Last Saturday I went to a local sale of kids’ items. It’s not a consignment sale – people can rent a space in a school gym and sell their own things. It’s like a bunch of small kid-themed yard sales. It happens twice a year, and just runs for four hours on a Saturday morning. It used to be THE sale around here. But now two big consignment sales also operate in my town, and I think most of the sellers have switched over. The gym used to be crammed with booths, but now it seems half empty. I like the organization of consignment sales, but really like the yard sale/treasure hunt aspect of the booths at this sale.
Even with a significant decrease in sellers, I still had pretty good luck, including finding the following book lot.
|Paid: $0.25/ea for 28 books (entire alphabet + 2 extras)
Sold: $59.95 less than 1 day later
AlphaPets is a series with a book about a different animal representing each letter. I looked up the series on my phone quickly and it looked like it sold fairly well, so at a quarter apiece I thought I’d give it a whirl. I was really happy when I got home and discovered the set was complete. There weren’t any other complete sets listed when I listed mine last night, so I probably could have gotten a bit more, but I was hoping for a quick flip, so I went with the price that the set seemed to sell at consistently. And a quick flip it was – the lot sold in less than a day!
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