- Feb 1, 2019
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Good for you! You made my day....The reason I joined this thread was because of what happened to me at a yard sale Saturday. I had $25 in my pocket and nothing to do so I drove into town to hit some garage sales. It was close to noon and I was at my 4th sale when I hit the jackpot, it was a back yard sale and it was full of milsurp and ammo and knives and swords. I scanned quickly but didn't see any guns. I over heard the owner say this was all her father's stuff he had collected while in the Air Force. I bought some ammo, some camo, and for some reason I bought 4 tiny china teacups that were stamped made in "occupied Japan" for $1 each. As I was leaving I noticed a table of costume jewelry. A quick scan found 3 rings that were definitely not costume jewelry. One was marked 18k WG with a diamond setting and the other two were marked 925, one had an amethyst and the other had some blue stone I couldn't identify. Each was marked $3. I quickly counted my change and came up with $6. I could only buy 2 rings, or I could offer her $6 for the 3. Or. I could tell the lady about her mistake. After pondering the price of silver and gold for a few seconds I called her over to the table. I showed her the rings and she began to cry because they belonged to her late mother and they had overlooked them when they set up the sale. The title Honesty at Garage Sales made me read this thread and reflect on how much richer I was by doing the right thing instead of making a big score.