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Thread: Strange Garage Sales

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    Yesterday morning I was out early and saw a sign for a Neighborhood Garage Sale in an upscale subdivision. Oh, goody...the neighborhood isn't huge and easy to drive. Well, first stop was 1 table of books, 1 bookcase of dvds and 1 small rack of men's clothes. Hmm, I did end up buying some season sets of Criminal Minds and Law & Order SVU.

    Next stop was 3 tables of glassware, next stop was 2 tables of nothing, next stop was a few stuffed animals....are you getting the picture yet?????????????

    It was more trouble to put up the stuff than any money the seller would make!!!!

    Oh, one lady did comment when I ask about fabric that she had a big bag of fabric but she just didn't want to bring it out!!!

    Oh well...

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    Bummer it wasn't a very good yard sale. We didn't go saling much this year in fact I think we only went to two or three. :(

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    too bad :cry:

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    Bummer

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    Her loss! Maybe she just wanted to socialize??

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    Funny, I've been to a few garage sales like that too! I mean, just donate the small bag of stuff to Goodwill! I don't get it.

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    I see a lot that are just Tupperware and baby things. You can usually spot those kind from the car.

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    I've been to those yard sales! People sitting outside with one little table of things that I probably would have thrown away. Maybe they're bored!

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    I just pack it up and drop it off at goodwill. They are happy to get it and I am happy to give it. A win-win. I never understand where people get there time to set up a sale with just a few items. I had a neighbor that did that.

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    I love Criminal Minds and would love to find a set of DVDs at a yard sale! I usually don't bother to stop if there is only a few items.

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    neighborhood yard sales are very popular around here. Our subdivision has one every June, and the cars that drive around looking and buying is amazing. I've never had a sale, just don't have the energy to get things ready and haul it outside, and then to sit and wait. I just box up what I have and take it to GoodWill.

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    I went to a neighborhood sale yesterday too but there were so few people in the neighborhood participating, and they were so spread out, I finally just gave up.

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    we have those here..you spend more $$ on gas driving around looking for a GOOD sale..that it is just not worth it any more...

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    I went to a neighborhood garage sale like that yesterday! I guess people wanted to be part of it, but, put out the oddest things, like old margarine tubs. I did see a vintage sewing machine in a cabinet but the machine was rusted and was missing the shuttle/bobbin case. I couldn't get the needle to go up and down and they wanted $70 for it.

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    I go to a store and buy whatever fabrics I want. Anything I have that is not used or wanted get taken to Goodwill. Yard sales are not my thing.

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    I have never had a garage sale. My stuff goes to Salvation Army or St. Vincent DePaul.

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    Another great deal I did get was a "new" hand held Homedics battery operated massager...has 4 nodules and lighted. My big one has been broken for a while so this one is great...a big whopping $1.00 for it! :)

    My neighbor/friend wants to have one together but I'm not sure I have the energy to get ready for it. But I guarantee that mine would be more than one or 2 tables!

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    I love yard and garage sales. I saw plenty. But didn't get to stop at any. I did hit some thrift stores while in TN this week. Let me tell you, I thought they were suppose to cheap. I don't think so! Stuff was high in those thrift stores. Even the Good Will was high!

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    I hit one garage sale this weekend because it was on my normal walk with Andy. I ended up with an XL Memory Stor for $5 and a thread rack with the large spindles for $1 . I stopped at a few more and didn't buy anything they were the ones like your talking about. But at one I did find someone who builds furniture. Put his number away for later. And at the first one I found out her husband is a dentist and gets these buckets with dental stuff in. I am going back sometime and getting some for dying fabric. Also hit a estate sale and missed out on a bunch of free sewing stuff but did come home with a hand full of free picture frames and two botanical pictures in frames for $10

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    I LOVE yard sales. I have bought great things and got some steals of a deal on many things.

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    The weather here has finally co-operated. The Garage Sales are in full swing! Went out to a neighborhood sale Friday. I can always find small stuffed toys for my dogs of course. I did find two "La Newborn" dolls for me to reborn (re-paint to make look real) and a lovely framed picture of some antique dolls (I collect dolls). Oh, yeah, a pair of snowman Salt & Pepper shakers (I also collect S&P shakers). Quite a haul for me. And quite a haul for my husband to bring in the house!

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    When we lived in Denver, I would go to the upscale yard sales in Castle Rock and the more affluent areas of town with my youngest daughter. We would find jeans for the gd's in great shape some with the tags on for pennies. Once she needed a lamp and we found 4 really nice ones that had hardly been used for 10.00. One time we found in a bin of jeans material, dear daughter bought it and made a couple of quilts out of it( the cost was 2.00 for about 20 yards of material, lucky her for sure !!

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    The DH and I mostly do what we call 'drive by' sales. We drive by..I look if nothing catches my eye or its clothes and baby things we just keep going, hence..drive by. LOL

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    I went to a sale Friday afternoon that advertised "Tons of fabric." I got there a little after 2:00 and they were already closed for the day. Just figured that was because I reeeeally didn't need any more fabric anyway.

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    Not much fun there.

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