are you too good to for yard sales? *pics on pgs 5 & 6* EDIT IN BLUE
I'll admit, I used to be a yard sale snob. I thought that only poor people shopped at yard sales and all people sold at a yard sale was junk. Then SO tells me she's not opposed to hitting up yard sales from time to time because you can actually find some really nice things for a steal. This morning SO is heading to work and she texts me to tell me that our neighbors across the street are having a yard sale and since they have 2 little boys she's gonna head over to see if they have any nice kids clothes for our nephews. A few minutes later she tells me they have the boxed set of the Hunger Games Trilogy for $10! I told her to get it since I know that's a good deal! I decided to get the boys dressed and head over myself. The Hunger Games Trilogy is actually still new and they're hard cover, not soft. Needless to say, that's a steal!!! I also picked up a really cute Coach purse for only $4! So in all we spent $50 over there, and in addition to the Hunger Games books, we got 4 out of the 6 Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, 2 other small chapter books, 5 pair of pajamas, 2 little dump trucks, my Coach purse, another small purse for my dd (11), and a Little People's parking garage tower thing. I'll post pics in the comments of the things I bought!
So, would you shop a yard sale? Or do you have to have everything brand new?
ok, so I just realized that I sounded like a major snotty bitch and that isn't me at all! I grew up practically dirt poor, and have spent the majority of my adult life barely one step above. it has only been the past 2 years that I've been better off and I'm still getting used to the concept of "having money." I do not judge people by their socioeconomic status. and altho I came across that way, I don't judge people who shop yard sales, thrift or consignment shops, craigslist, or ebay. I buy alot of stuff from consignment shops and craigslist. so, I'm not opposed to buying used. I never went yard saling as a kid, my mom was actually a yard sale snob. "only trashy people shop at yard sales." her words, not mine I swear!!! I was in my early 20's before I ever went yard saling, and the only stuff I ever saw was junk. literally. toys that had food and animal stains. clothes that were heavily stained (or from 1970 lol). so, that is the why I said it seemed like all people sold was junk. so, if I came across as I think I'm better than people who buy used or shop at yard sales, I truly apologize. that was not my intent.