Monday, April 8, 2013

Stll in the portable hole ...

When I was in college, back in the dark ages, my roommate, Jimps, was a fan of Dungeons & Dragons (D&D).  I never had much use for the game, but he got me to play occasionally, and during our last game, I fell into a portable hole.   Unfortunately, the game was interrupted, and as far as I know, I’m still there, waiting for a roll of the dice to climb out.

Flash forward to now, and I still don’t have much use for the game, but I recognize that many people do, which is why my eyes got big when I saw the D&D books on the table this weekend at a yard sale.  There were only a few books, but each was worth decent money, and I quickly stuck them in my pile.  The owner was a 20-something year old woman who said that the few books on the table were just part of her collection.  I sweet-talked her into bringing out another box to sell, and then finally convinced her to let me in her house to look at her entire collection.

And what a collection it was.  Several large bookcases were lined with role-playing books, and she pulled a few more that she was willing to part with.  All told, I purchased 64 books, an anime boxed Blu-ray set, and several Blu-ray DVDs for $150.  I listed them on Amazon, and was pleased to see that my purchase should net me close to $1000.

Elsewhere, spring has definitely sprung, as yard and estate sales blossomed across the two-city area that Ella and I traverse.  Ella picked a local church sale clean on Friday morning, and I backed her up at lunchtime just to make sure she didn’t miss anything.  Saturday morning was spent hopping from sale to sale, putting nearly 100 miles on the car, and we still didn’t get everywhere that we wanted to go.

I had to pack my sales on Sunday, and was happy to see that my hot chocolate sold.  Sorry, I mean my “Swiss Miss Indulgent Collection - French Vanilla - Premium Cocoa.”  I bought eight boxes ($16 worth) from Big Lots back in February, and, apparently, someone has a sweet tooth because he bought all of them for $72.

With that in mind, I almost bought a box of Cadbury Creme Eggs from the clearance rack at Wal-Mart.  The chocolate eggs were 75 percent off ($.34) each, and are selling on Ebay for $1 each.  I couldn’t quite convince myself to bite on that deal, though.

Have a great week everyone.

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