It started simply enough. I found a vintage portable TV on craigslist for $10 last summer, and decided it would be a fun addition to the vintage family. It all went fine, I drove over and picked up the TV, thanked the guy, and drove back home. The guy mentioned he had a lot of other vintage stuff, and of course I said I was interested, but then contact stopped after a few emails for whatever reason.
3 or so months later (sometime Fall 09'), I get an email asking if I was still interested in some of the other stuff, so of course I said yes! I drove over that weekend, and WOW. I walked in the door, and I was in shock. Vintage goodies of all sorts piled everywhere, and if they were as cheap as that TV, I was in heaven.
I had come with $50, and let me show you what I got!
Think that's good? Can I repeat, all that for $50?!? Notice the 2 coin operated radios and atomic lawn sprinkler! Never seen those before! Things that needed work were either free or very cheap. The aqua/white TV was free, and the endtable/radio (one of a pair!) was $8 for both. I got all the table radios for $10 I believe. There's even some other stuff I don't have pictures of!
Here's some stuff I just didn't have the money to get at the time. This reminds me, I need to email him back! I'm dying to get my hands on that mint green mixer and bakelite TV! And there's just sooo much more...