Since the boyfriend and best friend had to work, I hit the sales with my dad. This little baby was just waiting for me at the first one. As a Notre Dame fan, I'm definitely not passing up a car magnet still sealed in the packaging for $1. As a side note, we later went to the flea market where my dad has a booth and someone had the exact same magnet for $9.99.
I have another blog (one of several) where I recap young adult books from when I was a kid. I've picked up a few Nancy Drew books here and there, but I found THREE for $1.25 at one of the sales: 50 cents each for the hardback books and a quarter for the paperback.
The prices at this sale were kind of crazy though. I spotted a collection of table lighters from across the garage and made a beeline over before almost going into sticker shock. The cheapest one they had was $10 and the first one I picked up was $25. They also had some of those reproduction cast iron banks that they had priced at $25 to $50+. Ridiculous.
I'm really curious (or maybe shouldn't be curious!) about where the movies came from. Some were still sealed with the store tags on the front. The dad got The Outer Limits Season 1 for $5 still sealed with a $45 price tag from Meijer on the front.
My dad got the find of the day though. He paid $10 for a vintage 1966 telescope in the original box with its original wood stand. The only ones I found online go for $100 or more. Trust me when I say that sucker was extremely heavy, given that I was the one stuck carrying it three blocks back to the car.
This set came from the church sale too. I can't remember if it was $1 or $1.50, and I'm not sure if the lid on the sugar dish is the right one. It fits right, but it's made of plastic...
This is what I am most excited about. I love the movie ET so much. It was the first movie I saw in theaters, I went back and saw it when it was rereleased, my dad got me the fancy DVD box set for the anniversary edition, and I have a ton of merchandise and memorabilia around my house. The church sale had this priced at 10 cents, but I didn't see it until the half price sale. I showed it to my dad and he promptly bought it for me. It's a poster advertising the ET ride at Universal Studios and is dated 1991. That is right around the time we went to the park and I went on this exact ride with my dad.
I managed to pick up some stuff, but the sale seemed a little lackluster this year. They divided the city into different zones and gave out maps, but some of the zones had no sales at all. In previous years, we could park and hit 10 or more sales in a few blocks. We did a lot more walking this year and didn't come home with nearly as much. Hopefully this isn't a sign of what the rest of the summer holds...