Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Those silly little rich people

OK, So I went to the Aberdeen subdivision garage sale a few weekends ago and although I found a few gold mines I had to sit back and laugh at alot of the residents. The very first garage sale (KEY WORD: GARAGE SALE) I ventured into I saw a box labeled "Nursery Ensemble" 325$. HAHAHAHHA!!! Who goes to a garage sale planning to spend that on a crib set!! LOL! She was selling her onesies for 2.50 each. Yes, onesies, plain Carter omesies. Apparently because she lives in an upscale neighborhood her baby clothes rise in value after her kids wear them! LOL! My next stop I found a table of toys and kids goodies. I saw a brand new Aqua Doodle still in the box. YOu could tell it was a bit older because the box was faded but it hadnt ever been opened. She was asking 10$ for it, but as I picked it up I saw another garage sale sticker that read 8$. It was evidently from another garage sale and I am sure that these people paid 8 bucks for it out of someone elses garage. I figured since she bought it for 8 I would offer 7, the lady looked at me like I was crazy and said "These things go for 15 at ToysRus". OK, First of all, I'm not at ToysRus I'm in your garage, second of all there is a sticker here that says 8$. (OK, I didnt actually verbalize the first part) She got really flustered "Oh that was supposed to be taken off"! Yah, I figured that lady! She opted not to take my 7 and acted like I was going to give her 10. She was appauled that I wasnt going to buy it. It was the principal of the thing. I HATE it when people tell you how much they bought stuff for when you make them an offer. I know how much stuff is for in the store but your selling it at a garage sale!!!!! If you want to make money off something sell it on Ebay! ANyway, thats my rant. I guess I should also say that not everyone was quite so arrogant. The good sales did outweigh the "Boutique" priced sales. One guy told me I could have anything I wanted for free, he just wanted to get rid of it. I got some good childrens learning games for Jack there. Ever play Hi-Ho-CherryO? :)

12 comments:

leviathen said...

HAHA! I got a nice belly luagh from that one!! Those goof ballls in aberdeen are ridiculous. Actaully Vlpo has a whole subsection of people that think they live in some glamorous town in the south of France or something. If you tell them they live in a cow town outside of GARY, IN they cover thier ears and go..... LALALALALALALALALALALALALALALALA! I CAN'T HEAR YOU!!!!!

l.

Kiki said...

Hahaha!! So funny!! I can totally pciture you looking at this woman like she's crazy and her looking right back at you the same way!! HAHAHAHA!

birdietwoshoes said...

Too funny. And yes, Hi Ho Cherrio was my favorite game when I was little!!! We even put it on our registry for our little one. Obviously, she won't be able to play it for quite a while, but it was sentimental and I couldn't resist. :)

Miss Sara said...

Dan and I drove by a few garage sales on Saturday looking for some furniture for our back bedroom that we're turning into Dan's studio when he moves in. One looked promising, so we stopped in to see what they had. The girl showed us a half-decent old set of two small chairs and an ottoman that I could have bought at Goodwill for $20. They wanted $350 for the set! And then she took us back into their POOL HOUSE to show me a pull out sofa for $500 and into the OTHER house (as she put it) to show us two benches that were $250 each. She offered to show us the computer hutch, but by then we had had our fill. How ridiculous! Yeah, lady... I'm gonna pay $350 for your fifteen year old castoffs when I could get a comparable set at Value City BRAND NEW for $300. Idiots.

Sarafu said...

Where the hell were you, Wu? Sounds like the lady just wanted to show off her pool house! :) I wish I had the guts to just start laughing at these people right in their face.
Yes, lots of Valpoites tend to ignore that they live in The Region. (Whatever the hell that means?) Wait, maybe they are still living back in the days of The Music Man when Gary was all Ritsy Titsy.

jenny said...

now now...if you've ever worked in real estate you know that porter county is "location location location. country living close to the city!" just ignore the smoke stacks at the beach...and the nipsco stack on the OTHER side of the beach...:)

Elizabeth F. said...

I dunno, but right now a garage sale sounds great! I feel like I'm going through withdrawals. That was one great thing that Valpo had. I started to really dislike Aberdeen residents because of there ridiculous garage sale prices, but Shamrock people are pretty cool!
There are hardly any garage sales here, and when you do come across one it is crap. Stuff like broken farm equipment, mason jars, some old formula spit-up stained 1989 paint splashed outfit with lots of lace trim....Next spring I'm coming to visit Valpo! I also need to check out Raleigh next year and see if they are any better than Rocky Mount.

jenny said...

crap, i guess i need to take back the 1989 stained outfit i just got elizabeth at a garage sale for her birthday... :) yes you need to come back to valpo!!!!

Elizabeth F. said...

Jen,
You are hilarious!

Sara,
Ever going to post again? I think the Fuson's (And Vander Woude's) have forgotten how to blog! Did you take any pics of all of the kids at the lake house? I'd love to see a pic of Cedar and Afton, since their parents never send us any pics. :-)

Annette said...

Yeah...the rich people must have really gotten to, Sara. She hasn't posted since :( Poor, Sara! If she only had a magna doodle, all would be right with the world!

birdietwoshoes said...

Yeah, Sarafu, what is up with you? It's been like 2 weeks. How have you been? How is the Lake House. How are the kids.... :)

Sarafu said...

Yah, Yah, I know, I need to post! :) Everything seems like its on fast fwd lately and as soon as I think I have time to post, I cant think of anyhting to say or I get interupted.
Kids are great, Jack seems to be turning into a little boy as opposed to a toddler. Hes so smart all of the sudden! Asher is a Whoppping 21 pounds 3 oz. Man, they get big fast!
The lakehouse is great. Its been a Ton of work to get it to where we want it but all the huge projects are pretty much finished.
ANyway, I will try ot post something in the next day or two. It actually took me 20 minutes to write this in between interuptions with my boys! Ughhhhhhhh......I'm losing my mind! :)