I am a bargain shopper and I love it when I find good deals so here is a very cool thing I have found out about. A lady in our church just bought into a franchise called Just Between Friends. This is a HUGE consignment sale that she will put on twice a year. I went to a workshop last night to get tips on how to be a consigner and it's sounds so cool.
This is like having a yard sale without having to sit there all weekend. You mark the prices (you print your tags off using their online system) on the things (a little higher than yard sales), you drop it off and she sells it. On the last day of the sale you can choose to pick your things up or she will donate them to a local charity and you get to write it off on your taxes.
The really cool thing is if you volunteer at the sale you get to shop the night before the sale opens and you make more money on your items. These sales are happening all over the country so you can look and see if there is one in your area. Even cooler if there is not one in your area you could consider buying into the franchise (the sales only twice a year).
OK, so enough jabber go check it out yourselves at www.jbfsale.com.