I enjoy shows like
Auction Hunters where they find valuable items (treasures) in what others
may see as trash. Even as a kid, my parents taught us to appreciate
yard sales, swap meets, flea markets and thrift stores. As a grown up, when
looking for things, the usual first stop are the yard sales, swap meets and
thrift stores. Why, you ask? Mainly because I don't want to contribute to the
over consumption of stuff and would rather recycle before buying new.
Secondly, I don't have to pay retail.
Today I spent the morning at the Saugus Open Air
Market where I found some great deals and all in great condition!
Electric Can Opener – Another rusted handheld can opener bites the dust and had
to be replaced.
Retail Price: $20 Swap Meet Price: $1
Panasonic Electric Pencil Sharpener – I am so over sharpening pencils with the
little twisty plastic sharpeners that always break off the pencil tips. As you can see, I've already started using it.
Retail Price: $45 Swap Meet Price: $1
Brand New Sharper Image Foot Massager — The box was missing. Luckily it's not the box I want.
Retail Price: $60 Swap Meet Price: $1
To find yard sales, swap meets, flea market and
thrift stores around your area, check out Craigslist or your local paper. To
search by state, here's a site that list
& swap meets all around the U.S.