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Thread: Windfalls

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    I am so glad for those of you who have found fantastic buys from close out stores, Goodwills and gifts. Am I the only one who just doesn't stumble upon those extraordinary buys or gifts?

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    It takes time and patience. I am getting too long in the tooth to spend a lot of time "hunting" -- work all week, see grandkids, have husband, home and, of course sewing. You need time and energy to find the deals. I'm short on both counts.

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    I don't seem to have the luck as some here have had! But I am managing just fine all the same :)

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    I am in the same boat as you. I never find anything here either.

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    I never find them, only hear about them later. And believe me, I am always looking for them.

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    It does not happen very often, maybe 1 out of 12 trips I find something really good. Keep your chin up, you will find something!

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    I drive all day as part of my job and this is the time of year I call the "yard sale accident waiting to happen." In Maine when you're driving along rural routes, you can be driving along 50-60mph and have the car in front of you SLAM on the brakes at the first sign of a "Yard Sale". LOL The other hazard is when they don't pull in but try to check out what's in the sale as they're passing by and then end up weaving all over the road. People are always looking for good deals! I only wish I had time to stop and check out a lot of them.

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    Keep looking, it will happen when you least expect it.

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    That's right, it will happen when you least expect it. DH and I went out on the last day of the Hwy 70 yard sale and the first place we stopped was at an estate sale. Almost everything was gone, but sitting in the corner of the house was a Singer 66-18 in it's cabinet. I got it for $15. My DH cleaned it up, replaced the cord where you plug it in, put a new belt on it and it sews like a dream with perfect stitches. Her name is Helen.

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    No, you're not alone. I never find anything either. :(

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