Yard Sales are an awesome way to get nice stuff at great prices. Our family has incorporated Saturday yard sales into our normal weekly routine to help save money. If you’re patient, you can find just about anything you’re looking for if you go to enough of them.
In August, we saved over $300 buying some cool stuff! Check it out…
Top Yard Sale Deals for August 2013
OK, I know we found a ton of great stuff in August, but I did a horrible job keeping track of all of it. There are two especially good deals that stick out in my mind that I’ll highlight here for your yard sale viewing pleasure.
Yard Sale Subwoofers
If you’ve been following along with some of my previous yard sale posts here or here, you’d know that I’ve been looking for a good subwoofer for the stereo that I’ve hooked up to my computer. For June and July I hadn’t had much luck at all finding one for sale.
Well, it looks like my luck has turned. I found this kick-ass 12″ Subwoofer for sale at a yard sale where the guy was selling a ton of his old stereo equipment.
The guy also had a smaller one that he thought didn’t work. As I asked him more about it, he said he’d just give it to me for free. It turns out it doesn’t actually work, so I’m glad I didn’t shell out anything for it. I may open it up just to tinker with it down the road…
Then, I moved onto the main attraction. I asked him how much he wanted for the 12″ big bertha. He said he wanted $20 for it. Hmm…. I’d been looking for a subwoofer for weeks – should I risk trying to bargain him lower? What the hell I thought to myself, I might as well. I asked if he’d take $10 for it. We finally agreed on the price of $12 for it and I hauled it away to the van (I think the thing probably weighs 40 or 50 Lbs!).
It is a 600W Klipsch subwoofer that isn’t produced any more. About the closet thing I could find to it was the Klipsch RW-12II for $499 new. There is a little damage to one of the feet that you can see in the picture, but that end is pointed away from me, so I don’t even see it. All together I saved about 98% on this deal! Very awesome!
Books, Books, and More Books
Our son is now in the first grade and is going through simple chapter books like crazy (he reads for 20-30 minutes every night). Well, we found a brown paper bag filled with a complete set of Star Wars young reader type books and a couple other miscellaneous kids chapter books. He got about 23 books total for $2. The books all normally retail for $4.99. So, he saved ~$112 or 98% off.
We’re going to have to stop buying books for a while until he can catch up. Between the new Star Wars Books, Mystery Treehouse, and Wishbone books he has about 60 chapter books to read through. If you have young readers, please don’t pay full price for books. You can save hundreds for yourself by picking up good conditioned books at yard sales.
As you can see, we found some pretty good stuff in August. All-in-all we saved ourselves more than $300 and found some great items.
If you don’t have yard sales (garage sales) as part of your Saturday morning plans, what are you waiting for???