// an elk antler //
// 1970's holiday garland //
// Bakelite bar set//
It turns out I'm really terrible at it. It was ugly. I'm far too non-confrontational to really give it a go. That bar set? I offered the guy two dollars below asking price, and I think he was so taken aback by my inability to barter that saying "sure" was all he could do to keep himself from laughing right in my face. But I was really proud of myself! And then I couldn't be stopped! Two dollars off the garland! Five dollars off the antler!
I think this officially marks the beginning of my life as a compulsive collector. And master barterer! Or mediocre to terrible barterer, but a girl can dream, right?