Thursday, October 9, 2008

Newfound Profession

While out garage sale-ing last weekend I came across this book in a box for a quarter.

Funny how about six months ago I paid nearly twenty dollars for the same book.

See, this is the book that we are using to teach Gwen to read and I looooove it. Very good book. Very worth the twenty dollars.

So what did I do?

I bought the book for a quarter, and listed it on ebay, and today it sold for about $18.50. It cost me a quarter, the envelope to mail it will cost a dollar, shipping will be about two dollars and ebay fees about fifty cents. So it cost me in all $3.75, so that is nearly a $15 profit.

And guess what, fifteen dollars is how much money I spent all day on saturday garage sale-ing. And I got

3 really cute dresses for Gwen
1 pair of pants that actually fit Gwen
1 pair of Sketchers shoes for Gwen
1 pair Robeez for Bentley (um, those are $40 new)
about 10 items for the new baby (quarter a piece, sa-weet)
board game for Gwen
Leapfrog learning computer thing that teaches numbers for Gwen.

Not too bad for a quarter (technically)

I heart garage sales.


julianne orth said...

i really need to invest more time in bargain shopping. my problem with garage sales in price is most people try and sale there old worn out walmart stuff for almost as much as walmart sold it for. I actually drove past a yard sale once that was selling half empty bottles of Suave shampoo! yes price is a little ghetto, I guess i need to save my yard-saleing for when i go to my mom's :)

Jennifer said...

Awesome deal. I would be jealous but luckily I got that book for free. =)
And...I love it. I wish I had time to hit the fall garage sales here, all my time is spent looking for a place to live these days...sigh....

Sheyenne said...

Wow, great job! I do still want to do garage sales with you. And I say that you put all ebay profits in that little lunch envelope!

Brooke said...

So jealous again. I wish I was the one garage saleing in anyplace but Provo Utah. Sigh... Well, when we move out of here, at least I have that to look forward to.

Stef Bassett said...

you amaze me!!