The day was looking grim! The streets were wet from the previous day’s rain and dark clouds loomed above. After spending several hours driving the length of town, I had only seen three garage sales. None of which turned out to provide even half decent items.
As a last resort, I decided to check out the local flea market, a trip that I had been planning to make on a day of desperation, much like yesterday.
I was tired, ready to go home and not overly optimistic. I backtracked through town, and just a mile shy of the flea market, my peripheral caught sight of a florescent sign. As I continued on I examined the sign fading away in my rear-view mirror and contemplated going back. And then with the last bit of garage sailing energy I had left in me I turned around.
As I neared the dewy lawn, a large woman greeted me with a loud and comforting, “welcome sweetie!” Her disposition put a good feeling in the dark air. She sat back down on her stoop and I rummaged through several large boxes packed with plastic bags. Inside each back, junk! More junk! Like a kid digging to China, I finally hit the bottom…the last bag. I felt some metal-like objects, pulled the bag out, and examined curiously.
I had come across a bag stocked with 5 Hitachi CCD Cameras (Model# KP-F1U), each complete with a Rodenstock Rodagon-WA 40mm Enlarging Lens
I didn’t know a lot about them, but being that the lenses were German made, I was hopeful they would prove to be winners. They are!
The woman was more than happy to part with the cameras. And I left a happy camper!
Feeling revived from a great score, I headed to the flea market with confidence.
A hodge-podge of antiques, vintage electronics, Christmas supplies, specialty knives, baseball cards and other odds-and-ends, I was sure to continue my lucky streak. As I headed to the last isle of remaining shops, I met Joe, a vendor who specializes in buying estate sales and storage auctions. We chatted for a bit and he revealed a handful of Nintendo 64 games and an original Nintendo NES still in the original box. He sold it to me at a great price.
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