It was a rather quick trip this week. One sub-wide sale, followed by two indepentant sales, all in my own town. Although it was a short adventure, it was rather rewarding for the little time spent. I ended spending $13 total for several items with an approximate retail of $126.50.
The first item I picked up to start off the morning was this Wear Ever hand juicer. I went back and forth about whether to purchase it or not. I’m not sure that I will use it, but I do have a lot of old kitchen items as deco in my home. I finally gave in and gave up $5 for it. Once home I checked out the going rate of similar items on ebay and found an average of about $30.
Next was a one gallon Rubbermaid pitcher for $0.50 (Retail $8.50). I picked this up in order to save my good Tupperware pitcher from being stained from my iced tea. Ultimately I’d like to find a glass pitcher, but this will tide me over for awhile.
Our little guy loves cherries, and considering all the homemade items I’ve been undertaking, I can see making my first pie sometime in the not too distant future. So, this Leifheit cherry pitter could be in order. Retail is $7.50, I paid $1 for this one in like new condition.
I’m really making an effort to convert the family to everyday cloth napkins. I’ve always been super conservative with the use of napkins and paper towels (they aren’t free you know). So, I’m currently trying to stock up on any napkins that I can find. $1 paid for this set of 6 fruit themed cloth napkins. (estimated retail $17)
I though this Wilton 6 piece mini cookie cutter set would be so cute for cutting fruit, cheese or other items for the kids’ lunches. They are a fall theme. $0.50 paid, $2.50 retail.
I actually have a couple sifters in my home. The problem is, they are for display and decoration, some are rusty, others have flaking paint. None are really anything that I would want to use for my cooking. And to my surprise, after all these years of never needing one, I’ve actually wished I could use those old ones I have on display. Now, I have one in working order for just a small $0.50 investment. A new 8 cup sifter like this one currently retails for $20.
Sprouting is something that I’ve only began to read about. I have never done it as of yet, but since I could forsee it as a possibility in the future, I thought I might as well pick up this Now sprouting jar. I gave up $2 for it and was a bit shocked to learn that the retail price of this one new one is $33. This one appears as if it has never been used. Sounds like a good find to me.
Now, this is a kitchen gadget that I’ve never used and not sure that I will routinely use, but I was courious enough to give it a try for at $1. A potato ricer (retail $10). That’s exactly why I love to pick things up second hand. If I like it great, if not, I can resell it for what I paid, or worst case, I’m out $1. It’s fun to try out new things.
This one I didn’t even know what it was. I need to ask for reader assistance to figure it out. Though, I wasn’t sure how to use it, I thought for $0.50 I’d grab it and find out. I found out that it’s a Pampered Chef Cookie Dropper. A similar item retails new for about $8.
And finally, the last item of my adventure will be a decretive piece. It is a malted milk mixer from National Dairy. Current Ebay retail for this item is about $15. I paid just $1. Cute addition to my vintage deco over the kitchen cabinets.
In addition to my food items, I scored a couple pairs of name-brand jeans for both kids for $1 each. I don’t pass up on jeans if they are $1 or less. Especially when you find boy’s jeans without holes in the knees! They are hard to come by 😉
That wraps up this week’s load. See you back soon for more finds.
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