People were standing in line with laundry baskets, bags, and strollers--all to load up on whatever gems they could put their hands on (before the other parents beat them to it). Of course, you gotta have something to carry your treasures around while you search for more, but as Courtney says, the hunt is half the fun. Here's the line at five to 9, stretching about 1/4 the way around the building:
We could see people who were admitted earlier coming out with bikes, Barbie castles, play kitchens, basketball hoops, etc. Once the doors opened for the general public, we raced to the large items room (strollers, cribs, pack and plays, riding toys, furniture, etc) and the chase was on. Seriously, ugly things can happen when you get between a parent and something they want for their child. Thankfully, that didn't happen today. All in all, it was a great sale with lots of variety. How wonderful it is that people can get rid of their old items by passing them on (at a significant discount) to other parents. I mean, you should have seen the number of double strollers, cribs, clothes and used pottys (ugh). (It got a little ugly in the book room, but that's because it was very crowded.) My best find was a swim suit for Kate and Courtney found a fun bowling game for her son. Sadly, the swim suit doesn't fit, but I already have a bag of stuff to consign at the next sale so I can get in early and REALLY find the bargains. Here we are, heading home. Thanks, Courtney, for a fun morning!