“This is the most wonderful time of the year…” That’s right, yard sale season is upon us here in the mid-Atlantic region. This past Saturday was a slow start, but there was one neighborhood sale not too far away, where I was able to scrounge up a few fun items…
This is what I got for $3.25. Not bad! I usually avoid the bags of stuffed animals unless my dogs are in need of a new toy, but I saw what I thought might be an Ewok, and I was right–it was a Kenner Princess Kneesaa Ewok plush doll from 1983, and it was in excellent condition. I also tend to avoid the boxes of Happy Meal toys, but I was drawn to a selection of bagged toys from Small Soldiers and Wacky Eyes for whatever reason. These were basically free and will make for good packing material in some of my shipments.
Living in close proximity to Washington, DC allows for some interesting items to show up in yard sales that you probably wouldn’t find elsewhere. This golf towel from the 2011 White House Golf Tournament is a prime example. The seller was a Secret Service agent and he also had a dozen Secret Service polo shirts for sale–I’m kicking myself for leaving those behind–they would have turned a nice profit on eBay.
This was the fun find of the day. This Kool-Aid Man Atari game is still sealed in the original shrinkwrap and brought back of a wave of nostalgia for me. Remember all those comic book ads that used to promote this game? I grabbed it off the table and asked the seller how much she wanted for it, and her response was music to my ears, “I don’t know, we’re trying to get rid of everything. A quarter?” Sold. I left before her husband came out and asked why his mint condition vintage Atari game was out on the lawn.
Anyone else finding anything good at the yard sales yet?