Sunday, May 20, 2007

H.I.S.S. Tanks 4 Jesus

While the Silver Spring flea market may be defunct, there is still one place in town where bargain treasures can be found, albeit just once a year. Yesterday I dropped by the St. Luke's Tent Troupe Yard Sale and was able procure a fantastic haul of stuff for a total of less than $20.

Here's just a small sampling:

Ninja Golf. That's right, Ninja Golf. OK, so I don't even have an Atari 7800, but who cares? The box alone can entertain me indefinitely.



Vintage Star Wars action figures for 10¢. So maybe they didn't have a mint on card vinyl-caped Jawa, but I'll take Star Wars figs for a dime any day of the week.



Coooooooooobbbraaaaaaahhhhhh!!! A circa 1983 H.I.S.S. tank (sans driver, unfortunately) for 50¢. This is the first G.I. Joe vehicle I ever owned. Mine came from Lowen's, for those of you who remember that store. I think Lowen's was the only reason I knew Bethesda existed when I was a kid.



An entire car for $7!



Sadly, there was one precious item that eluded me. When I drove by the sale as they were setting up Friday afternoon, I was astonished to see an Eames Lounge Chair among the assembled furniture. I went to the sale before it opened to queue up and make a break for this particular piece, but alas it was already gone, most likely sold to a shrewd volunteer. I can't really complain, though.



10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fine, tell us about it AFTER the sale...

Sligo said...

And let you buy up all my Star Wars figures?

Think about it this way - I'm telling you about next year's sale well in advance.

silver spring penguin said...

Congratulations on your excellent acquisitions!

The Penguin also scored some cool stuff on the cheap.

taleswapper said...

I can't believe they're still doing Tent Troupe. Oi.

mmafan said...

That's quite a haul, Sligo..I'm into retro gaming big time and that looks like a nice place to look.

Sligo said...

mmafan,

They had two boxes of unopened 2600/7800 games.

mmafan said...

"They had two boxes of unopened 2600/7800 games."

Ouch!..

Sligo said...

mmafan,

I was also surprised to see that someone had a pair of Coleco Super Action controllers still in the box. I actually already have those, even if my ColecoVision is broken. :(

Nikki said...

I scored an enitre box of board games for around $12. I got an orginal blue box genus edition of Trivial Pursuit that had never been used(the pie piece were still attached to the plastic holder-thingie and the cards were still shrink wrapped). Good haul!

Sligo said...

Nikki,

That's funny because I got an unopened Trivial Pursuit add-on package from that same table.