While I was away, I came across a thread pertaining to a lady who bought a Rubbermaid laundry basket at a local yard sale. Check out her effusive comments on making this find....
"This weekend I was very pleased to find a Rubbermaid "Hiphugger" laundry basket in superb condition. My old (20 years plus) no-name-brand laundry basket was falling apart at both handles and along one side making laundry more of a chore than it should have been.
Under the edge of a table at the yard sale I spotted the nice large laundry basket still with the original paper label showing no signs of wear in the bottom of the basket. There was no price marked on it. The two people who were having the sale laughed. They had stuck it under the table after they used it to store pillows. I thought they didn't want to sell it, so I started to put it back under the table where I found it. Then they said, "If you want it you can have it for $1."I did not try to negotiate a lower price (I have "some" sense of decorum). I happily paid the dollar, took hold of the laundry basket, and pranced all the way back to my car with it "hugging" my hip. LOL"
This lady's obvious joy over something so mundane as a laundry basket got me to wondering. Could I be missing something here? Are Rubbermaid products a hot item we all should be looking for at the garage sales? Turns out, the answer is a definite maybe!
I began my research by looking up Rubbermaid "hip hugger" laundry baskets. I discovered that while they are a quality product, you won't get rich flipping them on eBay. A brand new hip hugger laundry basket can be bought at Sears for about $12 dollars. Don't get me wrong, everyone could use an extra laundry basket that costs only a dollar. But when it comes to Rubbermaid, there are better items to look out for at the garage sales.
So while that lady who bought the laundry basket may have been overly excited about her find, she did demonstrate that lots of people like Rubbermaid products. If you're at a garage sale and spot a Rubbermaid product, it's at least worth a quick eBay look-up on your mobile device. You just never know-the right Rubbermaid stuff can be flipped into big cash dollars.
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