I’m presenting all my yard sale and Craigslist finds from 2016 (thus far) in one post. I am hoping to get some actual video of me exploring yard sales soon and upload to the site. I enjoy just going around and poking through people’s possessions and I think it’ll make for some pretty interesting footage. It may not, but I’m going to put it out there anyways.
I’ll also be starting to post product reviews, especially of things that I find at yard sales. All of this will be available on this site and on my Youtube channel Quick and Dirty.
My favorite find from 2016 so far are the Winnie the Pooh plate calendar, and I’ll explain why here.
This is where the eBay rejects come to die. Every year at the end of the yard sale season, I`ll hold a liquidation sale. Anything that doesn`t sell gets donated directly to Goodwill. Last years liquidation sale was fairly successful, I believe I ended up making around $150 or $200 just on the leftovers.
Additional pics of a Craigslist Star Wars haul included in the gallery view. The find of the day was the Tickle Me Elmo doll brand new in the box. WIN!
I was laying in bed one Friday night. Before I drifted off to sleep, I figured I would check Craigslist for the heck of it to see what was out there. I run across this insane looking post with a TON of Legos. From the thumbnail I could already tell there were Star Wars sets involved. The guy had put in the post that he would be having a yardsale to get rid of all of them at 5 a.m.
I set my alarm for 4:30.
4:30 comes early. I jump out of bed, throw my clothes on, and dial in my GPS on his location. I had just purchased the Yard Sale wagon the previous week. I get to the guy's house, and I'm greeted with the sight above. I could hardly contain my excitement. I ended up getting the ENTIRE lot for $600. I made an incredible profit on this lot and it is easily my favorite find ever.
I met a guy named Robert through Craigslist. He was cleaning out his garage and ran across a ton of vintage toys from his childhood. I pulled up to his house and followed him to a detached garage behind his house. As I got closer I could see a lot of toys placed on his garage floor. I ended up buying everything he had.
Brad went yardsaling with me again. We hit up a church rummage sale and racked up on a few good finds. The iPods and the Gameboy were actually found in a yardsale in my neighborhood. When I found them in the bottom of a box in the corner, and the seller only wanted $10 for both iPods and the Gameboy, Brad and I heard a guy behind me say, “Well there goes the best deal of the day.”
The find of the day is undoubtedly the Mah-Jongg set. Purchased from a lady for $20. Sold for $150. It took a few months to find a seller but it was certainly worth the wait.