My first “win” was a table full of new NASCAR (Dale Jr., for fans) T-shirts, hats, key chains, etc., for $16. It was an impulse buy, since as the aforementioned song says, not every Southerner is a NASCAR fan. I’m not real excited about this lot, but it got my feet wet, and got Ella excited about bidding.
I then bid on and won a new in box Coca-Cola Barbie for $8. I had priced it at $22 on Amazon earlier, and knew I could make a decent profit at that price. However, the owner of the Barbie wanted $15, nullifying my bid, before countering at $12. I declined.
Next, a vintage Radio Flyer tricycle rolled out, and I bid and won at $18. The seller, however, nullified my bid again, countering with $20. I begrudgingly accepted it, hoping I could recoup my purchase price.
Much junk was auctioned off before the next item that I really wanted came up. It was a large display box full of small collectibles, including some sterling silver pieces. I won the bid at $66. I also won a huge jewelry box full of watches (some vintage) and other pieces of jewelry for $95. I got into a bidding war with another buyer, and while Ella had a good time bidding for me, I probably overpaid for that particular lot.
All told, I spent about $250, which was about $250 more than I had planned to spend. It was a fun evening, however, and even though we spent much of it swatting at June bugs and hoping the auctioneer wouldn’t think we were bidding, we’ll probably attend again once I save some money.
Otherwise, the weekend was pretty routine. Yard/garage sales on Saturday morning were plentiful, but fairly uninspiring, and I probably wouldn’t have crawled out of bed had Ella not wanted to go. Still, I found a few sellable items, including some high-priced new toys.
|This photo was taken from upstairs looking down into the great room.|
Speaking of Ella, tomorrow is her birthday. I won’t say how old she is, obviously, but she still looks as young and beautiful as the day I met her.
Have a great week everyone.