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Serendipitous Thrifting


I don't think that's the exact word that I want but you'll see what I mean in a minute.

I love it when one of my finds goes to exactly the right person.

I found this amazing scrapbook back in July. I loved the cover and I knew other people would too. I put it in my Etsy store, The Recycleista's Retro Shop. It took awhile, but it sold last week and I got this message with the sale.

"Wow! I had this VERY Scrapbook, when I was in my early teens. I was a picture-taking nut! Sadly, 90% of my treasured photos, and my scrapbooks, were left outside, during a remodel...and all got snow and water damaged. I have just a few pictures left, from the 40's, 50's and 60's...and now I'll have the perfect place for them! I know they're going to feel right at home, even though they are a bit "worse for wear"! Thank-you, so much, for offering this!!"

I love that!!

Then she left me this feedback:

"Such a GREAT Find!! This Album is EXACTLY like the one I had as a teen-aged girl; over 50 years ago! It looks, feels and smells BRAND NEW! Thank-you, sooo much, Shannon for packing it with such TLC, and for going the extra-mile to get it right to my door! I LOVED doing business with you, and you can rest assured I'll be shopping with you, again!"

I looked up the definition of serendipity.

"noun. 1. an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident." (wow.lots of potential there for the reselling biz)
So maybe it is the right word. A little serendipity on both our sides.
What about you? Have you had a serendipitous find/sale?? Did your item find just the right buyer??

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