Saturday, April 25

Steal of the Century!

Our first garage sale venture of the season and we hit the jackpot!


We purchased a Burley Bike Trailer in almost mint condition for...

Wait for it...















$40!

We went to a neighborhood garage sale, but didn't really find anything we liked.  As we were leaving, we thought we should check the final cul de sac, even though it looked desolate.  There happened to be a few sales, but nothing impressive.  The last house we hit had an old, faded Burley Bike Trailer off to the side.  We asked if it was for sale and were told it had already been sold.  Disappointed, but not surprised, Matt asked how much they had sold it for.  $40.  Wow! Someone got a steal.  We perused the tables a little longer and as we were about to leave, one of the ladies running the table asked me if I wanted to leave my name and phone number.  They had an old Burley in the attic they could dig out later and give me a price on.  I thought, "What can it hurt."  I've been reasearching Burley's for a while, but never found a decent one in our price range...which is pretty close to zero.  Just as I was giving her my name, her teenage daughter came down from the attic with the trailer.  It was practically brand new...not faded in color...clean.  It looked like it had never been used.  They quickly showed us how to set it up while Matt asked for a price.  Expecting to hear somthing like $200, I was shocked when the price of $40 came out.  We accepted the offer, without hesitation.  As the men were packing up our steal, the woman told me that he husband was angry with her for offering it.  I was secretly happy.

As we left, I told Matt I felt like we needed to speed out of there fast before they realized that we were thieves.  We just got the steal of the century!

The moral of the story:  it never hurts to ask!

5 comments:

ABOUT US said...

That is awesome!! We bought one off craigslist last year for $70 and it fits two kiddos...we used it at the beach and at the zoo so far...good for you, hope you enjoy it!!

The Kampers said...

Isn't it fun to see how God blesses us with stuff like that! How very cool! Enjoy it! It will be great for both babies!

Lee and Candace said...

That is so awesome. We've been just starting to look at something like that, but haven't really looked much yet. I love when deals like that come about.

Anonymous said...

Rachael..That is awsome.
When are you going to be home in the next month?
Angie and I are trying to schedule a time to come and see Alayna and of course the rest of you.
Aunt Suzie

Liz said...

What an awesome find! I love garage saling!!! Enjoy your Burley. :)