And here's one for Slowdive!
Got this complete in box "jarts" set for $5, includes 4 darts, target rings, and instructions. Unfortunately I have no idea what to do with these! They're not the sharp, deadly kind, but they're still pretty illegal. Advice please!
Hello, Neuro (and all),
New to this site, and very new to actually speaking up. I know this is months late, but this is the first time that I've delved a little deeper into the community outside of "game sales/ad" talk and the like, and I have to say, this garage sale thread is great. Have loved the sharing of the found treasures (whether monetarily valuable or -- perhaps most importantly to me -- sentimentally valuable) and the stories related to these adventures.
Neuro, your "jarts" item caused me to smile fondly and shake off my wallflower status a bit. When I was a kid, I had some of these -- we called them "lawn darts". We used to fling them (and really anything else we could throw -- we were such idjits) toward each other, whether directly or with well-tossed, parabolic shots that might impress military spotters.
Anyway, you (and another subsequent post) mentioned their illegality. Is this the case? I know that they aren't sold probably, but illegal? Dang. Lump these in with nunchucks (nunchaku), and there's goes my childhood! I guess it makes sense, especially when I'm sure I wasn't the only one who used them as projectiles against other kids -- all in good fun, mind you. Now, that I think about it, one did come hurtling down from the stratosphere at terminal velocity to hit one of my friends. We knew the risks, dang it!
So, thanks for rekindling a memory that I hadn't thought of in about 30 years.
Now, I continue on through this thread, still anxiously waiting to see Mr. Slowdive's "super haul". Like I said, I'm late to the party, but, man, so far it's still been great. Thank you, all!
And, one more thing...I may repost this part toward the end -- the newest area -- because I think it might be of some interest. Where I live, the University here has a Merchandising and Hospitality department. Those folks are all about retail and such. Each year -- at least once -- they have what they call a "sample sale" where local businesses donate new items that the department sells. It's sort of like their version of a bake sale.
Anywho, the prices are really cheap compared to retail. Last year, I got the new NCAA Football and Tiger Woods (the regular versions and the one with dlc) for PS3 and Xbox 360 for $5 each and then flipped them. They also sold other toys which my wife and I bought for our kids -- all of which sold for maybe max 25% of the retail. These things came from Target and Toys 'R Us. There were also clothes and household item donations, too.
The thing everyone gets jazzed for each year, it seems, is the Fossil watches that they offer. They give out tickets for those that want to get the watches. It's just like Ickey Woods getting his cold cuts. "44, ladies!" Anyway, those watches are 50 bucks, I think. I am not a watch connoisseur, so I don't know what they normally go for, but people tell me that the $50 price tag is good. And by the clamor to get one, I guess it is. So, this may be something that occurs in y'all's areas. At any rate, it may be worth looking into.
Again, thanks. Sorry, I'm long-winded.
EDIT: I guess I won't repost since this appeared at the end already. Okay, back to reading....