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I Will Always See Something I Want

Updated on April 2, 2017

Do I Really Need It

I love to look around swap shops and flea markets

For that great buy

Something I maybe dreamed of when I was little

But couldn't afford

Now we jump four decades forward

I have money in my pocket

Flea markets are on Sunday

People sell their stuff at reasonable prices

They either have no more room for

Decided to clean out their cellar or garage

Their children moved away and left their things behind

Someone passed away

The things they loved

Their passion was just junk to the new owner

Something that could be turned into cash

If their not sold

They will probably give it away

Yard sale signs are posted

Old furniture and pictures

From books, tools, games, spare tires to an old car that runs good

The list is endless

Ski equipment no longer used

What is great is it's not new

It has been used by someone

I have to tell you a little history

I can go in any store and buy nothing

No desire no need

Down the street is a Salvation Army and a Goodwill store

The greatest buys sitting on a self

Some people buy slightly used children's clothes

Their kids out grow them so fast

What a deal

Clothes are so expensive

I compare it to buying items in a department store

Someone else will pay full price

Another person will wait and buy things on sale

The person who waited will spend their money wisely

Their money will go farther

Both people worked hard for their pay

You shouldn't just throw it away

If your boss said to you

You worked hard this week and did a great job

I am going to pay you twenty dollars less

You would see how fast you would complain

That's not fair

Why would you part with your money away so quickly

Some people get a new gas grill for Christmas and don't need the old one

An aluminum boat or fishing gear

Old cd's and d.v.d's

The odd and rare

An antique sewing machine, old jewlery to a bear rug

Some people love to sell stuff

Some people love to buy stuff

I am mixed

I love to buy, sell and give things away

Where do you stand ?

People look for a savings in a grocery store

Using coupons and sale items in the paper

They drive to a gas station to save ten cents more a gallon

You can buy too much

Then it becomes clutter

If you reach a happy medium

I have learned to look

I take a picture of a few things I like but won't buy

Then other things I have just the place for

I give them a new home

Until one day they don't fit my needs

I will either sell it or give it away

Pass on the savings to you

Hopefully you will find what you were looking for


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      23 months ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee Bartering for things is a way of life. People have been doing it since Egyptian times. It don't understand. Even if you had to pay a small fee say ten dollars to have one. Everyone would benefit. We have flea markets around here that charge twenty five dollars for a picnic table size stand. People set up as early as five A.M. and are there to five o'clock. It's a lot of fun and a social gathering as well. Are you allowed to sell things over the Internet ? Every place is known for something. People around the world can love Riga, Latvia for something really special. Maine is famous for their blue berries, lobster.Vermont is famous for their maple syrup. Boston, Massachusetts is known for their baked beans. What do most people do for a living? In Maine we have a lot of Pine trees so it's common to see wreaths of Pine cones and branches. Very big on Christms trees too. Thank you for reading and sharing. Have a wonderful day.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      23 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      That is the one thing I will never understand about this country I now live in. Here people could always use extra money but you rarely see any flea markets and no one is allowed to make their own yard sale. I am the one who would be more than happy to sell the last nail from my wall to someone who really needed it just so I could have the money.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      23 months ago

      Dora I think we should both become buying agents for other people who are looking for nice things at a good price. This way we can do what we love and make money instead of spend money in the end. Of course there might be a thing or two that we couldn't resist. That we had to buy for ourselves. Just think the money we made, made us happy once again. Thank you for reading and sharing. I love looking at so many different items. It is a world in a world. It brings the past and the present together. Every day Is a surprise.Thank you for creating a while rod of fun.

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      Dora Weithers 

      23 months ago from The Caribbean

      I also like shopping at thrift stores. True, there always something at a price attractive enough to purchase, but then forms the clutter!

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      23 months ago

      Manatita 44 Life teaches us many things and every day can be a challenge. If we continue to pull out the good and leave the bad. Sharing with people with know and love. Thank you for reading and caring.

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      23 months ago from london

      Actually I love the blogging this week. Full of insightful stuff as well as the practical life dealings as one sees them. Life on paper, sort of. Flowed well. Cool!


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