Monday, April 30, 2012
Monday Thrift Finds
"Behold Mates, I've struck GOLD"
My 1st stop on Saturday was a humble one family yard sale. It was just down the road for me so the drive was short. First look there was not much there for resale. However last week I had resolved to buy at least one token item at every single family sale I attend. I rationalized that it is the polite thing to do. Plus truth be told I feel sheepish when I look and don't buy.
There was a box full of watches that caught my eye, I have a calling for watches. I buy lots of them, some to gift, some to keep and some of course to sell. I thought I saw a fine vintage watch there... then I looked again and the cheap vinyl band told me put it down. The ugly band covered the back of the case and so I couldn't read any "Gold filled" markings, which is what I thought the watch might be.
I ended up buying two watches and a vintage Etch n Sketch (for my boy). Then I had a very pleasant conversation with the family. As I was walking away, the man there gifted me the watch I had put down, it was a lovely gesture. Sunday I was getting my items ready for the shop. I picked up the watch and thought again, "This is such a nice looking watch" I had to peek in the back... there was nothing on the outside of the case.
The watch is 14k GOLD.
Now for my moral dilemma...
Return the watch or sell and share the profit?