My friend Zoe does not read blogs. So our secret is safe. Having posted about my cool laundry basket before, and dissing myself about not buying all that the vendor had, for ten dollars each, my “bad” created my New Year’s resolution. When finding something cool, at a good price, buy all of them.
This vow came around when Zoe mentioned she would have loved one. Dammit. It would have been so easy, and she is such a thoughtful gift-giver.
Meanwhile, my older stepson has started cleaning up houses and apartments that have been abandoned. He finds old tools, canning jars, old signs, etc. He has been calling Glenn about pricing to antique dealers.
He is on a learning curve, and we are glad he understands it. He sold an old sign that he found to a dealer last week, and got fifteen dollars for it. Happy guy. This week when he went back to sell some more, the sign had a price of 179.50 on it. Bummer, but he is learning.
One thing he found was way beyond his experience. Collapsible, made of wire, on four legs with rollers. I knew immediately and Glenn told him my story about the ten dollar basket. Geoff does not use computers, so Glenn got on Ebay.
We were amazed at the prices. There was one last week for 250, but it is now gone.
This one is like ours, but has no wheels. Offered for 89.00
This one is offered for the same price as the former, but with wheels (and wheels are a MUST).
This basket is a little different, and sells for 119.00.
165.00 for this one, white, with no wheels.
This basket, with a more professional picture, is offered for 71 dollars, 92 dollars, and 124 dollars, as both “vintage” and “new”, using the exact same image. Ebay says many people are watching the one offered for 71. And no wheels.
Long story short, I have myself a basket for Zoe, a vintage one, and for a great price—family discount!