Yesterday morning I was getting my thrift on and doing pretty well, actually. I saw a sign for a yard sale on my way to Good Will and I almost didn't stop, but thank goodness I did! I was shopping the little sale, mostly kid stuff and chatting with the lady and her daughter about American Girl dolls, which the daughter is trying to earn money to buy another one. So of course I had to buy something from her, she was so cute. I was loading my purchase, a sprinkler thing you hook up to the garden hose for the kids to run in, and this woman across the street came out and said, "can I put a couple chairs in your yard sale?" The nice lady having the sale said yes, so the other woman comes out with these two chairs, like the one above, but rusty and globbed with paint. I asked how much she wanted... $5.00 bucks each. SOLD! I snatched them up since I knew they were Russell Woodard Sculptura chairs. I got them home, realized as much as I love them, they needed a lot of work. Well, about 2 minutes from my house is a big mid century modern antique store, so I brought the chairs there. I found the owner working in his shop, fixing up some funiture, which apparently he loves to do. I sold him the chairs for $100.00. Whooooohooooo!
Now, I know I could have gotten more for them if I sold them on ebay, but then I would have to deal with shipping, etc. I could have invested to have them refinished and then sold them for more, but it would be expensive. I think of it this way, the longer you spend on an item for resale, the more you cut into the profit. Afterall, time is money, right? I am very much ok with the $100 dollar sale. I only owned the chairs for about 15 minutes, so I wasn't attached to them yet!
Making a 900% profit in 15 minutes feels sooooo good! I think I am addicted! American Pickers, watch out, there is a new picker in town! Haha, but honesty, here is why I won't make a great picker: I only buy what I love and once I buy it I want to keep it. Hmmmm, that could be a problem.
I hope you are all having a very thrifty and fun weekend!
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