I've talked about the "deal if the day" before in a similar context. Much like the home shopping networks, my father and I dub the best deal from a yard sales (or wherever) the deal of the day. On a recent yard sale venture I stumbled upon a few good finds like $1 Disney movies that we didn't own and even some good kids books. None of these beat the deal of the day.
I saw these tonka trucks and mulled it over for a bit before texting the picture to Hubby for his thoughts. They were part metal, but they were big and bulky. A whopping $2 each and in like new condition if cleaned the cobwebs off, yet I still questioned getting them. Before Hubby could respond I was already handing over the $4 and carrying them back to the car.
I figured for the money if Bear trashed them we could easily toss them out before we moved.
It wasn't until we made a trip to the store later that day that I realized what a good deal I had found.
Toys R Us was selling the exact same excavator (what I'm calling it) for $40. The dump truck appears to be an couple of years old, but it's new counterpart is $50. I'd say my $4 dollars were well spent.
I cleaned them up just before Bear run them through the dirt again. If you can't tell from the pictures, he LOVES them!
Another decent deal I found were these Disney cars for 50 cents a piece. They run anywhere from $4-6 dollars brand new. If there is anything I have learned it that's you can't have too many McQueen's in this house.
Frankly, kids grow out of things so quickly that I don't mind looking for things like this that same me a boatload of cash and get my kid the toys he wants.