I love to go to thrift stores. I love a bargain. I also like to stop at the occasional rummage sale. From the title you’ve already guessed that I found something great. This summer Sparky and I had stepped out to get a geocache and on our way back happened to see a yard sale. Since it was not out of the way we couldn’t help but stop. Wearing our masks, we ambled through the backyard. Most of the items related to small children – toys, clothes, baby equipment like diaper pails and changing tables. There was a Dyson vacuum cleaner that has seen better days. I was tempted but the canister was clear and obviously hasn’t been emptied in eons, and was filled with kitty litter. I finally came to a table with some jewelry and hair accessories. I saw a small brown leather strap peeking out from beneath a pile of winter gloves. I lifted the gloves away to see 2 Coach wristlets. The brown one was marked $5 and the mint green was $4. I picked up the green as that is “my” color but it had seen much better days. The wrist strap was missing and it was grey/black on the corners and the edges next to the zippers. But the caramel brown one was in really good shape. I checked the zippers and they worked. I felt the leather and it was in good shape too. The rule at garage sales is that you never pay the asking price. So I asked if she’d take less and she jumped on the offered $3. When I got to the car I discovered not only 6 pennies hiding inside but the original price tag, care instructions and a little card telling me how to use the wristlet! So go ahead and ask what the original price was.
Go ahead guess!
Okay, I’ll tell you.
My fashionista friend carries coach purses all the time. I know how much they cost but have never wanted to spend that much money for something to hold my paltry sums of money. Anyway I was quite pleased to have gotten such a good deal!