Saturday, January 16, 2016

A Great Yard Sale

I have often complained about the terrible yard sales here. The prices are always high, as much as the items would have cost new and sometimes more. I loved going to yard sales in the States and so this is one of the few disadvantages for me of living here. But I have discovered a great sale that goes on every Wednesday. It is just one block from the Wednesday market in Ajijic. At the corner of Guadalupe Victoria and Juan Alvarez. Recently they opened up an entire room with beautiful things for sale. Blown glass things, furniture, clothing and pottery. Last Wednesday I bought some pottery. The red ones were signed by the artist, Guadalupe Espicio from Michoacan. The big ones cost me 50 pesos, about 2.70 American. It is run by a man and a woman. I am sorry, I don't know their names but they are very nice and they sell things for other people. She said for their friends. She only charges 10 percent to do this and she considers everyone her friend. I may put some things in there if I can bring myself to part with them.

This morning the exchange rate is 18.2336 to the American dollar. I have never seen it so high. I keep thinking of putting some of my American money into a checking account here to take advantage of the exchange rate but I am afraid it will keep on going up and my money will be worth less.  It is very good for us but not so good for the Canadians. Their exchange rate is around 12 to one. That is what it was for us almost all the years I have lived here. 
This is a good time for North Americans to visit Mexico.








12 comments:

  1. How wonderful you found a place with wonderful pottery at such good prices!
    I am in Merida right now and it was very hot today! our flight was delayed 2 hours due to snow and de-icing the plane so I cannot complain!
    Cathy not in CAnada but in Merida!

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    1. Good luck with your trip Cathy. Thank you for commenting. P

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  2. Beautiful finds. I like a good garage sale, too.

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  3. I especially like the white one.....but it is dangerous to find a place that sells such nice things for such low prices!

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    1. Hi Pat, These people appear to be very honest. And the prices are not THAT low.... I am sure they are okay. Good to hear from you. P

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  4. What I meant by dangerous, is that I would be buying things I didn't have space for, tempted by the good prices. For instance, I am selling off stuff we don't use on ebay, but I can't seem to stop myself from "shopping" while I am online with them.

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    1. That is funny. I thought you meant that the items were hot.p

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  5. I like the red and white pottery you bought. I bought one very similar in teal while in Mexico. Your new apartment is really nice. Wow 18 pesos to the dollar. That is great!

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