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March 15, 2011

Bag Sale

Filed under: Thrifty Finds — Laura R @ 2:08 AM

Garage Sale Season has not yet begun around here, and there have not been estate or house sales either.  If one wants a thrift fix there are only the usual shops – Salvation Army, Goodwill, St. Vincent de Paul.  Even those, for me, are a good drive away so I try to hit more than one along with my grocery shopping and other errands.

Unknown to me 2 of the stores were having clearance sales.
This is not an annual event or seasonal.
All “sales” are at the whim of the onsite manager.

The sale at one store was a bag sale. Usually I love those and have become quite proficient in loading a bag to full benefit. I guess I am not the only one as this store decided their own volunteers would fill the bags.

Not a large bag but only $3,  so after watching the volunteers do a decent job I decided to take a chance.

While most people were trying to get jackets and women’s suits, not many of which will fit into a bag but at $3 even one was an OK deal, I took a different route.

I wanted quantity!

I filled my bag with new (unworn) children’s clothing as best I could. 

 And those things that were worn, in excellent condition.


I also tried to get things for a variety of seasons.

Yes, there is more but I don’t want to bore you.  (Did you see- classic Pooh & Tigger?)

I did find a few things to fit myself and managed to make room in the bag.
I think the volunteer was upset with me saying “Oh- one more thing.” 
I was doing my usual shopping as I check out and adding other people’s discards to my bag.

 (I looked up the Hawg tank online, retail value $20.)


Since there are no small ones here all my great finds will be for resale.
Any suggestions on the best place to sell them?


Linking up to Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
 Thrifty Thursday at Bloggeritaville

Penny Pinching at the Thrifty Home
Show and Tell at Blue Cricket Design
Show Off Your Stuff at Fireflies and JellyBeans
Junkin Finds Friday at A La Carte

 Wallet Friendly Wednesday at Bargain Shopping Paradise
A new-to-me Thrifty Thursday link up at Born Again Crafter.


Stuff and Nonsense



  1. Wow-looks like you had the right strategy–smaller items with less bulk–means more stuff. Cute clothes-what a deal 🙂

    Comment by Amy at Verde Farm — March 15, 2011 @ 5:38 PM

  2. Great finds!! I get such a thrill from saving money like that too!

    Comment by Annie @ Mama Dweeb — March 15, 2011 @ 7:47 PM

  3. Great outfits! Nice deal!

    Comment by Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook — March 15, 2011 @ 8:45 PM

  4. Great finds!

    I played too. Mine are here and here.

    Comment by Cafe au lait — March 16, 2011 @ 1:12 AM

  5. What a GREAT haul….You managed to get quite a bit in your bag didn’t you….VERY CLEVER strategy….!!

    I couldn’t help but smile at the Piggly Wiggly bag….I remember the FIRST time I EVER saw a Piggly Wiggly store back on my FIRST vist to the US in ’93….The name made me SMILE OUT LOUD & STILL does….!!!!!

    ….hahahahaha….INDEED….I am VERY HAPPY the smell came out of my blanket….It has FAST become a FAVE Treasure….!

    I hope you’re having a WONDERFUL week Lovey….!!

    Cheers from Oz,
    Tamarah xx

    Comment by Shabby Vintage Junk — March 16, 2011 @ 8:54 AM

  6. I love getting a good deal, too!

    Comment by Susan Evans — March 16, 2011 @ 9:57 AM

  7. you did a good job, i often go to such places in France too.

    Comment by French Girl — March 16, 2011 @ 10:43 AM

  8. you have the greatest luck with running into some great finds & deals! I do not go out to often, so that may hinder me finding anything, Ha!
    good idea about looking for small quality items for a bag sale. I have not come across one of those either.

    Comment by Faythe @ GrammyMouseTails — March 16, 2011 @ 7:48 PM

  9. Boy does that Piggly Wiggly bag bring back some memories!!! We never had one here but when I would visit my Grandmother in Albuquerque we would shop there.

    A girl with a plan leaves with a full bag!!! You have some really great finds there. My DIL has luck on ebay sellin’ used clothing.

    God bless ya and have a wonderful day!!! :o)

    Comment by Nezzy — March 16, 2011 @ 8:14 PM

  10. heh heh. you’re definitely someone to bring along to spot and squeeze in more bargains. but if i were the shopkeeper and saw you coming….HELP! :p

    Comment by georgia little pea — March 16, 2011 @ 11:26 PM

  11. I have been trading my kids clothes at a site called
    I am definetly checking with my store to see if they do this sort of thing. Thanks!

    Comment by WENDY — March 17, 2011 @ 6:38 AM

  12. I was just commenting to someone else that I think children’s clothes are a great thing to thrift and resell as they are more often to be had much cheaper than the adult clothes. When I used to sell my daughter’s clothes on ebay I sometimes sold them in bundles – according to age for example – which means only one listing fee for a start. I think people still do this and they seems to sell pretty well this way.

    Comment by Barbara — March 17, 2011 @ 1:47 PM

  13. I love the bag sales. So far mine still let you fill them yourself! Great finds on the children’s clothes. I have bought several items for my Grandson! New born sleepers that look brand new for 99 cents! Yes! Thanks for joining JFF this week. hugs, Linda

    Comment by Linda @ A La Carte — March 18, 2011 @ 11:06 AM

  14. You smartie! Quantity is much better! Lots of cute little outfits. I would try like Kid to Kid or other gently used children clothing stores!
    And thanks so much for linking up over at Thrifty Thursdays!

    Comment by Lyssa @ born-again crafter — March 23, 2011 @ 8:43 PM

  15. Well done! One of our local oppies has decided to do a we’ll-pack-for-you deal 😦 I dont think they should give you attitude about trying to make the most of it. Oh well 🙂
    Thanks for stopping by High Maintenance Hippy
    Allana x

    Comment by Allana — April 4, 2011 @ 3:13 AM

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