Hit the Jackpot!
WhooHoo! I have a friend who was leaving her teaching job at a local school and when she went to collect her things she asked if I'd like to come along. Why? She said they had a whole cupboard full of paints just waiting for a home! Holy cow!! She wasn't kidding. They had regular acrylics, fabric, and other specialty paints - boxes of them. I walked out of there with a very nice collection of Americana, Ceramcoat, and Decoart Metallic paints, almost every one of them in sealed bottles.
Now...I need more paints, brushes, and books, like I need a hole in the head but I can never say no to free art supplies. The beauty of this was that several of the paints were discontinued colors. To me this is as good if not better than winning the lottery. Life is good!