Welcome to this special post. There are lots of people who love getting a bargain. Shopping at Garage Sales and Op-Shops is GST (Goods and Services Tax) free. That plus such reasonable/cheap prices is my main reason for shopping like this. Ian and I love looking at Garage Sales,you not only get to check out what people have for sale you get a sneak into there backyard, We have often seen something in someone's backyard and got great ideas from them. Over the years we have bought heaps of things from Garage Sales,though we can go for weeks without seeing anything we want. The biggest item we have bought is a car for David. Though this was a car that was for sale on the verge,a garage sale was down the road.
Since the start of the year I have been on the lookout for Aida cloth. I want to get back into doing some cross stitch but with the cloth priced at about $33.00 per metre here I decided to keep an eye out for some in the Good Sammy's Shop. They have a great range of haberdashery at our local store and I always call in on a regular basis. I even call in here before I go to the local craft/patchwork shops. I was searching through a box of haberdashery last week and there at the bottom of the box was a piece of Aida cloth for $2.00. I grabbed that and also bought a bag of new wool for $4.00. I don't knit but I can crochet so will keep this for later on.
This would have to be my best bargain from a garage sale. I got this box from a lady who was leaving town and having a lifestyle change. It was full of patchwork material,plus there was a heap of blocks made up and several bags of blocks ready to be made up. The total amount I paid for this was $20.00. I am still using up the material.
This is some of the crochet cotton,wool and sewing cotton I have bought from Good Sammy's. I just love the Jo Sharp wool which I paid only $10.00 for the bag. It retails for about $8.50 per ball. So a great bargain. The big cones of cotton were only $2.50. I have also purchased bags of DMC thread for a few dollars,cross stitch kits and material from Good Sammy's. The savings to be made are enormous. Another good thing about buying at op-shops is you are helping the community.
It will be fun to see what bargains you have found at your local op-shop or garage sale.Please link up so everyone can see them.