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Get there early for glassybaby seconds sale this Saturday

If you see people camped out on 34th and Union this Saturday morning, they’re not waiting for concert tickets – just a sweet deal on the super-popular glassybaby votives.

Fans customarily line up for their biannual seconds sale, which will be this Saturday, June 19, at their Madrona store.

The doors open at 10 a.m., but in the past shoppers have camped out as early as 6 a.m. to get their hands on the discounted “seconds” of handblown glass in a rainbow of colors. Normally $40, the “seconds” – votives that are defective or not perfect enough to sell – will be going for $26. Drinkers, which normally retail for $50 and are often used as cups, will be available for $32. 

Our news partners at the Seattle Times have some tips on how to navigate the crowds – besides the obvious of getting there early:

  • Bring your own lighter to test how the glassybaby will look when lit
  • Wear your hair up to avoid accidental ignition
  • Bring your own boxes
  • Stock up – there are only 2,000 or so seconds available, as opposed to 4,000 at previous events.

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