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We advertised in Craig’s List, a local shopping paper and a Facebook page devoted to sales in the area. Because of this (mainly due to Craig’s List) we actually had a line going around the block and had people call to ask if we would hold something in the pictures we had posted (sorry, no early sales). My aunt, mom and I busted our butts to open on time and were awed not only that we accomplished it but that no fist-fights ensued in our driveway. (believe me I’ve seen it happen).
Anyway, not only are yard sales a great way to recycle but you also have some interesting stories to tell.
On the second day, a few hours after the sale began a member of the city parked their car outside and stepped out carrying the signs we had placed around town. Apparently you are not allowed to place signage on the city’s public property. I live in a small town and this is what they are spending their time on; not fixing the streets, sidewalks or any amenities said money may provide but instead you have someone driving around town taking down garage sale signs? Not only is that petty and a waste of tax dollars but I also feel it shows a lack of community. Needless to say my mom reamed him out.
Later, we had an elderly lady check out with a small bag of buttons and asked what our best price was, we replied “a dollar” she repeated her question and added “do you really want to bring this back in, it would be such a hassle.” yeah, it’s so heavy… We finally got so annoyed that we sold it to her for 50 cents, but on the way out my aunt exclaimed quite loudly “I sold it to her for 50 cents just so she would leave.” Later, we discussed that if we had the nerve, we would have just thrown it in the garbage rather then sell to her.
That last statement does make us sound like bitches and I promise you we are not. Maybe you had to be there to appreciate the complete annoying experience.
On a closing note, after reading that it could be assumed that we would never have another garage sale, but the truth is we like them, we like getting rid of stuff and the little antidotes they provide. I shall probably have many more to come as we hope to move to Madison, Wisconsin in the near future and plan to down size. Thus expect several garage sale tales to come.
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