Tuesday, November 9, 2010

What's In The Bag?


A whole lot of goodness, that's what's in the bag.
One of the really cool things that happens on the east coast is the Ranger Warehouse Sale.  Last year I went with some of my best art friends and we scored BIG.  I think I spent $20 and I still haven't used everything I bought.

I was really looking forward to the sale this year, but as fate would have it, Ranger was cleaning out its warehouse at the same time that I was on the Tim Holtz cruise.   Pat and I were disappointed, but our pal Heather said if she could get there, she'd shop for us.  

Good news.  Heather has a GREAT EYE for bargains.  Last year, even though we were all in the same place, she came away with some fab things we never even saw.  So we knew we were in good hands.
We both told Heather that if she wound up going, to just spend $30 for each of us.

This is how the sale works.  You enter the warehouse and are given a big white painter's bucket.  You fill it up.  Or fill two up.  Whatever.  When you're ready to check out, your bucket (or buckets) is weighed and you pay $5 a pound.  That's is.
All Heather did was take things in multiples of three, and when she got home she divvied the stash up.

Pat and I finally were able to get together with Heather this past weekend, and here is the low-down on what we all received.  For $30.  I have to repeat this a few times.  You'll see why.


Glossy paper, 2 packs of pre-cut shrink plastic (a Suze Weinberg product and very cool shapes in there), embossing pens in black, some Adirondack markers, and 4 packs of pop dots.


 9 paint dabbers and 1 colorwash....and here's the amazing thing.....all in colors that I don't already have!!  Told you Heather had the magic touch!


 Stickles, glitter and embossing powder.  What's in the shrink wrap?  Oh, only 6 bottles of Rock Candy Distress Stickles.  Yep.  On the right, mostly Glitz Stickles.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with any of these products.  Some may be discontinued (or the packaging has changed), and in many cases there is no label or the label is damaged.  But the product inside is just fine.


And here we have 6 jars of Perfect Pearls, and 6 of Suze's Bedazzles, which are a kind of mix of teeny beads and glitter.  Very blingy, and can't wait to play with them.


 Above, two jars of Distress Crackle Paint, 2 distress ink refills, 4 small sepia accents, the clear resist pad and a reinker for that pad.


And last of all, 7 bottles of alcohol inks and 2 liquid pearls.  You can see the missing labels.  But who cares?  I know what they are!

So, how do you think I did?  (Or  I should say, how do you think Heather did?)   I've done an estimate of what I would have paid for all the above if I'd have shopped in a place like scrapbook.com.
My estimate is conservative, as I couldn't find prices for some items, so didn't even include them in the final tally.

Comment with your best guess as to what this stash is really worth, and the one who comes closest to my estimate will win some of the stash.  I'll give you until Friday night.  The winner will be announced on Saturday.

70 comments:

Celeste said...

I will guess about $275.00.. I don't buy Ranger so I am not sure... I hope I am close....
You really did rack up....

Dawn said...

Wow you did score- ok I added up all of you goodies and I think $ 243. no matter how much it should be you rocked it out for only $30! Have fun, dawn in sc

ScrappyPam said...

Scooooooooooorrrrrrre! How fab to come home to that!

My guess: $245

Wanda H said...

Totally awesome!!!! Well, I'm just gonna guess... $256.50.

Hels Sheridan said...

Cor blimey hun, that is one SERIOUS amount of stash... can you give me Heathers email so I can befriend her please ROFL Seriously though, I wish Ranger did a sale over here in the UK... my guess at the value is futile cos everything over here is much more expensive.. so I shall go in with ... $258 - go on, tell me I am right!! Oh and those Rock Candy Stickles... I HAVE got Stickles envy now!! Hugs hun x

Sue said...

Wowza what a haul... I'll guess $228 Thanks for the fun! Enjoy ! Sue

Kerry said...

Wow - what a great shopping spree! I wish I had been close I definitely would have gone!

Kerry said...

I forgot my guess -- I'm going to be conservative $207.43. KerryP.

Helen said...

She certainly has a fantastic eye for shopping! I am not sure, especially living in sterling, lol. I'm going for $246.

Sandy said...

Amazing! Heather sure is a keeper!
My guess would be
217.58
Huggles
Sandy

C said...

ok, my turn..... Let's say 327.49

I sure with I live close to Ranger....... You made quite a hall!!!!

Charlene

Jeannie said...

Is this going to be like "The Price is Right?" Closest without going over? In any case, my guess is $189.50. I'm already planning on going next year---I was in Paris (!) this year.

Sarah W said...

dishtlWow, what a stash for $30.00. I'm impressed. my guess is $299.99. I hope you post overseas or shall I wait till March when we meet LOL.

Debby said...

What a friend to do that for y'all. I can't imagine what it would be like to walk in, and be in the middle of paradise! O.K....my guess.....$217.94. It's worth more than that to me!!!

Jason said...

my guess would be $372.17
~Jason

Sherri Auld said...

Wowsa, what a great deal. I am going to guess $230.00 Any way you look at it, you got quite the haul. :-)

Neil said...

WOW, I am trying hard not to be jealous. Perhaps I need to move to the States!!!!!!
It's hard to estimate the cost in dollars being here in the uk. Here I think you would pay close to £150.00 s0 I guess I would guess at $271.00.
Anyhow, enjoy your stash!!!!

Clara said...

Oh wow, Eileen! I sure wish we had something like that around here..well I guess everyone does! lol So..my guess for all your loot...$302.50....
Clara

Sissosaved said...

Oh my wish I could have been included. I've been trying to do dominoes all week never enough ink. My guess is $249.00. Thanks for allowing us to share.

Anonymous said...

What a great shopper friend you have.
My guess is $233.
I would take a trip to Ranger just for this shopping sale. Road trip next year anyone???
Nancyquiltatyahoodotcom

Jen said...

Oh my goodness!!!!! I am so jealous! LOL! Wowsers! Had I known how seriously awesome that was, I think I may have insisted that my sis drive from New Hampshire to New Jersey just to go to that sale!!!!!! Okay, I had a terrible time finding many of those products...but my guess is $191.

Victoria said...

Great goody haul! ! guess: $195

Gloria L. said...

My guess is $195.00 (Am I on The Price is Right?). You did REALLY good, at any price! Way to go!

Tracy Evans said...

Wow Wow I cannot believe your friend managed to get so much stash for $30, I'm absolutely amazed, wonderful purchases, wish I lived so close to Ranger. I would guess that all that stash would cost you over here in the UK £250.00. Have a great evening, Tracy Evans x

Valerie B. said...

A major score at only $30.00. My guess is about $200.00 plus tax if you are including that. LOL!!!

annette said...

I would have lost my mind at that sale and probably would have sold my jewelry for some stuff. No seriously I know I would have spent some major bucks. My guess is $248.50.

Chris said...

OHHH to have been at that sale would have been remarkable, but a chance to win this--fantastic. I'm guessing $209.62 and hoping to come home from Turkey to hear I won! :)

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

WOW!!! That's a lot of goodies for $30.00 I wish Ranger was in the southeast LOL I'm going to guess $227.00 I'm green with envy that you've got a shrink wrapped pkg of Rock Candy Stickles!

Good luck Everyone!

Michelle

Works From The Attic said...

Okay, this is really tough but I will guess $209.54
I think your friend Heather deserves a very nice dinner from the two of you. How wonderful of her to do that for you. That is a true friend. Next year I think I know where I will be!

Thanks for the contest!
Linda M

Deb R said...

that is a serious haul hmmmmm i am going to guess 180.00 without tax or shipping costs.
Aren't friends the Best!!!

Karla Anderson said...

My guess is 263.50. What great deals - wish I lived close to Ranger.Thanks for the chance to win.

grannypoppy said...

Ranger, Tinsel Trading, Absolutely Everything, and that cute little stamp store in Grenwich Vilage! You East Coasters don't know how good you have it! :) Sooo envious!

My guess $252. What a load of goodies!

Barbara said...

This stash is unbelievable! Sure wish I lived near there.

I'm not looking at any other guesses until I post this comment! My estimate comes to $258.

Thanks so much for the post!

Barbara

Stephanie Rodgers said...

How about $170? There sure are alot of posts here! Great haul! Count me in for next year's trip if we're not on the cruise! Stef

Lori said...

What an awesome deal! It would almost make a plane ticket worth it... lol...
Ok, I'm going to guess $271. Since Celeste said $275. I'm basing my guess on NYC prices, not here in the boonies... lol...

Ann said...

THINK i'LL MOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT A BARGAIN!!!!!!!!
MY GUESS...$260.00
hugs, Ann

Alicia said...

Oh Wow, Like *I* have a clue on prices, ROFL BUT, I have to play as well so I am going to just toss out umm, $236.50

2amscrapper said...

What a wonderful friend you have. And how wonderful that you're sharing part of your loot. I'll guess $274.59.

Dawn said...

I have absolutely no clue as to the exact amount, but my guess is 273.45. I do know if I win just what I will will do with all of the goodies.....have a Tim creating party!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh GREAT Goodies indeed!!!! What a score!!!!

Kathy Eddy said...

She did a splendid job! I am guessing $198.00. Does she want to shop for me next year?

Nancy said...

Oh, I tried to keep track of what everyone else guessed .. but, it's late so we'll see if I've an original answer. *lol*
How about ... $287.14?
Whatever the "real" worth, Heather rocks! Congrats on your new stash, Eileen!!

Kathy Cora said...

Wow, what a haul! I'm going to guess 217.95. Strange number, but hope its close!

Jean said...

Yikes! I talked by BF out of going to that sale! ( 3 hr drive...)not next year...my guess is $223.04

SusanK said...

I may be low-balling this but I'm going to guess $199.00. Heather is an awesome shopper!

funkycrafter said...

holy cow! what a haul. great friend you have.
i'm too lazy to add it up but will take a shot in the dark with $316.87 have a great time playing with it all. i always look forward to seeing your projects.

franstampet@aol.com said...

Wowwsa, that's some stash of products. I would guess $325.00. I must try to make that sale next year!

Crystal said...

Great deal!! I am guessing $310.

cyclona66 at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

Eileen,
WOW what a deal! Looks like fun. What a great friend you have. I am going to guess $288.50. Enjoy!
Gail in Oklahoma

Karen said...

I'll go for a shot in the dark at $235
You certainly got a huge bargain!

Laurel said...

My guess is about $310. She certainly found a great variety! What a nice friend to do that for you.

Gillian McMurray said...

I couldn't even begin to guess how much this costs in the US but in the UK, where all ranger products cost almost twice what they do in America, the 13 bottles of Distress Stickles would cost £32.50 (about $52.25). OK, by just pulling random figures out of the air I'll guess $225.24.

Dorothy said...

Wow! How lucky are you??
y guess is $230

Judy Jackson said...

Well, this was definitely a huge haul! It would be worth the drive to Ranger to go gor this I would think. My guess is that the total haul is worth about $238. It would sure be terrific to win some of this stash. I might have to get some friends together and go for a drive for the next Ranger warehouse sale.

Lillian M said...

What great stuff Eileen
My guess would be 290.00
thanks so much for the chance
Lillian
Lillian Mederak.
sugarbirds@eastlink.ca
http://www.canadianscraptramp.blogspot.com/

Debby said...

My guess is about $237.00. Wow what a great haul and for 30.00???? Cool bananas.

Angie Hall Haviland said...

WOW Score!! My guess (since you said conservative) $200

Elena said...

You Go girl!!!! Will email you my guess!

WW said...

I'm going to say $250.
I have a couple questions for you. A friend gave me some perfect pearls (or about the same thing, some pearly powders), and I don't really know how to use them. I have mixed some with water to create my own glimmer mist type sprays, but other than that, I'm at a loss.
Also, she gave me some alcohol inks that aren't Ranger, so don't have the nice bottles, but I was also curious how you use them. I tried coloring a metal strawberry once, and got ink all over my hands, and most of it did not stay on the strawberry.
And, my last question, other than the Ranger sale, where do you get your color washes? I have used some of friends', but I can never find any to buy, and I love using them. So easy, so simple, and they look so good.

Looks like you got a great stash, I would have loved to go to that sale.

buglady said...

Hi Eileen, What a fun haul to come home to! I am guessing $281.00 for all that stuff if you paid full retail. What a score!

Jennifer Brooks said...

What a great deal! I see a road trip in my future for next years wharehouse sale. My guess...after some carful research is $310.33 .

Jennifer R.D. said...

Wowza! Your friend rocks Eileen! Do you know how many people are gonna try and send you 30.00 next year? LOL! My guess is $ 211.00 if you bought online.
It would be much higher if you bought in a scrapbook or stamp store! Have fun with your new stuff girl!
Hugs,
Jen

Anonymous said...

I'll make a rough guess: $247.50. When will good ol' Ranger figure out a way for us poor little international fans to be able to participate (other than flying over to the US for the day in question!)?

Greetings from France - Sally C.
stampsally@yahoo.fr

Lisa said...

Wowee, what a haul!!!!! I'm so envious...... I will guess $243.76. How precise is that???? Enjoy!!

Inge said...

Hello Eileen,

It's great to have a friend that knows what you like ! I think I give her next time some money to shop for me too ! :)

I know stuff is a lot cheaper at yours then here... if I count it what it should cost here I come up to a price of 328 $ !

If I would buy it in the US, I guess it would have cost about a third less: so I guess... 266 $...

Anyway you did such a bargain ! Have fun with it !

greetings from belgium
Ine

Michele said...

What a great stash! My guess is $244.50. Have fun with your goodies. Can't wait to see what you create with these :)

Patzee said...

What an amazing haul! No doubt Heather has mad skills when it comes to shopping. Last year I witnessed her determination and the rewards of digging to the bottom of piles. Alas, this year she encountered some very nasty greedy gal who was trying to shovel an entire table top into her buckets. Three cheers for Heather and her haul and three cheers for Eileen's generosity. My stash is still in the bag. I'm going to take a day off just to play. Good luck, everyone.

Lori O. said...

I'm guessing that I'm late for the prize but my best guess would be around $302. I would love just one tenth of all of that. It would be worth postage to buy and mail!!! LOL

Lori O.

craftyM said...

Okay.. being 8 is my lucky number, I'm going for 288.88!!!

Goodling said...

What a great friend to shop for you while you were gone!
so let's say 237.50......
Enjoy all the great products!
Gina G