Our way home from the casino Tuesday afternoon was a Goodwill tour for Hick. He'd planned to stop at three separate stores, but was too busy making people mad in the fast lane to get over in time to take an exit.
The first Goodwill is quite close to the casino. Hick found an oil lamp there. My pictures aren't good, because I took them in the car.
Anyhoo... Hick got the oil lamp for $3. It's missing its globe, but he already has a globe, and says that after he puts it on, he can get $8 for the oil lamp at his Storage Unit Store.
Hick found other treasures at the Goodwill halfway home.
That's a little plastic scooter thingy. It was in perfect shape. The helmet was hanging on the handlebar, but with all Hick's sweaving, it fell off. You can see it on the floor, blue. Not for a child to ride on, but for an oversize doll. Heh, heh. I was thinking BRATZ, but looks like it's for the 18-inch OUR GENERATION dolls. I found one exactly like it on eBay for $41. Target seems to be the retailer, where the scooter is $29 new. Hick got his scooter for $4, and says he'll sell it for $8 to somebody's grandma, and make a little girl very happy.
Don't worry that Hick scalped somebody, or bought himself some hair extensions. Those tresses on the seat belong to...
Let's recap. Hick spent $10 on these treasures. He will be asking a total of $24. He is thrilled at the prospect of reaping a $14 profit.
He'll probably take less if customers want to dicker over the price.
NOW Hick says he paid $6 for the scooter, and is asking $18 for it. And says he sold two guns today, making a $45 profit on one of them and $5 on the other. Which is why I think it is foolish to have money tied up in guns, when he can make a $5 (or higher) profit on a doll scooter with very little money invested.