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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Weekend Sale Finds

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? 

15 comments:

Sandra said...

great find on the camera... no, we don't do yard sales and there are many of them even on weekdays, here they are year round.. more in the winter than the summer. since i am removing from the house not putting in. but when we first got married we furnished our entire house with yard sales and thrift stores

Karen said...

I'm curious to see how the camera does - neat find! I don't go to many yard sales, although I do find them fun to poke around. Right now, I have a huge urge to purge my home - so nothing new for me for a while.

Emma Springfield said...

My granddaughter had that same camera. She went on many hikes and took a lot of pictures with it. It is a good one.

Christina said...

Some good finds here! The older camera will be good to take on walks and other adventures - it is quite small and because it was a bargain you may use it in a different way, maybe in the rain or on the sandy beach, because you won't need to worry so much about damaging it. We recently gave all our CDs away, expect a few favourite classical concerts. We subscribe to a streaming service, which took a while to get used to but now I quite like it.

Anvilcloud said...

That camera will probably yield better results than a phone camera.

William Kendall said...

I wouldn't mind listening to the Benny Goodman one!

Michelle said...

That camera sounds like a great find to me. I hope it works out well!

DUTA said...

The camera is a great bargain! Enjoy it!
At present, I'm trying to simplify my life, declutter my home, so no yard sales for me.

mamasmercantile said...

Great finds, I am a great fan of a bargain.

Connie said...

Wow, you got some really great deals!

diane b said...

Wow the camera was a bargain. We don't have many of those type of sales here. I'm not into going to them because I'm trying to get rid of stuff not collecting it. You got a bargain with the camera. Looking forward to photos.

baili said...

your book purchase shows that you are fond of cooking my friend!

hope cds are enjoyable

2008 sounds like quite old though i believe that it must be work out for you as best camera

in June we are going to send our vacations in Islamabad where such sales are often
i specially love to take advantage of this for buying as much books as i can lol

when we loose power here in this small city of our's books are best timepass for kids and sometime for me either

Denise inVA said...

Great finds, especially the camera.

Lynn said...

That camera is a great find!

My name is Erika. said...

Good finds. It's fun to go bargain hunting when the items for sale are good things and not just junk, isn't it? I'd say you got some good things, especially the camera now that I can see the photos it took from your next post. Hugs-Erika

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