Sunday, March 8, 2009

saturday antiquing

When I was young, on weekend mornings my parents would pack up the car and much to my dismay, we would go antiquing. It was pure agony for my brother and me. All we wanted to do was watch the smurfs and Saturday TV fun house.  Instead we found ourselves making up games like boundary line or the lean game in the backseat of the car and asking repeatedly, are we there yet? Of course we had no idea where there happened to be or if we even wanted to be a part of being there. At the time, it could only be better than the current situation, my brother smashing me between the car door and his shoulder.

In the Saturday morning tradition 1st dibs started their own online Saturday sales. Yes you read correct. Every Saturday morning at 8AM EST they host a re-imagined new tradition of antiquing and weekend yard sales. Dealers from around the country post their wares on display at marked down prices. Now you can peruse all from the comfort of your living room. Granted you won't be able to kick, test and review every square inch but you will be able to watch your Saturday morning cartoons in your jammies. 
As with any big online purchase; contact the owner, know the all the stats including dimensions and flaws, make sure it's exactly what you want. Because chances are, you can't return the piece or don't even want to go through the hassle. 

1 comment:

  1. I hate that you hated it so much. But, as with other of your childhood recollections, you've make it into a wonderful story. Sorry you were subjected to the torture, but look what a wonderful person you have become in spite of it all. :)