But, I have occasionally been tempted to pick up stuff people leave out on the curb for the garbage truck - and indeed, I have put out furniture myself in the hopes that it would be picked up by somebody other than the garbage man (are these professionals called something else these days, by the way?). However, I always feel sort of guilty, as if I am doing something bad. Still, the other day, in brilliant sunshine among fall-colored leaves, I overcame my curb reluctance, and I swiped this vintage Fisher Price Village away from its looming fate at the dump. It is so darling, and I don't know why somebody would just dump it instead of donating it to a charity thrift store. This particular village was made for a few years in the 70s (in America!), and it came with several additional separate parts and little people, but for the last few days my kids have enjoyed playing with it using their playmobile figures and toy cars. They especially love the gas pump handle.
Anyway, I am putting this in my booth later this week since it looks as if vintage toys are popular there. Gotta love a 100% profit!
Have you picked up something from the curb to keep or resell? Does it make you feel guilty?