About Me

I was groomed going to garage sales from the early age of five.  I became hooked by the adrenalin rush of finding the greatest thing at the greatest price.  Even in college, I spent my weekends hunting the garage sales of the Santa Barbara hills that were brimming rich with treasures.  Traveling back home to visit my parents, my trunk was a trove of fantastic finds.  Eventually I met a man and had to move to Boston.  What was I to do there but foster my already budding shopaholicism.  Each day I’d set out on a new path, walking the city to a different shopping mecca.  Downtown Crossing, Newbury Street, Copley Plaza, Quincy Market: what price tags would be marked down that day?  Soon I would have a baby to take with me on these excursions.  In preparation for her arrival, I compiled more baby clothes in new or nearly new condition than she could ever wear.  I scoured the garage sales, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, the sale racks at Macy’s, leaving no price tag unturned.  And when most of her clothes were left unworn, they were taken to a consignment store where, in return, I received most if not more of my money back.  This trend has continued now that I have a son as well.  I am back in California and have furnished my home with yard sale chic – though first-time visitors ask who my high-priced interior decorator must be.  I buy my kids clothes on the clearance racks of Gap and Target and resell them on Ebay or on consignment for a profit.  I receive countless retail e-mails for sales and filter through them to find those that are worthwhile.  I have store credit cards that provide me with bucks back which I can use to buy more merchandise.  And in these trying times, I have found the best way to shop for groceries and household necessities at the lowest cost.  Whether on-line, in-store or elsewhere, I can help you find it for less . . . much, much less.


8 responses to “About Me

  1. Kristen A

    August 17, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    I just stumbled across this website and feel like I’m reading my inner dialogue. My birthday was the beginning of the month and I spent it with my mom showing her how to use b-day rewards cards and my deal of the day was a $50 cardigan at Ann Taylor for $3.13! Thanks so much for posting!

  2. Lidia Cardoza

    September 3, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    I wanted to ask about the children’s avon perfume pins can you give me a better price If I buy in a bundle they are so special to me have a couple from my childhood I’m trying to complete my collection thank you so much

  3. MissBargainHuntress

    September 9, 2014 at 7:32 am

    Please let me know which pins you were interested in. Thanks 🙂

  4. Thierry Seeley

    October 22, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    I just stumbled onto your website via “Pouting Bear” – I have had mine since 1959! He is stored away and all I can say is, “thank You”! However, your blog is major informative and I am definitely going to look into selling some Star Wars collectibles my husband is willing to let go.

  5. Steven

    October 31, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Do you buy vintage marbles?

  6. MissBargainHuntress

    November 2, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Please email me a photo or photos to and let me know your pricing. Thanks 🙂

  7. julie barber

    January 1, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Hi Miss Bargain Huntress. i was wondering if you know of a website or person that purchases hallmark ornaments or other collectables. i was raised on garage sales to and now it is time for me to start selling these items off. thanks for any information you might have. julie

  8. MissBargainHuntress

    January 3, 2016 at 10:02 am

    You can sell them on Amazon, or on Etsy if they were produced 1996 or earlier. Let me know if you might be interested in selling them in bulk to me, you can email me at


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