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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Yard Sale 101

Just came back from attempting the upper-middle-class development up the road, yard sale - half a million dollar homes & they don't build no sidewalks?!  Anyway ... I bunked into some annoying behaviors out there, so I thought I should blog a Yard Sale 101 ...:

DO NOT have family reunions in the middle of the street.

DO NOT price things that are close to what a person would pay in a retail establishment.

If all you've got is your kids selling their anime crap or some other niche stuff, could you put a sign saying what's there, before people slug up a steep driveway?!  Part two of that is this: if you're selling stuff your kid has grown out of, and it's soft teen porn - do NOT put it on the same table with the religious books you've read & are ready to pass along!!!

If there are a line of cars snaking down a road, KEEP IT MOVING!  Do not stop to stare open-mouthed at what's for sale and for pity's sakes, don't have a reunion with Belva and stop the traffic!

If you are pushing a baby in a stroller, don't be texting, mama - there is TRAFFIC, and it may just bunk into what's in front of you, first - the baby!

DO NOT run in front of traffic! Wait until you make eye contact, smile, and wave thanks, before running across the road! 

Do you really need to drag along that baby that is going to get too much sun and whine, and ditto the preteen boy who really would rather be anywhere else?!  Babysitters!  Relatives!  Someone!!!

Bring plenty of singles and only if it's been going on for a while, ask if they can break a twenty.



  1. hehe....this is awesome and so true....

    and applies not only to garage sales!!

    i would like to say that i am able to shop, eat and walk WITHOUT being on my phone!! who in the world is everyone talking to/texting. i just don't have that many friends!!

    1. You said it, Debbie! The thing I sometimes even yell out a car window is, "What?! You think you're Mr Obama, running the country, you're so important you can't put the phone down for one minute?!!!"

  2. Oh, I know just what you mean by people who ask almost retail on used items (or worse - and I've seen this several times over the years - even higher than retail!). The thing that gets me even more though is that you'll sometimes see other shoppers paying what they're asking. Not me, so much of the point behind this wonderful hobby (yard saling) is to find incredible deals.

    Thank you very much for your lovely blog comment today.

    Have a fantastic week ahead,
    ♥ Jessica