A few weeks ago we attended a nearly new baby sale I found out about via Facebook. This was the first time I’d been to one of these sales and I didn’t really know what to expect before we got there, but I love a bargain, so I was quite excited to attend.
We were some of the first people to arrive and were given a goody bag each on arrival. This contained little samples of baby shampoo, baby bath, laundry products, a few coupons and a bundle of leaflets for local baby groups and shops.
Although some of the stalls appeared to be business sellers, most seemed to be private sellers having a clear out of their unwanted baby items – it was kind of like a car boot that only sold kids stuff. Most of the things on sale were very reasonably priced, although I felt some sellers expectations were a little unrealistic. I recently bought a few baby toys online when Amazon were having a toy sale and there was one lady there selling some of the things I had bought, for more than I had paid for them brand new!
We didn’t stay too long in the end. It got very busy and there was a lot of pushing and shoving from crazed bargain hunting mammas! I get claustrophobic and anxious in crowds at the best of times, but add to that being pregnant and very hot, I wasn’t too happy being jostled about and I think I freaked out a bit and just wanted to get home!
We did come away with a few bargains though. I’d gone through the baby clothes we had bought a few days earlier and realised we had virtually nothing in 0-3 months. Although I often read that this is the age range people will buy for you most as gifts, strangely so far all of the clothing gifts we have received have been for 6-9 months. I managed to find seven vests, four sleepsuits and a little outfit consisting of leggings and a top in 0-3 months. The total price for all of them? £3.50! That’s just under 27p per item. Not bad, huh?
Despite not liking the crowds, I’d definitely go to another one of these sales. I think maybe it is best to go with something specific in mind, so that you can hunt it out and grab hold of it, as browsing can be a bit difficult when there are so many people crowded around such a small stall. Have you ever attended one of these events? I love to hear about other people’s bargains, so please leave me a comment to let me know what you bought!