been a set of Shakespearean tarot cards for a dollar, a knitting machine for a dollar, and a set of craft encyclopedias - 18 volumes - for $3. You can always find sewing machines, but they're generally not worth even the few dollars you pay for them. Repairs and cleaning can cost well over a hundred - might as well just get a new machine.

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« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2004 07:56:22 AM »

i found a vintage adjustable dress form that has since become my best friend.  i kept looking on ebay and i was horrified at the prices.  i got mine for $5.

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« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2004 09:34:27 AM »

oooh garage sales....the best stuff i've found were:

-a motley crue tshirt for $1
-a cameo style necklace with a picture of a MOUNTIE in full red gear and horse on it for $2
-old milk bottles
-some cocktail toothpicks with little plastic people having sex on the ends of them for 50 cents (straight, gay and lesbian couples)

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« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2005 04:51:47 PM »

I just came from a yard sale and got the best deal ever!  it's all in the timing...
I got 2 big black garbage bags full of great fabric for 5$ total!  This lady was the manager of a fabric store that went out of business a while ago and had collected oodles of fabric.  I got there just as she was packing up her stuff to close down. When she found out I was interested in fabric, she almost did a happy dance.  I told her I only had 5.83$ and she said she didn't want to take all the stuff back down to the basement, so I could have all I wanted for 5$!   Plus, she got my email address to let me know what else she had after she went through the rest.
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« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2005 07:04:02 PM »

I actually stopped by a yardsale today where the people were sick of sitting outside so we got 2 bikes (they both need new tires), a juicer, 2 books, and a weird lamp madeout of a bucket all for FREE

....like you're grandma's sewing machine on acid...
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