Saturday there was a community garage sale in an elite neighborhood that is in close proximity to the Newport Beach Temple. Christi was so excited to go she made sure that we left the house at 6:30 to be at the neighborhood by 7:00. An hour before the garage sale starts.
We pack up our SUV, grab some straps out of our garage (hoping to find some new surfboards), pack some snacks and head out with our life savings to see what we can find.
The first purchase we made was at Mark's $5 Madness.
High Chair thing - FisherPrice
Itsy Bitsy Bouncer -FisherPrice
Starlight Papasan Craddle Swing - FisherPrice
Deluxe Jumperoo - Fisher Price
After getting all four of those for $20 bucks I felt like the day was already a success and we still had 30 minutes before it even officially opened.
I wasn't sure if we would be able to top the first deal, but then that idea was knocked out of my head when I found...
Boxing Gloves (4 for $6) - Original Soccer Ball Free!!!
Next up we receive a call from Nick who had found a $10 Pack 'n Play. We gave him the green light to purchase it curious to see the condition it was in. As you can see we were delighted.
Pack 'n Play
While Nick was picking up the Pack 'n Play I was trying decide if I was ready to commit $40 to a Kelty Back Pack Child Carrier. I finally decided to go for it, knowing Grandpa Pobst would be excited to be able to see his lil grandkids out hiking around before they hit the one year mark.
Next up we found a $5 space heater for Christi. Fancy enough it was even made by Honeywell. Then from the same people we got a Graco Snap 'n Go (I think they should rename everything so it has a 'n in it. Instead of calling it a high chair - Sit 'n Eat, a crib - Lay 'n Sleep, a car seat - Buckle 'n Drive and some women may even consider changing; husband - Shut it 'n Listen) for another five spot.
Graco Snap 'n Go
So then we were reviewing our list and one of the items was a metal bed frame. Lucky enough next house we passed had a metal bed frame on sale for $3. The also threw in as an added bonus the leather ball as seen above with the boxing gloves.
Next up we found a baby monitor being sold for $5. I asked if it was missing the back and the lady said we took it off because we had rechargeable batteries and it was a pain to unscrew the back. She said we could have the monitors for free, then her husband was like why don't you just give us a buck then I'll feel better about this. He was being very facecious. We also then got a little tub for another buck. We aren't sure how good the monitor is going to work it seems to be fairly basic and looks like it has seen many days.
We were driving by a garage sale and Christi pointed out another Snap 'n Go. I slammed on my breaks when I saw that this one had square tubing and black rims. I asked the homey how much for the baby ride with the sweet kicks. $20 later we now had two Snap 'n Go's.
Maclaren Easy Traveller
We then revisited our list, one of the items was a yoga mat. I told Christi how supprised I was that we hadn't seen a yoga mat yet. Then, just like before there one was. The lady first said she wanted $5 for it. I was about to walk away because $5 was way to steep for a purple yoga mat. Then when the price was instantly lowered to two dollars I gave my wife the signal.
Last item we got was our super sweet blue camouflage umbrella stroller!!! This was a little pricier at $50 but hey, if it matches my ski goggles it is worth it.
Wendy Bellissimo Umbrella Stroller
Here is a little shot of the Maclaren Traveller and the Wendy Bellissimo umbrella stroller. Awfully similar!!!
Here is our fleet of strollers and backpack:
And all of our toys bundled together:
I hope you enjoyed seeing our marvelous Saturday morning adventures and our sweet deals. We'll try to get some photos of some of the deals are friend Nick was able to secure.
Also, I am hoping the soccer ball I got is from the 1920's - 1940's and worth some serious cash