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Garage Sale - April 2, 2016

I'm getting older and feel the need to entertain myself with some kind of project or routine.  For over a year, I've been going to garage sales.  I enjoy cold morning air. There is nothing I need to buy, but I am passionate about going to garage sales every Saturday morning.  I look for silver, gold, and anything fancy.

Over a year, I have developed my own systems and tricks.  I have my own mapping system that keeps record, I wear certain clothes so I look poor, I wear a ring made out of magnet so I can detect precious metals without being conspicuous.

Garageg sales are exciting because I never know what I'm going to find.  Also, I am competing with other people.  Plenty of people come out crack of dawn so they can snatch good stuff before I do.  It is intellectually challenging because I have to know wide range of subjects. Then there is people skill.  Some sellers are chatty, and some don't want to be bothered. So, I read people and I return my best personliaty possible to keep the sellers satisfied.   Hopefully this will work to my advantage when I have to haggle.

At one of the garage sales today, I found a bag of 8 vintage switch plate covers for $5. They were old but in excellent condition.  I like them a lot.  I put some on my kitchen wall.  Then I looked up online to see how much they go for.  These are not cheap.

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