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yard sale finds today

kseiverd Jun 15, 2013 10:50 AM

Was actually hoping to find a BEACH CHAIR for tomorrow's day at the beach in Ocean City, NJ... no luck!?!

Did find a few things that I was willing to buy. Spent less than $8. A dozen wide-mouth Mason jars WITH lids and rings for $2! Can ALWAYS use them if for nothing else than storing beans, little pastas, rice, etc.

THREE Wolfgang Puck Santoku knives (5", 7", & 9") for a QUARTER a piece?? I'm thinking probably a HSN or QVC purchase? Blades didn't looked banged up. Hauled out sharpener and they got a pretty darn sharp edge on them now. Realize they're probably middle of the road at best, but better than a few other knives I have.

For $5 picked up a Cuisinart "Griddler"... grill/griddle/panini press. Was shown that it actually worked. Griddle inserts looked like never used. Grill inserts show a little bit of the non-stick gone on top of ridges, but over all clean. Outside was a bit sticky, but cleaned up fine. Would NEVER think of spending $100 for something to make grilled sandwiches in... not when I have perfectly good CAST IRON stuff.

  1. EWSflash Jun 15, 2013 01:01 PM

    Good catch!

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      foodieX2 Jun 15, 2013 01:26 PM


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        kseiverd Jun 15, 2013 05:27 PM

        Worst case scenario... knives and Griddler suck and I donate them to a thrift shop.

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        1. re: kseiverd
          rmarisco Jun 16, 2013 10:26 AM

          don't know about the knives but +++++1 on the griddler!

          1. re: kseiverd
            mwhitmore Jun 19, 2013 09:09 PM

            And get a tax deduction!

          2. girloftheworld Jun 15, 2013 05:54 PM

            Awesome! you did great...I find great stuff goodwill too

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              Jerseygirl111 Jun 15, 2013 05:59 PM

              Love garage sales!

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                escondido123 Jun 15, 2013 08:59 PM

                Wow, great finds. No longer a yard sale shopper because I actually don't need anything else and don't have room for it.

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                1. re: escondido123
                  kaleokahu Jun 19, 2013 09:34 PM

                  Hi, escondido: "I actually don't need anything else and don't have room for it."

                  Since when is that a reason not to hit yard sales? The last time I went to a community yard sale with that attitude, I came home with a near-new sickle mower for my pasture for next to nothing.

                  For me, need is an elastic concept that enlarges in the presence of quality and value. My keys are not spending *much* and always discarding after I trade up.


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