Friday, June 13, 2008

Park Point Rummage Sale Digest II (2008)

For Twin Ports bargain hunters, there is perhaps no tradition more treasured than walking the miles upon miles of sales every June on Park Point.

The Park Point Rummage Sale is some of the best fun you can have in these parts, and this year's event (my second) was certainly no exception.

I humbly present to you my finds:

(1) Zenith Brand Pure Lard (made by Duluth's Elliott & Company) 50-pound metal container @ 50 cents

(1) Paperback @ 5 cents: "The Haunted Mask," No. 11 in R.L. Stine's "Goosebumps" series

(6) Paperbacks @ 25 cents: Stephen King's "Carrie," "Thinner" (two copies ... oops!) and "The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger"; James Frey's "A Million Little Pieces" (I was sadly disappointed when I realize I wasn't purchasing Towelie's "A Million Little Fibers" LOL) and Gertrude Chandler Warner's first volume of "The Boxcar Children"

(1) Paperback @ 75 cents: Stephen King's "Different Seasons"

(2) Paperbacks @ $1: "Desperation" and "The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass" by Stephen King

(1) CD @ 15 cents: Eddie Rabbitt's "The Branson Sound, Vol. 9"

(4) CDs @ 50 cents: "From a Window: Lost Songs of Lennon & McCartney" and the soundtrack to "Bully" (both sealed!) and two compilations from WBCN: "Naked Disc 4 Play" and "Naked Disc 2000" -- they sound sick, I know, but the former includes a rare live version of Radiohead's "Permanent Daylight" recorded in Dublin the summer of 2000.

(1) CD @ 75 cents: Love and Rockets' "Sweet F.A."

(5) CDs @ $1: Phish's "Billy Breathes," the best of Quicksilver Messenger Service, Har Mar Superstar's 9-track "Body Request" single, the Apples in Stereo's "Let's Go!" EP (featuring an interesting live cover of "Heroes & Villians") and, gotta love it, Eddie Money's 1991 masterpiece "Right Here."

(5/7) CDs @ $2: the Eels' "Blinking Lights and Other Revelations" and the Wings/Paul McCartney compilation "Wingspan" (both double-discs!) AND three albums from local favorites Low: "The Curtain Hits the Cast," "Trust" and "Secret Name."

Speaking of "Starfire" ... I picked up two "Park Point is for Lovers" T-shirts @ $10 from Mr. Lunt (I think he was at a friend's house) -- gotta love 'em!

(4) 3DO games @ 50 cents: "Theme Park," "Super Street Fighter II Turbo" and the first two games in the "Alone in the Dark" series. (They were also selling a 3DO console for $10, but it looked pretty banged up, unfortunately....)

(1) RCA Victor "His Master's Voice" tin @ 25 cents

(1) Funky beer mug @ 25 cents

And, finally, THE PURCHASE OF THE DAY: A working Super Nintendo -- the edition that included both the Super Game Boy and "Super Mario All-Stars," no less -- for only $5 ... yeah! Unfortunately I found this at the very first garage sale we stopped at, so the rest of the six-hour day was almost anticlimactic. Almost.

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