One of the primary joys of paying a visit to a yard sale is unexpectedly coming across a total bargain. Antique dealer Bruce Scapecchi of Des Moines, Iowa, can certainly attest to that, as he loves to mix business with pleasure. The 69-year-old claims to visit thousands of similar events over the warmest months every year. However, in summer 2013 he discovered a unique treasure for just $1 at a yard sale right in his hometown.
Yard sales allow householders to clear out any unwanted items from their home, whether it be old toys, books, furniture or sports equipment. And for charity executive Sue McEntee it was no different when, in June 2013, she was looking to sell on various of her family’s surplus possessions outside their house in Des Moines. With everything in place, then, the 50-something pitched up a sign signaling the start of the sale.