Shopping at flea markets/yard sales

United States
January 7, 2007 6:22pm CST
I can find nice almost new items as yard sales. I have bought exercise equipment that costs in the $100, but I paid $20 and $30. The lady I bought it from said she only used it twice. I also purchased really nice baby furniture for less than $10. I have relatives that always want my things or want to borrow it, but they refuse to buy 2nd hand stuff for themselves with their own money. When I tell them about a good deal I found, they will say I'll save up the money to buy mine new. As soon as I buy it, I get a phone call saying "can I borrow it". Does anybody know people like that or do you at understand how this gets on my nerves.
5 responses
@classy56 (2883)
• United States
8 Jan 07
i am a yard sale holic.i also bought exercise eq.a treadmill for $15 glider for $10 mini stepper for $5 an they were all new an {everyone want to come an use them..but they think they are to good to go to sales!an it get on my nerves badly,i just tell them no go buy your own.so i know how you feel about nerves
• United States
8 Jan 07
You know exactly how I feel. I bought a bun and thigh master for $15, the Toney Little Gisell for $25, and an verstible toddler chair for $7 and a sewing machine for $5. My favorite item to buy from yard sales are xmas items.
@classy56 (2883)
• United States
8 Jan 07
yes i know exacly how you feel.i did buy a few thing to give at xmas time.they didnt know any diffrent.you got a good bargin on the thigh master.we need to go saleing together.lol
• United States
19 Jan 07
I shop at consignment shops. I try to find ones that keep rotating their clothes out because it can get boring going to look at the same things. I also look for stores that sell like new items for the most part. I don't want to waste my time looking through things that are stained or ripped.
@34momma (13895)
• United States
8 Jan 07
oh we must be related!! my family is the same way. i love yard sales and flea markets. they are so much fun because you can get great things for such great prices. they love the stuff i get, but think it is tacky to get second hand stuff. they are nuts!!
• United States
8 Jan 07
i agree with you. it also happened to me too. i don't like to shopp at flea markets but i love to buy stuff at yard sales. do you know where are good places having yard sales?
@misskatonic (3727)
• United States
8 Jan 07
Oh, I understand the frustration completely! I knew someone like that, and she was horrible. She'd always gripe and groan about buying things used and talk about how she'd just buy something new if she wanted it, but if someone else did, she'd always ask to borrow it. She drove us all crazy!