There's a thrift store near us that holds monthly silent auctions, and once in a while they have some real primo stuff. Usually it's the vintage kitchenware or a dazzling piece of costume jewlery I'm after, but the most exciting thing ever was finding this lot o' Ghostbusters toys in the glass case.
The bidding started at $15, and everytime I had a chance to stop by and check my book-bid, the same guy had bid me up by a lousy dollar. This carried on all month. Determined to win, I hightailed it to the store on the last day to put a final bid in minutes before auction closing, and came away with the box for $52.00. WIN!!!
As if that wasn't a great enough haul, this treasure was on the open stock shelf for two bucks; a 1964 battery operated coin bank in decent working condition. To be honest, the box is way cooler than the bank, which is an undetailed black box with a teeny blue plastic arm that pops up to grab the coin.