Friday, July 27, 2018

Your Turn

Best thing you ever bought at a garage sale.

47 comments:

sandybrook said...

A map of North Kenmore Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. Besides that nothing of any use.

rosie riveter said...

Vintage La Pavoni espresso machine, beautiful brass and copper piece. It was worth a couple thousand and I got it for $80 at an estate sale.

notthisagain said...

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cc423 said...

A garage.

hhstarr said...

At an outdoor rubbage sale for a small public library in a small town in Ohio- got all the books I could put in a grocery bag got $5. I was 15 and was smart enough to fill it with all these old books from the 1800’s. Stilll have them all and one is a rare book worth over $100 (signed by author).

Devilhead said...

A cast iron frying pan for 25 cents. I use it every day. It's better than some of the high end kitchen ware I've purchased over the years.

Leigh Bordelon said...

an authentic Chanel bag for $10. Sold it for a couple hundred. :D

WickedBee said...

A beautiful copper alembic for $10 (for making essential oils) and an entire box of vintage Pyrex for $20, most pieces are very valuable.

Leigh Bordelon said...

Oh, and a new La Crueset dutch oven for $15...i use it to make gumbo!

Mhdz said...

Break Up by TomyTronic for $1. It was this gigantic (compared to a Game Boy) electronic handheld game that used LEDs. It was quite fun, even though I had just gotten by my Game Boy. This was circa 1990. I still have it somewhere, and I'm sure it still works.

Mhdz said...

@hhstarr That's amazing!

David Howes said...

An old, old vacuum cleaner when I lived in Hollywood.
It lasted for years and years.
Paid $10 for it.

carol pavlik said...

A Flow Bee hair cutter for five bucks! And it works.

RealRescuesDon'tDoThis said...

A Louis Vuitton briefcase with a combination lock, to which the person had forgotten the combination.
Bought it for 5.00 and on a whim tried the numbers 777 since I had just gotten back from Vegas--and it opened right up!

Unknown said...

A dildo. Gently used.

Sara, Making It Work said...

@notthisagain
Thanks! Can't wait to read, and I can't wait till the assholes go down.

Sara, Making It Work said...

Like new Doc Martens for $5.
Cameron Crowe's Fast Times At Ridgemont High, (the novel, out of print) which I later sold on eBay for like 80 bucks.

geomeo504 504 said...

Just last weekend. A smallish 60’s plastic ,6 drawer organizer with pre- Colombian artifacts( figurines,beads and painted pot shards) a piece of Hadrian’s wall various arrowheads and a piece of Stonehenge ,all labeled for 2$

Brayson87 said...
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Brayson87 said...

Nah I'll go with vintage toys, used to love that stuff as a kid.

mud said...

it was a thrift store, but the buy was so good: a ralph lauren velvet little black dress for $5.00 with 15% off and it was tax-free school shopping days so i got it for $4.25. i can't ever top that and only dementia will make me forget every detail.

John Gilchrist Lodge said...

An antique Bible and an antique Bible concordance, two separate occasions.

hothotheat said...

I paid $5 for a small Fendi bag in one of the better neighborhoods here several years ago.

Rita said...

An antique oval hallway mirror with old-style beveled glass, and silvered in 1910 for $5

Low Key said...

Well, my neighbors actually sold a shed once.

Low Key said...

An ergonomic keyboard about 15 years ago for 5 bucks. It's traveled to 3 jobs with me and still going strong, I just need to use an adapter for it so it will work with USB connections

DDonna Tarttty said...

The 1884 two-volume "Encyclopedia of Freemasonry and Its Kindred Sciences," by Albert G. Mackey, 33rd Degree.

Loaded with fascinating material. Got the pair for $10. I later learned that the man who was selling it could've been killed for doing so.

Christine Cavagnaro said...

A 1939 radio console (like in A Christmas Story) with hook up for both Victrola and a new-fangled thing called television. Still works! Cost: $5 Worth: $300-350.

Kikibunny said...

'Zebra II' a vasarelli print in a rich suburb of boston for 5 bucks...she said she paid alot for it a long time ago but no longer liked the color of the matting...i gave her the $5 and told i didnt like the matte color either but would change it...she looked at me like i was a genius...lol!

riffer73 said...

Nothing

AngryLiberalKTS. said...

1958 Magnatone amp.

Chris said...

A bit of a cheat because it was a thrift store.

I bought a nice condition stuffed animal of Kit Cloudkicker from Talespin for $3

Sold it on Ebay for $3000

La-Juice said...

1975 Fender Strat for $200. Bought it in 1992. Occasionally still play it. Its crossed the country twice with me. Its beat up, but it's got to be worth more than $2000 now?

BestMan said...

A complete set of Mauviel copper pots and bakeware for $90....sold it for $600...worth new $1200+

BestMan said...

Ronan needs body guards.

Magnolia Rattus said...

An antique piano stool with dolphin head feet for $80. It's my little side table where I sit on the couch.

Jennifer said...

@Ddonna.... What's the big secret? My brother-in-law's father was in the FM, and my sister claims to know "something" but she won't tell me, she says if it got out, her husband could have his tongue cut out!!

Itttt said...

I've scored a LOT of great loot over the years, mainly 1st editions and comics for pennies on the dollar. Vintage video games too.

TC said...

Prior to gun control nuts and safety nannies taking over (1981) I bought a slightly used Ruger 22 cal rifle, with scope. I had just turned 12, bought it for $75 without my parents permission or knowledge. Those were the days.

I also bought five Lamiglas rods, and three G Loomis rods for $60 while at an estate sale.

zerooptions said...

A very old seth miller clock for 20$

Bill Philly said...

1959 Hammond M-3. $20 because they had to help me load it in my truck. Otherwise it would have been free.

Land Manatee said...

10 years ago I bought 3 sets of original Star Wars-A New Hope figurines in character shaped boxes from the 70’s. Complete with little weapons. From an elderly couple who were selling their adult children’s toys from their youth. $20 for the lot. Each set is worth over $500 now and I still owe them.

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Jean Grey said...

Beautiful chyna set with 14k gold edges for $40. Later found out it is worth at least $300.

Unknown said...

Bonnie Cashin coat for $7. Sold for $180.

Maria Celeste said...

2 things. A vintage 1950s bathroom scale for 50 cents in 1996, i used it until I sold it last week at our yard sale for $5. A painting for $5 that turned out to be worth $1000. Its on my wall.

WorkHard BeNice said...

Must've been about '76 or '77? Bought a cardboard box full of Mad magazine paperbacks. I was one very happy kiddo.

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