Scores From a Haunt Sale


This past week, I found a posting about a home haunt sale going on a mere 20 minutes from my house, so Saturday morning I grabbed my good bud Jimmy T and we took a ride to see what they had.

It's always sad to see someone selling off their haunt, but in this instance was necessary due to a move to California.

As we arrived, we saw a Jeep with a trailer already loaded up with a full-size coffin and two skull walls, so we knew somebody was cleaning up. In all honesty, I was only looking for a few small things from the list the seller posted online, so I was okay to see that those particular things were still available.

As we continued to go through the sale items, a couple of fellow haunters showed up. No overlapping on our want lists, so we ended up hanging out and talking with the owner. Even though it was roughly 38 degrees outside. Our friends ended up taking the really cool "claustrophobia wall" and some camo netting, leaving me to the small amount of items that I wanted.

As I was paying for my goods, the owner informed us that the money from the sale was actually going to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, so it felt good to drop a little cash for a good cause.

So here is what I ended up getting, all at really good prices:




First up is The Webcaster Gun, complete with a pack of glue sticks. I was going to order a new one from Amazon, but I'm glad I didn't. I can't wait to try and shoot some webbing onto my props for next year.

Next is the small mp3 player and battery operated speaker combo. Super cheap, but good sound from a self-contained unit that I can use for some accent ambient audio. And because it runs on batteries, I can put it anywhere without having to find an open electrical plug. This was a nice surprise for the quality and sound level of the speaker unit.

Third was one of the items that I really wanted, a Chauvet Hurricane 1100 fog machine. I'm currently using two larger, 1100-watt machines and had always wanted a smaller accent fogger for the top of my driveway. And for the price, this was a no-brainer. It's a nice, compact unit that still produces a large amount of fog. I can't wait to drop a little Froggy's Fog juice in it and fire it up.

And finally, another piece that I was really interested in picking up, a Kaleidoscope Laser Jet. I had seen lasers used with great success in other haunts, so I figured I'd pick this one up and see what I could do with it. When I turned it on, it produced a really vivid, moving green and red dot pattern throughout my basement. I'm going to try and set this up in the top corner of my front porch and let the moving laser lights cut through some thick fog. This effect will surely mess with the trick-or-treaters! I hope to have the "candy givers" standing still in these lights and then move forward silently as the kids come up to get their candy.


Here is what the laser looks like in my basement:
 



Overall, a nice score of items for not a lot of money. I was able to stay within my small budget and I only picked up the things that I really needed. I know that there were some larger items still available for sale when we left, so check out the list if you're in the area and help out a great cause!

    

2 comments:

Stacey Rager said...

Great finds!

Mantan Calaveras said...

Nice haul. I love a good fogger, and I've always wanted a webcaster.

Who am I kidding though, I've got real spiders doing that for free, heh heh!

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