/yard sale sign/ Not a real expedition.

After cooking mishaps that started fires and filled our kitchen with smoke, we decided to go out for fast food breakfast.

It was really late. We went out driving by 12:30PM.

But we got distracted by a detour — a yard sale sign on the way there (too terrible to even stop at–10 minutes / 2.2mi @ 12.3mpg) …

… and a yard sale sign on the way back (with a racist dog that hated whit epeople–12 minutes / .4mi @ 10.7mpg).
Only got two things — a pare of square wicker baskets, 10″x9″x9″. Carolyn talked the dude down from $6 to $2.
Total time: 22 minutes.

Spent $2.00 plus ~$0.82 gas (based on car computer measurements above @ $3.81/G), for a total cost of $2.82.
We bought 2 items for a total estimated value of $14, leading to a profit of $11.18.

To earn that much after taxes you’d really have to earn $16; money saved (by not having to spend it) is actually worth more than we realize when the government’s cut is taken into consideration.

Anyway, this works out to a “wage” of $30.49/hr as a couple or $15.25/hr per person.

  • $2.00: 2 wicker baskets (cube shaped, not basket shaped) (EV:$14)
http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/public/UM2OGBjefIsK01w7VayC-8tkSfiXZ4G6zkUXTnEY8bLMIDyMBAY77A0wMJmyRWHyLhLS8M2ijucPGCs5_W3TQD0Op9Nh9vgUjZ3BRnT6iGnsGlznatM70v47gRhcmZ5pkT4SU1IVSaKeIg

ours is in a superior perfect cube shape. more structurally sound and space-efficient, beeyotches! This is to have more places for Carolyn to put her socks she likes to throw on the ground.

Click here for other Yard Sale-related postings.

* EV stands for “Estimated Value”, which I estimate by looking things up in Google Shopping/Google/Amazon/Ebay. I don’t always deduct for an item being used, unless it’s actually in worse condition in a way that matters. For example, I estimate books at the cover value. I also try to only count shipping if it’s the type of thing that would need to be shipped, and only if the price isn’t “fixed” (i.e. 1 cent items that cost $10 to ship would not be $10 in person).Music: Atari Teenage Riot – The Collapse Of History
Mood: mood