Bookcases: Yard Sale Find

I love yard sales. Whenever I have the chance to shop them I always walk away wondering why I would ever pay retail for anything!

This week my husband was out running errands and called to tell me about a great yard sale in our neighborhood. They were selling almost everything in their house. The prices were reasonable and they were willing to negotiate (my type of sale).

I don’t need much, but I did find these bookcases as I was leaving.

These bookcases represent my favorite type of furniture to find at yard sales.

  • They were cheap: She only wanted $15 each for them, but we negotiated her down to $20 for both.
  • They are solid wood: Except for the backs these bookcases are solid wood and very sturdy.
  • They don’t need much work: A good cleaning and these will be ready to go in almost any room of my house.
  • They have potential: Even though I can use them almost immediately they could be refinished, painted, or used for another purpose.

Once it cools off around here I’ll probably be hitting the yard sales on a regular basis and sharing my finds. Until then here are some yard sale shopping tips for getting a great deal at a yard sale.

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  1. Love yard sales (my husband is hooked, too). Shop for us, for new gifts and for my Ebay inventory as well. VERY rarely pay retail for anything.

  2. GOLLY!!! They’re BEEEEEEEEEEYUTIFUL! nice find!

  3. Wish I could find yard sales like you have – nothing around my neck of the woods except clothes and shoes (both of which I don’t need!). I keep going to everyone but hopefully this fall and winter, when our “winter visitors” return the sales will be better.

  4. Sweet deal! Wish I could find some like those. I love bookcases and I don’t think you can ever have enough. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

  5. Somebody's Mimi says:

    Isn’t it great having a “Garage Sale Scout”? Nice find!

  6. Kathryn H. says:

    I’m so Jealous…. I have the sister to those book cases. I have been looking for more of them since I got the first one. I believe I got mine in FL in 1997 when we lived in Clearwater. 🙂

  7. What beautiful bookcases! Congrats on your find.

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