Over the past three weekends I have been to a total of one sale. Which is fine — I have had other things going on and I haven’t really been in the mood to hit sales anyway. Truth be told, I am enjoying it being the off season! In any case, the one I ended up at wasn’t just any old sale … it was a ROCK & ROLL sale.
The ad said it was a moving sale from someone who’d worked at a local radio station for decades and was selling records, books, and more, saying that if it had anything to do with rock music it was probably there. I also remember it saying something about not disturbing the occupant and how he was a bit of a packrat, so I assumed the sale was run by outside professionals, but it turned out to be the guy selling his own stuff.
There were records galore, but at $5 each I wasn’t going to go crazy. There were plenty of magazines too, both pornographic and otherwise.
In another room were a few t-shirts (cool, but kinda pricey), musical equipment and tons of books. Mostly of the rock variety but with some other stuff mixed in.
The seller was nice and seemed to be completely at peace with shedding what seemed to be years and years worth of collected items. I am sure he kept a few choice items for himself, but all in all I got the vibe that at one time he’d cherished these things, but now they were just excess baggage that didn’t have the meaning they once had for him.
My husband picked up a few records and I bought some wacky pins. Of course I called the Record Squirrel and told him to check it out. He came the next day when prices were slashed and grabbed a bunch of stuff. For November, where there’s not much out there, at least it was more interesting than your typical moving sale.
And that may just be the last sale I hit before the new year … but we still have some blog fodder comin’ at ya! Meghan’s been traveling and has some field notes, and we both have a couple of book reports on the horizon … posts may be continue to be on the infrequent side around here, but I think blog posts are kinda like stuff found at yard sales: quality is way more important than quantity.