Let's start with that box of comics from yesterday's post.
I always check all the vendors with comic books, even though there are some that I really don't like. One vendor in particular always has this guy with him that pesters every customer with the same questions over and over again: "Do you have any old comics you want to sell?" "Any old toys?" "Games?" "Magazines?" No. I'm looking to BUY thank you very much. It's pretty annoying.
So, I see this vendor, and thankfully the Interrogator is not with him. Plus, he has a box of dollar comics--just my price range. I pulled a nice stack out of the box, some for me, but mostly to sell. There were a lot of older Disney and Looney Tunes comics in the box in pretty good shape. I have a couple of regular customers who are looking for that kind of stuff, so I'm confident I can sell them.
There was a lot more in the box that I could have gotten, but it was only like the second or third stop, and I didn't really want to spend all my cash just yet. When I went to pay, the seller uttered the magic words that everyone longs to hear:
"Would you like to buy the rest
of them for 25 cents each?"
Why, yes. Yes, I would. Thank you.
And just like that, SCORE!
There are a few comics without covers in the box. Some of these I'll keep to use as placeholders in my own collection, until I can find a better copy. The rest I can sell. Coverless comics are really not worth that much, but I bundle them up and sell them in batches. If nothing else crafters might want them.
And, just like that, the theme of the day was set:
Buy something. Get something
else for free or cheap.
Buy three boxes of vintage ornaments.
Get the loose ones free.
Buy a bunch of 2 dollar comics (all for me).
Get the one dollar book free.
Buy a bunch of 4/$1 items.
|Tonka Trucks Galore!|
Get a flat (much lower) price when the vendor gets tired of counting.
Yes, this is your bargaining tip of the day:
Wear them down!
Buy some comics.
|Yes, that Isis. She used to have a comic.|
Get a bunch more of a quarter each.
I just grabbed a bunch of X-men, Spider-Man, and Batman titles. Sometimes it pays to stick with the sure sellers. I'll have to bag all of these, so the 25 cent price makes for a better margin for me.
Walk by a bunch of books.
Get them for free!
It seriously was that kind of day.
I also got a Brooke Shields doll. (No, I didn't squeal and dance over this one.)
A couple of DVD's for me.
|Yes, that says "Ninja Cheerleaders."|
And a bunch of random bits and bobs of awesomeness.
If I ever get cool enough to have my own posse, I'm going to call it the "Random Bits and Bobs of Awesomeness." Take that, Taylor Swift!
There is one picture you're not seeing: the vintage, three piece child-sized kitchen playset--stove, sink, and fridge--in excellent shape that was only $10.
The reason you're not seeing it?
I DIDN'T BUY IT!!!!!!
Oh, I dithered and dathered over it. I dillied and I dallied. But I just kept thinking over and over again:
"I don't want to make that
many trips to the van."
It wasn't until the close of the day when I realized that: a) the Fairgrounds has carts you can use and b) we could pull the van up to the front of the hall.
But, of course, by that time the set was GONE!
Yes, I am an idiot.
And that is why I will never have a posse.
People don't want to be in a posse with idiots.
Unless the idiots are young, rich, and pretty.
And I am none of these.
Well, I am kind of pretty.
But am I posse pretty?
The world will never know.
It would be cool to roll into a thrift store with a posse, though.