I've been facing a chronic shortage of canning jars. I actually went so far as to buy five dozen new ones, something I never do, but I needed them. I'm lucky to find two or three single jars at a time in thrift stores, and most of the time I find none.
Still, I inquire every time...and this time it paid off. BIG.
Some sweet LOL's (Little Old Ladies) who ran a hole-in-the-wall thrift shop in Coeur d'Alene had a few jars for sale, but they also told me they were overseeing an estate sale which is taking place next weekend. They were pretty sure there was a significant number of jars available. Did I want them?
You bet! I gave them my contact info and told them I'd take every last one.
Sure enough, they called last weekend and said there were nineteen dozen jars, as well as assorted boxes of lids and rings. Hallelujah!
I picked them up immediately.
Next Friday is the estate sale. I plan to go to that too.