Novelty Trading Post is our nickname for the little booth we have at space #27 in the Two Bits and More Swap Meet, across from City Hall in Arlington, Washington. Here we post selected items offered in the “swap meet” part of the booth, but mainly it’s a retail outlet for goods from our online novelty emporium currently at ThatRestlessMouse.com and our new site RestlessMouse.com
Some items from our website seem to sell better at the swap meet, such as the “Butt Talks” fart CD, and our Big nylon Jolly Roger. Other items are ONLY available online, for example Grandma’s magnetic scotty dog sets (too small, there are shoplifters about, sadly) and Tip & Strip Naked Lady pens (Much too shocking for a small town swap meet! Also too small, I don’t have one of those locking display cases (yet).
We recently sold from our personal collection ( of random crap ) – A 1960′s White’s Metal Detector that looks like a Geiger counter, for $10. Lots of books. A very uncomfortable squeaky inflatable bed, $15. An itty bitty billiards table, $14.
Currently (Last time I looked) Items for sale include Remote Control Fart machines for $5 each, a Cookie Oven for $8 (Never used, it was a gift. It’s a “real” oven, not Easy Bake.) A Slanket. Lots of postcards from our collection for 25 cents each. And the usual assortment of practical jokes, etc. from the website. The mix, by it’s very nature, changes and morphs all the time, even when they are closed, which is weird.
Novelty Trading Post Q & A
Why the weird prices on some items, ending in 1, 2, 3, or 4? This is uncommon.
On the “White Elephant” side of this venture, we have household items being sold by four different people in our family. Having the price end in a person’s assigned number helps us divvy up the loot.