My farmer hubby has done volunteer work with a charity for some years now. He has just recently received his card to work here in our local shop in town so goes in on a Wednesday to talk to and access how they can help the needy.......sometimes, and I guess that it is fortunate, there are not many people needing his help so he lends a hand in the shop itself, sorting donated items, pricing them, helping customers etc...
Last week, I got a phone call from him during the afternoon to say he had come across a pair of scissors in a tin when he was sorting through a box of donations and would I be interested enough to buy them. At this point I should tell you that I am a little nuts for a pair of scissors.......I probably have more pairs of scissors than I have pairs of undies....not kidding? But he doesn't need to know that! Ermmmmm, you probably don't either.
Anyway, I had to say yes and a price was agreed to by the shop manager.....$10 and just like that I was the proud owner of a never-been-used pair of Singer Scissors still in their tin box. I couldn't wait for him to get home so I could look at them in awe.
I have just had a little look on line and there are a pair going on eBay for $45 and a brand new set from a sewing shop in Hobart for $65......I think I might have bagged a bargain.
I have my eye on another find that I spotted at the Bric-a-Brac Shop which I thought a good price too...will tell you about it if it evenuates. Also Singer related.