Once again, mid-western weather overcomes the best laid plans.
Friday started moderately well, but everyone knows that most of the people who work (and are therefore not desperately trying to cash-in, and are actually looking to get rid of some of their stuff) are all busy on Friday so Saturday’s the day.
It was a terrible omen that as I went to warm the car up, it poured down raining for about 5 minutes. That basically set the pattern for the entire day – a pretty warm day with patches of torrential downpour, so not surprisingly the whole place was like a giant armpit.
The inclement weather of course meant that the only people out selling stuff were those who were safely in garages and barns, and those people didn’t seem to have too much interesting stuff. One place that we went to, which was way out in the middle of nowhere, allegedly had a ton of baby clothes. Well, it turns out they had nothing but little girl clothes, which isn’t terribly interesting if you just had a little boy. They also had equestrian apparel and other horse paraphernalia (curious for Indiana, but not particularly interesting to me), along with a shitload of panda stuff (I think someone had a fetish to be honest) and not a lot else. We did score a couple of matching ceiling fans though.
My personal haul didn’t really consist of much – the Rock Band crap from friday, a small widescreen LCD I picked up for $2 that to my surprise actually works, and a 2-port KVM switch. Ironic that last year we saw all manner of stuff we’d have liked, and didn’t have any money – this year we actually had some money and didn’t see anything at all.
Aww well, I’m sure there will be more, smaller pockets of sales throughout the summer. I need to find something interesting for Hungry Hacker.