Trash to Treasure: Yard Sales, Swap Meets, Flea Markets and Thrift Stores

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
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
flea markets
& swap meets all around the U.S


Happy Recycling! 


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