Today my daughter and I went to a community yard sale. She is in college and is looking for items to fill her first apartment. The first few houses had a few small kitchen items (small food processor and a garlic press) which we purchased. She was also looking for a craft project to do during the summer.
After about 20 houses will found a house that had a nice paper cutter (new about $25) and A diamond electric knife sharpener, we purchased both for $6.00. The same house had a Oreck XL vacuum cleaner for sale for $4.00.
The owner said that she had taken it to the Oreck store and they wanted a minimum of $60 just to look at it. She stated that something was stuck inside of it and she had already purchased a new one. This vacuum was in great shape and was less than 10 years old. So I bought it figuring that at worst I wasted $4.00.
Later we found a nice solid wood mahogany end table that needed some refinishing done on it. The table was marked at $2.50 which we snapped up quickly. As we were walking around with the table 3 or 4 people said how nice the table looked.
One man even offered us $10.00 for it. We bought a few small items and headed home. Once we got home a started to look at the vacuum, within 20 minutes I has found the clog and repaired the vacuum. The vacuum is probably worth at least $125.
So our little trip was a successful one, we got a few small items for my daughters apartment, a very nice vacuum, She got a nice paper cutter and the end table which will be her and my summer project.
The best part of the day was spending a nice morning with my 20 year old daughter, who is usually busy and doesn’t have a lot of free time.