Thursday, October 7, 2010

BARGAIN SHOPPING: PART 1

OK, so the truth is, I love to visit antique markets.
But the bigger truth? I LOVE a deal. Oh......the thrill of the hunt!!! then to be rewarded with A BARGAIN!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!
As you know,  I have been collecting stuff for new mixed media works. It is hard, because I am not shopping so much for me, as I am for someone else. Simply put, I LOVE to pend money on myself, but I do not love to spend it on others. There. I said it!
So, here are some recent examples of good shopping.

Antique market price on this retro hand mixer was $10.












Garage sale price on this? TEN CENTS!!! I know, crazy huh?

These little .5" x .5" letter blocks were $1.00 a piece in Toronto.....


I bought a bag of 50 these wooden blocks (which were 1" x 1") for $15.00 in Freelton. (which I know is NOT a cheap Antique Market)
















Another example.......I can buy old scrabble tiles online for about 10-15 bucks + shipping.....(which is always a lot here in Canada. I think because the mail comes by dogsled here!)














BUT.....I BOUGHT THE WHOLE DAMN GAME AT THE VALUE VILLAGE FOR.......WAIT FOR IT...............$3.99 + tax!

So there you go. My cheap side exposed. I will continue to post on this in the coming year. I am sure you must have a comment for this one?!

2 comments:

  1. Dear Rob,
    Just FYI, those blocks are not so much antiques as still widely sold at children's toy stores.
    Love,
    Ms. Know it All

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  2. Dear Anonymous......
    Just FYI, those blocks the wooden vintage variety - are impossible to find.
    Love,
    Mr. Oh no you Dint

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