I picked up this little vintage 70's Pierre Cardin designed carry-all at the GW outlet. I don't know why I like weird things, I just do. It jumped out at me as 70's when I first saw it. Then I opened it and saw two sets of hot rollers in good shape and knew I had to have it. It was a little heavy at 8.4 lbs.
Out the window went my resolve to not buy appliances. For those of you keeping score, if you cost this out at by the pound its $9.24. But I chose not to use the pound cost($1.10), but average piece cost. That makes it $1.70 because I didn't take into consideration that there are 3 items to sell. Just like I didn't cost out 3 bars of soap I bought at price per pound. I figured the 3 like bars of soap as one item. Or the 3 unit cordless intercom system as one item. Makes sense to me. It's just easier to remember the cost of items at per piece than per pound, for me anyway.
Here is what I found inside.
A complete set of Clairol Kindness 3 way hot rollers. A complete set of Clairol Swing Setter hot rollers, plus, in the yellow bag, two extra rollers for the Swing Setter. Both sets of hot rollers have a good sell thru rate.( I can't believe that a set of 5 rollers in the Swing Setter sells for as much, sometimes more, than the set of 20 Kindness rollers.) But the carry all is not to be found on ebay or anywhere. I did find a vintage magazine ad for the carry all here. All you had to do is send in the top right hand corner of your instruction manual and $5 to get the carry all bag. I would love to know how many were sold. Also, no idea what the cost was in the thrift store where it was originally for sale.
While it's not in perfect condition, it is over 40 years old and still in one piece. I imagine that most of the damage that occurred to the outside happened at the outlet. After all it was in a bin with an old vacuum cleaner, some golf clubs and a bunch of other
Now to get it cleaned up and see if it sells for a decent profit.