About a month ago I went to this consignment shop in Winchester for their "Fill a bag for $10" sale. The ad in the paper basically said you could fill a paper bag of clothes for only $10 or pay $1 per item which is a steal! I assumed that meant any clothes, but I should have known there would be a catch. In fact only items with certain colored tags (mostly summer clothes) were part of the sale and there wasn't much left when I got there at noon (they opened at 10am) so I was terribly dissapointed. Especially because all the regular priced items were outragously priced for a consignment shop. Entire outfits cost between $10-20 which is crazy for used clothes.
Anastasia found a cute ride-on zebra that she fell in love with. The paint was all chipping and it was $9 which wasn't horrible, but not that great either. I was considering buying it just because Anastasia had become so endeared with the thing. Then this lady took it from Anastasia while I wasn't watching and bought it as Anastasia ran across the store to me crying! The lady looked at me and said, "I hope you weren't going to buy it because I need it because I am buying the matching cow and I have twins." I told her I was strongly considering buying it, and she just said, "well I really need it I can't just have one." This is all through Anastasia screaming and giving the lady her most passionate pout. I was seriously mad that the lady took the thing from her and probably should have said something to defend that, but I didn't. I just bought my two $1 items and left, vowing never to go back to that store again. Seriously though, who takes toys away from cute little girls?
Since then, I have been looking everywhere for a wooden ride-on zebra (or other cute animal) and no one seems to have a clue what I am even talking about. And then today I typed "wooden zebra toy" in the eBay search engine and FOUND IT!!! I found hippos, cows and ZEBRAS!!!! I am so happy and think I will have to add this to Anastasia's Christmas list. The best part is, for a brand new zebra with shipping and handling, it is only about $20!!! I am happy to pay the extra money for a brand new, non-chipped zebra!!! That made my day.
Speaking of eBay, some lady bought a house on eBay for $1.75. Wow.