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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Congressional Garage Sale/Bake Sale

Yesterday's post was so inspiring, it deserved to spill over into another one.

The idea of selling stuff to raise money for this "bailout" thingie is possibly one of the best 1,685 ideas I've had this year.

As it's evolved in my mind, I think it's something that could really work.

Join with me in a giant congressional internet garage sale slash bake sale (GCIGS/BS).

Feel free to leave a comment listing your available item and it's suggested price.

For starters, I'm going to sell:

1) Used soccer shin guard (only one). Suggested price: $1,999,000.

2) Hamster cage (Shorty died, may she rest in piece). Price: $850,000. If you want Shorty from the freezer, throw in another $150,000.

And for the bake sale, I'm throwing in two dozen slice-and-bake sugar cookies for $2,000 each.

Come on folks. List some items here in the comments and let's see if we can reach that $700,000,000,000 mark!

13 comments:

Tammy said...

I've got a couple of VINTAGE fruitcakes from 1986 that I'd be willing to part with for no less than $5,000 a piece.

I will also be willing to part with my own personal Mullet photo collection, circa 1984-1989, for a mere $20,000. It must be sold as a unit and not in individual photos!

*taking bow* Thank you, thank you.

Stretch Mark Mama said...

We've always got an abundance of ants on the floor. My only question is, would they sell better WITH the crumbs or without?

rthling said...

In the spirit of a country wide bail-out garage sale:
I've got a fully functional, pivoting telescope tripod (sans telescope) that coincidentally is threaded properly to hold a still or video camera. I would be willing to let it go for the bargain price of $32,487,569.95.
Do I love my country, or what?

Kelley with Amy's Angels said...

Here are my contributions:

1. Treadmill--with a functional incline $5,000
2. Various items of clothing that the Big Guy never wears and wouldn't know are missing $10,000
3. 50 DVD's that we have collected over the years that we never watch $1,000 (each)

When can I drop this stuff off? : )

Jodie said...

I have a couple 'o kids with vomiting and diarrhea. I'd be willing to sacrifice them for the good of the nation's failing economy.
Asking price: $700,000,000,000
They're totally worth it.

Rhonda said...

I don't have any items for sale, but I would like to offer to buy your single soccer shin guard. My 13 year old daughter can't seem to find one of hers and she keeps borrowing mine. It is somewhere in her room and it is worth it to me to spend the 1,999,000.00 to avoid wading through the disaster area she calls a room.

Big Doofus said...

I will make some Ex-Lax brownies for the big sale.

EEEEMommy said...

I have the most perfect, fresh from the oven, made from scratch with butter, Snickerdoodles, but I'm not feeling very patriotic at the moment. Maybe tomorrow, if I haven't devoured them all.

Kari said...

I have a John Tesh CD, a Janet Jackson cassette tap AND Paula Abdul one, as well. I will sell them at the low low price of $28,412.99 each. John Tesh CD is nearly new (I only played it once), but my 80's music, uhm . . . not so much.

Kritter Krit said...

I have a blowdryer tripod that I might be willing to part with. I'm crappin' you negative. A blowdryer tripod. ...A tripod for your blowdryer.

My mother-in-law gave it to me last year for Christmas. I think it's supposed to free up my hands so I can put on my make-up.

I use my free hands to eat brownies. Sometimes some crumbs get blown into my hair and I smell delicious all day.

debbie d. said...

I want there to be a few bargain items in the sale for those looking for a deal...so I've got a couple of half chewed nylabones chewed on by two of the GREATEST dogs EVER...I'll let them move on for $5,000 each.

Marie said...

I have a whole week's worth of Days of Our Lives videos of the last time John died. He has since been resurrected so to me they're not worth too much. But to the people out there who didn't watch his agony for a week - the price is $10,000. A bargain since he's only died like twice so far. Stefano has died like 9 times. (He's alive again too).

Good luck on the sale
Hugs
Marie

Scott said...

WHAT?!! Stefano DiMera's ALIVE?!?!