I was finally able to purchase most of the rest of Asa's Pre-K curriculum! My parents blessed us with some monies specifically for curriculum. That helped purchase All About Reading Pre-Level 1. I really wanted to use Sonlight this year with Asa. He seriously BEGS for school work and I knew that I needed to capitalize on that desire to learn. I also knew that I needed a ready made curriculum for him due to the fact that I just do not/will not (especially with a new little one) have the time to put together trays and units for him myself this year. The problem was that it was not in our budget to buy a pre-k curriculum (and the curriculum I wanted is on the pricey side)....hard to do in a one income family (or 2 income for that matter). Enter Ebay.
Some of you may know that I buy things at garage sales to resell on ebay. I've been doing it for almost a year....with a break from Jan-March. It is a fun hobby of mine. I love garage sales, and I love hunting for things that I know I can sell on ebay.....I guess my hobby makes me a nice little profit which in turn funds my garage saling addiction and gives me a little extra spending money.
I was actually able to purchase the complete Sonlight Pre-K curriculum (sans 2 books) for almost 1/2 the price of buying brand new from a seller on Ebay (one of the reasons I LOVE Ebay). I was also able to purchase it with money that I earned from garage saling.....what, doesn't everyone get paid to garage sale? :) Look at all these lovely books just waiting to be explored this next year with Asa......books make me giddy.
At one garage sale I bought a huge box of duplo for $15. When I got home I was so happy to see all the lots that I could make from it (duplo and lego are great sellers). All 3 of these lots sold for a Buy it Now price of $29.99 (keep in mind that about 12% goes to fees, and 10% of my total sales also go to tithe). The really fun thing is that I also got about 3 more lots out of this box and 2 have sold (one for 19.99 and the other for 14.99).