Well this couldn't be farther from the truth in this neighborhood. There were crafters selling their stuff at high prices, their old clothes for TJ Maxx prices, furniture for more then Rooms To Go, etc. I could go on, but you get the point. Yet we're still intrigued so we keep venturing deeper and deeper into this neighborhood.
We get to this one yard sale where the owner of the house is sitting in an electric wheel chair by a kitchen set that’s for sale. I start glancing through the not so amazing stuff that he has and I came across a thermos for a bike. As I’m looking at it the man says I’ll take $5.00 for that. (inside I’m lmao and I can tell Courtnnie is too) I look it over for a bit and then I asked if it holds hot water for long periods of time. “Of course” he says. “All you have to do is put that cozy on it and it should keep if hot for a few hours. The cozy is $2.00”. I respectfully decline the offer and tell him that I’m looking for a better thermos that can handle hot and cold for long camping trips. Sure enough he jumps up from the electric wheel chair and hurries inside the house. Just a few short minutes later and a few cars that drive-by and sneer at us as if this is our magnificent yard sale, the owner came back out with an almost brand new Stanley Thermos. He looks at me and says “I’ll take $8.00 for it, I was going to charge you $10 but since your girlfriend over here is just SO cute I’ll take $2.00 off of it for you, and you’re not too bad yourself you know”. SOLD! How could I pass up the sale after such an amazing back handed insult like that one. Little did he know I would have paid more than that to just get the hell out of there. Meanwhile Courtnnie is headed towards the car laughing out loud and saying “you’re not too bad yourself, I’m gonna get you to buy my crap for more than it’s worth, hehe hehehe”.
We’ve been yard saling for years now and I have to say that was the best sales technique that I’ve ever come across. Most people would have put the thermos down and walked away insulted, but I’ve got mad respect for someone who is too stupid to realize how big that BURN really was. I couldn’t help but entertain the man and buy his practically new thermos. And I’m sure his portable toilet out in the front was also practically new. (I did pass that one up however)