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Tue Nov 27, 2018, 05:10 AM

What was the best thing or things you bought at a yard sale for a buck or less?

Do not include the free box, we can do another post for those.

I bought a set of 7 soup large ceramic cups for a dollar. Big coffee drinker and I use for cereal and yogurt. I wash at least 3 a day. Bought an old baseball at a sale that wasn't out on a table, just sitting on a shelf. Held it up and the guy said a quarter. Turned out to be a "dead ball" era item from about 1900. Sold next day to a collector I know for Thirty bucks and he thought it was the best buy he made all year. A 4-cup Pyrex measuring cup I use at least twice a day for 50 cents.
I resell at the local antique mall, but find so many useful things I use everyday, dirt cheap.

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safeinOhio Nov 2018 OP
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Response to safeinOhio (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 05:16 AM

1. A paperback book...

On the Road - by Jack Kerouac

From my history professor's yard sale in the early '70's

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Tue Nov 27, 2018, 05:21 AM

2. A Lodge cast iron hibachi grill for $1!

It was listed at $149 on the Lodge website! I love my little grill.

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Tue Nov 27, 2018, 05:46 AM

3. Roseville pottery piece for 25 cents.

Sold it for $30.

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Tue Nov 27, 2018, 05:51 AM

4. Several of my kittys

Tho the don't stay cheap for long

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Tue Nov 27, 2018, 06:34 AM

5. A little electricty science kit

Had little transistors, capacitors, lights, buzzer, electric motor, etc. Hours of fun for a curious kid in 1970.

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Tue Nov 27, 2018, 09:18 AM

6. A vintage aluminum pom-pom 6 foot Christmas tree in its box for

25 cents. Sold it for $88.

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Tue Nov 27, 2018, 09:44 AM

7. Southwestern style wrought iron wine rack

with rawhide straps for 50 cents. Can't remember name of the designer, but saw similar creations for $300 online. You can get a knock-off now for $60.

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Sat Jan 26, 2019, 12:35 AM

8. A gigantic teddy bear ...

... for my dog with natural hunting instincts (I don't hunt) to tear apart then carry around every day on walks for the new few months.

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