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rd95  ·  227 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 5th, 2017

Fucking love it. How goes the hunt for an antique desk?

tacocat  ·  227 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm more of a forager than a hunter. I don't go to these things looking for anything and if I do I get frustrated. I bought a vintage stapler Tuesday. Why? I don't need a stapler. But it was fucking awesome and it was like a dollar. There's one on eBay for $40.

My girlfriend doesn't understand the thrill of the bargain hunt. I told her we're going to have to meet in the middle on price shopping.

rd95  ·  227 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Man, I'm right there with you, I'm all about foraging and bargain hunting for so many reasons. You'll never second guess yourself about worrying whether or not you've been swindled, you can easily give away the stuff you get as gifts without much worry because you know you can always get more and not spend an arm and a leg, and you don't have to worry too much about something getting lost, broken, stolen, etc. (though you should still do your best to take the utmost care of it, obviously).

You should tell your girl there's so much to be said about bargain hunting. Check out that link at the top. All of that was gotten for less than $40. Literally the most expensive thing was the ceramic insulator. In the comments, Dala posted some cool stuff we saw but didn't want and I don't think a single one of those items broke $60. One time, when we were garage hunting, we came home with two whole boxes worth of hubcaps for like $10. It was a steal. I haven't seen those things in years though, I wonder if we still have them . . .

I've been drawing a lot. Nothing special. I've pretty much started sticking to Sharpie Markers on 5.5x8.5 or 4.25x5.5 cardstock and my best probably doesn't even stand a chance against your worse, but I'm having a lot of fun. Have you made anything recently yourself? I'd love to see it.

tacocat  ·  226 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've been pretty busy.

rd95  ·  225 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Dude. Love them. Especially the elephant and the "time heals" clock.