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No Rummage Sale for me

This is a random post of my random day. I wanted to go to a big rummage sale in a town about 75 km away. I really have no other reason to go to that town and I really have nothing to look for at a rummage sale.

Well, I would like a small spring form pan to make small cheesecakes, and maybe there would be nicer rubber shoes than I got at the garage sale a while ago. And the money raised is for good local causes. It is a huge rummage sale; there is bound to be something I want. But not worth putting the kilometres on the car.

I spent a lot of time this morning looking for mystery shops in that town. I was thinking that if I even found one small job I would decide to go to the rummage sale. But I had no luck with that.

For the past two days at school the kids were talking about this rummage sale. They were planning to go and look for toys and shoes they said. The kids told me not to go on Friday, but to go on Saturday as the prices would be marked way down towards the end. I mentioned that all the good things might be gone though. These young ten year old children told me that a person could go on Friday, and find things they wanted and then "hide" them under a pile of stuff. Then go back and buy them on Saturday.

I wonder where they heard that idea! Anyway they live 100 km from the sale. I am sure they are not going there two days to do any hiding of stuff.

So, a few things got done around here and all of my money got saved.

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AngelSharum wrote on September 26, 2015, 7:58 PM

Well, I guess it's good you saved money but sorry you missed the sale. It sounds like it would have been fun.

shaggin83 wrote on September 26, 2015, 8:48 PM

What they do around here is on Saturday the last day of the sales they will have bag sales. But they make you pay the $2 or $3 for a bag before you even look around. Maybe after looking around I decide I don't want anything then you have to be embarrassed asking for the money back. They get these items for free from donations but then set the prices high and no one buys the stuff. If they sold it lower they would sell more and have less to get rid of after the sales are over.

DWDavisRSL wrote on September 26, 2015, 9:17 PM

It has been a long time since I heard the term rummage sale. I remember the church my mother went to when I was young used to hold an annual rummage sale and I always thought it fun to say the word rummage. Maybe that's why I've remembered it all these years. Down here in the south of the US we call them yard sales, tag sales, garage sales, but I've not heard anyone down here refer to them as rummage sales. Thanks for the memory.

Feisty56 wrote on September 26, 2015, 10:31 PM

Seventy-five kilometers does sound a fair distance to go for a rummage sale -- even one that the proceeds go to a good cause.

paigea wrote on September 26, 2015, 11:01 PM

I was better off staying home. Best to stop at these things when I am in town for a good reason.

paigea wrote on September 26, 2015, 11:03 PM

We use all of those terms as well, but a rummage sale is usually held by a church or other organization and is held in a huge hall. In this case in two huge spaces. It is just a giant garage sale for the shoppers though.

paigea wrote on September 26, 2015, 11:03 PM

I've never heard of having to pay before looking around.

paigea wrote on September 26, 2015, 11:04 PM

There will be others. I'll try to plan ahead and have other errands to do in the same trip.

Paulie wrote on September 27, 2015, 3:04 AM

150 km round trip to go to a rummage sale seems like a very long trip. Perhaps next time there will be a rummage sale closer to where you live.

scheng1 wrote on September 27, 2015, 5:47 AM

It does sound like an interesting outing even if you do not buy much.

trufflehunter wrote on September 27, 2015, 10:38 AM

Haha kids are sure up to date on all the tips aren't they. Hope you get to go to another one before the weather gets colder.

paigea wrote on September 27, 2015, 10:58 AM

We don't live near anywhere. The city we go to for groceries etc. is 50 km one way. So I have to watch for what is going on when I am in the city for work or errands.

paigea wrote on September 27, 2015, 10:59 AM

I always enjoy browsing. I am careful not to buy anything to just clutter up the place.

paigea wrote on September 27, 2015, 11:00 AM

I don't know when there will be another one as big as this one.

CalmGemini wrote on September 27, 2015, 2:15 PM

You seem to be really sorry that you did not go to the Rummage Sale.Well,you did not have to travel the 150 KM and you saved the money.Such sales may happen again some day.

paigea wrote on September 27, 2015, 2:28 PM

I would have liked to go. But it just wasn't worth going to town for that one reason.

AliCanary wrote on September 28, 2015, 5:03 PM

It might have been interesting to go to the sale, but it's also nice when all of the money is saved.

paigea wrote on September 28, 2015, 8:39 PM

There is always something else to do with that money!

celticeagle wrote on September 28, 2015, 11:34 PM

I wonder too. And, if they can still figure the stuff would be hidden or if some one would find it. Plus, why not just do some negotiate the price on Friday and save going again.

ViperGirl85 wrote on October 1, 2015, 9:37 PM

At least you were able to save money. I like flea markets, sales, thrift stores, etc. - you never know what you will find, but I definitely understand it not being worth the drive.

paigea wrote on October 1, 2015, 10:49 PM

I am sure they would not be going twice as they live further than I do. Anyway at school on Monday they were disappointed they hadn't seen many toys they liked.

paigea wrote on October 1, 2015, 10:49 PM

Saving money is always good. :D