Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Akla yard sale

The AACI (Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel) held their once-a-year Jerusalem yard sale on Friday.
Anglos, it seems, are the only ones in Israel to hold these huge garage sales.
I enjoy it because you can see tons of used English books and gently-worn American clothes and the atmosphere is fun.

I restrained myself and came home with only useful bargains:
a book of classic songs about Jerusalem, two bilingual dictionaries, a new cloth wallet, a Thinsulate hat for winter, and two Old Navy shirts for grandson Dean (in a year or two).
All this for only 30 shekels (= $8.25).
The Jerusalem Post was giving away free weekend newspapers and their new monthly Ivrit magazine for Hebrew-learners, which I gave to friends to enjoy.
Thanks, AACI, for facilitating this nice coming together to share.


Leif Hagen said...

Wow - you're a good shopper!

Rob and Mandy said...

That's nice! Guess I would have spent more. I am surprised by the NIS exchange rate, didn't know it was that low now.

Kate said...

You made very good choices! I admire your restrait because I would lug home more books than I really need, but can't resist. Great photo with overall view.

Sara said...

What fun...I'd love to browse those books. You certainly know how to take advantage of a bargain.

anumorchy said...

Nice! Can I come next year?

Anonymous said...

How impressive a sight, a place where something alike is possible.

Please have a good Thursday.

daily athens

Ann said...

I love trash and treasure. How did you manage to only buy 3 books. Unfortunately you don't see them much any more in these days of Ebay.

VP said...

I have an Old Navy shirt like the one on the right. I paid more than 8 dollars for that alone,

Susie of Arabia said...

You got some great deals, Dina. I do miss going to garage sales here - there are none...

Kay said...

I LOVE garage and estate sales although I don't go to them here in Hawaii. Well... almost never. That looks like so much fun.

Pietro said...

You've bought with satisfaction some nice and useful things, Dina.