Being handy can save you money when you need it most, from building your own crib for a newborn to converting it into a cage for their terrible twos. Kids escape from the darnedest things with this Groupon.
$5 for $10 Worth of Surplus Goods
LED camping lanterns are $9.95, rare-earth magnets are $3.95, scientific glassware starts at $4.95, an outdoorsman’s tool with flashlight is $9.95, and 18-piece artist paintbrush sets start at $9.95.
Ax-Man Surplus Stores
Googly eyes. Gas masks. Mannequin arms. Blowguns. Ax-Man Surplus Stores dares crafters, DIY enthusiasts, and tinkerers of all stripes to dream bigger, better, and weirder with an enormous stock of new surplus items. Each shop's collection of oddities and odds-and-ends resides in open-air barrels and on easily browseable shelves. Bins entice shoppers to rummage through metal bits in search of the next piece to a welded sculpture, and other aisles hold several decades’ worth of electronic wiring, fans, speakers, and fuses, perfect for building a robot that every generation can relate to. Frequent shoppers are rewarded with a new truckload of treasures every week, along with an ever-changing collection of signs that artistically warn of the hazards of shoplifting and suggest off-label uses for the merchandise. World Famous Design Junkies praised Ax-Man for its signage and its selection alike in 2009, calling it “the greatest place to buy do-hickeys in the entire world.”