June 7th, 2010, 9:26 am · 2 Comments · posted by Cynthia
This past weekend my mother and I hit yard sales again and I got a few good buys.
I picked up a Coach bag for $3 and Tommy Hilfiger coin purse for .25 cents. I sent my cousin a picture of the coin purse because during my recent visit to Kansas City I had pulled out a plastic bag that I had been keeping my change in and she responded, “You’re carrying a coach bag worth who knows how much and you’re carrying a plastic bag for change. That’s not right.”
Of course it looked tacky, but one day before going to yard sales I dumped all my change in a bag and just didn’t bother to take it out. So now I have something a little classier.
I spent around $10 total this weekend. I just love a good bargain. I don’t what it is about taking to the streets and finding gently used stuff, but it’s better than going to any mall.
As a single parent I learned to be resourceful. I decided early on following my divorce that if I made good choices on where and how I purchased things I could make my dollars stretch. I still like to stretch my dollars and I guess that’s why I enjoy going to yard sales and thrift stores.
So far this season I’ve found four handbags – three of them designer. One of the reasons I like purses/handbags because you can carry it for as long as you like and never have to worry about weight. A purse really is one size fits all.
If you’ve got a story to share about finding great bargains let me know I would be happy to share it.