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Monday, July 28, 2008

Yard Sale #1 Results

The yard sale went okay. I didn't sell nearly as much as I had hoped, but I did get rid of a lot of little things. I still have the bed & most of the furniture that I started with, which is very surprising since furniture is usually the first thing to go at yard sales. I've posted much of it on Craig's List as well, so there is still hope that I will soon be bed-less.

I was ready at 7:00am, signs posted & tea a-brewing. But no one even came by until 8:00am - another surprise. It wasn't that there were cars passing by but not stopping. There was absolutely no traffic on the street until 8:00am. I figured that most people would be out early to beat the heat, but it seems not. However, once they did start showing up, many people were glad that I held the sale inside.

All told, I think I can call this one a success.

I'll have another yard sale soon, so if you have things that you want to unload, bring them over!

Total earnings, Yard Sale #1: $100


Gantry York said...

Maybe you should have a yard sale outside The Spanish Place on a Saturday.

There is a full parking lot so you are bound to get a lot of exposure.

I'm not sure the 2nd hand store would appreciate it though.

Nancy Lewis said...

I tried that idea once before with little success.

Charlene said...

I wish I lived closer, I have some big things I still need to get rid of, but have been too lazy to post on Craig's list. Good luck with the second yard sale.

The Gypsy Princess said...

Wow, you were open for biz at 7 & no one showed up until 8?? How different this coast is. I held a yard sale in FL once. I had people actually knocking on my door the night before asking if they could get a peek early so they don't waste their time driving over the next day if I didn't have something they were looking for. It's amazing how people act about a yard sale!