Sunday, October 7, 2007

A Fantastic Deal and an Open Call

This weekend my sister Sylvia came to visit during her fall break. She is a kindergarten teacher, so she is great with the kids. We went to the zoo and did other fun and exciting things like go to Target and to Vanderbilt so Sophie could participate in a behavioral study. There Sophie displayed her total and complete lack of interest in videos and in responding to verbal cues therein. I'm not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing.

We also went garage sale-ing, where Sylvia proved to be quite the good-luck charm. We had a successful day. Most notably, I picked up the following:

The collection above consists of boys clothes, sizes 0-24 months/2T. Most of the items are 18 months or 24 months. Unfortunately, Will wears mostly 3T now. You may be asking yourself why I would buy all these clothes when they don't fit my child. A very good question. I am asking myself the same thing. But you have to understand the situation:

At this garage sale, things were cheaply priced. But if we touched anything or showed any interest in an item, a MUCH cheaper price was immediately volunteered. Even though it was only 10:30 am, the lady was complaining about needing to close up her sale and take everything to Goodwill because her son had a soccer game at noon. She had two large bins of clothes that were all 25 cents a piece. I couldn't resist asking her if she wanted to make a deal on the whole collection. She said, "Sure, how about $5?" And the deal was done. (She later added that she did want to keep the big Rubbermaid bins, which made me laugh. As if for $5 I would think that I could take the bins! And as if they would fit in my trunk! So she provided two big black garbage bags, which were filled to the brims for my $5.)

Because I am a dork, I counted the items and there are about 128. So that comes out to 4 cents per item!

A brief description of the items: They are pretty much all name-brand clothes and cute. There's a lot of Children's Place and Gymboree things. They are mostly casual separates. Most of them look pretty current and have no stains. There are a ton of flannel and fleece sleepers, so many that Sylvia asked, "Did they have twins?!" because we couldn't figure out how one little boy in Tennessee could need so many. As noted above, most of the items are 24 months, but there's a lot of 18 month stuff too. (In the picture, they are in rows by sizes and the back row is 24 months, next row is 18 months, etc.)

So now I ask you, my dear blogging friends, do you know anyone that could use these? It might be you or a friend or someone you know of that may not have a lot of extra money. It really doesn't matter. What I cannot find a home for, I may consign or I may see if I can donate to AGAPE or somewhere like that. I just cannot resist a deal!


Tracy said...

You never cease to amaze me! Not in my entire life could I ever find deals like you and Andy. Even though I couldn't use the clothes right now, I would be interested if you don't get takers who can take advantage now.

Dan and Kate plus Nate said...

I am sure bargain-lover Katie would love to take a look at the stuff you got. I keep telling her that we do not need to be spending any more money on baby boy clothes, but I suppose I could allow her a few more items at 4 CENTS A PIECE! You guys are awesome!

Amy said...

Wow, what a steal. It looks like good stuff too. I'm sure anything too small for Will is too small for Luke. Too bad. You could do well consigning it, but that would be a lot of tagging. I wonder if Sara could use any of it for her boys.

Unknown said...

WOW. We have a fair amount of boys clothes around here, and not much storage space - the boys are sharing a room and one closet; however, I would like to take a look at what you've got. We don't have hardly anything with nice name brands, so I'm interested. Would it work for you if I came by one day this week? E-mail me!

The Pharrs said...

Hey Kathy!
I bet you didn't know it, but I thoroughly enjoy your blog. We are at
Anyway, if you're looking to give away any of the clothes, my brother has a Mexican guy who works for him. He has a little boy and his wife is expecting another in January. I am going to give him some of our clothes. I hope you guys are doing well. Thanks for the khakis!