Monday, August 18, 2008

Deal of the Day

Anyone who knows me well, knows that I LOVE to yard sale. I have not always loved it, but since I started going here with my best friend I have loved it. When we lived in Atlanta consignment sales were really big and tons of people had them. Lots of swim/tennis neighborhoods would have them at their club house and just about every private preschool connected with a Methodist or Lutheran church would have one. So needless to say my love of shopping in general was fulfilled, along with trying to clothe 4 children in the overpriced boutique clothes that I love, was made possible. When we moved here, to say I was disappointed in the shopping in Spartanburg would be an understatement. I was especially disappointed in the consignment sales. In Atlanta I would go to 3 or 4 consignment sales a day on the last part of the week (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) for about 4 weeks solid sometimes 6 weeks depending on when the season started and which sales overlapped. My best friend here invited me to go out with her VERY EARLY one Saturday morning and we had the best time and got the best bargains. I WAS HOOKED! It has become a time of fun and girl time that I wouldn't trade. We have so much fun, even when she sings loud and off key, Love you Heather.:-} So now you will find us every opportunity we get leaving our houses around 6am on Saturdays to be the first to get there and get the good stuff. We usually get breakfast somewhere good and quick, We really like Bojangles cinnamon biscuits! We try not to go too much out of our way to get them, we have been known to alter which sales we go to first based on how close they are to Bojangles. Well I digress... the whole point of this blog was to show you the deal of the day from 2 Saturdays ago.
These shoes were my deal of the day. I went to a yard sale in Sedgefield and just happened upon these 2 pairs of Rainbows, yes I said Rainbows. Well I was prepared to pay maybe 10 for the adult pair and maybe 5 for the kids pair. Well I was shocked when I asked how much she wanted for them and she said .50 cents each. Can you believe it! They were not that worn at all. Jonathan had a pair that I bought new 2 years ago that he had outgrown and worn the bottoms almost off, so he needed them bad, and they were his size. They are the best flip flops, they last so well. I also got the other pair for me so I can have a spare pair. I wear mine almost every day too, so it will be good to have another pair. Heather had bought a brand new pair earlier that day for $20.00 that were blue which was a good deal also but not .50 cents good.
Till next time
Barb

6 comments:

Tyler Hoffman said...

50 CENTS!!!!!!!! That's MY bargain hunter and I love you for it !!!!

jkstrib said...

What a deal! Yard sales are the best! I have enjoyed reading about your beautiful girls and handsome fellow. You are very blessed!

tklee said...

I wondered if you found any great consignment stores in SC. The stories about the kids are awesome and I can't believe Abigail is in high school. Wow@ Time flies. Everyone looks great. Give everyone a hug for me and Good luck with school. Kathy

Sophie Morand said...

I can not believe that you bought the Rainbow flip flops for 50 cents!! Maybe I need to start "yardsaling"!!

Jed said...

What a deal!!!!! I got a pair of Steve Madden shoes that I LOVE and wear every week to school for 50 cents... I cant believe they gave them to me that cheap!

Heather said...

see MY flip flops on the right... you hid them from me until checkout! you are sneaky friend but I love you tremendously. can't wait to spend more time with you. praise god that he drew us together at church. and might i say that you have fabulous hair! who is your hairdresser....