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I saw them going into a Caribbean grocery store in Kensington Market and I was struck by their colorful appearance. I waited outside the store and scanned the location for a suitable background and light. Soon enough they exited the store with a bag and I introduced myself and my project. They checked with each other and she said “Why do you always do that to me?” – meaning put her in the position of deciding. There was a gentleness in their interaction. He said “Sure. Why not? But we only have a minute and are running late.” Meet Malcolm and Lunah.

  

I suggested we cross the narrow street and use a brightly-painted gate I used once before for a background. They seemed very much a couple but I asked before suggesting they stand closer. “Of course we’re a couple” Malcolm said with a smile. “Are you trying to get me in trouble with her?” I shrugged and said “Just checking. How about if you stand a bit closer together?” They did and I took a couple of photos.

  

I asked where they were from and was told she’s from Oklahoma and he’s from Chile. They really were in a hurry and after giving me an email to send the photo Malcolm said I could ask further questions by email. Alas, I didn’t hear back so all I could do is google, based on the name in the email. That would suggest Malcolm is an artist associated with a gallery here in Toronto and that he is fond of skateboards.

  

It was a brief encounter but it was kind of them to pause for a moment in the colorful Kensington Market area. I appreciate it when people agree to participate in The Human Family project even though they are busy. I wish them well.

  

This is my 230th submission to The Human Family Group on Flickr.

  

You can view more street portraits and stories by visiting The Human Family.

   

This station in Bootle, Liverpool always looks a mess - increasingly so over the 10 years I've been passing.

 

Crumbling rendering, tattered and unkempt Union flag at bottom of pole. This station is not open to the public for enquiries.

 

And it gets worse - only 1.5 stars (out of 5 stars) on Google (based on 12 reviews). Shocking!

 

www.merseyside.police.uk/

YES!!!! Lawn darts, IN THE BOX. This is like when people sell their old alcohol at a yardsale -- I'm not sure if that's technically legal, guys. These things go for $100 on Craigslist, but I'm simply going to display them in my house. I now have TWO sets of lawn darts: My childhood ones, and these in-the-box ones.

 

I took my childhood ones to a festival once. We played with it for about 15 seconds before things got dangerous -- the darts did a 180 in mid-air and came back at the spot they were thrown from.

 

They were promptly put away again, never to return to a campsite.

 

Unfortunately, the lawn dice are pretty boring. You roll dice and add up the totals, only if you roll them into the ring. Way too simple.

 

jarts, lawn darts, roller dice, yard dice.

 

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn's house, Alexandria, Virginia.

 

May 2, 2015.

  

... Read my blog at ClintJCL at wordpress.com

... Read Carolyn's blog at CarolynCASL at wordpress.com

 

... Read my yard sale-related blogposts at clintjcl dot wordpress dot com/category/yard-sales/

  

BACKSTORY: Got up around 8:50AM, made it out driving by ~9:15 and went out until 2:27PM for a total of 5.25 hours. Spent $60.55 plus ~$10.66 gas for 40.0 miles of driving (14 mpg @ $3.73/G), for a total cost of $71.21. We drove to 24 yard sales, stopping at 15 (62%) of them. We made 44 purchases (69 items) for a total estimated value of $814.81, leading to a profit/savings of $743.60. So in essence, we multiplied our $71.21 investment by 11.44X. (Also, if you think about it, the profit counts for even more when you consider that we have to earn ~$900 on the job, pre-tax, in order to take home the $789 in cash that we saved. How long does $900 of disposable income take to earn, vs the 5.25 hrs we spent here?) Anyway, this works out to a *post-tax* "wage" of $124.26/hr as a couple or $62.13/hr per person.

 

THE TAKE:

 

$5.00: lawn darts, Regent "Slider" Jarts, model 73929, in box, part no. 01-73927, Regent Sports Corporation, Hauppauge, NY 11787 (EV:$100)

 

$5.00: (8) generic folding chairs (EV:$11.99)

 

$5.00: ottoman, leather, 18.5x18.5x16.5" high, with storage area (EV:$51.00)

 

$5.00: wooden multishelf unit, 30x24x5" deep, 7 shelves (EV:$29.00) (not quite this, but I can't find anything more exact)

 

$4.00: mechanic's creeper, on wheels (EV:$24.49)

 

$4.00: clock radio, Proton 320, Model #320, Serial # P32178259 (EV:$22.83)

 

$3.00: fan, adjusts from 33" high to 47" high, white, plastic, Galaxy, turns out it doesn't work. (EV:$32.69), but we are counting it as $0.00 since it didn't work.

 

$3.00: lamp, silver, metal clip on, 9" extension, model hbp1001c-109, 12746 SKU: 717-880 "DLC" 0-4633584495-7, date: 201203, E91675 (EV:$28.49)

 

$3.00: bag of hotel toiletries, 11 bottles of lotion (SolTerre), 17 bottles of shampoo (SolTerre), 16 bars of soap (SolTerre), 1 small container of Morton's salt and 1 small container of Morton's pepper (EV:$21.99)

 

$3.00: car tray, interior, Keller, 2 cup holders, 10x16"(EV:$27.48), it's not quite this, but I can't find a closer match.

 

$2.00: cordless vacuum, SharK-15.6 volts, sv7514 (EV:$28.99)

 

$2.00: mirror, magnifying, wall-mount, ConAir The Classique Collection #41742, 8" diameter, 5x magnification, tri-fold arm extends 12.5" from wall, outer arm swivals 360 degrees, (EV:$42.74)

 

$1.00: extension cord, white, 2-prong, 6ft, vendor# 64646 (EV:$5.32)

 

$1.00: guitar, First Act Discovery, missing 3 strings, FG 125, 31"x10" (EV:$1.04)

 

$1.00: game, roller dice, Sportcraft, model no. 11005, barcode 04473610053 (EV:$3.01 price tag)

 

$1.00: hanging metal decoration, 18 point metal star, welded, very sharp and pointy, 18" across (EV:$81.90)

 

$1.00: (6) bottles of hair spray, flourescent, Star Quality, 5 bottles 3.5 oz each (3 purple, 1 green, 1 silver), 1 bottle 3.0 oz (yellow) (EV:$0.40 each price tags)

 

$1.00: carpet freshener, Glade, 42.6 oz (EV:$5.29)

 

$1.00: toy, Sit 'n Spin, blue with cow face. PlaySkool, 2013 Hasbro (EV:$18.89)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, WestAir N360SE, 17.5x18.25" (EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, Piedmont Commuter, N332SB, 14.25x18.25(EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: pan, skillet, flat, square, Calphalon, 11x11 (EV:$19.95)

 

$1.00: game, Blockbuster Movie Game, plays with any movie (EV:$5.00)

 

$1.00: 2 speakers, 5" cubes, Optimus XTS 40, Cat no 40-1991, wire kind (EV:$13.26)

 

$1.00: picture frame, 15.5x12.5, wood trim (EV:$22.99)

 

$1.00: snow shovel, definitely needed after both of ours broke this past winter! (EV:$8.98)

 

$0.50: vinegar, White House, half a 64oz bottle (EV:$1.70 at Peapod)

 

$0.50: wrapping paper, 40" long roll (EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: shirt, holographic, Disney Camp Rock, style #k2826t0005 (EV:$9.00) Not an exact match.

 

$0.25: toy, Simpsons, Lisa Simpson, Burger King, 2011, light up red chest, 3"hx2"w (EV:$5.99)

 

$0.25: toy, Adventure Time, Jake, McDonalds, with spring chest, 3.5"x2.25(EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: instrument, recorder, pink clear plastic, Yamaha (EV:$4.97)

 

$0.25: toy, top, gyroscope, with plastic case, CBOCS (EV:$4.99 price tag)

 

$0.10: glue, Elmer's Wood Glue, 8 fl oz (EV:$1.99 for 4 fl oz so $3.98 for 8 fl oz)

 

$0.10: lint brush, Magic Brush, Helmac Products, yellow plastic handle (EV:$6.45)

 

$0.10: toy, matchbox car, Cheerios, Chex, 43, blue and yellow, 3"x1"(EV:$1.04)

 

$FREE: lamp, 28" high, 11" wide (EV:$5.00)

 

$FREE: carpet, for outside (EV:$12.00)

 

$FREE: Sit 'n Spin, green with red face, PlaySkool, 2004 Hasbro, requires batteries and has button but it doesn't seem to work (EV:$18.89)

 

$FREE: paint, white, maybe 1/4 of a gallon of Glidden Ultra Hide Latex Eggshell (EV:$2.99 rationale:$11.97 for a gallon)

 

$FREE: candy, Ice Chips Margarita, sweetened with xylitol, 1.76 oz, shrinkwrapped (EV:$27.95 for 6, or 4.65 each)

 

$FREE: jar, plastic, locking top, DynaWare 10x5.5" (EV:$10.19)

 

$FREE: 7 manga books, Manga Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest, A MidSummer Night's Dream (EV:$9.95 price tag for 4 of them, $10.95 price tag for 3 of them)

 

$FREE: wig, blonde with darker streaks, the lady called it a "Miley Cyris" wig (EV:$5.85)

  

Oranjello the cat, PowerPuff Girls stickers.

  

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn's house, Alexandria, Virginia.

 

May 2, 2015.

  

... Read my blog at ClintJCL at wordpress.com

... Read Carolyn's blog at CarolynCASL at wordpress.com

 

... Read my yard sale-related blogposts at clintjcl dot wordpress dot com/category/yard-sales/

  

BACKSTORY: Got up around 8:50AM, made it out driving by ~9:15 and went out until 2:27PM for a total of 5.25 hours. Spent $60.55 plus ~$10.66 gas for 40.0 miles of driving (14 mpg @ $3.73/G), for a total cost of $71.21. We drove to 24 yard sales, stopping at 15 (62%) of them. We made 44 purchases (69 items) for a total estimated value of $814.81, leading to a profit/savings of $743.60. So in essence, we multiplied our $71.21 investment by 11.44X. (Also, if you think about it, the profit counts for even more when you consider that we have to earn ~$900 on the job, pre-tax, in order to take home the $789 in cash that we saved. How long does $900 of disposable income take to earn, vs the 5.25 hrs we spent here?) Anyway, this works out to a *post-tax* "wage" of $124.26/hr as a couple or $62.13/hr per person.

 

THE TAKE:

 

$5.00: lawn darts, Regent "Slider" Jarts, model 73929, in box, part no. 01-73927, Regent Sports Corporation, Hauppauge, NY 11787 (EV:$100)

 

$5.00: (8) generic folding chairs (EV:$11.99)

 

$5.00: ottoman, leather, 18.5x18.5x16.5" high, with storage area (EV:$51.00)

 

$5.00: wooden multishelf unit, 30x24x5" deep, 7 shelves (EV:$29.00) (not quite this, but I can't find anything more exact)

 

$4.00: mechanic's creeper, on wheels (EV:$24.49)

 

$4.00: clock radio, Proton 320, Model #320, Serial # P32178259 (EV:$22.83)

 

$3.00: fan, adjusts from 33" high to 47" high, white, plastic, Galaxy, turns out it doesn't work. (EV:$32.69), but we are counting it as $0.00 since it didn't work.

 

$3.00: lamp, silver, metal clip on, 9" extension, model hbp1001c-109, 12746 SKU: 717-880 "DLC" 0-4633584495-7, date: 201203, E91675 (EV:$28.49)

 

$3.00: bag of hotel toiletries, 11 bottles of lotion (SolTerre), 17 bottles of shampoo (SolTerre), 16 bars of soap (SolTerre), 1 small container of Morton's salt and 1 small container of Morton's pepper (EV:$21.99)

 

$3.00: car tray, interior, Keller, 2 cup holders, 10x16"(EV:$27.48), it's not quite this, but I can't find a closer match.

 

$2.00: cordless vacuum, SharK-15.6 volts, sv7514 (EV:$28.99)

 

$2.00: mirror, magnifying, wall-mount, ConAir The Classique Collection #41742, 8" diameter, 5x magnification, tri-fold arm extends 12.5" from wall, outer arm swivals 360 degrees, (EV:$42.74)

 

$1.00: extension cord, white, 2-prong, 6ft, vendor# 64646 (EV:$5.32)

 

$1.00: guitar, First Act Discovery, missing 3 strings, FG 125, 31"x10" (EV:$1.04)

 

$1.00: game, roller dice, Sportcraft, model no. 11005, barcode 04473610053 (EV:$3.01 price tag)

 

$1.00: hanging metal decoration, 18 point metal star, welded, very sharp and pointy, 18" across (EV:$81.90)

 

$1.00: (6) bottles of hair spray, flourescent, Star Quality, 5 bottles 3.5 oz each (3 purple, 1 green, 1 silver), 1 bottle 3.0 oz (yellow) (EV:$0.40 each price tags)

 

$1.00: carpet freshener, Glade, 42.6 oz (EV:$5.29)

 

$1.00: toy, Sit 'n Spin, blue with cow face. PlaySkool, 2013 Hasbro (EV:$18.89)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, WestAir N360SE, 17.5x18.25" (EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, Piedmont Commuter, N332SB, 14.25x18.25(EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: pan, skillet, flat, square, Calphalon, 11x11 (EV:$19.95)

 

$1.00: game, Blockbuster Movie Game, plays with any movie (EV:$5.00)

 

$1.00: 2 speakers, 5" cubes, Optimus XTS 40, Cat no 40-1991, wire kind (EV:$13.26)

 

$1.00: picture frame, 15.5x12.5, wood trim (EV:$22.99)

 

$1.00: snow shovel, definitely needed after both of ours broke this past winter! (EV:$8.98)

 

$0.50: vinegar, White House, half a 64oz bottle (EV:$1.70 at Peapod)

 

$0.50: wrapping paper, 40" long roll (EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: shirt, holographic, Disney Camp Rock, style #k2826t0005 (EV:$9.00) Not an exact match.

 

$0.25: toy, Simpsons, Lisa Simpson, Burger King, 2011, light up red chest, 3"hx2"w (EV:$5.99)

 

$0.25: toy, Adventure Time, Jake, McDonalds, with spring chest, 3.5"x2.25(EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: instrument, recorder, pink clear plastic, Yamaha (EV:$4.97)

 

$0.25: toy, top, gyroscope, with plastic case, CBOCS (EV:$4.99 price tag)

 

$0.10: glue, Elmer's Wood Glue, 8 fl oz (EV:$1.99 for 4 fl oz so $3.98 for 8 fl oz)

 

$0.10: lint brush, Magic Brush, Helmac Products, yellow plastic handle (EV:$6.45)

 

$0.10: toy, matchbox car, Cheerios, Chex, 43, blue and yellow, 3"x1"(EV:$1.04)

 

$FREE: lamp, 28" high, 11" wide (EV:$5.00)

 

$FREE: carpet, for outside (EV:$12.00)

 

$FREE: Sit 'n Spin, green with red face, PlaySkool, 2004 Hasbro, requires batteries and has button but it doesn't seem to work (EV:$18.89)

 

$FREE: paint, white, maybe 1/4 of a gallon of Glidden Ultra Hide Latex Eggshell (EV:$2.99 rationale:$11.97 for a gallon)

 

$FREE: candy, Ice Chips Margarita, sweetened with xylitol, 1.76 oz, shrinkwrapped (EV:$27.95 for 6, or 4.65 each)

 

$FREE: jar, plastic, locking top, DynaWare 10x5.5" (EV:$10.19)

 

$FREE: 7 manga books, Manga Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest, A MidSummer Night's Dream (EV:$9.95 price tag for 4 of them, $10.95 price tag for 3 of them)

 

$FREE: wig, blonde with darker streaks, the lady called it a "Miley Cyris" wig (EV:$5.85)

  

When live gives Lisa Simpson a Jeffrey, she strokes the furry wall.

 

Lisa Simpson action figure, Oranjello the cat.

cartoon: The Simpsons.

 

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn's house, Alexandria, Virginia.

 

May 2, 2015.

  

... Read my blog at ClintJCL at wordpress.com

... Read Carolyn's blog at CarolynCASL at wordpress.com

 

... Read my yard sale-related blogposts at clintjcl dot wordpress dot com/category/yard-sales/

  

BACKSTORY: Got up around 8:50AM, made it out driving by ~9:15 and went out until 2:27PM for a total of 5.25 hours. Spent $60.55 plus ~$10.66 gas for 40.0 miles of driving (14 mpg @ $3.73/G), for a total cost of $71.21. We drove to 24 yard sales, stopping at 15 (62%) of them. We made 44 purchases (69 items) for a total estimated value of $814.81, leading to a profit/savings of $743.60. So in essence, we multiplied our $71.21 investment by 11.44X. (Also, if you think about it, the profit counts for even more when you consider that we have to earn ~$900 on the job, pre-tax, in order to take home the $789 in cash that we saved. How long does $900 of disposable income take to earn, vs the 5.25 hrs we spent here?) Anyway, this works out to a *post-tax* "wage" of $124.26/hr as a couple or $62.13/hr per person.

 

THE TAKE:

 

$5.00: lawn darts, Regent "Slider" Jarts, model 73929, in box, part no. 01-73927, Regent SportsCorporation, Hauppauge, NY 11787 (EV:$100)

 

$5.00: (8) generic folding chairs (EV:$11.99)

 

$5.00: ottoman, leather, 18.5x18.5x16.5" high, with storage area (EV:$51.00)

 

$5.00: wooden multishelf unit, 30x24x5" deep, 7 shelves (EV:$29.00) (not quite this, but I can't find anything more exact)

 

$4.00: mechanic's creeper, on wheels (EV:$24.49)

 

$4.00: clock radio, Proton 320, Model #320, Serial # P32178259 (EV:$22.83)

 

$3.00: fan, adjusts from 33" high to 47" high, white, plastic, Galaxy, turns out it doesn't work. (EV:$32.69), but we are counting it as $0.00 since it didn't work.

 

$3.00: lamp, silver, metal clip on, 9" extension, model hbp1001c-109, 12746 SKU: 717-880 "DLC" 0-4633584495-7, date: 201203, E91675 (EV:$28.49)

 

$3.00: bag of hotel toiletries, 11 bottles of lotion (SolTerre), 17 bottles of shampoo (SolTerre), 16 bars of soap (SolTerre), 1 small container of Morton's salt and 1 small container of Morton's pepper (EV:$21.99)

 

$3.00: car tray, interior, Keller, 2 cup holders, 10x16"(EV:$27.48), it's not quite this, but I can't find a closer match.

 

$2.00: cordless vacuum, SharK-15.6 volts, sv7514 (EV:$28.99)

 

$2.00: mirror, magnifying, wall-mount, ConAir The Classique Collection #41742, 8" diameter, 5x magnification, tri-fold arm extends 12.5" from wall, outer arm swivals 360 degrees, (EV:$42.74)

 

$1.00: extension cord, white, 2-prong, 6ft, vendor# 64646 (EV:$5.32)

 

$1.00: guitar, First Act Discovery, missing 3 strings, FG 125, 31"x10" (EV:$1.04)

 

$1.00: game, roller dice, Sportcraft, model no. 11005, barcode 04473610053 (EV:$3.01 price tag)

 

$1.00: hanging metal decoration, 18 point metal star, welded, very sharp and pointy, 18" across (EV:$81.90)

 

$1.00: (6) bottles of hair spray, flourescent, Star Quality, 5 bottles 3.5 oz each (3 purple, 1 green, 1 silver), 1 bottle 3.0 oz (yellow) (EV:$0.40 each price tags)

 

$1.00: carpet freshener, Glade, 42.6 oz (EV:$5.29)

 

$1.00: toy, Sit 'n Spin, blue with cow face. PlaySkool, 2013 Hasbro (EV:$18.89)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, WestAir N360SE, 17.5x18.25" (EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, Piedmont Commuter, N332SB, 14.25x18.25(EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: pan,skillet, flat, square, Calphalon, 11x11 (EV:$19.95)

 

$1.00: game, Blockbuster Movie Game, plays with any movie (EV:$5.00)

 

$1.00: 2 speakers, 5" cubes, Optimus XTS 40, Cat no 40-1991, wire kind (EV:$13.26)

 

$1.00: picture frame, 15.5x12.5, wood trim (EV:$22.99)

 

$1.00: snow shovel, definitely needed after both of ours broke this past winter! (EV:$8.98)

 

$0.50: vinegar, White House, half a 64oz bottle (EV:$1.70 at Peapod)

 

$0.50: wrapping paper, 40" long roll (EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: shirt, holographic, Disney Camp Rock, style #k2826t0005 (EV:$9.00) Not an exact match.

 

$0.25: toy, Simpsons, Lisa Simpson, Burger King, 2011, light up red chest, 3"hx2"w (EV:$5.99)

 

$0.25: toy,Adventure Time, Jake, McDonalds, with spring chest, 3.5"x2.25(EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: instrument, recorder, pink clear plastic, Yamaha (EV:$4.97)

 

$0.25: toy, top, gyroscope, with plastic case, CBOCS (EV:$4.99 price tag)

 

$0.10: glue, Elmer's Wood Glue, 8 fl oz (EV:$1.99 for 4 fl oz so $3.98 for 8 fl oz)

 

$0.10: lint brush, Magic Brush, Helmac Products, yellow plastic handle (EV:$6.45)

 

$0.10: toy, matchbox car, Cheerios, Chex, 43, blue and yellow, 3"x1"(EV:$1.04)

 

$FREE: lamp, 28" high, 11" wide (EV:$5.00)

 

$FREE: carpet, for outside (EV:$12.00)

 

$FREE: Sit 'n Spin, green with red face, PlaySkool, 2004 Hasbro, requires batteries and has button but it doesn't seem to work (EV:$18.89)

 

$FREE: paint, white, maybe 1/4 of a gallon of Glidden Ultra Hide Latex Eggshell (EV:$2.99 rationale:$11.97 for a gallon)

 

$FREE: candy, Ice Chips Margarita, sweetened with xylitol, 1.76 oz, shrinkwrapped (EV:$27.95 for 6, or 4.65 each)

 

$FREE: jar, plastic, locking top, DynaWare 10x5.5" (EV:$10.19)

 

$FREE: 7 manga books, Manga Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest, A MidSummer Night's Dream (EV:$9.95 price tag for 4 of them, $10.95 price tag for 3 of them)

 

$FREE: wig, blonde with darker streaks, the lady called it a "Miley Cyris" wig (EV:$5.85)

  

Wow, a format in which I might actually be able to enjoy Shakespeare?!

 

Shakespeare manga, manga.

book: play: Hamlet. book: Shakespeare. play. play: A Midsummer Night's Dream. play: Julius Caesar. play: Macbeth. play: Othello. play: Romeo And Juliet. play: The Tempest.

 

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn's house, Alexandria, Virginia.

 

May 2, 2015.

  

... Read my blog at ClintJCL at wordpress.com

... Read Carolyn's blog at CarolynCASL at wordpress.com

 

... Read my yard sale-related blogposts at clintjcl dot wordpress dot com/category/yard-sales/

  

BACKSTORY: Got up around 8:50AM, made it out driving by ~9:15 and went out until 2:27PMfor a total of 5.25 hours. Spent $60.55 plus ~$10.66 gas for 40.0 miles of driving (14 mpg @ $3.73/G), for a total cost of $71.21. We drove to 24 yard sales, stopping at 15 (62%) of them. We made 44 purchases (69 items) for a total estimated value of $814.81, leading to a profit/savings of $743.60. So in essence, we multiplied our $71.21 investment by 11.44X. (Also, if you think about it, the profit counts for even more when you consider that we have to earn ~$900 on the job, pre-tax, in order to take home the $789 in cash that we saved. How long does $900 of disposable income take to earn, vs the 5.25 hrs we spent here?) Anyway, this works out to a *post-tax* "wage" of $124.26/hr as a couple or $62.13/hr per person.

 

THE TAKE:

 

$5.00: lawn darts, Regent "Slider" Jarts, model 73929, in box, part no. 01-73927, Regent Sports Corporation, Hauppauge, NY 11787 (EV:$100)

 

$5.00: (8) generic folding chairs (EV:$11.99)

 

$5.00: ottoman, leather, 18.5x18.5x16.5" high, with storage area (EV:$51.00)

 

$5.00: wooden multishelf unit, 30x24x5" deep, 7 shelves (EV:$29.00) (not quite this, but I can't find anything more exact)

 

$4.00: mechanic's creeper, on wheels (EV:$24.49)

 

$4.00: clock radio, Proton 320, Model #320, Serial # P32178259 (EV:$22.83)

 

$3.00: fan, adjusts from 33" high to 47" high, white, plastic, Galaxy, turns out it doesn't work. (EV:$32.69), but we are counting it as $0.00 since it didn't work.

 

$3.00: lamp, silver, metal clip on, 9" extension, model hbp1001c-109, 12746 SKU: 717-880 "DLC" 0-4633584495-7, date: 201203, E91675 (EV:$28.49)

 

$3.00: bag of hotel toiletries, 11 bottles of lotion (SolTerre), 17 bottles of shampoo (SolTerre), 16 bars ofsoap (SolTerre), 1 small container of Morton's salt and 1 small container of Morton's pepper (EV:$21.99)

 

$3.00: car tray, interior, Keller, 2 cup holders, 10x16"(EV:$27.48), it's not quite this, but I can't find a closer match.

 

$2.00: cordless vacuum, SharK-15.6 volts, sv7514 (EV:$28.99)

 

$2.00: mirror, magnifying, wall-mount, ConAir The Classique Collection #41742, 8" diameter, 5x magnification, tri-fold arm extends 12.5" from wall, outer arm swivals 360 degrees, (EV:$42.74)

 

$1.00: extension cord, white, 2-prong, 6ft, vendor# 64646 (EV:$5.32)

 

$1.00: guitar, First Act Discovery, missing 3 strings, FG 125, 31"x10" (EV:$1.04)

 

$1.00: game, roller dice, Sportcraft, model no. 11005, barcode 04473610053 (EV:$3.01 price tag)

 

$1.00: hanging metal decoration, 18 point metal star, welded, very sharp and pointy, 18" across (EV:$81.90)

 

$1.00: (6) bottles of hair spray, flourescent, Star Quality, 5 bottles 3.5 oz each (3 purple, 1 green,1 silver), 1 bottle 3.0 oz (yellow) (EV:$0.40 each price tags)

 

$1.00: carpet freshener, Glade, 42.6 oz (EV:$5.29)

 

$1.00: toy, Sit 'n Spin, blue with cow face. PlaySkool, 2013 Hasbro (EV:$18.89)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, WestAir N360SE, 17.5x18.25" (EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, Piedmont Commuter, N332SB, 14.25x18.25(EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: pan, skillet, flat, square, Calphalon, 11x11 (EV:$19.95)

 

$1.00: game, Blockbuster Movie Game, plays with any movie (EV:$5.00)

 

$1.00: 2 speakers, 5" cubes, Optimus XTS 40, Cat no 40-1991, wire kind (EV:$13.26)

 

$1.00: picture frame, 15.5x12.5, wood trim (EV:$22.99)

 

$1.00: snow shovel, definitely needed after both of ours broke this past winter! (EV:$8.98)

 

$0.50: vinegar, White House, half a 64oz bottle (EV:$1.70 at Peapod)

 

$0.50: wrapping paper, 40" long roll (EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: shirt, holographic, Disney Camp Rock, style #k2826t0005 (EV:$9.00) Not an exact match.

 

$0.25: toy, Simpsons, Lisa Simpson, Burger King, 2011, light up red chest, 3"hx2"w (EV:$5.99)

 

$0.25: toy, Adventure Time, Jake, McDonalds, with spring chest, 3.5"x2.25(EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: instrument, recorder, pink clear plastic, Yamaha (EV:$4.97)

 

$0.25: toy, top, gyroscope, with plastic case, CBOCS (EV:$4.99 price tag)

 

$0.10: glue, Elmer's Wood Glue, 8 fl oz (EV:$1.99 for 4 fl oz so $3.98 for 8 fl oz)

 

$0.10: lint brush, Magic Brush, Helmac Products, yellow plastic handle (EV:$6.45)

 

$0.10: toy, matchbox car, Cheerios, Chex, 43, blue and yellow, 3"x1"(EV:$1.04)

 

$FREE: lamp, 28" high, 11" wide (EV:$5.00)

 

$FREE: carpet, for outside (EV:$12.00)

 

$FREE: Sit 'n Spin, green with red face, PlaySkool, 2004 Hasbro, requires batteries and has button but it doesn't seem to work (EV:$18.89)

 

$FREE: paint, white, maybe 1/4 of a gallon of Glidden Ultra Hide Latex Eggshell (EV:$2.99 rationale:$11.97 for a gallon)

 

$FREE: candy, Ice Chips Margarita, sweetened with xylitol, 1.76 oz, shrinkwrapped (EV:$27.95 for 6, or 4.65 each)

 

$FREE: jar, plastic, locking top, DynaWare 10x5.5" (EV:$10.19)

 

$FREE: 7 manga books, Manga Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest, A MidSummer Night's Dream (EV:$9.95 price tag for 4 of them, $10.95 price tag for 3 of them)

 

$FREE: wig, blonde with darker streaks, the lady called it a "Miley Cyris" wig (EV:$5.85)

  

Jake The Dog action figure, Lisa Simpson action figure, brush, candy, car, carpet, dress, extension cord, fluorescent hairspray, glue, gyroscope, hair spray, light, speaker.

cartoon: Adventure Time. cartoon: The Simpsons.

 

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn's house, Alexandria, Virginia.

 

May 2, 2015.

  

... Read my blog at ClintJCL at wordpress.com

... Read Carolyn's blog at CarolynCASL at wordpress.com

 

... Read my yard sale-related blogposts at clintjcl dot wordpress dot com/category/yard-sales/

  

BACKSTORY: Got up around 8:50AM, made it out driving by ~9:15 and went out until 2:27PM for a total of 5.25 hours. Spent $60.55 plus ~$10.66 gas for 40.0 miles of driving (14 mpg @ $3.73/G), for a total cost of $71.21. We drove to 24 yard sales, stopping at 15 (62%) of them. We made 44 purchases (69 items) for a total estimated value of $814.81, leading to a profit/savings of $743.60. So in essence, we multiplied our $71.21 investment by 11.44X. (Also, if you think about it, the profit counts for even more when you consider that we have to earn ~$900 on the job, pre-tax, in order to take home the $789 in cash that we saved. How long does $900 of disposable income take to earn, vs the 5.25 hrs we spent here?) Anyway, this works out to a *post-tax* "wage" of $124.26/hr as a couple or $62.13/hr per person.

 

THE TAKE:

 

$5.00: lawn darts, Regent "Slider" Jarts, model 73929, in box, part no. 01-73927, Regent Sports Corporation, Hauppauge, NY 11787 (EV:$100)

 

$5.00: (8) generic folding chairs (EV:$11.99)

 

$5.00: ottoman, leather, 18.5x18.5x16.5" high, with storage area (EV:$51.00)

 

$5.00: wooden multishelf unit, 30x24x5" deep, 7 shelves (EV:$29.00) (not quite this, but I can't find anything more exact)

 

$4.00: mechanic's creeper, on wheels (EV:$24.49)

 

$4.00: clock radio, Proton 320, Model #320, Serial # P32178259 (EV:$22.83)

 

$3.00: fan, adjusts from 33" high to 47" high, white, plastic, Galaxy, turns out it doesn't work. (EV:$32.69), but we are counting it as $0.00 since it didn't work.

 

$3.00: lamp, silver, metal clip on, 9" extension, model hbp1001c-109, 12746 SKU: 717-880 "DLC" 0-4633584495-7, date: 201203, E91675 (EV:$28.49)

 

$3.00: bag of hotel toiletries, 11 bottles of lotion (SolTerre), 17 bottles of shampoo (SolTerre), 16 bars of soap (SolTerre), 1 small container of Morton's salt and 1 small container of Morton's pepper (EV:$21.99)

 

$3.00: car tray, interior, Keller, 2 cup holders, 10x16"(EV:$27.48), it's not quite this, but I can't find a closer match.

 

$2.00: cordless vacuum, SharK-15.6 volts, sv7514 (EV:$28.99)

 

$2.00: mirror, magnifying, wall-mount, ConAir The Classique Collection #41742, 8" diameter, 5x magnification, tri-fold arm extends 12.5" from wall, outer arm swivals 360 degrees, (EV:$42.74)

 

$1.00: extension cord, white, 2-prong, 6ft, vendor# 64646 (EV:$5.32)

 

$1.00: guitar, First Act Discovery, missing 3 strings, FG 125, 31"x10" (EV:$1.04)

 

$1.00: game, roller dice, Sportcraft, model no. 11005, barcode 04473610053 (EV:$3.01 price tag)

 

$1.00: hanging metal decoration, 18 point metal star, welded, very sharp and pointy, 18" across (EV:$81.90)

 

$1.00: (6) bottles of hair spray, flourescent, Star Quality, 5 bottles 3.5 oz each (3 purple, 1 green, 1 silver), 1 bottle 3.0 oz (yellow) (EV:$0.40 each price tags)

 

$1.00: carpet freshener, Glade, 42.6 oz (EV:$5.29)

 

$1.00: toy, Sit 'n Spin, blue with cow face. PlaySkool, 2013 Hasbro (EV:$18.89)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, WestAir N360SE, 17.5x18.25" (EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, Piedmont Commuter, N332SB, 14.25x18.25(EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: pan, skillet, flat, square, Calphalon, 11x11 (EV:$19.95)

 

$1.00: game, Blockbuster Movie Game, plays with any movie (EV:$5.00)

 

$1.00: 2 speakers, 5" cubes, Optimus XTS 40, Cat no 40-1991, wire kind (EV:$13.26)

 

$1.00: picture frame, 15.5x12.5, wood trim (EV:$22.99)

 

$1.00: snow shovel, definitely needed after both of ours broke this past winter! (EV:$8.98)

 

$0.50: vinegar, White House, half a 64oz bottle (EV:$1.70 at Peapod)

 

$0.50: wrapping paper, 40" long roll (EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: shirt, holographic, Disney Camp Rock, style #k2826t0005 (EV:$9.00) Not an exact match.

 

$0.25: toy, Simpsons, Lisa Simpson, Burger King, 2011, light up red chest, 3"hx2"w (EV:$5.99)

 

$0.25: toy, Adventure Time, Jake, McDonalds, with spring chest, 3.5"x2.25(EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: instrument, recorder, pink clear plastic, Yamaha (EV:$4.97)

 

$0.25: toy, top, gyroscope, with plastic case, CBOCS (EV:$4.99 price tag)

 

$0.10: glue, Elmer's Wood Glue, 8 fl oz (EV:$1.99 for 4 fl oz so $3.98 for 8 fl oz)

 

$0.10: lint brush, Magic Brush, Helmac Products, yellow plastic handle (EV:$6.45)

 

$0.10: toy, matchbox car, Cheerios, Chex, 43, blue and yellow, 3"x1"(EV:$1.04)

 

$FREE: lamp, 28" high, 11" wide (EV:$5.00)

 

$FREE: carpet, for outside (EV:$12.00)

 

$FREE: Sit 'n Spin, green with red face, PlaySkool, 2004 Hasbro, requires batteries and has button but it doesn't seem to work (EV:$18.89)

 

$FREE: paint, white, maybe 1/4 of a gallon of Glidden Ultra Hide Latex Eggshell (EV:$2.99 rationale:$11.97 for a gallon)

 

$FREE: candy, Ice Chips Margarita, sweetened with xylitol, 1.76 oz, shrinkwrapped (EV:$27.95 for 6, or 4.65 each)

 

$FREE: jar, plastic, locking top, DynaWare 10x5.5" (EV:$10.19)

 

$FREE: 7 manga books, Manga Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest, A MidSummer Night's Dream (EV:$9.95 price tag for 4 of them, $10.95 price tag for 3 of them)

 

$FREE: wig, blonde with darker streaks, the lady called it a "Miley Cyris" wig (EV:$5.85)

  

It turns out that cat fur makes a really great background for action figures.

 

Jake The Dog action figure, Lisa Simpson action figure, Oranjello the cat.

cartoon: Adventure Time. cartoon: The Simpsons.

 

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn's house, Alexandria, Virginia.

 

May 2, 2015.

  

... Read my blog at ClintJCL at wordpress.com

... Read Carolyn's blog at CarolynCASL at wordpress.com

 

... Read my yard sale-related blogposts at clintjcl dot wordpress dot com/category/yard-sales/

  

BACKSTORY: Got up around 8:50AM, made it out driving by ~9:15 and went out until 2:27PM for a total of 5.25 hours. Spent $60.55 plus ~$10.66 gas for 40.0 miles of driving (14 mpg @ $3.73/G), for a total cost of $71.21. We drove to 24 yard sales, stopping at 15 (62%) of them. We made 44 purchases (69 items) for a total estimated value of $814.81, leading to a profit/savings of $743.60. So in essence, we multiplied our $71.21 investment by 11.44X. (Also, if you think about it, the profit counts for even more when you consider that we have to earn ~$900 on the job, pre-tax, in order to take home the $789 in cash that we saved. How long does $900 of disposable income take to earn, vs the 5.25 hrs we spent here?) Anyway, this works out to a *post-tax* "wage" of $124.26/hr as a couple or $62.13/hr per person.

 

THE TAKE:

 

$5.00: lawn darts, Regent "Slider" Jarts, model 73929, in box, part no. 01-73927, Regent Sports Corporation, Hauppauge, NY 11787 (EV:$100)

 

$5.00: (8) generic folding chairs (EV:$11.99)

 

$5.00: ottoman, leather, 18.5x18.5x16.5" high, with storage area (EV:$51.00)

 

$5.00: wooden multishelf unit, 30x24x5" deep, 7 shelves (EV:$29.00) (not quite this, but I can't find anything more exact)

 

$4.00: mechanic's creeper, on wheels (EV:$24.49)

 

$4.00: clock radio, Proton 320, Model #320, Serial # P32178259 (EV:$22.83)

 

$3.00: fan, adjusts from 33" high to 47" high, white, plastic, Galaxy, turns out it doesn't work. (EV:$32.69), but we are counting it as $0.00 since it didn't work.

 

$3.00: lamp, silver, metal clip on, 9" extension, model hbp1001c-109, 12746 SKU: 717-880 "DLC" 0-4633584495-7, date: 201203, E91675 (EV:$28.49)

 

$3.00: bag of hotel toiletries, 11 bottles of lotion (SolTerre), 17 bottlesof shampoo (SolTerre), 16 bars of soap (SolTerre), 1 small container of Morton's salt and 1 small container of Morton's pepper (EV:$21.99)

 

$3.00: car tray, interior, Keller, 2 cup holders, 10x16"(EV:$27.48), it's not quite this, but I can't find a closer match.

 

$2.00: cordless vacuum, SharK-15.6 volts, sv7514 (EV:$28.99)

 

$2.00: mirror, magnifying, wall-mount, ConAir The Classique Collection #41742, 8" diameter, 5x magnification, tri-fold arm extends 12.5" from wall, outer arm swivals 360 degrees, (EV:$42.74)

 

$1.00: extension cord, white, 2-prong, 6ft, vendor# 64646 (EV:$5.32)

 

$1.00: guitar, First Act Discovery, missing 3 strings, FG 125, 31"x10" (EV:$1.04)

 

$1.00: game, roller dice, Sportcraft, model no. 11005, barcode 04473610053 (EV:$3.01 price tag)

 

$1.00: hanging metal decoration, 18 point metal star, welded, very sharp and pointy, 18" across (EV:$81.90)

 

$1.00: (6) bottles of hair spray, flourescent, Star Quality, 5 bottles3.5 oz each (3 purple, 1 green, 1 silver), 1 bottle 3.0 oz (yellow) (EV:$0.40 each price tags)

 

$1.00: carpet freshener, Glade, 42.6 oz (EV:$5.29)

 

$1.00: toy, Sit 'n Spin, blue with cow face. PlaySkool, 2013 Hasbro (EV:$18.89)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, WestAir N360SE, 17.5x18.25" (EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, Piedmont Commuter, N332SB, 14.25x18.25(EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: pan, skillet, flat, square, Calphalon, 11x11 (EV:$19.95)

 

$1.00: game, Blockbuster Movie Game, plays with any movie (EV:$5.00)

 

$1.00: 2 speakers, 5" cubes, Optimus XTS 40, Cat no 40-1991, wire kind (EV:$13.26)

 

$1.00: picture frame, 15.5x12.5, wood trim (EV:$22.99)

 

$1.00: snow shovel, definitely needed after both of ours broke this past winter! (EV:$8.98)

 

$0.50: vinegar, White House, half a 64oz bottle (EV:$1.70 at Peapod)

 

$0.50: wrapping paper, 40" long roll (EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: shirt, holographic, Disney Camp Rock, style #k2826t0005 (EV:$9.00) Not an exact match.

 

$0.25: toy, Simpsons, Lisa Simpson, Burger King, 2011, light up red chest, 3"hx2"w (EV:$5.99)

 

$0.25: toy, Adventure Time, Jake, McDonalds, with spring chest, 3.5"x2.25(EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: instrument, recorder, pink clear plastic, Yamaha (EV:$4.97)

 

$0.25: toy, top, gyroscope, with plastic case, CBOCS (EV:$4.99 price tag)

 

$0.10: glue, Elmer's Wood Glue, 8 fl oz (EV:$1.99 for 4 fl oz so $3.98 for 8 fl oz)

 

$0.10: lint brush, Magic Brush, Helmac Products, yellow plastic handle (EV:$6.45)

 

$0.10: toy, matchbox car, Cheerios, Chex, 43, blue and yellow, 3"x1"(EV:$1.04)

 

$FREE: lamp, 28" high, 11" wide (EV:$5.00)

 

$FREE: carpet, for outside (EV:$12.00)

 

$FREE: Sit 'n Spin, green with red face, PlaySkool, 2004 Hasbro, requires batteries and has button but it doesn't seem to work (EV:$18.89)

 

$FREE: paint, white, maybe 1/4 of a gallon of Glidden Ultra Hide Latex Eggshell (EV:$2.99 rationale:$11.97 for a gallon)

 

$FREE: candy, Ice Chips Margarita, sweetened with xylitol, 1.76 oz, shrinkwrapped (EV:$27.95 for 6, or 4.65 each)

 

$FREE: jar, plastic, locking top, DynaWare 10x5.5" (EV:$10.19)

 

$FREE: 7 manga books, Manga Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest, A MidSummer Night's Dream (EV:$9.95 price tag for 4 of them, $10.95 price tag for 3 of them)

 

$FREE: wig, blonde with darker streaks, the lady called it a "Miley Cyris" wig (EV:$5.85)

  

For the nephews. They seemed to like these. I would have liked these, at their age.

 

airplane models, airplanes.

 

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn's house, Alexandria, Virginia.

 

May 2, 2015.

  

... Read my blog at ClintJCL at wordpress.com

... Read Carolyn's blog at CarolynCASL at wordpress.com

 

... Read my yard sale-related blogposts at clintjcl dot wordpress dot com/category/yard-sales/

  

BACKSTORY: Got up around 8:50AM, made it out driving by ~9:15 and went out until 2:27PM for a total of 5.25 hours. Spent $60.55 plus ~$10.66 gas for 40.0 miles of driving (14 mpg @ $3.73/G), for a total cost of $71.21. We drove to 24 yard sales, stopping at 15 (62%) of them. We made 44 purchases (69 items) for a total estimated value of $814.81, leading to a profit/savings of $743.60. So in essence, we multiplied our $71.21 investment by 11.44X. (Also, if you think about it, the profit counts for even more when you consider that we have to earn ~$900 on the job, pre-tax, in order to take home the $789 in cash that we saved. How long does $900 of disposable income take to earn, vs the 5.25 hrs we spent here?) Anyway, this works out to a *post-tax* "wage" of $124.26/hr as a couple or $62.13/hr per person.

 

THE TAKE:

 

$5.00: lawn darts, Regent "Slider" Jarts, model 73929, in box, part no. 01-73927, Regent Sports Corporation, Hauppauge, NY 11787 (EV:$100)

 

$5.00: (8) generic folding chairs (EV:$11.99)

 

$5.00: ottoman, leather, 18.5x18.5x16.5" high, with storage area (EV:$51.00)

 

$5.00: wooden multishelf unit, 30x24x5" deep, 7 shelves (EV:$29.00) (not quite this, but I can't find anything more exact)

 

$4.00: mechanic's creeper, on wheels (EV:$24.49)

 

$4.00: clock radio, Proton 320, Model #320, Serial # P32178259 (EV:$22.83)

 

$3.00: fan, adjusts from 33" high to 47" high, white, plastic, Galaxy, turns out it doesn't work.(EV:$32.69), but we are counting it as $0.00 since it didn't work.

 

$3.00: lamp, silver, metal clip on, 9" extension, model hbp1001c-109, 12746 SKU: 717-880 "DLC" 0-4633584495-7, date: 201203, E91675 (EV:$28.49)

 

$3.00: bag of hotel toiletries, 11 bottles of lotion (SolTerre), 17 bottles of shampoo (SolTerre), 16 bars of soap (SolTerre), 1 small container of Morton's salt and 1 small container of Morton's pepper (EV:$21.99)

 

$3.00: car tray,interior, Keller, 2 cup holders, 10x16"(EV:$27.48), it's not quite this, but I can't find a closer match.

 

$2.00: cordless vacuum, SharK-15.6 volts, sv7514 (EV:$28.99)

 

$2.00: mirror, magnifying, wall-mount, ConAir The Classique Collection #41742, 8" diameter, 5x magnification, tri-fold arm extends 12.5" from wall, outer arm swivals 360 degrees, (EV:$42.74)

 

$1.00: extension cord, white, 2-prong, 6ft, vendor# 64646 (EV:$5.32)

 

$1.00: guitar, First Act Discovery, missing 3 strings, FG 125, 31"x10" (EV:$1.04)

 

$1.00: game, roller dice, Sportcraft, model no. 11005, barcode 04473610053 (EV:$3.01 price tag)

 

$1.00: hanging metal decoration, 18 point metal star, welded, very sharp and pointy, 18" across (EV:$81.90)

 

$1.00: (6) bottles of hair spray, flourescent, Star Quality, 5 bottles 3.5 oz each (3 purple, 1 green, 1 silver), 1 bottle 3.0 oz (yellow) (EV:$0.40 each price tags)

 

$1.00: carpet freshener, Glade, 42.6 oz (EV:$5.29)

 

$1.00: toy, Sit 'n Spin, blue with cow face. PlaySkool, 2013 Hasbro (EV:$18.89)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, WestAir N360SE, 17.5x18.25" (EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, Piedmont Commuter, N332SB, 14.25x18.25(EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: pan, skillet, flat, square, Calphalon, 11x11 (EV:$19.95)

 

$1.00: game, Blockbuster Movie Game, plays with any movie (EV:$5.00)

 

$1.00: 2 speakers, 5" cubes, Optimus XTS 40, Cat no 40-1991, wire kind (EV:$13.26)

 

$1.00: picture frame, 15.5x12.5, wood trim (EV:$22.99)

 

$1.00: snow shovel, definitely needed after both of ours broke this past winter! (EV:$8.98)

 

$0.50: vinegar, White House, half a 64oz bottle (EV:$1.70 at Peapod)

 

$0.50: wrapping paper, 40" long roll (EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: shirt, holographic, Disney Camp Rock, style #k2826t0005 (EV:$9.00) Not an exact match.

 

$0.25: toy, Simpsons, Lisa Simpson, Burger King, 2011, light up red chest, 3"hx2"w (EV:$5.99)

 

$0.25: toy, Adventure Time, Jake, McDonalds, with spring chest, 3.5"x2.25(EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: instrument, recorder, pink clear plastic, Yamaha (EV:$4.97)

 

$0.25: toy, top, gyroscope, with plastic case, CBOCS (EV:$4.99 price tag)

 

$0.10: glue, Elmer's Wood Glue, 8 fl oz (EV:$1.99 for 4 fl oz so $3.98 for 8 fl oz)

 

$0.10: lint brush, Magic Brush, Helmac Products, yellow plastic handle (EV:$6.45)

 

$0.10: toy, matchbox car, Cheerios, Chex, 43, blue and yellow, 3"x1"(EV:$1.04)

 

$FREE: lamp, 28" high, 11" wide (EV:$5.00)

 

$FREE: carpet, for outside (EV:$12.00)

 

$FREE: Sit 'n Spin, green with red face, PlaySkool, 2004 Hasbro, requires batteries and has button but it doesn't seem to work (EV:$18.89)

 

$FREE: paint, white, maybe 1/4 of a gallon of Glidden Ultra Hide Latex Eggshell (EV:$2.99 rationale:$11.97 for a gallon)

 

$FREE: candy, Ice Chips Margarita, sweetened with xylitol, 1.76 oz, shrinkwrapped (EV:$27.95 for 6, or 4.65 each)

 

$FREE: jar, plastic, locking top, DynaWare 10x5.5" (EV:$10.19)

 

$FREE: 7 manga books, Manga Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest, A MidSummer Night's Dream (EV:$9.95 price tag for 4 of them, $10.95 price tag for 3 of them)

 

$FREE: wig, blonde with darker streaks, the lady called it a "Miley Cyris" wig (EV:$5.85)

  

There wasn't much place left to install this mirror, but I managed to squeeze it in, here. It is possible that it could be left in a configuration such that a dumb guest could open the medicine cabinet and rip this mirror out of the wall. I am hoping no guest is careless enough to do that.

 

reflection, vanity mirror.

 

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn's house, Alexandria, Virginia.

 

May 2, 2015.

  

... Read my blog at ClintJCL at wordpress.com

... Read Carolyn's blog at CarolynCASL at wordpress.com

 

... Read my yard sale-related blogposts at clintjcl dot wordpress dot com/category/yard-sales/

  

BACKSTORY: Got up around 8:50AM, made it out driving by ~9:15 and went out until 2:27PM for a total of 5.25 hours. Spent $60.55 plus ~$10.66 gas for 40.0 miles of driving (14 mpg @ $3.73/G), for a total cost of $71.21. We drove to 24 yard sales, stopping at 15 (62%) of them. We made 44 purchases (69 items) for a total estimated value of $814.81, leading to a profit/savings of $743.60. So in essence, we multiplied our $71.21 investment by 11.44X. (Also, if you think about it, the profit counts for even more when you consider that we have to earn ~$900 on the job, pre-tax, in order to take home the $789 in cash that we saved. How long does $900 of disposable income take to earn, vs the 5.25 hrs we spent here?) Anyway, this works out to a *post-tax* "wage" of $124.26/hr as a couple or $62.13/hr per person.

 

THE TAKE:

 

$5.00: lawn darts, Regent "Slider" Jarts, model 73929, in box, part no. 01-73927, Regent Sports Corporation, Hauppauge, NY 11787 (EV:$100)

 

$5.00: (8) generic folding chairs (EV:$11.99)

 

$5.00: ottoman, leather, 18.5x18.5x16.5" high, with storage area (EV:$51.00)

 

$5.00: wooden multishelf unit, 30x24x5" deep, 7 shelves (EV:$29.00) (not quite this, but I can't find anything more exact)

 

$4.00: mechanic's creeper, on wheels (EV:$24.49)

 

$4.00: clock radio, Proton 320, Model #320, Serial # P32178259 (EV:$22.83)

 

$3.00: fan, adjusts from 33" high to 47" high, white, plastic, Galaxy, turns out it doesn't work. (EV:$32.69), but we are counting it as $0.00 since it didn't work.

 

$3.00: lamp, silver, metal clip on, 9" extension, model hbp1001c-109, 12746 SKU: 717-880 "DLC" 0-4633584495-7, date: 201203, E91675 (EV:$28.49)

 

$3.00: bag of hotel toiletries, 11 bottles of lotion (SolTerre), 17 bottles of shampoo (SolTerre), 16 bars of soap (SolTerre), 1 small container of Morton's salt and 1 small container of Morton's pepper (EV:$21.99)

 

$3.00: car tray, interior, Keller, 2 cup holders, 10x16"(EV:$27.48), it's not quite this, but I can't find a closer match.

 

$2.00: cordless vacuum, SharK-15.6 volts, sv7514 (EV:$28.99)

 

$2.00: mirror, magnifying, wall-mount, ConAir The Classique Collection #41742, 8" diameter, 5x magnification, tri-fold arm extends 12.5" from wall, outer arm swivals 360 degrees, (EV:$42.74)

 

$1.00: extension cord, white, 2-prong, 6ft, vendor# 64646 (EV:$5.32)

 

$1.00: guitar, First Act Discovery, missing 3 strings, FG 125, 31"x10" (EV:$1.04)

 

$1.00: game, roller dice, Sportcraft, model no. 11005, barcode 04473610053 (EV:$3.01 price tag)

 

$1.00: hanging metal decoration, 18 point metal star, welded, very sharp and pointy, 18" across (EV:$81.90)

 

$1.00: (6) bottles of hair spray, flourescent, Star Quality, 5 bottles 3.5 oz each (3 purple, 1 green, 1 silver), 1 bottle 3.0 oz (yellow) (EV:$0.40 each price tags)

 

$1.00: carpet freshener, Glade, 42.6 oz (EV:$5.29)

 

$1.00: toy, Sit 'n Spin, blue with cow face. PlaySkool, 2013 Hasbro (EV:$18.89)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, WestAir N360SE, 17.5x18.25" (EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, Piedmont Commuter, N332SB, 14.25x18.25(EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: pan, skillet, flat, square, Calphalon, 11x11 (EV:$19.95)

 

$1.00: game, Blockbuster Movie Game, plays with any movie (EV:$5.00)

 

$1.00: 2 speakers, 5" cubes, Optimus XTS 40, Cat no 40-1991, wire kind (EV:$13.26)

 

$1.00: picture frame, 15.5x12.5, wood trim (EV:$22.99)

 

$1.00: snow shovel, definitely needed after both of ours broke this past winter! (EV:$8.98)

 

$0.50: vinegar, White House, halfa 64oz bottle (EV:$1.70 at Peapod)

 

$0.50: wrapping paper, 40" long roll (EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: shirt, holographic, Disney Camp Rock, style #k2826t0005 (EV:$9.00) Not an exact match.

 

$0.25: toy, Simpsons, Lisa Simpson, Burger King, 2011, light up red chest, 3"hx2"w (EV:$5.99)

 

$0.25: toy, Adventure Time, Jake, McDonalds, with spring chest, 3.5"x2.25(EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: instrument, recorder, pink clear plastic, Yamaha (EV:$4.97)

 

$0.25: toy, top, gyroscope, with plastic case, CBOCS (EV:$4.99 price tag)

 

$0.10: glue, Elmer's Wood Glue, 8 fl oz (EV:$1.99 for 4 fl oz so $3.98 for 8 fl oz)

 

$0.10: lint brush, Magic Brush, Helmac Products, yellow plastic handle (EV:$6.45)

 

$0.10: toy, matchbox car, Cheerios, Chex, 43, blue and yellow, 3"x1"(EV:$1.04)

 

$FREE: lamp, 28" high, 11" wide (EV:$5.00)

 

$FREE: carpet, for outside (EV:$12.00)

 

$FREE: Sit 'n Spin, green with red face, PlaySkool, 2004 Hasbro, requires batteries and has button but it doesn't seem to work (EV:$18.89)

 

$FREE: paint, white, maybe 1/4 of a gallon of Glidden Ultra Hide Latex Eggshell (EV:$2.99 rationale:$11.97 for a gallon)

 

$FREE: candy, Ice Chips Margarita, sweetened with xylitol, 1.76 oz, shrinkwrapped (EV:$27.95 for 6, or 4.65 each)

 

$FREE: jar, plastic, locking top, DynaWare 10x5.5" (EV:$10.19)

 

$FREE: 7 manga books, Manga Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest, A MidSummer Night's Dream (EV:$9.95 price tag for 4 of them, $10.95 price tag for 3 of them)

 

$FREE: wig, blonde with darker streaks, the lady called it a "Miley Cyris" wig (EV:$5.85)

  

Various yardsale booty.

 

Blockbuster Movie Game board game, Movie Game board game, brush, candy, carpet cleaner, glue, gyroscope, jarts, lawn darts, light, speaker, vinegar.

 

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn's house, Alexandria, Virginia.

 

May 2, 2015.

  

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... Read my yard sale-related blogposts at clintjcl dot wordpress dot com/category/yard-sales/

  

BACKSTORY: Got up around 8:50AM, made it out driving by ~9:15 and went out until 2:27PM for a total of 5.25 hours. Spent $60.55 plus ~$10.66 gas for 40.0 miles of driving (14 mpg @ $3.73/G), for a total cost of $71.21. We drove to 24 yard sales, stopping at 15 (62%) of them. We made 44 purchases (69 items) for a total estimated value of $814.81, leading to a profit/savings of $743.60. So in essence, we multiplied our $71.21 investment by 11.44X. (Also, if you think about it, the profit counts for even more when you consider that we have to earn ~$900 on the job, pre-tax, in order to take home the $789 in cash that we saved. How long does $900 of disposable income take to earn, vs the 5.25 hrs we spent here?) Anyway, this works out to a *post-tax* "wage" of $124.26/hr as a couple or $62.13/hr per person.

 

THE TAKE:

 

$5.00: lawn darts, Regent "Slider" Jarts, model 73929, in box, part no. 01-73927, Regent Sports Corporation, Hauppauge, NY 11787 (EV:$100)

 

$5.00: (8) generic folding chairs (EV:$11.99)

 

$5.00: ottoman, leather, 18.5x18.5x16.5" high, with storage area (EV:$51.00)

 

$5.00: wooden multishelf unit, 30x24x5" deep, 7 shelves (EV:$29.00) (not quite this, but I can't find anything more exact)

 

$4.00: mechanic's creeper, on wheels (EV:$24.49)

 

$4.00: clock radio, Proton 320, Model #320, Serial # P32178259 (EV:$22.83)

 

$3.00: fan, adjusts from 33" high to 47" high, white, plastic, Galaxy, turns out it doesn't work. (EV:$32.69), but we are counting it as $0.00 since it didn't work.

 

$3.00: lamp, silver, metal clip on, 9" extension, model hbp1001c-109, 12746 SKU: 717-880 "DLC" 0-4633584495-7, date: 201203, E91675 (EV:$28.49)

 

$3.00: bag of hotel toiletries, 11 bottles of lotion (SolTerre), 17 bottles of shampoo (SolTerre), 16 bars of soap (SolTerre), 1 small container of Morton's salt and 1 small container of Morton's pepper (EV:$21.99)

 

$3.00: car tray, interior, Keller, 2 cup holders, 10x16"(EV:$27.48), it's not quite this, but I can't find a closer match.

 

$2.00: cordless vacuum, SharK-15.6 volts, sv7514 (EV:$28.99)

 

$2.00: mirror, magnifying, wall-mount, ConAir The Classique Collection #41742, 8" diameter, 5x magnification, tri-fold arm extends 12.5" from wall, outer arm swivals 360 degrees, (EV:$42.74)

 

$1.00: extension cord, white, 2-prong, 6ft, vendor# 64646 (EV:$5.32)

 

$1.00: guitar, First Act Discovery, missing 3 strings, FG 125, 31"x10" (EV:$1.04)

 

$1.00: game, roller dice, Sportcraft, model no. 11005, barcode 04473610053 (EV:$3.01 price tag)

 

$1.00: hanging metal decoration, 18 point metal star, welded, very sharp and pointy, 18" across (EV:$81.90)

 

$1.00: (6) bottles of hair spray, flourescent, Star Quality, 5 bottles 3.5 oz each (3 purple, 1 green, 1 silver), 1 bottle 3.0 oz (yellow) (EV:$0.40 each price tags)

 

$1.00: carpet freshener, Glade, 42.6 oz (EV:$5.29)

 

$1.00: toy, Sit 'n Spin, blue with cow face. PlaySkool, 2013 Hasbro (EV:$18.89)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, WestAir N360SE, 17.5x18.25" (EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, Piedmont Commuter, N332SB, 14.25x18.25(EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: pan, skillet, flat, square, Calphalon, 11x11 (EV:$19.95)

 

$1.00: game, Blockbuster Movie Game, plays with any movie (EV:$5.00)

 

$1.00: 2 speakers, 5" cubes, Optimus XTS 40, Cat no 40-1991, wire kind (EV:$13.26)

 

$1.00: picture frame, 15.5x12.5, wood trim (EV:$22.99)

 

$1.00: snow shovel, definitely needed after both of ours broke this past winter! (EV:$8.98)

 

$0.50: vinegar, White House, half a 64oz bottle (EV:$1.70 at Peapod)

 

$0.50: wrapping paper, 40" long roll (EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: shirt, holographic, Disney Camp Rock, style #k2826t0005 (EV:$9.00) Not an exact match.

 

$0.25: toy, Simpsons, Lisa Simpson, Burger King, 2011, light up red chest, 3"hx2"w (EV:$5.99)

 

$0.25: toy, Adventure Time, Jake, McDonalds, with spring chest, 3.5"x2.25(EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: instrument, recorder, pink clear plastic, Yamaha (EV:$4.97)

 

$0.25: toy, top, gyroscope, with plastic case, CBOCS (EV:$4.99 price tag)

 

$0.10: glue, Elmer's Wood Glue, 8 fl oz (EV:$1.99 for 4 fl oz so $3.98 for 8 fl oz)

 

$0.10: lint brush, Magic Brush, Helmac Products, yellow plastic handle (EV:$6.45)

 

$0.10: toy, matchbox car, Cheerios, Chex, 43, blue and yellow, 3"x1"(EV:$1.04)

 

$FREE: lamp, 28" high, 11" wide (EV:$5.00)

 

$FREE: carpet, for outside (EV:$12.00)

 

$FREE: Sit 'n Spin, green with red face, PlaySkool, 2004 Hasbro, requires batteries and has button but it doesn't seem to work (EV:$18.89)

 

$FREE: paint, white, maybe 1/4 of a gallon of Glidden Ultra Hide Latex Eggshell (EV:$2.99 rationale:$11.97 for a gallon)

 

$FREE: candy, Ice Chips Margarita, sweetened with xylitol, 1.76 oz, shrinkwrapped (EV:$27.95 for 6, or 4.65 each)

 

$FREE: jar, plastic, locking top, DynaWare 10x5.5" (EV:$10.19)

 

$FREE: 7 manga books, Manga Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest, A MidSummer Night's Dream (EV:$9.95 price tag for 4 of them, $10.95 price tag for 3 of them)

 

$FREE: wig, blonde with darker streaks, the lady called it a "Miley Cyris" wig (EV:$5.85)

  

I've never had one of these in an adult living space of my own. They are actually pretty amazing. Instead of shaving my whole neck raw, I can focus on specific, individual hairs. I guess the women were right, after all. These things are awesome. Don't get me started about zits... They make zit management amazing.

 

Aww cute, I put a towel on my shoulder so as not to appear naked, and disturb the more prudish viewers. Aren't I considerate? (No, I'm not, or I wouldn't have pointed this fact out.)

 

And boy does that metal knight figurine look a lot more menacing in the mirror reflection, which makes him look twice as tall, and thrice as evil.

 

Clint.

reflection, vanity mirror.

 

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn's house, Alexandria, Virginia.

 

May 2, 2015.

  

... Read my blog at ClintJCL at wordpress.com

... Read Carolyn's blog at CarolynCASL at wordpress.com

 

... Read my yard sale-related blogposts at clintjcl dot wordpress dot com/category/yard-sales/

  

BACKSTORY: Got up around 8:50AM, made it out driving by ~9:15 and went out until 2:27PM for a total of 5.25 hours. Spent $60.55 plus ~$10.66 gas for 40.0 miles of driving (14 mpg @ $3.73/G), for a total cost of $71.21. We drove to 24 yard sales, stopping at 15 (62%) of them. We made 44 purchases (69 items) for a total estimated value of $814.81, leading to a profit/savings of $743.60. So in essence, we multiplied our $71.21 investment by 11.44X. (Also, if you think about it, the profit counts for even more when you consider that we have to earn ~$900 on the job, pre-tax, in order to take home the $789 in cash that we saved. How long does $900 of disposable income take to earn, vs the 5.25 hrs we spent here?) Anyway, this works out to a *post-tax* "wage" of $124.26/hr as a couple or $62.13/hr per person.

 

THE TAKE:

 

$5.00: lawn darts, Regent "Slider" Jarts, model 73929, in box, part no. 01-73927, Regent Sports Corporation, Hauppauge, NY 11787 (EV:$100)

 

$5.00: (8) generic folding chairs (EV:$11.99)

 

$5.00: ottoman, leather, 18.5x18.5x16.5" high, with storage area (EV:$51.00)

 

$5.00: wooden multishelf unit, 30x24x5" deep, 7 shelves (EV:$29.00) (not quite this, but I can't find anything more exact)

 

$4.00: mechanic's creeper, on wheels (EV:$24.49)

 

$4.00: clock radio, Proton 320, Model #320, Serial # P32178259 (EV:$22.83)

 

$3.00: fan, adjusts from 33" high to 47" high, white, plastic, Galaxy, turns out it doesn't work. (EV:$32.69), but we are counting it as $0.00 since it didn't work.

 

$3.00: lamp, silver, metal clip on, 9" extension, model hbp1001c-109, 12746 SKU: 717-880 "DLC" 0-4633584495-7, date: 201203, E91675 (EV:$28.49)

 

$3.00: bag of hotel toiletries, 11 bottles of lotion (SolTerre), 17 bottles of shampoo (SolTerre), 16 bars of soap (SolTerre), 1 small container of Morton's salt and 1 small container of Morton's pepper (EV:$21.99)

 

$3.00: car tray, interior, Keller, 2 cup holders, 10x16"(EV:$27.48), it's not quite this, but I can't find a closer match.

 

$2.00: cordless vacuum, SharK-15.6 volts, sv7514 (EV:$28.99)

 

$2.00: mirror, magnifying, wall-mount, ConAir The Classique Collection #41742, 8" diameter, 5x magnification, tri-fold arm extends 12.5" from wall, outer arm swivals 360 degrees, (EV:$42.74)

 

$1.00: extension cord, white, 2-prong, 6ft, vendor# 64646 (EV:$5.32)

 

$1.00: guitar, First Act Discovery, missing 3 strings, FG 125, 31"x10" (EV:$1.04)

 

$1.00: game, roller dice, Sportcraft, model no. 11005, barcode 04473610053 (EV:$3.01 price tag)

 

$1.00: hanging metal decoration, 18 point metal star, welded, very sharp and pointy, 18" across (EV:$81.90)

 

$1.00: (6) bottles of hair spray, flourescent, Star Quality, 5 bottles 3.5 oz each (3 purple, 1 green, 1 silver), 1 bottle 3.0 oz (yellow) (EV:$0.40 each price tags)

 

$1.00: carpet freshener, Glade, 42.6 oz (EV:$5.29)

 

$1.00: toy, Sit 'n Spin, blue with cow face. PlaySkool, 2013 Hasbro (EV:$18.89)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, WestAir N360SE, 17.5x18.25" (EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, Piedmont Commuter, N332SB, 14.25x18.25(EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: pan, skillet, flat, square, Calphalon, 11x11 (EV:$19.95)

 

$1.00: game, Blockbuster Movie Game, plays with any movie (EV:$5.00)

 

$1.00: 2 speakers, 5" cubes, Optimus XTS 40, Cat no 40-1991, wire kind (EV:$13.26)

 

$1.00: picture frame, 15.5x12.5, wood trim (EV:$22.99)

 

$1.00: snow shovel, definitely needed after both of ours broke this past winter! (EV:$8.98)

 

$0.50: vinegar, White House, half a 64oz bottle (EV:$1.70 at Peapod)

 

$0.50: wrapping paper, 40" long roll (EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: shirt, holographic, Disney Camp Rock, style #k2826t0005 (EV:$9.00) Not an exact match.

 

$0.25: toy, Simpsons, Lisa Simpson, Burger King, 2011, light up red chest, 3"hx2"w (EV:$5.99)

 

$0.25: toy, Adventure Time, Jake, McDonalds, with spring chest, 3.5"x2.25(EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: instrument, recorder, pink clear plastic, Yamaha (EV:$4.97)

 

$0.25: toy, top, gyroscope, with plastic case, CBOCS (EV:$4.99 price tag)

 

$0.10: glue,Elmer's Wood Glue, 8 fl oz (EV:$1.99 for 4 fl oz so $3.98 for 8 fl oz)

 

$0.10: lint brush, Magic Brush, Helmac Products, yellow plastic handle (EV:$6.45)

 

$0.10: toy, matchbox car, Cheerios, Chex, 43, blue and yellow, 3"x1"(EV:$1.04)

 

$FREE: lamp, 28" high, 11" wide (EV:$5.00)

 

$FREE: carpet, for outside (EV:$12.00)

 

$FREE: Sit 'n Spin, green with red face, PlaySkool, 2004 Hasbro, requires batteries and has button but it doesn't seem to work (EV:$18.89)

 

$FREE: paint, white, maybe 1/4 of a gallon of Glidden Ultra Hide Latex Eggshell (EV:$2.99 rationale:$11.97 for a gallon)

 

$FREE: candy, Ice Chips Margarita, sweetened with xylitol, 1.76 oz, shrinkwrapped (EV:$27.95 for 6, or 4.65 each)

 

$FREE: jar, plastic, locking top, DynaWare 10x5.5" (EV:$10.19)

 

$FREE: 7 manga books, Manga Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest, A MidSummer Night's Dream (EV:$9.95 price tag for 4 of them, $10.95 price tag for 3 of them)

 

$FREE: wig, blonde with darker streaks, the lady called it a "Miley Cyris" wig (EV:$5.85)

  

Oranjello is getting sick of our antics.

 

Lisa Simpson action figure, Oranjello the cat.

cartoon: The Simpsons.

 

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn's house, Alexandria, Virginia.

 

May 2, 2015.

  

... Read my blog at ClintJCL at wordpress.com

... Read Carolyn's blog at CarolynCASL at wordpress.com

 

... Read my yard sale-related blogposts at clintjcl dot wordpress dot com/category/yard-sales/

  

BACKSTORY: Got up around 8:50AM, made it out driving by ~9:15 and went out until 2:27PM for a total of 5.25 hours. Spent $60.55 plus ~$10.66gas for 40.0 miles of driving (14 mpg @ $3.73/G), for a total cost of $71.21. We drove to 24 yard sales, stopping at 15 (62%) of them. We made 44 purchases (69 items) for a total estimated value of $814.81, leading to a profit/savings of $743.60. So in essence, we multiplied our $71.21 investment by 11.44X. (Also, if you think about it, the profit counts for even more when you consider that we have to earn ~$900 on the job, pre-tax, in order to take home the $789 in cash that we saved. How long does $900 of disposable income take to earn, vs the 5.25 hrs we spent here?) Anyway, this works out to a *post-tax* "wage" of $124.26/hr as a couple or $62.13/hr per person.

 

THE TAKE:

 

$5.00: lawn darts, Regent "Slider" Jarts, model 73929, in box, part no. 01-73927, Regent Sports Corporation, Hauppauge, NY 11787 (EV:$100)

 

$5.00: (8) generic folding chairs (EV:$11.99)

 

$5.00: ottoman, leather, 18.5x18.5x16.5" high, with storage area (EV:$51.00)

 

$5.00: wooden multishelf unit, 30x24x5" deep, 7 shelves (EV:$29.00) (not quite this, but I can't find anything more exact)

 

$4.00: mechanic's creeper, on wheels (EV:$24.49)

 

$4.00: clock radio, Proton 320, Model #320, Serial # P32178259 (EV:$22.83)

 

$3.00: fan, adjusts from 33" high to 47" high, white, plastic, Galaxy, turns out it doesn't work. (EV:$32.69), but we are counting it as $0.00 since it didn't work.

 

$3.00: lamp, silver, metal clip on, 9" extension, model hbp1001c-109, 12746 SKU: 717-880 "DLC" 0-4633584495-7, date: 201203, E91675 (EV:$28.49)

 

$3.00: bag of hotel toiletries, 11 bottles of lotion (SolTerre), 17 bottles of shampoo (SolTerre), 16 bars of soap (SolTerre), 1 small container of Morton's salt and 1 small container of Morton's pepper (EV:$21.99)

 

$3.00: car tray, interior, Keller, 2 cup holders, 10x16"(EV:$27.48), it's not quite this, but I can't find a closer match.

 

$2.00: cordless vacuum, SharK-15.6 volts, sv7514 (EV:$28.99)

 

$2.00: mirror, magnifying, wall-mount, ConAir The Classique Collection #41742, 8" diameter, 5x magnification, tri-fold arm extends 12.5" from wall, outer arm swivals 360 degrees, (EV:$42.74)

 

$1.00: extension cord, white, 2-prong, 6ft, vendor# 64646 (EV:$5.32)

 

$1.00: guitar, First Act Discovery, missing 3 strings, FG 125, 31"x10" (EV:$1.04)

 

$1.00: game, roller dice, Sportcraft, model no. 11005, barcode 04473610053 (EV:$3.01 price tag)

 

$1.00: hanging metal decoration, 18 point metal star, welded, very sharp and pointy, 18" across (EV:$81.90)

 

$1.00: (6) bottles of hair spray, flourescent, Star Quality, 5 bottles 3.5 oz each (3 purple, 1 green, 1 silver), 1 bottle 3.0 oz (yellow) (EV:$0.40 each price tags)

 

$1.00: carpet freshener, Glade, 42.6 oz (EV:$5.29)

 

$1.00: toy, Sit 'n Spin, blue with cow face. PlaySkool, 2013 Hasbro (EV:$18.89)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, WestAir N360SE, 17.5x18.25" (EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, Piedmont Commuter, N332SB, 14.25x18.25(EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: pan, skillet, flat, square, Calphalon, 11x11 (EV:$19.95)

 

$1.00: game, Blockbuster Movie Game, plays with any movie (EV:$5.00)

 

$1.00: 2 speakers, 5" cubes, Optimus XTS 40, Cat no 40-1991, wire kind (EV:$13.26)

 

$1.00: picture frame, 15.5x12.5, wood trim (EV:$22.99)

 

$1.00: snow shovel, definitely needed after both of ours broke this past winter! (EV:$8.98)

 

$0.50: vinegar, White House, half a 64oz bottle (EV:$1.70 at Peapod)

 

$0.50: wrapping paper, 40" long roll (EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: shirt, holographic, Disney Camp Rock, style #k2826t0005 (EV:$9.00) Not an exact match.

 

$0.25: toy, Simpsons, Lisa Simpson, Burger King, 2011, light up red chest, 3"hx2"w (EV:$5.99)

 

$0.25: toy, Adventure Time, Jake, McDonalds, with spring chest, 3.5"x2.25(EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: instrument, recorder, pink clear plastic, Yamaha (EV:$4.97)

 

$0.25: toy, top, gyroscope, with plastic case, CBOCS (EV:$4.99 price tag)

 

$0.10: glue, Elmer's Wood Glue, 8 fl oz (EV:$1.99 for 4 fl oz so $3.98 for 8 fl oz)

 

$0.10: lint brush, Magic Brush, Helmac Products, yellow plastic handle (EV:$6.45)

 

$0.10: toy, matchbox car, Cheerios, Chex, 43, blue and yellow, 3"x1"(EV:$1.04)

 

$FREE: lamp, 28" high, 11" wide (EV:$5.00)

 

$FREE: carpet, for outside (EV:$12.00)

 

$FREE: Sit 'n Spin, green with red face, PlaySkool, 2004 Hasbro, requires batteries and has button but it doesn't seem to work (EV:$18.89)

 

$FREE: paint, white, maybe 1/4 of a gallon of Glidden Ultra Hide Latex Eggshell (EV:$2.99 rationale:$11.97 for a gallon)

 

$FREE: candy, Ice Chips Margarita, sweetened with xylitol, 1.76 oz, shrinkwrapped (EV:$27.95 for 6, or 4.65 each)

 

$FREE: jar, plastic, locking top, DynaWare 10x5.5" (EV:$10.19)

 

$FREE: 7 manga books, Manga Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest, A MidSummer Night's Dream (EV:$9.95 price tag for 4 of them, $10.95 price tag for 3 of them)

 

$FREE: wig, blonde with darker streaks, the lady called it a "Miley Cyris" wig (EV:$5.85)

  

This looks like Estate Sale fare. The real telltale sign is wrapping paper. There's always another Christmas: People don't sell wrapping paper at yardsales usually. They sit at your house until you die, and then get sold at an estate sale. I haven't paid market value for wrapping paper in decades. Fuck that capitalism, that stuff is totally overpriced.

 

dustbuster, wrapping paper.

 

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn's house, Alexandria, Virginia.

 

May 2, 2015.

  

... Read my blog at ClintJCL at wordpress.com

... Read Carolyn's blog at CarolynCASL at wordpress.com

 

... Read my yard sale-related blogposts at clintjcl dot wordpress dot com/category/yard-sales/

  

BACKSTORY: Got up around 8:50AM, made it out driving by ~9:15 and went out until 2:27PM for a total of 5.25 hours. Spent $60.55 plus ~$10.66 gas for 40.0 miles of driving (14 mpg @ $3.73/G), for a total cost of $71.21. We drove to 24 yard sales, stopping at 15 (62%) of them. We made 44 purchases (69 items) for a total estimated value of $814.81, leading to a profit/savings of $743.60. So in essence, we multiplied our $71.21 investment by 11.44X. (Also, if you think about it, the profit counts for even more when you consider that we have to earn ~$900 on the job, pre-tax, in order to take home the $789 in cash that we saved. How long does $900 of disposable income take to earn, vs the 5.25 hrs we spent here?) Anyway, this works out to a *post-tax* "wage" of $124.26/hr as a couple or $62.13/hr per person.

 

THE TAKE:

 

$5.00: lawn darts, Regent "Slider" Jarts, model 73929, in box, part no. 01-73927, Regent Sports Corporation, Hauppauge, NY 11787 (EV:$100)

 

$5.00: (8) generic folding chairs(EV:$11.99)

 

$5.00: ottoman, leather, 18.5x18.5x16.5" high, with storage area (EV:$51.00)

 

$5.00: wooden multishelf unit, 30x24x5" deep, 7 shelves (EV:$29.00) (not quite this, but I can't find anything more exact)

 

$4.00: mechanic's creeper, on wheels (EV:$24.49)

 

$4.00: clock radio, Proton 320, Model #320, Serial # P32178259 (EV:$22.83)

 

$3.00: fan, adjusts from 33" high to 47" high, white, plastic, Galaxy, turns out it doesn't work. (EV:$32.69), but we are counting it as $0.00 since it didn't work.

 

$3.00: lamp, silver, metal clip on, 9" extension, model hbp1001c-109, 12746 SKU: 717-880 "DLC" 0-4633584495-7, date: 201203, E91675 (EV:$28.49)

 

$3.00: bag of hotel toiletries, 11 bottles of lotion (SolTerre), 17 bottles of shampoo (SolTerre), 16 bars of soap (SolTerre), 1 small container of Morton's salt and 1 small container of Morton's pepper (EV:$21.99)

 

$3.00: car tray, interior, Keller, 2 cup holders, 10x16"(EV:$27.48), it's not quite this, but I can't find a closer match.

 

$2.00: cordless vacuum, SharK-15.6 volts, sv7514 (EV:$28.99)

 

$2.00: mirror, magnifying, wall-mount, ConAir The Classique Collection #41742, 8" diameter, 5x magnification, tri-fold arm extends 12.5" from wall, outer arm swivals 360 degrees, (EV:$42.74)

 

$1.00: extension cord, white, 2-prong, 6ft, vendor# 64646 (EV:$5.32)

 

$1.00: guitar, First Act Discovery, missing 3 strings, FG 125, 31"x10" (EV:$1.04)

 

$1.00: game, roller dice, Sportcraft, model no. 11005, barcode 04473610053 (EV:$3.01 price tag)

 

$1.00: hanging metal decoration, 18 point metal star, welded, very sharp and pointy, 18" across (EV:$81.90)

 

$1.00: (6) bottles of hair spray, flourescent, Star Quality, 5 bottles 3.5 oz each (3 purple, 1 green, 1 silver), 1 bottle 3.0 oz (yellow) (EV:$0.40 each price tags)

 

$1.00: carpet freshener, Glade, 42.6 oz (EV:$5.29)

 

$1.00: toy, Sit 'n Spin, blue with cow face. PlaySkool, 2013 Hasbro (EV:$18.89)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, WestAir N360SE, 17.5x18.25" (EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, Piedmont Commuter, N332SB, 14.25x18.25(EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: pan, skillet, flat, square, Calphalon, 11x11 (EV:$19.95)

 

$1.00: game, Blockbuster Movie Game, plays with any movie (EV:$5.00)

 

$1.00: 2 speakers, 5" cubes, Optimus XTS 40, Cat no 40-1991, wire kind (EV:$13.26)

 

$1.00: picture frame, 15.5x12.5, wood trim (EV:$22.99)

 

$1.00: snow shovel, definitely needed after both of ours broke this past winter! (EV:$8.98)

 

$0.50: vinegar, White House, half a 64oz bottle (EV:$1.70 at Peapod)

 

$0.50: wrapping paper, 40" long roll (EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: shirt, holographic, Disney Camp Rock, style #k2826t0005 (EV:$9.00) Not an exact match.

 

$0.25: toy, Simpsons, Lisa Simpson, Burger King, 2011, light up red chest, 3"hx2"w (EV:$5.99)

 

$0.25: toy, Adventure Time, Jake, McDonalds, with spring chest, 3.5"x2.25(EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: instrument, recorder, pink clear plastic, Yamaha (EV:$4.97)

 

$0.25: toy, top, gyroscope, with plastic case, CBOCS (EV:$4.99 price tag)

 

$0.10: glue, Elmer's Wood Glue, 8 fl oz (EV:$1.99 for 4 fl oz so $3.98 for 8 fl oz)

 

$0.10: lint brush, Magic Brush, Helmac Products, yellow plastic handle (EV:$6.45)

 

$0.10: toy, matchbox car, Cheerios, Chex, 43, blue and yellow, 3"x1"(EV:$1.04)

 

$FREE: lamp, 28" high, 11" wide (EV:$5.00)

 

$FREE: carpet, for outside (EV:$12.00)

 

$FREE: Sit 'n Spin, green with red face, PlaySkool, 2004 Hasbro, requires batteries and has button but it doesn't seem to work (EV:$18.89)

 

$FREE: paint, white, maybe 1/4 of a gallon of Glidden Ultra Hide Latex Eggshell (EV:$2.99 rationale:$11.97 for a gallon)

 

$FREE: candy, Ice Chips Margarita, sweetened with xylitol, 1.76 oz, shrinkwrapped (EV:$27.95 for 6, or 4.65 each)

 

$FREE: jar, plastic, locking top, DynaWare 10x5.5" (EV:$10.19)

 

$FREE: 7 manga books, Manga Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest, A MidSummer Night's Dream (EV:$9.95 price tag for 4 of them, $10.95 price tag for 3 of them)

 

$FREE: wig, blonde with darker streaks, the lady called it a "Miley Cyris" wig (EV:$5.85)

  

$1 guitar. This is the tiniest guitar I own, a quarter-size (19.875" playable string length, only 31.25" long). It's actually my favorite guitar (out of a dozen) for when I want to pick up something small and light. And it was only a dollar!

 

Also, the square pan kicks a lot of ass. Especially for orderly bacon placement.

 

First Act Discovery FG125 guitar, car table, pan.

 

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn's house, Alexandria, Virginia.

 

May 2, 2015.

  

... Read my blog at ClintJCL at wordpress.com

... Read Carolyn's blog at CarolynCASL at wordpress.com

 

... Read my yard sale-related blogposts at clintjcl dot wordpress dot com/category/yard-sales/

  

BACKSTORY: Got up around 8:50AM, made it out driving by ~9:15 and went out until 2:27PM for a total of 5.25 hours. Spent $60.55 plus ~$10.66 gas for 40.0 miles of driving (14 mpg @ $3.73/G), for a total cost of $71.21. We drove to 24 yard sales, stopping at 15 (62%) of them. We made 44 purchases (69 items) for a total estimated value of $814.81, leading to a profit/savings of $743.60. So in essence, we multiplied our $71.21 investment by 11.44X. (Also, if you think about it, the profit counts for even more when you consider that we have to earn ~$900 on the job, pre-tax, in order to take home the $789 in cash that we saved. How long does $900 of disposable income take to earn, vs the 5.25 hrs we spent here?) Anyway, this works out to a *post-tax* "wage" of $124.26/hr as a couple or $62.13/hr per person.

 

THE TAKE:

 

$5.00: lawn darts, Regent "Slider" Jarts, model 73929, in box, part no. 01-73927, Regent Sports Corporation, Hauppauge, NY 11787 (EV:$100)

 

$5.00: (8) generic folding chairs (EV:$11.99)

 

$5.00: ottoman, leather, 18.5x18.5x16.5" high, with storage area (EV:$51.00)

 

$5.00: wooden multishelf unit, 30x24x5" deep, 7 shelves (EV:$29.00) (not quite this, but I can't find anything more exact)

 

$4.00: mechanic's creeper, on wheels (EV:$24.49)

 

$4.00: clock radio, Proton 320, Model #320, Serial # P32178259 (EV:$22.83)

 

$3.00: fan, adjusts from 33" high to 47" high, white, plastic, Galaxy, turns out it doesn't work. (EV:$32.69), but we are counting it as $0.00 since it didn't work.

 

$3.00: lamp, silver, metal clip on, 9" extension, model hbp1001c-109, 12746 SKU: 717-880 "DLC" 0-4633584495-7, date: 201203, E91675 (EV:$28.49)

 

$3.00: bag of hotel toiletries, 11 bottles of lotion (SolTerre), 17 bottles of shampoo (SolTerre), 16 bars of soap (SolTerre), 1 small container of Morton's salt and 1 small container of Morton's pepper (EV:$21.99)

 

$3.00: car tray, interior, Keller, 2 cup holders, 10x16"(EV:$27.48), it's not quite this, but I can't find a closer match.

 

$2.00: cordless vacuum, SharK-15.6 volts, sv7514 (EV:$28.99)

 

$2.00: mirror, magnifying, wall-mount, ConAir The Classique Collection #41742, 8" diameter, 5x magnification, tri-fold arm extends 12.5" from wall, outer arm swivals 360 degrees, (EV:$42.74)

 

$1.00: extension cord, white, 2-prong, 6ft, vendor# 64646 (EV:$5.32)

 

$1.00: guitar, First Act Discovery, missing 3 strings, FG 125, 31"x10" (EV:$1.04)

 

$1.00: game, roller dice, Sportcraft, model no. 11005, barcode 04473610053 (EV:$3.01 price tag)

 

$1.00: hanging metal decoration, 18 point metal star, welded, very sharp and pointy, 18" across (EV:$81.90)

 

$1.00: (6) bottles of hair spray, flourescent, Star Quality, 5 bottles 3.5 oz each (3 purple, 1 green, 1 silver), 1 bottle 3.0 oz (yellow) (EV:$0.40 each price tags)

 

$1.00: carpet freshener, Glade, 42.6 oz (EV:$5.29)

 

$1.00: toy, Sit 'n Spin, blue with cow face. PlaySkool, 2013 Hasbro (EV:$18.89)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, WestAir N360SE, 17.5x18.25" (EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, Piedmont Commuter, N332SB, 14.25x18.25(EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: pan, skillet, flat, square, Calphalon, 11x11 (EV:$19.95)

 

$1.00: game, Blockbuster Movie Game, plays with any movie (EV:$5.00)

 

$1.00: 2 speakers, 5" cubes, Optimus XTS 40, Cat no 40-1991, wire kind (EV:$13.26)

 

$1.00: picture frame, 15.5x12.5, wood trim (EV:$22.99)

 

$1.00: snow shovel, definitely needed after both of ours broke this past winter! (EV:$8.98)

 

$0.50: vinegar, White House, half a 64oz bottle (EV:$1.70 at Peapod)

 

$0.50: wrapping paper, 40" long roll (EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: shirt, holographic, Disney Camp Rock, style #k2826t0005 (EV:$9.00) Not an exact match.

 

$0.25: toy, Simpsons, Lisa Simpson, Burger King, 2011, light up red chest, 3"hx2"w (EV:$5.99)

 

$0.25: toy, Adventure Time, Jake, McDonalds, with spring chest, 3.5"x2.25(EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: instrument, recorder, pink clear plastic, Yamaha (EV:$4.97)

 

$0.25: toy, top, gyroscope, with plastic case, CBOCS (EV:$4.99 price tag)

 

$0.10: glue, Elmer's Wood Glue, 8 fl oz (EV:$1.99 for 4 fl oz so $3.98 for 8 fl oz)

 

$0.10: lint brush, Magic Brush, Helmac Products, yellow plastic handle (EV:$6.45)

 

$0.10: toy, matchbox car, Cheerios, Chex, 43, blue and yellow, 3"x1"(EV:$1.04)

 

$FREE: lamp, 28" high, 11" wide (EV:$5.00)

 

$FREE: carpet, for outside (EV:$12.00)

 

$FREE: Sit 'n Spin, green with red face, PlaySkool, 2004 Hasbro, requires batteries and has button but it doesn't seem to work (EV:$18.89)

 

$FREE: paint, white, maybe 1/4 of a gallon of Glidden Ultra Hide Latex Eggshell (EV:$2.99 rationale:$11.97 for a gallon)

 

$FREE: candy, Ice Chips Margarita, sweetened with xylitol, 1.76 oz, shrinkwrapped (EV:$27.95 for 6, or 4.65 each)

 

$FREE: jar, plastic, locking top, DynaWare 10x5.5" (EV:$10.19)

 

$FREE: 7 manga books, Manga Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest, A MidSummer Night's Dream (EV:$9.95 price tag for 4 of them, $10.95 price tag for 3 of them)

 

$FREE: wig, blonde with darker streaks, the lady called it a "Miley Cyris" wig (EV:$5.85)

  

The other cube didn't come with a kitty.

 

Clint.

Lemonjello the cat, cube, cube furniture.

 

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn's house, Alexandria, Virginia.

 

May 2, 2015.

  

... Read my blog at ClintJCL at wordpress.com

... Read Carolyn's blog at CarolynCASL at wordpress.com

 

... Read my yard sale-related blogposts at clintjcl dot wordpress dot com/category/yard-sales/

  

BACKSTORY: Got up around 8:50AM, made it out driving by ~9:15 and went out until 2:27PM for a total of 5.25 hours. Spent $60.55 plus ~$10.66 gas for 40.0 miles of driving (14 mpg @ $3.73/G), for a total cost of $71.21. We drove to 24 yard sales, stopping at 15 (62%) of them. We made 44 purchases (69 items) for a total estimated value of $814.81, leading to a profit/savings of $743.60. So in essence, we multiplied our $71.21 investment by 11.44X. (Also, if you think about it, the profit counts for even more when you consider that we have to earn ~$900 on the job, pre-tax, in order to take home the $789 in cash that we saved. How long does $900 of disposable income take to earn, vs the 5.25 hrs we spent here?) Anyway, this works out to a *post-tax* "wage" of $124.26/hr as a couple or $62.13/hr per person.

 

THE TAKE:

 

$5.00: lawn darts, Regent "Slider" Jarts, model 73929, in box, part no. 01-73927, Regent Sports Corporation, Hauppauge, NY 11787 (EV:$100)

 

$5.00: (8) generic folding chairs (EV:$11.99)

 

$5.00: ottoman, leather, 18.5x18.5x16.5" high, with storage area (EV:$51.00)

 

$5.00: wooden multishelf unit, 30x24x5" deep, 7 shelves (EV:$29.00) (not quite this, but I can't find anything more exact)

 

$4.00: mechanic's creeper, on wheels (EV:$24.49)

 

$4.00: clock radio, Proton 320, Model #320, Serial # P32178259 (EV:$22.83)

 

$3.00: fan, adjusts from 33" high to 47" high, white, plastic, Galaxy, turns out it doesn't work. (EV:$32.69), but we are counting it as $0.00 since it didn't work.

 

$3.00: lamp, silver, metal clip on, 9" extension, model hbp1001c-109, 12746 SKU: 717-880 "DLC" 0-4633584495-7, date: 201203, E91675 (EV:$28.49)

 

$3.00: bag of hotel toiletries, 11 bottles of lotion (SolTerre), 17 bottles of shampoo (SolTerre), 16 bars of soap (SolTerre), 1 small container of Morton's salt and 1 small container of Morton's pepper (EV:$21.99)

 

$3.00: car tray, interior, Keller, 2 cup holders, 10x16"(EV:$27.48), it's not quite this, but I can't find a closer match.

 

$2.00: cordless vacuum, SharK-15.6 volts, sv7514 (EV:$28.99)

 

$2.00: mirror, magnifying, wall-mount, ConAir The Classique Collection #41742, 8" diameter, 5x magnification, tri-fold arm extends 12.5" from wall, outer arm swivals 360 degrees, (EV:$42.74)

 

$1.00: extension cord, white, 2-prong, 6ft, vendor# 64646 (EV:$5.32)

 

$1.00: guitar, First Act Discovery, missing 3 strings, FG 125, 31"x10" (EV:$1.04)

 

$1.00: game, roller dice, Sportcraft, model no. 11005, barcode 04473610053 (EV:$3.01 price tag)

 

$1.00: hanging metal decoration, 18 point metal star, welded, very sharp and pointy, 18" across (EV:$81.90)

 

$1.00: (6) bottles of hair spray, flourescent, Star Quality, 5 bottles 3.5 oz each (3 purple, 1 green, 1 silver), 1 bottle 3.0 oz (yellow) (EV:$0.40 each price tags)

 

$1.00: carpet freshener, Glade, 42.6 oz (EV:$5.29)

 

$1.00: toy, Sit 'n Spin, blue with cow face. PlaySkool, 2013 Hasbro (EV:$18.89)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, WestAir N360SE, 17.5x18.25" (EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, Piedmont Commuter, N332SB, 14.25x18.25(EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: pan, skillet, flat, square, Calphalon, 11x11 (EV:$19.95)

 

$1.00: game, Blockbuster Movie Game, plays with any movie (EV:$5.00)

 

$1.00: 2 speakers, 5" cubes, Optimus XTS 40, Cat no 40-1991, wire kind (EV:$13.26)

 

$1.00: picture frame, 15.5x12.5, wood trim (EV:$22.99)

 

$1.00: snow shovel, definitely needed after both of ours broke this past winter! (EV:$8.98)

 

$0.50: vinegar, White House, half a 64oz bottle (EV:$1.70 at Peapod)

 

$0.50: wrapping paper, 40" long roll (EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: shirt, holographic, Disney Camp Rock, style #k2826t0005 (EV:$9.00) Not an exact match.

 

$0.25: toy, Simpsons, Lisa Simpson, Burger King, 2011, light up red chest, 3"hx2"w (EV:$5.99)

 

$0.25: toy, Adventure Time, Jake, McDonalds, with spring chest, 3.5"x2.25(EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: instrument, recorder, pink clear plastic, Yamaha (EV:$4.97)

 

$0.25: toy, top, gyroscope, with plastic case, CBOCS (EV:$4.99 price tag)

 

$0.10: glue, Elmer's Wood Glue, 8 fl oz (EV:$1.99 for 4 fl oz so $3.98 for 8 fl oz)

 

$0.10: lint brush, Magic Brush, Helmac Products, yellow plastic handle (EV:$6.45)

 

$0.10: toy, matchbox car, Cheerios, Chex, 43, blue and yellow, 3"x1"(EV:$1.04)

 

$FREE: lamp, 28" high, 11" wide (EV:$5.00)

 

$FREE: carpet, for outside (EV:$12.00)

 

$FREE: Sit 'n Spin, green with red face, PlaySkool, 2004 Hasbro, requires batteries and has button but it doesn't seem to work (EV:$18.89)

 

$FREE: paint, white, maybe 1/4 of a gallon of Glidden Ultra Hide Latex Eggshell (EV:$2.99 rationale:$11.97 for a gallon)

 

$FREE: candy, Ice Chips Margarita, sweetened with xylitol, 1.76 oz, shrinkwrapped (EV:$27.95 for 6, or 4.65 each)

 

$FREE: jar, plastic, locking top, DynaWare 10x5.5" (EV:$10.19)

 

$FREE: 7 manga books, Manga Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest, A MidSummer Night's Dream (EV:$9.95 price tag for 4 of them, $10.95 price tag for 3 of them)

 

$FREE: wig, blonde with darker streaks, the lady called it a "Miley Cyris" wig (EV:$5.85)

  

Remember when Carolyn was a blonde?

 

Carolyn.

wig.

diptych.

 

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn's house, Alexandria, Virginia.

 

May 2, 2015.

  

... Read my blog at ClintJCL at wordpress.com

... Read Carolyn's blog at CarolynCASL at wordpress.com

 

... Read my yard sale-related blogposts at clintjcl dot wordpress dot com/category/yard-sales/

  

BACKSTORY: Got up around 8:50AM, made it out driving by ~9:15 and went out until 2:27PM for a total of 5.25 hours. Spent $60.55 plus ~$10.66 gas for 40.0 miles of driving (14 mpg @ $3.73/G), for a total cost of $71.21. We drove to 24 yard sales, stopping at 15 (62%) of them. We made 44 purchases (69 items) for a total estimated value of $814.81, leading to a profit/savings of $743.60. So in essence, we multiplied our $71.21 investment by 11.44X. (Also, if you think about it, the profit counts for even more when you consider that we have to earn ~$900 on the job, pre-tax, in order to take home the $789 in cash that we saved. How long does $900 of disposable income take to earn, vs the 5.25 hrs we spent here?) Anyway, this works out to a *post-tax* "wage" of $124.26/hr as a couple or $62.13/hr per person.

 

THE TAKE:

 

$5.00: lawn darts, Regent "Slider" Jarts, model 73929, in box, part no. 01-73927, Regent Sports Corporation, Hauppauge, NY 11787 (EV:$100)

 

$5.00: (8) generic folding chairs (EV:$11.99)

 

$5.00: ottoman, leather, 18.5x18.5x16.5" high, with storage area (EV:$51.00)

 

$5.00: wooden multishelf unit, 30x24x5" deep, 7 shelves (EV:$29.00) (not quite this, but I can't find anything more exact)

 

$4.00: mechanic's creeper, on wheels (EV:$24.49)

 

$4.00: clock radio, Proton 320, Model #320, Serial # P32178259 (EV:$22.83)

 

$3.00: fan, adjusts from 33" high to 47" high, white, plastic, Galaxy, turns out it doesn't work. (EV:$32.69), but we are counting it as $0.00 since it didn't work.

 

$3.00: lamp, silver, metal clip on, 9" extension, model hbp1001c-109, 12746 SKU: 717-880 "DLC" 0-4633584495-7, date: 201203, E91675 (EV:$28.49)

 

$3.00: bag of hotel toiletries, 11 bottles of lotion (SolTerre), 17 bottles of shampoo (SolTerre), 16 bars of soap (SolTerre), 1 small container of Morton's salt and 1 small container of Morton's pepper (EV:$21.99)

 

$3.00: car tray, interior, Keller, 2 cup holders, 10x16"(EV:$27.48), it's not quite this, but I can't find a closer match.

 

$2.00: cordless vacuum, SharK-15.6 volts, sv7514 (EV:$28.99)

 

$2.00: mirror, magnifying, wall-mount, ConAir The Classique Collection #41742, 8" diameter, 5x magnification, tri-fold arm extends 12.5" from wall, outer arm swivals 360 degrees, (EV:$42.74)

 

$1.00: extension cord, white, 2-prong, 6ft, vendor# 64646 (EV:$5.32)

 

$1.00: guitar, First Act Discovery, missing 3 strings, FG 125, 31"x10" (EV:$1.04)

 

$1.00: game, roller dice, Sportcraft, model no. 11005, barcode 04473610053 (EV:$3.01 price tag)

 

$1.00: hanging metal decoration, 18 point metal star, welded, very sharp and pointy, 18" across (EV:$81.90)

 

$1.00: (6) bottles of hair spray, flourescent, Star Quality, 5 bottles 3.5 oz each (3 purple, 1 green, 1 silver), 1 bottle 3.0 oz (yellow) (EV:$0.40 each price tags)

 

$1.00: carpet freshener, Glade, 42.6 oz (EV:$5.29)

 

$1.00: toy, Sit 'n Spin, blue with cow face. PlaySkool, 2013 Hasbro (EV:$18.89)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, WestAir N360SE, 17.5x18.25" (EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, Piedmont Commuter, N332SB, 14.25x18.25(EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: pan, skillet, flat, square, Calphalon, 11x11 (EV:$19.95)

 

$1.00: game, Blockbuster Movie Game, plays with any movie (EV:$5.00)

 

$1.00: 2 speakers, 5" cubes, Optimus XTS 40, Cat no 40-1991, wire kind (EV:$13.26)

 

$1.00: picture frame, 15.5x12.5, wood trim (EV:$22.99)

 

$1.00: snow shovel, definitely needed after both of ours broke this past winter! (EV:$8.98)

 

$0.50: vinegar, White House, half a 64oz bottle (EV:$1.70 at Peapod)

 

$0.50: wrapping paper, 40" long roll (EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: shirt, holographic, Disney Camp Rock, style #k2826t0005 (EV:$9.00) Not an exact match.

 

$0.25: toy, Simpsons, Lisa Simpson, Burger King, 2011, light up red chest, 3"hx2"w (EV:$5.99)

 

$0.25: toy, Adventure Time, Jake, McDonalds, with spring chest, 3.5"x2.25(EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: instrument, recorder, pink clear plastic, Yamaha (EV:$4.97)

 

$0.25: toy, top, gyroscope, with plastic case, CBOCS (EV:$4.99 price tag)

 

$0.10: glue, Elmer's Wood Glue, 8 fl oz (EV:$1.99 for 4 fl oz so $3.98 for 8 fl oz)

 

$0.10: lint brush, Magic Brush, Helmac Products, yellow plastic handle (EV:$6.45)

 

$0.10: toy, matchbox car, Cheerios, Chex, 43, blue and yellow, 3"x1"(EV:$1.04)

 

$FREE: lamp, 28" high, 11" wide (EV:$5.00)

 

$FREE: carpet, for outside (EV:$12.00)

 

$FREE: Sit 'n Spin, green with red face, PlaySkool, 2004 Hasbro, requires batteries and has button but it doesn't seem to work (EV:$18.89)

 

$FREE: paint, white, maybe 1/4 of a gallon of Glidden Ultra Hide Latex Eggshell (EV:$2.99 rationale:$11.97 for a gallon)

 

$FREE: candy, Ice Chips Margarita, sweetened with xylitol, 1.76 oz, shrinkwrapped (EV:$27.95 for 6, or 4.65 each)

 

$FREE: jar, plastic, locking top, DynaWare 10x5.5" (EV:$10.19)

 

$FREE: 7 manga books, Manga Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest, A MidSummer Night's Dream (EV:$9.95 price tag for 4 of them, $10.95 price tag for 3 of them)

 

$FREE: wig, blonde with darker streaks, the lady called it a "Miley Cyris" wig (EV:$5.85)

  

lotions, mouthwash, radio, reflection, soaps, toiletries, vanity mirror.

 

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn's house, Alexandria, Virginia.

 

May 2, 2015.

  

... Read my blog at ClintJCL at wordpress.com

... Read Carolyn's blog at CarolynCASL at wordpress.com

 

... Read my yard sale-related blogposts at clintjcl dot wordpress dot com/category/yard-sales/

  

BACKSTORY: Got up around 8:50AM, made it out driving by ~9:15 and went out until 2:27PM for a total of 5.25 hours. Spent $60.55 plus ~$10.66 gas for 40.0 miles of driving (14 mpg @ $3.73/G), for a total cost of $71.21. We drove to 24 yard sales, stopping at 15 (62%) of them. We made 44 purchases (69 items) for a total estimated value of $814.81, leading to a profit/savings of $743.60. So in essence, we multiplied our $71.21 investment by 11.44X. (Also, if you think about it, the profit counts for even more when you consider that we have to earn ~$900 on the job, pre-tax, in order to take home the $789 in cash that we saved. How long does $900 of disposable income take to earn, vs the 5.25 hrs we spent here?) Anyway, this works out to a *post-tax* "wage" of $124.26/hr as a couple or $62.13/hr per person.

 

THE TAKE:

 

$5.00: lawn darts, Regent "Slider" Jarts, model 73929, in box, part no. 01-73927, Regent Sports Corporation, Hauppauge, NY 11787 (EV:$100)

 

$5.00: (8) generic folding chairs (EV:$11.99)

 

$5.00: ottoman, leather, 18.5x18.5x16.5" high, with storage area (EV:$51.00)

 

$5.00: wooden multishelf unit, 30x24x5" deep, 7 shelves (EV:$29.00) (not quite this, but I can't find anything more exact)

 

$4.00: mechanic's creeper, on wheels (EV:$24.49)

 

$4.00: clock radio, Proton 320, Model #320, Serial # P32178259 (EV:$22.83)

 

$3.00: fan, adjusts from 33" high to 47" high, white, plastic, Galaxy, turns out it doesn't work. (EV:$32.69), but we are counting it as $0.00 since it didn't work.

 

$3.00: lamp, silver, metal clip on, 9" extension, model hbp1001c-109, 12746 SKU: 717-880 "DLC" 0-4633584495-7, date: 201203, E91675 (EV:$28.49)

 

$3.00: bag of hotel toiletries, 11 bottles of lotion (SolTerre), 17 bottles of shampoo (SolTerre), 16 bars of soap (SolTerre), 1 small container of Morton's salt and 1 small container of Morton's pepper (EV:$21.99)

 

$3.00: car tray, interior, Keller, 2 cup holders, 10x16"(EV:$27.48), it's not quite this, but I can't find a closer match.

 

$2.00: cordless vacuum, SharK-15.6 volts, sv7514 (EV:$28.99)

 

$2.00: mirror, magnifying, wall-mount, ConAir The Classique Collection #41742, 8" diameter, 5x magnification, tri-fold arm extends 12.5" from wall, outer arm swivals 360 degrees, (EV:$42.74)

 

$1.00: extension cord, white, 2-prong, 6ft, vendor# 64646 (EV:$5.32)

 

$1.00: guitar, First Act Discovery, missing 3 strings, FG 125, 31"x10" (EV:$1.04)

 

$1.00: game, roller dice, Sportcraft, model no. 11005, barcode 04473610053 (EV:$3.01 price tag)

 

$1.00: hanging metal decoration, 18 point metal star, welded, very sharp and pointy, 18" across (EV:$81.90)

 

$1.00: (6) bottles of hair spray, flourescent, Star Quality, 5 bottles 3.5 oz each (3 purple, 1 green, 1 silver), 1 bottle 3.0 oz (yellow) (EV:$0.40 each price tags)

 

$1.00: carpet freshener, Glade, 42.6 oz (EV:$5.29)

 

$1.00: toy, Sit 'n Spin, blue with cow face. PlaySkool, 2013 Hasbro (EV:$18.89)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, WestAir N360SE, 17.5x18.25" (EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, Piedmont Commuter, N332SB, 14.25x18.25(EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: pan, skillet, flat, square, Calphalon, 11x11 (EV:$19.95)

 

$1.00: game, Blockbuster Movie Game, plays with any movie (EV:$5.00)

 

$1.00: 2 speakers, 5" cubes, Optimus XTS 40, Cat no 40-1991, wire kind (EV:$13.26)

 

$1.00: picture frame, 15.5x12.5, wood trim (EV:$22.99)

 

$1.00: snow shovel, definitely needed after both of ours broke this past winter! (EV:$8.98)

 

$0.50: vinegar, White House, half a 64oz bottle (EV:$1.70 at Peapod)

 

$0.50: wrapping paper, 40" long roll (EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: shirt, holographic, Disney CampRock, style #k2826t0005 (EV:$9.00) Not an exact match.

 

$0.25: toy, Simpsons, Lisa Simpson, Burger King, 2011, light up red chest, 3"hx2"w (EV:$5.99)

 

$0.25: toy, Adventure Time, Jake, McDonalds, with spring chest, 3.5"x2.25(EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: instrument, recorder, pink clear plastic, Yamaha (EV:$4.97)

 

$0.25: toy, top, gyroscope, with plastic case, CBOCS (EV:$4.99 price tag)

 

$0.10: glue, Elmer's Wood Glue, 8 fl oz (EV:$1.99 for 4 fl oz so $3.98 for 8 fl oz)

 

$0.10: lint brush, Magic Brush, Helmac Products, yellow plastic handle (EV:$6.45)

 

$0.10: toy, matchbox car, Cheerios, Chex, 43, blue and yellow, 3"x1"(EV:$1.04)

 

$FREE: lamp, 28" high, 11" wide (EV:$5.00)

 

$FREE: carpet, for outside (EV:$12.00)

 

$FREE: Sit 'n Spin, green with red face, PlaySkool, 2004 Hasbro, requires batteries and has button but it doesn't seem to work (EV:$18.89)

 

$FREE: paint, white, maybe 1/4 of a gallon of Glidden Ultra Hide Latex Eggshell (EV:$2.99 rationale:$11.97 for a gallon)

 

$FREE: candy, Ice Chips Margarita, sweetened with xylitol, 1.76 oz, shrinkwrapped (EV:$27.95 for 6, or 4.65 each)

 

$FREE: jar, plastic, locking top, DynaWare 10x5.5" (EV:$10.19)

 

$FREE: 7 manga books, Manga Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest, A MidSummer Night's Dream (EV:$9.95 price tag for 4 of them, $10.95 price tag for 3 of them)

 

$FREE: wig, blonde with darker streaks, the lady called it a "Miley Cyris" wig (EV:$5.85)

  

The nephews seemed to enjoy these (so did we!).

 

Sit And Spin.

 

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn's house, Alexandria, Virginia.

 

May 2, 2015.

  

... Read my blog at ClintJCL at wordpress.com

... Read Carolyn's blog at CarolynCASL at wordpress.com

 

... Read my yard sale-related blogposts at clintjcl dot wordpress dot com/category/yard-sales/

  

BACKSTORY: Got up around 8:50AM, made it out driving by ~9:15 and went out until 2:27PM for a total of 5.25 hours. Spent $60.55 plus ~$10.66 gas for 40.0 miles of driving (14 mpg @ $3.73/G), for a total cost of $71.21. We drove to 24 yard sales, stopping at 15 (62%) of them. We made 44 purchases (69 items) for a total estimated value of $814.81, leading to a profit/savings of $743.60. So in essence, we multiplied our $71.21 investment by 11.44X. (Also, if you think about it, the profit counts for even more when you consider that we have to earn ~$900 on the job, pre-tax, in order to take home the $789 in cash that we saved. How long does $900 of disposable income take to earn, vs the 5.25 hrs we spent here?) Anyway, this works out to a *post-tax* "wage" of $124.26/hr as a couple or $62.13/hr per person.

 

THE TAKE:

 

$5.00: lawn darts, Regent "Slider" Jarts, model 73929, in box, part no. 01-73927, Regent Sports Corporation, Hauppauge, NY 11787 (EV:$100)

 

$5.00: (8) generic folding chairs (EV:$11.99)

 

$5.00: ottoman, leather, 18.5x18.5x16.5" high, with storage area (EV:$51.00)

 

$5.00: wooden multishelf unit, 30x24x5" deep, 7 shelves (EV:$29.00) (not quite this, but I can't find anything more exact)

 

$4.00: mechanic's creeper, on wheels (EV:$24.49)

 

$4.00: clock radio, Proton 320, Model #320, Serial # P32178259 (EV:$22.83)

 

$3.00: fan, adjusts from 33" high to 47" high, white, plastic, Galaxy, turns out it doesn't work. (EV:$32.69), but we are counting it as $0.00 since it didn't work.

 

$3.00: lamp, silver, metal clip on, 9" extension, model hbp1001c-109, 12746 SKU: 717-880 "DLC" 0-4633584495-7, date: 201203, E91675 (EV:$28.49)

 

$3.00: bag of hotel toiletries, 11 bottles of lotion (SolTerre), 17 bottles of shampoo (SolTerre), 16 bars of soap (SolTerre), 1 small container of Morton's salt and 1 small container of Morton's pepper (EV:$21.99)

 

$3.00: car tray, interior, Keller, 2 cup holders, 10x16"(EV:$27.48), it's not quite this, but I can't find a closer match.

 

$2.00: cordless vacuum, SharK-15.6 volts, sv7514 (EV:$28.99)

 

$2.00: mirror, magnifying, wall-mount, ConAir The Classique Collection #41742, 8" diameter, 5x magnification, tri-fold arm extends 12.5" from wall, outer arm swivals 360 degrees, (EV:$42.74)

 

$1.00: extension cord, white, 2-prong, 6ft, vendor# 64646 (EV:$5.32)

 

$1.00: guitar, First Act Discovery, missing 3 strings, FG 125, 31"x10" (EV:$1.04)

 

$1.00: game, roller dice, Sportcraft, model no. 11005, barcode 04473610053 (EV:$3.01 price tag)

 

$1.00: hanging metal decoration, 18 point metal star, welded, very sharp and pointy, 18" across (EV:$81.90)

 

$1.00: (6) bottles of hair spray, flourescent, Star Quality, 5 bottles 3.5 oz each (3 purple, 1 green, 1 silver), 1 bottle 3.0 oz (yellow) (EV:$0.40 each price tags)

 

$1.00: carpet freshener, Glade, 42.6 oz (EV:$5.29)

 

$1.00: toy, Sit 'n Spin, blue with cow face. PlaySkool, 2013 Hasbro (EV:$18.89)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, WestAir N360SE, 17.5x18.25" (EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, Piedmont Commuter, N332SB, 14.25x18.25(EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: pan, skillet, flat, square, Calphalon, 11x11 (EV:$19.95)

 

$1.00: game, Blockbuster Movie Game, plays with any movie (EV:$5.00)

 

$1.00: 2 speakers, 5" cubes, Optimus XTS 40, Cat no 40-1991, wire kind (EV:$13.26)

 

$1.00: picture frame, 15.5x12.5, wood trim (EV:$22.99)

 

$1.00: snow shovel, definitely needed after both of ours broke this past winter! (EV:$8.98)

 

$0.50: vinegar, White House, half a 64oz bottle (EV:$1.70 at Peapod)

 

$0.50: wrapping paper, 40" long roll (EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: shirt, holographic, Disney Camp Rock, style #k2826t0005 (EV:$9.00) Not an exact match.

 

$0.25: toy, Simpsons, Lisa Simpson, Burger King, 2011, light up red chest, 3"hx2"w (EV:$5.99)

 

$0.25: toy, Adventure Time, Jake, McDonalds, with spring chest, 3.5"x2.25(EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: instrument, recorder, pink clear plastic, Yamaha (EV:$4.97)

 

$0.25: toy, top, gyroscope, with plastic case, CBOCS (EV:$4.99 price tag)

 

$0.10: glue, Elmer's Wood Glue, 8 fl oz (EV:$1.99 for 4 fl oz so $3.98 for 8 fl oz)

 

$0.10: lint brush, Magic Brush, Helmac Products, yellow plastic handle (EV:$6.45)

 

$0.10: toy, matchbox car, Cheerios, Chex, 43, blue and yellow, 3"x1"(EV:$1.04)

 

$FREE: lamp, 28" high, 11" wide (EV:$5.00)

 

$FREE: carpet, for outside (EV:$12.00)

 

$FREE: Sit 'n Spin, green with red face, PlaySkool, 2004 Hasbro, requires batteries and has button but it doesn't seem to work (EV:$18.89)

 

$FREE: paint, white, maybe 1/4 of a gallon of Glidden Ultra Hide Latex Eggshell (EV:$2.99 rationale:$11.97 for a gallon)

 

$FREE: candy, Ice Chips Margarita, sweetened with xylitol, 1.76 oz, shrinkwrapped (EV:$27.95 for 6, or 4.65 each)

 

$FREE: jar, plastic, locking top, DynaWare 10x5.5" (EV:$10.19)

 

$FREE: 7 manga books, Manga Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest, A MidSummer Night's Dream (EV:$9.95 price tag for 4 of them, $10.95 price tag for 3 of them)

 

$FREE: wig, blonde with darker streaks, the lady called it a "Miley Cyris" wig (EV:$5.85)

  

I swear this thing is actually black. Don't understand why it's brown in the picture. But anyway, this is the ideal piece of furniture: Moduler, a chair, a table, a cabinet, a footrest... It is legion.

 

Boot provided for perspective.

 

Oranjello the cat, boot, cube, cube furniture.

 

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn's house, Alexandria, Virginia.

 

May 2, 2015.

  

... Read my blog at ClintJCL at wordpress.com

... Read Carolyn's blog at CarolynCASL at wordpress.com

 

... Read my yard sale-related blogposts at clintjcl dot wordpress dot com/category/yard-sales/

  

BACKSTORY: Got up around 8:50AM, made it out driving by ~9:15 and went out until 2:27PM for a total of 5.25 hours. Spent $60.55 plus ~$10.66 gas for 40.0 miles of driving (14 mpg @ $3.73/G), for a total cost of $71.21. We drove to 24 yard sales, stopping at 15 (62%) of them. We made 44 purchases (69 items) for a total estimated value of $814.81, leading to a profit/savings of $743.60. So in essence, we multiplied our $71.21 investment by 11.44X. (Also, if you think about it, the profit counts for even more when you consider that we have to earn ~$900 on the job, pre-tax, in order to take home the $789 in cash that we saved. How long does $900 of disposable income take to earn, vs the 5.25 hrs we spent here?) Anyway, this works out to a *post-tax* "wage" of $124.26/hr as a couple or $62.13/hr per person.

 

THE TAKE:

 

$5.00: lawn darts, Regent "Slider" Jarts, model 73929, in box, part no. 01-73927, Regent Sports Corporation, Hauppauge, NY 11787 (EV:$100)

 

$5.00: (8) generic folding chairs (EV:$11.99)

 

$5.00: ottoman, leather, 18.5x18.5x16.5" high, with storage area (EV:$51.00)

 

$5.00: wooden multishelf unit, 30x24x5" deep, 7 shelves (EV:$29.00) (not quite this, but I can't find anything more exact)

 

$4.00: mechanic's creeper, on wheels (EV:$24.49)

 

$4.00: clock radio, Proton320, Model #320, Serial # P32178259 (EV:$22.83)

 

$3.00: fan, adjusts from 33" high to 47" high, white, plastic, Galaxy, turns out it doesn't work. (EV:$32.69), but we are counting it as $0.00 since it didn't work.

 

$3.00: lamp, silver, metal clip on, 9" extension, model hbp1001c-109, 12746 SKU: 717-880 "DLC" 0-4633584495-7, date: 201203, E91675 (EV:$28.49)

 

$3.00: bag of hotel toiletries, 11 bottles of lotion (SolTerre), 17 bottles of shampoo (SolTerre), 16 bars of soap (SolTerre), 1 small container of Morton's salt and 1 small container of Morton's pepper (EV:$21.99)

 

$3.00: car tray, interior, Keller, 2 cup holders, 10x16"(EV:$27.48), it's not quite this, but I can't find a closer match.

 

$2.00: cordless vacuum, SharK-15.6 volts, sv7514 (EV:$28.99)

 

$2.00: mirror, magnifying, wall-mount, ConAir The Classique Collection #41742, 8" diameter, 5x magnification, tri-fold arm extends 12.5" from wall, outer arm swivals 360 degrees, (EV:$42.74)

 

$1.00: extension cord, white, 2-prong, 6ft, vendor# 64646 (EV:$5.32)

 

$1.00: guitar, First Act Discovery, missing 3 strings, FG 125, 31"x10" (EV:$1.04)

 

$1.00: game, roller dice, Sportcraft, model no. 11005, barcode 04473610053 (EV:$3.01 price tag)

 

$1.00: hanging metal decoration, 18 point metal star, welded, very sharp and pointy, 18" across (EV:$81.90)

 

$1.00: (6) bottles of hair spray, flourescent, Star Quality, 5 bottles 3.5 oz each (3 purple, 1 green, 1 silver), 1 bottle 3.0 oz (yellow) (EV:$0.40 each price tags)

 

$1.00: carpet freshener, Glade, 42.6 oz (EV:$5.29)

 

$1.00: toy, Sit 'n Spin, blue with cow face. PlaySkool, 2013 Hasbro (EV:$18.89)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, WestAir N360SE, 17.5x18.25" (EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, Piedmont Commuter, N332SB, 14.25x18.25(EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: pan, skillet, flat, square, Calphalon, 11x11 (EV:$19.95)

 

$1.00: game, Blockbuster Movie Game, plays with any movie (EV:$5.00)

 

$1.00: 2 speakers, 5" cubes, Optimus XTS 40, Cat no 40-1991, wire kind (EV:$13.26)

 

$1.00: picture frame, 15.5x12.5, wood trim (EV:$22.99)

 

$1.00: snow shovel, definitely needed after both of ours broke this past winter! (EV:$8.98)

 

$0.50: vinegar, White House, half a 64oz bottle (EV:$1.70 at Peapod)

 

$0.50: wrapping paper, 40" long roll (EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: shirt, holographic, Disney Camp Rock, style #k2826t0005 (EV:$9.00) Not an exact match.

 

$0.25: toy, Simpsons, Lisa Simpson, Burger King, 2011, light up red chest, 3"hx2"w (EV:$5.99)

 

$0.25: toy, Adventure Time, Jake, McDonalds, with spring chest, 3.5"x2.25(EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: instrument, recorder, pink clear plastic, Yamaha (EV:$4.97)

 

$0.25: toy, top, gyroscope, with plastic case, CBOCS (EV:$4.99 price tag)

 

$0.10: glue, Elmer's Wood Glue, 8 fl oz (EV:$1.99 for 4 fl oz so $3.98 for 8 fl oz)

 

$0.10: lint brush, Magic Brush, Helmac Products, yellow plastic handle (EV:$6.45)

 

$0.10: toy, matchbox car, Cheerios, Chex, 43, blue and yellow, 3"x1"(EV:$1.04)

 

$FREE: lamp, 28" high, 11" wide (EV:$5.00)

 

$FREE: carpet, for outside (EV:$12.00)

 

$FREE: Sit 'n Spin, green with red face, PlaySkool, 2004 Hasbro, requires batteries and has button but it doesn't seem to work (EV:$18.89)

 

$FREE: paint, white, maybe 1/4 of a gallon of Glidden Ultra Hide Latex Eggshell (EV:$2.99 rationale:$11.97 for a gallon)

 

$FREE: candy, Ice Chips Margarita, sweetened with xylitol, 1.76 oz, shrinkwrapped (EV:$27.95 for 6, or 4.65 each)

 

$FREE: jar, plastic, locking top, DynaWare 10x5.5" (EV:$10.19)

 

$FREE: 7 manga books, Manga Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest, A MidSummer Night's Dream (EV:$9.95 price tag for 4 of them, $10.95 price tag for 3 of them)

 

$FREE: wig, blonde with darker streaks, the lady called it a "Miley Cyris" wig (EV:$5.85)

  

Free stuff -- This is one of our favorite jars for our Hungry Harvest produce deliveries... And somebody just gave it away for free?!?!?!

 

And we will ALWAYS take free paint. Duhhhh.

 

jar, paint.

 

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn's house, Alexandria, Virginia.

 

May 2, 2015.

  

... Read my blog at ClintJCL at wordpress.com

... Read Carolyn's blog at CarolynCASL at wordpress.com

 

... Read my yard sale-related blogposts at clintjcl dot wordpress dot com/category/yard-sales/

  

BACKSTORY: Got up around 8:50AM, made it out driving by ~9:15 and went out until 2:27PM for a total of 5.25 hours. Spent $60.55 plus ~$10.66 gas for 40.0 miles of driving (14 mpg @ $3.73/G), for a total cost of $71.21. We drove to 24 yard sales, stopping at 15 (62%) of them. We made 44 purchases (69 items) for a total estimated value of $814.81, leading to a profit/savings of $743.60. So in essence, we multiplied our $71.21 investment by 11.44X. (Also, if you think about it, the profit counts for even more when you consider that we have to earn ~$900 on the job, pre-tax, in order to take home the $789 in cash that we saved. How long does $900 of disposable income take to earn, vs the 5.25 hrs we spent here?) Anyway, this works out to a *post-tax* "wage" of $124.26/hr as a couple or $62.13/hr per person.

 

THE TAKE:

 

$5.00: lawn darts, Regent "Slider" Jarts, model 73929, in box, part no. 01-73927, Regent Sports Corporation, Hauppauge, NY 11787 (EV:$100)

 

$5.00: (8) generic folding chairs (EV:$11.99)

 

$5.00: ottoman, leather, 18.5x18.5x16.5" high, with storage area (EV:$51.00)

 

$5.00: wooden multishelf unit, 30x24x5" deep, 7 shelves (EV:$29.00) (not quite this, but I can't find anything more exact)

 

$4.00: mechanic's creeper, on wheels (EV:$24.49)

 

$4.00: clock radio, Proton 320, Model #320, Serial # P32178259 (EV:$22.83)

 

$3.00: fan, adjusts from 33" high to 47" high, white, plastic, Galaxy, turns out it doesn't work. (EV:$32.69), but we are counting it as $0.00 since it didn't work.

 

$3.00: lamp, silver, metal clip on, 9" extension, model hbp1001c-109, 12746 SKU: 717-880 "DLC" 0-4633584495-7, date: 201203, E91675 (EV:$28.49)

 

$3.00: bag of hotel toiletries, 11 bottles of lotion (SolTerre), 17 bottles of shampoo (SolTerre), 16 bars of soap (SolTerre), 1 small container of Morton's salt and 1 small container of Morton's pepper (EV:$21.99)

 

$3.00: car tray, interior, Keller, 2 cup holders, 10x16"(EV:$27.48), it's not quite this, but I can't find a closer match.

 

$2.00: cordless vacuum, SharK-15.6 volts, sv7514 (EV:$28.99)

 

$2.00: mirror, magnifying, wall-mount, ConAir The Classique Collection #41742, 8" diameter, 5x magnification, tri-fold arm extends 12.5" from wall, outer arm swivals 360 degrees, (EV:$42.74)

 

$1.00: extension cord, white, 2-prong, 6ft, vendor# 64646 (EV:$5.32)

 

$1.00: guitar, First Act Discovery, missing 3 strings, FG 125, 31"x10" (EV:$1.04)

 

$1.00: game, roller dice, Sportcraft, model no. 11005, barcode 04473610053 (EV:$3.01 price tag)

 

$1.00: hanging metal decoration, 18 point metal star, welded, very sharp and pointy, 18" across (EV:$81.90)

 

$1.00: (6) bottles of hair spray, flourescent, Star Quality, 5 bottles 3.5 oz each (3 purple, 1 green, 1 silver), 1 bottle 3.0 oz (yellow) (EV:$0.40 each price tags)

 

$1.00: carpet freshener, Glade, 42.6 oz (EV:$5.29)

 

$1.00: toy, Sit 'n Spin, blue with cow face. PlaySkool, 2013 Hasbro (EV:$18.89)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, WestAir N360SE, 17.5x18.25" (EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, Piedmont Commuter, N332SB, 14.25x18.25(EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: pan, skillet, flat, square, Calphalon, 11x11 (EV:$19.95)

 

$1.00: game, Blockbuster Movie Game, plays with any movie (EV:$5.00)

 

$1.00: 2 speakers, 5" cubes, Optimus XTS 40, Cat no 40-1991, wire kind (EV:$13.26)

 

$1.00: picture frame, 15.5x12.5, wood trim (EV:$22.99)

 

$1.00: snow shovel, definitely needed after both of ours broke this past winter! (EV:$8.98)

 

$0.50: vinegar, White House, half a 64oz bottle (EV:$1.70 at Peapod)

 

$0.50: wrapping paper, 40" long roll (EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: shirt, holographic, Disney Camp Rock, style #k2826t0005 (EV:$9.00) Not an exact match.

 

$0.25: toy, Simpsons, Lisa Simpson, Burger King, 2011, light up red chest, 3"hx2"w (EV:$5.99)

 

$0.25: toy, Adventure Time, Jake, McDonalds, with spring chest, 3.5"x2.25(EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: instrument, recorder, pink clear plastic, Yamaha (EV:$4.97)

 

$0.25: toy, top, gyroscope, with plastic case, CBOCS (EV:$4.99 price tag)

 

$0.10: glue, Elmer's Wood Glue, 8 fl oz (EV:$1.99 for 4 fl oz so $3.98 for 8 fl oz)

 

$0.10: lint brush, Magic Brush, Helmac Products, yellow plastic handle (EV:$6.45)

 

$0.10: toy, matchbox car, Cheerios, Chex, 43, blue and yellow, 3"x1"(EV:$1.04)

 

$FREE: lamp, 28" high, 11" wide (EV:$5.00)

 

$FREE: carpet, for outside (EV:$12.00)

 

$FREE: Sit 'n Spin, green with red face, PlaySkool, 2004 Hasbro, requires batteries and has button but it doesn't seem to work (EV:$18.89)

 

$FREE: paint, white, maybe 1/4 of a gallon of Glidden Ultra Hide Latex Eggshell (EV:$2.99 rationale:$11.97 for a gallon)

 

$FREE: candy, Ice Chips Margarita, sweetened with xylitol, 1.76 oz, shrinkwrapped (EV:$27.95 for 6, or 4.65 each)

 

$FREE: jar, plastic, locking top, DynaWare 10x5.5" (EV:$10.19)

 

$FREE: 7 manga books, Manga Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest, A MidSummer Night's Dream (EV:$9.95 price tag for 4 of them, $10.95 price tag for 3 of them)

 

$FREE: wig, blonde with darker streaks, the lady called it a "Miley Cyris" wig (EV:$5.85)

  

At 10 cents a can, I couldn't resist.

 

fluorescent hairspray, hair spray.

 

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn's house, Alexandria, Virginia.

 

May 2, 2015.

  

... Read my blog at ClintJCL at wordpress.com

... Read Carolyn's blog at CarolynCASL at wordpress.com

 

... Read my yard sale-related blogposts at clintjcl dot wordpress dot com/category/yard-sales/

  

BACKSTORY: Got up around 8:50AM, made it out driving by ~9:15 and went out until 2:27PM for a total of 5.25 hours. Spent $60.55 plus ~$10.66 gas for 40.0 miles of driving (14 mpg @ $3.73/G), for a total cost of $71.21. We drove to 24 yard sales, stopping at 15 (62%) of them. We made 44 purchases (69 items) for a total estimated value of $814.81, leading to a profit/savings of $743.60. So in essence, we multiplied our $71.21 investment by 11.44X. (Also, if you think about it, the profit counts for even more when you consider that we have to earn ~$900 on the job, pre-tax, in order to take home the $789 in cash that we saved. How long does $900 of disposable income take to earn, vs the 5.25 hrs we spent here?) Anyway, this works out to a *post-tax* "wage" of $124.26/hr as a couple or $62.13/hr per person.

 

THE TAKE:

 

$5.00: lawn darts, Regent "Slider" Jarts, model 73929, in box, part no. 01-73927, Regent Sports Corporation, Hauppauge, NY 11787 (EV:$100)

 

$5.00: (8) generic folding chairs (EV:$11.99)

 

$5.00: ottoman, leather, 18.5x18.5x16.5" high, with storage area (EV:$51.00)

 

$5.00: wooden multishelf unit, 30x24x5" deep, 7 shelves (EV:$29.00) (not quite this, but I can't find anything more exact)

 

$4.00: mechanic's creeper, on wheels (EV:$24.49)

 

$4.00: clock radio, Proton 320, Model #320, Serial # P32178259 (EV:$22.83)

 

$3.00: fan, adjusts from 33" high to 47" high, white, plastic, Galaxy, turns out it doesn't work. (EV:$32.69), but we are counting it as $0.00 since it didn't work.

 

$3.00: lamp, silver, metal clip on, 9" extension, model hbp1001c-109, 12746 SKU: 717-880 "DLC" 0-4633584495-7, date: 201203, E91675 (EV:$28.49)

 

$3.00: bag of hotel toiletries, 11 bottles of lotion (SolTerre), 17 bottles of shampoo (SolTerre), 16 bars of soap (SolTerre), 1 small container of Morton's salt and 1 small container of Morton's pepper (EV:$21.99)

 

$3.00: car tray, interior, Keller, 2 cup holders, 10x16"(EV:$27.48), it's not quite this, but I can't find a closer match.

 

$2.00: cordless vacuum, SharK-15.6 volts, sv7514 (EV:$28.99)

 

$2.00: mirror, magnifying, wall-mount, ConAir The Classique Collection #41742, 8" diameter, 5x magnification, tri-fold arm extends 12.5" from wall, outer arm swivals 360 degrees, (EV:$42.74)

 

$1.00: extension cord, white, 2-prong, 6ft, vendor# 64646 (EV:$5.32)

 

$1.00: guitar, First Act Discovery, missing 3strings, FG 125, 31"x10" (EV:$1.04)

 

$1.00: game, roller dice, Sportcraft, model no. 11005, barcode 04473610053 (EV:$3.01 price tag)

 

$1.00: hanging metal decoration, 18 point metal star, welded, very sharp and pointy, 18" across (EV:$81.90)

 

$1.00: (6) bottles of hair spray, flourescent, Star Quality, 5 bottles 3.5 oz each (3 purple, 1 green, 1 silver), 1 bottle 3.0 oz (yellow) (EV:$0.40 each price tags)

 

$1.00: carpet freshener, Glade, 42.6 oz (EV:$5.29)

 

$1.00: toy, Sit 'n Spin, blue with cow face. PlaySkool, 2013 Hasbro (EV:$18.89)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, WestAir N360SE, 17.5x18.25" (EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, Piedmont Commuter, N332SB, 14.25x18.25(EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: pan, skillet, flat, square, Calphalon, 11x11 (EV:$19.95)

 

$1.00: game, Blockbuster Movie Game, plays with any movie (EV:$5.00)

 

$1.00: 2 speakers, 5" cubes, Optimus XTS 40, Cat no 40-1991, wire kind (EV:$13.26)

 

$1.00: picture frame, 15.5x12.5, wood trim (EV:$22.99)

 

$1.00: snow shovel, definitely needed after both of ours broke this past winter! (EV:$8.98)

 

$0.50: vinegar, White House, half a 64oz bottle (EV:$1.70 at Peapod)

 

$0.50: wrapping paper, 40" long roll (EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: shirt, holographic,Disney Camp Rock, style #k2826t0005 (EV:$9.00) Not an exact match.

 

$0.25: toy, Simpsons, Lisa Simpson, Burger King, 2011, light up red chest, 3"hx2"w (EV:$5.99)

 

$0.25: toy, Adventure Time, Jake, McDonalds, with spring chest, 3.5"x2.25(EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: instrument, recorder, pink clear plastic, Yamaha (EV:$4.97)

 

$0.25: toy, top, gyroscope, with plastic case, CBOCS (EV:$4.99 price tag)

 

$0.10: glue, Elmer's Wood Glue, 8 fl oz (EV:$1.99 for 4 fl oz so $3.98 for 8 fl oz)

 

$0.10: lint brush, Magic Brush, Helmac Products, yellow plastic handle (EV:$6.45)

 

$0.10: toy, matchbox car, Cheerios, Chex, 43, blue and yellow, 3"x1"(EV:$1.04)

 

$FREE: lamp, 28" high, 11" wide (EV:$5.00)

 

$FREE: carpet, for outside (EV:$12.00)

 

$FREE: Sit 'n Spin, green with red face, PlaySkool, 2004 Hasbro, requires batteries and has button but it doesn't seem to work (EV:$18.89)

 

$FREE: paint, white, maybe 1/4 of a gallon of Glidden Ultra Hide Latex Eggshell (EV:$2.99 rationale:$11.97 for a gallon)

 

$FREE: candy, Ice Chips Margarita, sweetened with xylitol, 1.76 oz, shrinkwrapped (EV:$27.95 for 6, or 4.65 each)

 

$FREE: jar, plastic, locking top, DynaWare 10x5.5" (EV:$10.19)

 

$FREE: 7 manga books, Manga Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest, A MidSummer Night's Dream (EV:$9.95 price tag for 4 of them, $10.95 price tag for 3 of them)

 

$FREE: wig, blonde with darker streaks, the lady called it a "Miley Cyris" wig (EV:$5.85)

  

carpet, chairs, fan, light, mechanic's creeper, shovel.

 

front yard,upstairs,Clint and Carolyn's .

 

May 2, 2015.

  

... Read my blog at ClintJCL at wordpress.com

... Read Carolyn's blog at CarolynCASL at wordpress.com

 

... Read my yard sale-related blogposts at clintjcl dot wordpress dot com/category/yard-sales/

  

BACKSTORY: Got up around 8:50AM, made it out driving by ~9:15 and went out until 2:27PM for a total of 5.25 hours. Spent $60.55 plus ~$10.66 gas for 40.0 miles of driving (14 mpg @ $3.73/G), for a total cost of $71.21. We drove to 24 yard sales, stopping at 15 (62%) of them. We made 44 purchases (69 items) for a total estimated value of $814.81, leading to a profit/savings of $743.60. So in essence, we multiplied our $71.21 investment by 11.44X. (Also, if you think about it, the profit counts for even more when you consider that we have to earn ~$900 on the job, pre-tax, in order to take home the $789 in cash that we saved. How long does $900 of disposable income take to earn, vs the 5.25 hrs we spent here?) Anyway, this works out to a *post-tax* "wage" of $124.26/hr as a couple or $62.13/hr per person.

 

THE TAKE:

 

$5.00: lawn darts, Regent "Slider" Jarts, model 73929, in box, part no. 01-73927, Regent Sports Corporation, Hauppauge, NY 11787 (EV:$100)

 

$5.00: (8) generic folding chairs (EV:$11.99)

 

$5.00: ottoman, leather, 18.5x18.5x16.5" high, with storage area (EV:$51.00)

 

$5.00: wooden multishelf unit, 30x24x5" deep, 7 shelves (EV:$29.00) (not quite this, but I can't find anything more exact)

 

$4.00: mechanic's creeper, on wheels (EV:$24.49)

 

$4.00: clock radio, Proton 320, Model #320, Serial # P32178259 (EV:$22.83)

 

$3.00: fan, adjusts from 33" high to 47" high, white, plastic, Galaxy, turns out it doesn't work. (EV:$32.69), but we are counting it as $0.00 since it didn't work.

 

$3.00: lamp, silver, metal clip on, 9" extension, model hbp1001c-109, 12746 SKU: 717-880 "DLC" 0-4633584495-7, date: 201203, E91675 (EV:$28.49)

 

$3.00: bag of hotel toiletries, 11 bottles of lotion (SolTerre), 17 bottles of shampoo (SolTerre), 16 bars of soap (SolTerre), 1 small container of Morton's salt and 1 small container of Morton's pepper (EV:$21.99)

 

$3.00: car tray, interior, Keller, 2 cup holders, 10x16"(EV:$27.48), it's not quite this, but I can't find a closer match.

 

$2.00: cordless vacuum, SharK-15.6 volts, sv7514 (EV:$28.99)

 

$2.00: mirror, magnifying, wall-mount, ConAir The Classique Collection #41742, 8" diameter, 5x magnification, tri-fold arm extends 12.5" from wall, outer arm swivals 360 degrees, (EV:$42.74)

 

$1.00: extension cord, white, 2-prong, 6ft, vendor# 64646 (EV:$5.32)

 

$1.00: guitar, First Act Discovery, missing 3 strings, FG 125, 31"x10" (EV:$1.04)

 

$1.00: game, roller dice, Sportcraft, model no. 11005, barcode 04473610053 (EV:$3.01 price tag)

 

$1.00: hanging metal decoration, 18 point metal star, welded, very sharp and pointy, 18" across (EV:$81.90)

 

$1.00: (6) bottles of hair spray, flourescent, Star Quality, 5 bottles 3.5 oz each (3 purple, 1 green, 1 silver), 1 bottle 3.0 oz (yellow) (EV:$0.40 each price tags)

 

$1.00: carpet freshener, Glade, 42.6 oz (EV:$5.29)

 

$1.00: toy, Sit 'n Spin, blue with cow face. PlaySkool, 2013 Hasbro (EV:$18.89)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, WestAir N360SE, 17.5x18.25" (EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, Piedmont Commuter, N332SB, 14.25x18.25(EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: pan, skillet, flat, square, Calphalon, 11x11 (EV:$19.95)

 

$1.00: game, Blockbuster Movie Game, plays with any movie (EV:$5.00)

 

$1.00: 2 speakers, 5" cubes, Optimus XTS 40, Cat no 40-1991, wire kind (EV:$13.26)

 

$1.00: picture frame, 15.5x12.5, wood trim (EV:$22.99)

 

$1.00: snow shovel, definitely needed after both of ours broke this past winter! (EV:$8.98)

 

$0.50: vinegar, White House, half a 64oz bottle (EV:$1.70 at Peapod)

 

$0.50: wrapping paper, 40" long roll (EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: shirt, holographic, Disney Camp Rock, style #k2826t0005 (EV:$9.00) Not an exact match.

 

$0.25: toy, Simpsons, Lisa Simpson, Burger King, 2011, light up red chest, 3"hx2"w (EV:$5.99)

 

$0.25: toy, Adventure Time, Jake, McDonalds, with spring chest, 3.5"x2.25(EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: instrument, recorder, pink clear plastic, Yamaha (EV:$4.97)

 

$0.25: toy, top, gyroscope, with plastic case, CBOCS (EV:$4.99 price tag)

 

$0.10: glue, Elmer's Wood Glue, 8 fl oz (EV:$1.99 for 4 fl oz so $3.98 for 8 fl oz)

 

$0.10: lint brush, Magic Brush, Helmac Products, yellow plastic handle (EV:$6.45)

 

$0.10: toy, matchbox car, Cheerios, Chex, 43, blue and yellow, 3"x1"(EV:$1.04)

 

$FREE: lamp, 28" high, 11" wide (EV:$5.00)

 

$FREE: carpet, for outside (EV:$12.00)

 

$FREE: Sit 'n Spin, green with red face, PlaySkool, 2004 Hasbro, requires batteries and has button but it doesn't seem to work (EV:$18.89)

 

$FREE: paint, white, maybe 1/4 of a gallon of Glidden Ultra Hide Latex Eggshell (EV:$2.99 rationale:$11.97 for a gallon)

 

$FREE: candy, Ice Chips Margarita, sweetened with xylitol, 1.76 oz, shrinkwrapped (EV:$27.95 for 6, or 4.65 each)

 

$FREE: jar, plastic, locking top, DynaWare 10x5.5" (EV:$10.19)

 

$FREE: 7 manga books, Manga Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest, A MidSummer Night's Dream (EV:$9.95 price tag for 4 of them, $10.95 price tag for 3 of them)

 

$FREE: wig, blonde with darker streaks, the lady called it a "Miley Cyris" wig (EV:$5.85)

  

Oranjello the cat.

close-up.

 

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn's house, Alexandria, Virginia.

 

May 2, 2015.

  

... Read my blog at ClintJCL at wordpress.com

... Read Carolyn's blog at CarolynCASL at wordpress.com

 

... Read my yard sale-related blogposts at clintjcl dot wordpress dot com/category/yard-sales/

  

BACKSTORY: Got up around 8:50AM, made it out driving by ~9:15 and went out until 2:27PM for a total of 5.25 hours. Spent $60.55 plus ~$10.66 gas for 40.0 miles of driving (14 mpg @ $3.73/G), for a total cost of $71.21. We drove to 24 yard sales, stopping at 15 (62%) of them. We made 44 purchases (69 items) for a total estimated value of $814.81, leading to a profit/savings of $743.60. So in essence, we multiplied our $71.21 investment by 11.44X. (Also, if you think about it, the profit counts for even more when you consider that we have to earn ~$900 on the job, pre-tax, in order to take home the $789 in cash that we saved. How long does $900 of disposable income take to earn, vs the 5.25 hrs we spent here?) Anyway, this works out to a *post-tax* "wage" of $124.26/hr as a couple or $62.13/hr per person.

 

THE TAKE:

 

$5.00: lawn darts, Regent "Slider" Jarts, model 73929, in box, part no. 01-73927, Regent Sports Corporation, Hauppauge, NY 11787 (EV:$100)

 

$5.00: (8) generic folding chairs (EV:$11.99)

 

$5.00: ottoman, leather, 18.5x18.5x16.5" high, with storage area (EV:$51.00)

 

$5.00: wooden multishelf unit, 30x24x5" deep, 7 shelves (EV:$29.00) (not quite this, but I can't find anything more exact)

 

$4.00: mechanic's creeper, on wheels (EV:$24.49)

 

$4.00: clock radio, Proton 320, Model #320, Serial # P32178259 (EV:$22.83)

 

$3.00: fan, adjusts from 33" high to 47" high, white, plastic, Galaxy, turns out it doesn't work. (EV:$32.69), but we are counting it as $0.00 since it didn't work.

 

$3.00: lamp, silver, metal clip on, 9" extension, model hbp1001c-109, 12746 SKU: 717-880 "DLC" 0-4633584495-7, date: 201203, E91675 (EV:$28.49)

 

$3.00: bag of hotel toiletries, 11 bottles of lotion (SolTerre), 17 bottles of shampoo (SolTerre), 16 bars of soap (SolTerre), 1 small container of Morton's salt and 1 small container of Morton's pepper (EV:$21.99)

 

$3.00: car tray, interior, Keller, 2 cup holders, 10x16"(EV:$27.48), it's not quite this, but I can't find a closer match.

 

$2.00: cordless vacuum, SharK-15.6 volts, sv7514 (EV:$28.99)

 

$2.00: mirror, magnifying, wall-mount, ConAir The Classique Collection #41742, 8" diameter, 5x magnification, tri-fold arm extends 12.5" from wall, outer arm swivals 360 degrees, (EV:$42.74)

 

$1.00: extension cord, white, 2-prong, 6ft, vendor# 64646 (EV:$5.32)

 

$1.00: guitar, First Act Discovery, missing 3 strings, FG 125, 31"x10" (EV:$1.04)

 

$1.00: game, roller dice, Sportcraft, model no. 11005, barcode 04473610053 (EV:$3.01 price tag)

 

$1.00: hanging metal decoration, 18 point metal star, welded, very sharp and pointy, 18" across (EV:$81.90)

 

$1.00: (6) bottles of hair spray, flourescent, Star Quality, 5 bottles 3.5 oz each (3 purple, 1 green, 1 silver), 1 bottle 3.0 oz (yellow) (EV:$0.40 each price tags)

 

$1.00: carpet freshener, Glade, 42.6 oz (EV:$5.29)

 

$1.00: toy, Sit 'n Spin, blue with cow face. PlaySkool, 2013 Hasbro (EV:$18.89)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, WestAir N360SE, 17.5x18.25" (EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, Piedmont Commuter, N332SB, 14.25x18.25(EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: pan, skillet, flat, square, Calphalon, 11x11 (EV:$19.95)

 

$1.00: game, Blockbuster Movie Game, plays with any movie (EV:$5.00)

 

$1.00: 2 speakers, 5" cubes, Optimus XTS 40, Cat no 40-1991, wire kind (EV:$13.26)

 

$1.00: picture frame, 15.5x12.5, wood trim (EV:$22.99)

 

$1.00: snow shovel, definitely needed after both of ours broke this past winter! (EV:$8.98)

 

$0.50: vinegar, White House, half a 64oz bottle (EV:$1.70 at Peapod)

 

$0.50: wrapping paper, 40" long roll (EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: shirt, holographic, Disney Camp Rock, style #k2826t0005 (EV:$9.00) Not an exact match.

 

$0.25: toy, Simpsons, Lisa Simpson, Burger King, 2011, light up red chest, 3"hx2"w (EV:$5.99)

 

$0.25: toy, Adventure Time, Jake, McDonalds, with spring chest, 3.5"x2.25(EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: instrument, recorder, pink clear plastic, Yamaha (EV:$4.97)

 

$0.25: toy, top, gyroscope, with plastic case, CBOCS (EV:$4.99 price tag)

 

$0.10: glue, Elmer's Wood Glue, 8 fl oz (EV:$1.99 for 4 fl oz so $3.98 for 8 fl oz)

 

$0.10: lint brush, Magic Brush, Helmac Products, yellow plastic handle (EV:$6.45)

 

$0.10: toy, matchbox car, Cheerios, Chex, 43, blue and yellow, 3"x1"(EV:$1.04)

 

$FREE: lamp, 28" high, 11" wide (EV:$5.00)

 

$FREE: carpet, for outside (EV:$12.00)

 

$FREE: Sit 'n Spin, green with red face, PlaySkool, 2004 Hasbro, requires batteries and has button but it doesn't seem to work (EV:$18.89)

 

$FREE: paint, white, maybe 1/4 of a gallon of Glidden Ultra Hide Latex Eggshell (EV:$2.99 rationale:$11.97 for a gallon)

 

$FREE: candy, Ice Chips Margarita, sweetened with xylitol, 1.76 oz, shrinkwrapped (EV:$27.95 for 6, or 4.65 each)

 

$FREE: jar, plastic, locking top, DynaWare 10x5.5" (EV:$10.19)

 

$FREE: 7 manga books, Manga Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest, A MidSummer Night's Dream (EV:$9.95 price tag for 4 of them, $10.95 price tag for 3 of them)

 

$FREE: wig, blonde with darker streaks, the lady called it a "Miley Cyris" wig (EV:$5.85)

  

  

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53.Get Your Clients to Write

Testimonials and referrals for your Great Services

54. Submit your Service in Ebay

55. Creat your Site Newsletter

Have you heard that ‘the money is in the list’?

56. Submit your Site to all the major indexes,

Open directories Start with Yahoo Directory

57. Enhance your users' experience and earn money with Google AdSense.

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58. Before you submit your site, go through your entire site and ensure that there are no missing graphics, no links leading to empty or non-existent pages, no "Under construction" symbols and no typos or grammatical errors.

 

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Fused plastic shopping bags custom-colored with Duplicolor plastic paint from the auto store, cut into 1 5/8-inch eyelet strips with scalloped scissors and punches, sewn to muslin backing.

www.autobarn.net/duhipevifasp.html?site=google_base

 

Silk organza teddy to match, hand sewn, with French seams, pattern from vintage DIY sewing manual, and/or Vogue #7790, trim of ruched tulle to match, embellished with Shrinky Dink Godzilla-shaped sequins, and plastic bag eyelet edged with tulle on the bottom.

moonwishesstore.ecrater.com/36434/495a8a8135bbf_36434n.jpg

 

(Godzilla's bust, waist and hips are 34 1/2 inches: size 14.)

 

Piping for sides and top of fused, custom-colored plastic bags.

 

Waist tied with plarn from etsy seller jessprkle.

www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11555593

 

One-inch bondage straps, possibly Prince of Wales plaid.

More google-based name generation - Eko lights: an invention to end road rage?

 

Triple exposure - twice through the actionsampler (each time 3 of the lenses were masked so only one was exposed) then once through the XA2 (rated at 200, survived being dropped and the back flying open).

 

Actionsampler + Olympus XA2 + Kodak Elitechrome 100 + xpro

    

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It was at its I/O Conference in 2017 that Google had initially made an announcement to introduce Android Go, that would run seamlessly on low-budget or cost-efficient Android devices. Google launched the Android Go to basically target the common users, who don’t use highly expensive Smartphones and aimed to expand its app market in the developing nations.

 

Well, those not familiar with this lighter or the slimmed down version of Android should look at the following definition.

 

What is Android Go?

 

The Android Go is the slimmed down version of the Android Operating System released by Google with the aim to run the OS successfully on entry-level phones.

 

As the numbers of smartphones are skyrocketing globally, this is a masterstroke from Google to expand its business strategy. Android Go allows all the Google based apps to occupy very little storage space.

 

Thus, it is said to be a blessing for devices that have low RAM size. Even the preinstalled apps will also consume less data and space.

 

Google while launching the Android Go has intently focused on three major areas including the Play Store, the Operating System and the Apps. Let’s have a close examination of each of these:

 

The Android Go Play Store

 

In order to make the Android lightweight and to reduce the burden of the apps, Google also unveiled a new and exclusive Android Go Play Store. Truly speaking, there’s not much of a difference between the normal Google Play Store and the Android Go Play Store as both provide more or less the same content.

 

The only difference is that the Android Go Play Store offers a storefront that can fit best for the entry-level devices. It also helps in recommending the users the top apps that can run flawlessly on their devices and enhancing their experiences.

 

The Apps

 

Google has launched the same apps as found in the regular version but with the light version to suit the device’s memory. These apps mostly occupy about 50% less space and provide the same experience performance-wise as in the case of usual apps.

 

With Android Go, you would basically come across these common preinstalled apps such as Google Go, Gmail Go, YouTube Go, Google Maps Go, Google Assistant Go and Files Go etc.

 

The apps can be navigated at a much faster speed almost by 15%. However, you might have to compromise with some of their features that are no available in the Go version. It must be noted that most of the pre-existing apps in Android Go are Progressive Web Apps.

 

Operating System

 

The Operating System is based on the model same as the Android Oreo but it has been specifically designed to support devices that have RAM ranging from 512 MB to 1GB.

 

In fact, they occupy half the space of Android Nougat, which lets the smartphone install and use more number of apps. The Android Go has one additional feature known as the data saver available in the default mode helping to consume lesser data.

 

The Difference Between Android Go and Regular Android

 

Let’s start with the comparative analysis between the regular Android and Android Go by focusing on some of the key apps.

 

1. Beginning with Google and Google Go

 

When you have the first look at the Google Go, you would find it simple and lighter, which is much easier to install. The most significant part of the slimmed down version is that the app size; which is only about 12 MB; whereas the regular Google occupies a large space of around 166 MB.

 

The intensely vast difference in file size of the app also saves a lot of time while downloading or updating the app. It comprises of all important features such as voice search, Google Translate, Maps and GIF. However, the feature Google Feed remains absent here but you should be happier to receive such a compressed size of the app.

 

2. Gmail Go and Regular Gmail

 

People with low-priced smartphones also find it much convenient to check and reply their emails using their devices. So, Google has facilitated such users with the Gmail Go, which performs the same function as a normal Gmail app. Yes, you can easily access your mails from anywhere anytime with just a tap on the button.

 

To tell you more about it, the Gmail Go have a file size of about 24.8 MB to be precise and even if you compare it with regular Gmail app on the grounds of RAM consumption, it takes up 77MB in comparison to a whooping 260 MB. Moreover, the interface of the Go version remains more or less the same and it provides all the features including the swipe gestures.

 

3. Comparing Google Map Go with Google Map

 

Well, it is interesting to note that the APK size (Android Package Kit) of the Google Go Map is merely 0.009 MB. On the other hand, if you compare it with the normal Google Maps, then the size would become as large as 48 MB. Yes, it cannot be called humongous; but comparatively there is a massive difference between the sizes of the two apps.

 

One of the most common features that Google Go Maps share with their regular contemporary is offering the facility of real-time location sharing.

 

However, you would also be disappointed to note that the Google Go Maps do not offer the benefit of navigation. It means that if you have to find out the right direction, user has to install another app called “Navigation for Google Maps Go” to use navigation in Android Go.

 

But the fact that it offers you information about the traffic condition will help you in planning your journey in advance according to the traffic movements. Even in RAM consumption the Go version consumes only 3.5 MB in comparison to 183 MB for regular Google Maps.

 

4. Comparison of YouTube Go with YouTube

 

YouTube is perhaps the most visited video sharing app today and also has become one of the major sources of entertainment for the smartphone users. Google is kind enough to bring forth a light variant of the YouTube known as the YouTube Go. It should be kept in mind that YouTube Go is unlikely different from the other versions of the Go.

 

Well, the main focus of the YouTube Go is saving the data and storage of the user. You can view this aim when you tab on a video. It wouldn’t start playing but will provide with a couple of options; which is either to play or download it. It also does not contain many features, taps to all videos and also the various channels cannot be subscribed.

 

However, you can share the downloaded videos with your nearby friends. If we talk about the size of YouTube Go, takes less space about 29 MB, while the regular YouTube consumes 122MB. RAM wise, also the size is 74MB in case of Go and 103 MB for regular variant.

 

5. The Comparison between Google Assistant Go and Google Assistant

 

The Google Assistant Go is actually a newly introduced app. The Google Assistant’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) is empowering the light version. A few of the features obviously remains absent in the Go variant but it can still produce a good performance.

 

Although the file size of the regular or the standard version is somewhat around 800 KB, which is small, but it depends on the Google search of any device. On the contrary, the Google Assistant Go occupies 17.47 MB upon installation. It is not the version of the Google. You have to open the app every time you want to take the help of the assistant.

 

In fact, the functionality of the Artificial Intelligence is quite similar to that of the regular app. However, it is a little more customized according to the region; for instance, India. The features not available in the Go version include control for the smart home devices, reminders, Action on Google and Device Actions. But you won’t face any problems as such due to the missing of features.

 

6. The Additional Facility of Files Go

 

If you are well accustomed with your Android device, you should know that there is no availability of Files Manager. Well, this leaves a hectic task for the user to visit the Download Manager and then go through the Internal Storage of the device. But here again Google has shown some leniency towards the entry-level phones with the release of Files Go. It gained popularity soon after its launch.

 

On a scale, the Files Go would weigh around 14.41. Let’s compare it with a third-party file explorer such as Solid File Explorer whose size is about 22 MB. On the paper, it might not be a huge difference, but when we compare these two on the basis of features, Files Go excels in the race.

 

The exiting features include removing the duplicate files, clearing the low-res images, app cache and app deletion. The Go Files App is a necessity for the slimmed down version of the Android OS that helps in clearing the unimportant files and documents to make more space in the device.

 

7. Thumbnail of Recent Visited Apps are Smaller

 

Well, another change that you would probably view in Android Go is that the thumbnail of recently visited apps is much smaller in comparison to the regular Android apps. It expands to fill the gap during the loading of the app, which gives an impression that apps are loading much faster.

 

The Last Few Words

 

Well, there is no doubt that Google has launched Android Go; a venerable and more than useful slimmed down version of Android Operating system for the low cost smartphone devices. The prime focus of Android Go is to secure the data and keep more free space for the device to function better.

 

It offers most of the important apps such as Google Maps. Gmail, YouTube, Google Assistant along with Files Go with most apps having the same features like that of regular apps.

 

Now, if you make a total comparison of the file size between Google Go and the regular apps, the former just occupies close to 81MB, whereas the ordinary apps are taking up about 522 MB of space.

 

However, you also have to keep your memory free and utilize the space to boost the performance of your device. In addition, An android developers have also been advised to create the lighter editions of the apps.

 

The Key Differences Between Android Go Apps and Regular Apps syndicated from medium.com/@NetSpy

 

 

Cloud computing has modified the way in which we work and the way in which we reside. One of the best recognized cloud service suppliers are Google, Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Hewlett Packard and Amazon. My use of cloud computing could also be small fry compared but it surely has made a giant distinction to the kids’s most cancers charity, for which I do some volunteer writing.

 

Truly with out cloud computing you’ll most likely not be studying this text. This text is one small instance of the collaborations made doable by cloud computing, on this occasion our connection passed off on a bunch on Linkedin, the professionals social community. I met the Chief Govt of a youngsters’s most cancers charity there and this text is a collaboration between her, Meltem Kogelbauer and I.

 

So what’s cloud computing?

 

Cloud computing is web based mostly computing, whereby shared sources, software program, and data are supplied to computer systems and different gadgets on demand, just like the electrical energy grid.

 

How has cloud computing helped us make a distinction? With out cloud computing lots of our objectives would have been far tougher to attain and almost definitely would have taken loads longer, plus been costlier.

 

Cloud computing has helped make a distinction by making issues occur shortly and inexpensively. Not solely this, however the potential it provides us for reaching out a lot additional than earlier than is superb.

 

To be able to present extra funding into analysis, one in all our main methods is to maintain IT, administration and operational prices to the minimal. Cloud computing makes it doable for us to attain this, which signifies that the as much as 95% of the general public donations will be invested within the trigger.

 

Cloud computing retains the prices of working the charity down considerably however it’s not solely the fee management which it permits, however the skill to succeed in out to a a lot wider viewers. “Working within the cloud” allows us to maintain its promise to public. It additionally permits us to succeed in out to our beneficiaries, supporters and collaborators simply.

 

Utilizing cloud computing to unfold the phrase

 

Like all charity the intention is to unfold the phrase to have the ability to elevate funds and improve supporters. Nonetheless within the case of childhood most cancers, analysis is an underfunded area. One of many causes for that is that incident charges are low when in comparison with grownup instances thus attracting little or no funding from governments. This in flip signifies that extra scientists are shifting in direction of grownup most cancers instances resulting from lack of analysis funding.

 

About 200,000 youngsters are recognized with most cancers annually around the globe. Kids should not small adults. Analysis in remedy, supportive care and most cancers causes requires completely different approaches proper by from newborns to younger grownup age teams.

 

With out cloud computing I do know that our job to unfold the phrase, elevate funds and make necessary connections could be far tougher and naturally costlier.

 

Listed below are among the cloud computing instruments which we us, which will be helpful for you too:

 

LinkedIn (the skilled social community) – helps us deliver professionals collectively and permit us to share concepts and collaborate. LinkedIn provides us the potential to fulfill like minded individuals everywhere in the world who want to share data and community. Precious contacts will be made by way of LinkedIn.

 

Fb/Twitter – serves to attach us to our neighborhood and supporters, enabling us to succeed in out to our beneficiaries simply. Fb and Twitter make the world small and accessible for us.

 

Volunteermatch.com – is a superb useful resource for attracting volunteers. Thus far we have now had about 50 volunteers from this web site. Now we’re reaching out to extra volunteers internationally, talking the native languages with Vodafone’s matchmaker device.

 

Our fundraisers use the Virgin Cash instruments to boost funds. Whereas Virgin makes it simpler for voluntaries to boost cash, it’s value efficient for us to function.

 

Google Docs – are then used to share paperwork among the many volunteer work power.

 

Chimp Mail – is a superb e-newsletter device which we use to maintain our volunteers updated with the organisational developments.

 

Google Alerts – is a useful device to maintain us updated with necessary data. It’s simple to arrange an alert and it signifies that we do not miss out on important data regarding Childhood Most cancers.

 

Open Supply Instruments – have been used for constructing the web sites of CCE RA and Monty’s Nook. Drupal suited our necessities extraordinarily nicely with its modular strategy. We discovered it simple to handle in addition to simple to combine.

 

SlideShare – (slideshare.web) we use for our firm displays.

 

Picture Bucket – is used to retailer our content material images with a view to preserve the server measurement value efficient.

 

Skype – with out skype we do not understand how preserve our communications low priced throughout the organisation.

 

In terms of advertising, we can not reside with out the facility of Google Adwords, Google Base and Fb Adverts. What retains us on monitor of issues which might be attention-grabbing and necessary to us is Google Calendar.

 

And final however undoubtedly not least.. Zazzle Retailers and Amazon Market’ are used around the globe to promote merchandise for fundraising.

 

Cloud computing and expertise basically have made a exceptional distinction to the work of our charity.

 

We consider that as girls we have now quite a few pure presents and cloud computing can improve these, making us way more environment friendly, serving to us to succeed in out to connections we may by no means have imagined and making a distinction in our lives, whether or not personally or professionally.

 

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Rosie in the study, by herself, kept in by a stair-gate, 'cause of dog-phobic visitors. She kept us informed that she was still there...

 

You're damn right I did!

$80 new, $1 at yardsale. Yard art, but we hung it inside. I think this could easily kill a guest. It's hung on a $6 Cobra hook that is pretty much impossible to fail. However... It's still a bit scary to think of this falling on someone's head.

 

star, yard ornament.

pointy.

 

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn's house, Alexandria, Virginia.

 

May 2, 2015.

  

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BACKSTORY: Got up around 8:50AM, made it out driving by ~9:15 and went out until 2:27PM for a total of 5.25 hours. Spent $60.55 plus ~$10.66 gas for 40.0 miles of driving (14 mpg @ $3.73/G), for a total cost of $71.21. We drove to 24 yard sales, stopping at 15 (62%) of them. We made 44 purchases (69 items) for a total estimated value of $814.81, leading to a profit/savings of $743.60. So in essence, we multiplied our $71.21 investment by 11.44X. (Also, if you think about it, the profit counts for even more when you consider that we have to earn ~$900 on the job, pre-tax, in order to take home the $789 in cash that we saved. How long does $900 of disposable income take to earn, vs the 5.25 hrs we spent here?) Anyway, this works out to a *post-tax* "wage" of $124.26/hr as a couple or $62.13/hr per person.

 

THE TAKE:

 

$5.00: lawn darts, Regent "Slider" Jarts, model 73929, in box, part no. 01-73927, Regent Sports Corporation, Hauppauge, NY 11787 (EV:$100)

 

$5.00: (8) generic folding chairs (EV:$11.99)

 

$5.00: ottoman, leather, 18.5x18.5x16.5" high, with storage area (EV:$51.00)

 

$5.00: wooden multishelf unit, 30x24x5" deep, 7 shelves (EV:$29.00) (not quite this, but I can't find anything more exact)

 

$4.00: mechanic's creeper, on wheels (EV:$24.49)

 

$4.00: clock radio, Proton 320, Model #320, Serial # P32178259 (EV:$22.83)

 

$3.00: fan, adjusts from 33" high to 47" high, white, plastic, Galaxy, turns out it doesn't work. (EV:$32.69), but we are counting it as $0.00 since it didn't work.

 

$3.00: lamp, silver, metal clip on, 9" extension, model hbp1001c-109, 12746 SKU: 717-880 "DLC" 0-4633584495-7, date: 201203, E91675 (EV:$28.49)

 

$3.00: bag of hotel toiletries, 11 bottles of lotion (SolTerre), 17 bottles of shampoo (SolTerre), 16 bars of soap (SolTerre), 1 small container of Morton's saltand 1 small container of Morton's pepper (EV:$21.99)

 

$3.00: car tray, interior, Keller, 2 cup holders, 10x16"(EV:$27.48), it's not quite this, but I can't find a closer match.

 

$2.00: cordless vacuum, SharK-15.6 volts, sv7514 (EV:$28.99)

 

$2.00: mirror, magnifying, wall-mount, ConAir The Classique Collection #41742, 8" diameter, 5x magnification, tri-fold arm extends 12.5" from wall, outer arm swivals 360 degrees, (EV:$42.74)

 

$1.00: extension cord, white, 2-prong, 6ft, vendor# 64646 (EV:$5.32)

 

$1.00: guitar, First Act Discovery, missing 3 strings, FG 125, 31"x10" (EV:$1.04)

 

$1.00: game, roller dice, Sportcraft, model no. 11005, barcode 04473610053 (EV:$3.01 price tag)

 

$1.00: hanging metal decoration, 18 point metal star, welded, very sharp and pointy, 18" across (EV:$81.90)

 

$1.00: (6) bottles of hair spray, flourescent, Star Quality, 5 bottles 3.5 oz each (3 purple, 1 green, 1 silver), 1 bottle 3.0 oz (yellow) (EV:$0.40 each price tags)

 

$1.00: carpet freshener, Glade, 42.6 oz (EV:$5.29)

 

$1.00: toy, Sit 'n Spin, blue with cow face. PlaySkool, 2013 Hasbro (EV:$18.89)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, WestAir N360SE, 17.5x18.25" (EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: toy, airplane, some sort of hard plastic material, Piedmont Commuter, N332SB, 14.25x18.25(EV:$5?)

 

$1.00: pan, skillet, flat, square, Calphalon, 11x11 (EV:$19.95)

 

$1.00: game, Blockbuster Movie Game, plays with any movie (EV:$5.00)

 

$1.00: 2 speakers, 5" cubes, Optimus XTS 40, Cat no 40-1991, wire kind (EV:$13.26)

 

$1.00: picture frame, 15.5x12.5, wood trim (EV:$22.99)

 

$1.00: snow shovel, definitely needed after both of ours broke this past winter! (EV:$8.98)

 

$0.50: vinegar, White House, half a 64oz bottle (EV:$1.70 at Peapod)

 

$0.50: wrapping paper, 40" long roll (EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: shirt, holographic, Disney Camp Rock, style #k2826t0005 (EV:$9.00) Not an exact match.

 

$0.25: toy, Simpsons, Lisa Simpson, Burger King, 2011, light up red chest, 3"hx2"w (EV:$5.99)

 

$0.25: toy, Adventure Time, Jake, McDonalds, with spring chest, 3.5"x2.25(EV:$1.00)

 

$0.25: instrument, recorder, pink clear plastic, Yamaha (EV:$4.97)

 

$0.25: toy, top, gyroscope, with plastic case, CBOCS (EV:$4.99 price tag)

 

$0.10: glue, Elmer's Wood Glue, 8 fl oz (EV:$1.99 for 4 fl oz so $3.98 for 8 fl oz)

 

$0.10: lint brush, Magic Brush, Helmac Products, yellow plastic handle (EV:$6.45)

 

$0.10: toy, matchbox car, Cheerios, Chex, 43, blue and yellow, 3"x1"(EV:$1.04)

 

$FREE: lamp, 28" high, 11" wide (EV:$5.00)

 

$FREE: carpet, for outside (EV:$12.00)

 

$FREE: Sit 'n Spin, green with red face, PlaySkool, 2004 Hasbro, requires batteries and has button but it doesn't seem to work (EV:$18.89)

 

$FREE: paint, white, maybe 1/4 of a gallon of Glidden Ultra Hide Latex Eggshell (EV:$2.99 rationale:$11.97 for a gallon)

 

$FREE: candy, Ice Chips Margarita, sweetened with xylitol, 1.76 oz, shrinkwrapped (EV:$27.95 for 6, or 4.65 each)

 

$FREE: jar, plastic, locking top, DynaWare 10x5.5" (EV:$10.19)

 

$FREE: 7 manga books, Manga Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest, A MidSummer Night's Dream (EV:$9.95 price tag for 4 of them, $10.95 price tag for 3 of them)

 

$FREE: wig, blonde with darker streaks, the lady called it a "Miley Cyris" wig (EV:$5.85)