The weekend weather wasn't exactly warm, but at least it was rain and snow-free and just windy. A great day for the annual yard sale of the Nashua area Humane Society.The sale was in the warehouse of a former rubber boot factory which was chillier inside than outside.
There was an assortment of goods spread out on tables, some were individually priced and others items were group marked with signage. Sale items included children's clothing, tote bags, games and puzzles, fabrics, photo frames, books, CDs, sporting goods, movies and lots of housewares, crafts, and holiday items.
It was a 2-day weekend sale from 8 am to noon. The best bargains were on Sunday when a bagful of books, CDs or movies were mix and match at $1 a bag (grocery bags were provided). Shown below are my book purchases, some for grandchildren and others. The pasta books have been added to my cookbook collection (for now).
The CD selection while not as extensive was still fun to sort through and shown below are ones included in my bagful. Once home, several CDs were found to be duplicates of ones already in our collection, and others were not well-liked. The duplicates and un-likeables will be donated to the local library for its annual book and music sale.
My best "find" was this digital camera, which wasn't on my shopping radar, but who doesn't love a bargain — not me. It was marked $20 and sold for $5 as there was no assurance it was working and it hadn't sold on the first sale day. The package included the camera, charger, batteries, and memory card so it was definitely worth taking a chance. Online research showed that is was introduced in 2008, which makes it an "oldie" by today's digital photo standards. Features include a 7x zoom, image stabilization, and 10 megapixel. A drawback is the use of xD storage media, but 3 were included with the package.
Once the batteries were fully charged, the camera was tested and it is working. I'm going to try shooting indoors and outdoors later this week and will include the results in a future post.
Now that the weather is slowly warming up, there will be outdoor yard sales and flea markets in and around the area.
Do you go to any if these — if so, what's been your best find?