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.
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.