20170806 1326 – yardsale haul – Carolyn, cats, & Garfield – IMG_2762

20170806 1326 - yardsale haul - Carolyn, cats, & Garfield - IMG_2762

Lemonjello says you better not steal his Garfield toy.

We finally took the pictures of the rest of the stuff from the 7/15/17 yardsale expedition.

Carolyn, Garfield.
Lemonjello the cat, Oranjello the cat, stuffed Garfield toy.

upstairs, Clintand Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

August 6, 2017.

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BACKSTORY: Got up around 7:15AM, made it out driving by 7:54AM and went out until 12:45PM for a total of 4.5 hours (stopped to eat and grocery shop). Spent $55.75 plus ~$4.42 gas for 53.5 miles of driving (30.6 mpg @ $2.53/G), for a total cost of $60.17. We drove to 19 yard sales, stopping at 18 (95%) of them. We made 56 purchases (81 items) for a total estimated value of $366.68, leading to a profit/savings of $310.93.So in essence, we multiplied our $55.75 investment by 6.58. (Also, if you think about it, the profit counts for even more when you consider that we have to earn $354.42 on the job, pre-tax, in order to take home the $310.93 in cash that we saved. How long does $310.93 of disposable income take to earn, vs the 4.5 hrs we spent here?) Anyway, this works out to a *post-tax* "wage" of $62.19/hr as a couple or $31.09/hr per person.

THE TAKE:

* $5.00: steering wheels (2), GT Grant 14", Pontiac $15.375" (EV:$37.80 ($14.90 each))

* $5.00: storage unit, 3-drawers, white, 22×24.75×15.75" (EV:$23.57)

* $4.00: storage containers (2 at $2.00 each), Sterilite, white, 2051, 9x6x12.5" (EV:$19.26 ($9.63 each))

* $3.00: storage unit, 3-drawers, Sterilite, white, 12.5x24x14.5"(EV:$12.95)

* $3.00: storage unit, 3-drawers, purple with pink drawers, 7×8.25×8", including rubber band bracelets (30 bracelets, 5 rings, 3 necklaces, 5 keyrings) (EV:$17.84)

* $3.00: shirt, pink flowery (EV:$4.74)

* $3.00: shirt, black with orange flowers (EV:$5.98)

* $3.00: picture, wood, Wizard with crystal ball, pendant, dragon, boats and Pegasus, 24x34x2", Raisin Board Crafts, 703-971-6738, 7712 Roxann Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, made out of wooden grape trays (EV:$37.15)

* $2.00: plastic tote with handle, blue top, 13×11.75×9" (EV:$5.74)

* $2.00: double lock storage container, Hefty, 15 quart, 16.5x7x12" (EV:$8.89)

* $2.00: toy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, plush, Raphael, 23×19" (EV:$16.69)

* $2.00: storage unit, 3-drawers, gray, frame broken, 22×23.75×15.5" (EV:$23.57)

* $2.00: makeup, blush, Smashbox Image Factory Air Blush, .28 oz (EV:$10.98)

* $2.00: Eric Vergo’s Pentagram (like a Rubik’s cube that is shaped in a pentagram) (EV:$42.74)

* $2.00: bag holder, wall-mounting, chrome, 15.5×6.625×3.75" (EV:$7.50)

* $2.00: party light,spinning string, HPI Can You Imagine (EV:$3.49)

* $2.00: storage container & baby rings, latching lid with blue handle, 11.5×8.5×6" (EV:$12.95)

* $1.00: storage bin, 16x11x10.75" (EV:$4.79)

* $1.00: incense, Lick Me All Over, Blunt Effects, 12 sticks (EV:$0.20)

* $1.00: incense, Frankincense & Myrrh, Blunt Effects, 12 sticks (EV:$0.20)

* $1.00: 21 plastic hangers ($2.63 based on the 8-packs from the Dollar Store)

* $0.50: drums, bongos, 13.5", wood (EV:$9.50)

* $0.50: skeleton hands, tongs, Greenbriar Int’l, barcode 639277140135 (EV:$5.55)

* $0.50: cake topper (2), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Leonardo and Rafael, 2014 Viacom, 3×2" (EV:$2.32 ($1.16 each based off $6.99 for 6))

* $0.50: nail polish, fortifying base & top coat, Sally Hanson Ultimate Shield (EV:$4.99)

* $0.50: wet wipes container, 6×4.5×3" (EV:$2.31)

* $0.25: hula hoop, 22.5", purple, blue, yellow striped ($1 at the Dollar Store)

* $0.25: spiders, glow in the dark, 100 ct, Greenbriar Int’l, barcode 639277826534 (EV:$2.51)

* $0.25: headband, black with lace bow, 6×2" (EV:$1.89)

* $0.25: pillow, **** emoji, brown, 9.5×11.x3" (EV:$4.88)

* $0.25: toy, stuffed, Garfield 9×7" (EV:$4.25)

* $0.20: toy, Rainbow Dash (2 at $0.10 each), real hair tail, hard mane, McDonald’s, 2.3.75×3" (EV:$4.99)

* $0.10: toy, Pinkie Pie, Equestria Girls, 5.375×3", 1 movable joint, real hair ponytail, 2015 Hasbro (EV:$7.00)

* $0.10: action figure, Batman, 4×2.25", 9 movable joints (EV:$5.00)

* $0.10: toy, Pinkie Pie, real hair tail, hard mane, McDonald’s, 2.25×3.25" (EV:$3.49)

* $0.10: toy, Fluttershy, real hair tail, hard mane, McDonald’s, 2×3" (EV:$3.49)

* $0.10: action figure, Superman, big fists, 4.25×2", 9 movable joints (EV:$1.66)

* $0.10: action figure, Spider-man, 4×1.5", 5 movable joints (EV:$0.86)

* $0.10: toy, Adventure Time, Finn, McDonald’s, long arms and legs, 5.25×5" (EV:$5.50)

* $0.10: hair brush cleaner, ConAir, #95288, 2015 (EV:$0.30)

* $FREE: activity book, My Little Pony (EV:$3.20)

* $FREE: coloring book, giant, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Crayola 18 pages, 3 Crayola crayons: red violet, banana mania, olive green (EV:$5.85)

* $FREE: wrist band, Spongebob (EV:$0.49 ($1.95 for 4)). Given to Sean.

* $FREE: skull, yellow, sticky, 2.75×2.125" (EV:$)

* $FREE: nail polish, Avon Nailwear Pro, sheer French pink, N606 (EV:$3.99)

* $FREE: nail polish, Avon Nailwear Pro+, cotton candy (EV:$3.99)

* $FREE: drink cozy, Nightmare Before Christmas (EV:$8.15)

* $FREE: eye cream (2), Avon Solutions Plus, 0.5 fl oz (EV:$9.70)

* $FREE: wood furnisher cleaner and polish, Franklin Cleaning Technology, 16 fl oz (mostly full) (EV:$8.08)

* $FREE: band-aid travel container, Flexible Fabric memory ware, containing 8 band-aids (EV:$1.19)

* $FREE: phone case, space, 2.375×4.625" (EV:$0.85)

* $FREE: vitamin c concentrate packet, Emergen-C, .32oz (EV:$3.50)

* $FREE: single-use thermometer, NexTemp (EV:$0.55 ($5.49 for 10))

* $FREE: sunscreen sample, Banana Boat Sport, SPF30, .4 fl oz ($0.00)

* $FREE: scarf/tie hanger, 28 rings, beige (EV:$5.99)