Some call it hoarding some call it hunting we just call it fun!
It's fathers day weekend and you know what that means! Baseball, cookouts, and 120 miles of Garage Sale fun. Well for me that is. We look forward to this event every year, but it is pretty hard to cover 120 miles in just a few hours of a Saturday so we just pick a direction (we live 15 miles South of the middle of the sale) this year we went West. We really only intended to do Princeton and Wynette this year, but we tossed in Dover and one here in our backyard. Next year we will head back east. When Ella and I first did the trip a few years back we made it pretty far to the west but now it goes even longer than before. But we still found quite a few treasures.
So on to the next little town where we came across a very nice looking Critters VHS for a quarter that had me pretty excited it was one that had all of the flaps still intact. Also found 3 of these Nsync bears for the wife she only had one so now we are only short one. And I did pick up all 3 for 2 dollars.
We were a little shocked at the lack of video games at any of the sales with us finding only one. We did spot a few Sega Master games complete in the box that maybe I should have picked up just to trade to another collector's so feeling a little bummed about that. We were really hoping to find a few Xbox controllers we only have one so we can not really play and two player games. We came up dry with that but did get a few extension cables for the PlayStation 2 that were never opened and the cool find was a Game Boy Color that worked but was missing the back for only 50 cents! Now if we could just find a game for it, we will be doing good. I think that was our favorite find of the day.
And that was it we did pick up some odd's and end's plus sampled some local food but it was noon getting hot and the little one was ready to be done. I'm pretty sure Ella and I could do hours more, but we did have things to do.
On the way back home a few blocks from us was a sale so we stopped and probably picked up the best finds of the day! We picked up two PlayStation 2 games at two bucks each one being Chaos Legion and the other Fatal Frame 2 (Kick ASS)!! She had a few more, but I do like to stick to my budget and walked away pretty happy with those finds. Ella and her friends are really into these jump scare games and Fatal Frame is perfect! And both games are in mint condition. They hardly look touched which will put Fatal Frame's value at 75 dollars or more!
I did also pick up a few comics's and the girls did get a few other items all in all More on 34 was a fun and very successful day. Next year we will plan a little better and save up a little more to head out once again.
So, all in all, I picked up 35 movies for around 25 dollars 2 comic books and 3 video games. Not to mention the Game Boy Color and the few toys the girls found. Stayed way under budget leaving me a few more dollars for the book sale later this week. I think this week I'm going to break down a make a pickup video for the Movie's that many of you are asking for so why not give it a shot. This week is going to be busy for us as we plan our garage sale with 8 other families in this small little yard I call home.
If you would like to know more about the sale here are a few links for you.
Our More on 34 videos (that my phone made for us it's kind of neat.)