Sunday, April 19, 2009

A very tired British Woman....Garage Sale Update..

Well I have to say that was the most successful garage sale we have had in a long time. We made just over $360 and we got rid of a pile of stuff. The signs said we started at 8am, but people started turning up by 7am. We had packed everything away and I had taken down the signs by 1:30pm.

The weather was good, a bit cloudy but warm, infact I think I got sun burnt on my face, as I am so fair skinned. We got rid of all the big stuff, including our kitchen table and chairs, a couple of stereos. Some book shelves, two old tv's, and a pile of what I would call junk!! I sold a number of the VHS tapes, and some of the more expensive Disney VHS tapes. A dealer came by and bought all the cd's, and the ones he didn't want he left and I sold a couple of those as well.

One woman took a bag of giant bouncy balls for 75 cents, she said she was sending them to Ecuador, whether she is or not I don't care. The guy who took the two stereos is sending them to Africa??? I had a big boxes of clothes hangers, you know the metal ones, I had FREE on the box and a pile of them went.

As always the things that you think will sell never do and things that you would normally throw out sells. Dd had some shoes and although I only got 50 cents per pair, it was money in our pocket, as she didn't want them. Same with the books I was selling them for 25 cents as we have no use for them. One woman took my box of drinking glasses, ones we never ever use, for 10 cents each, it came to less than $2.00 but I am better off having that money than a box of glasses I never use.

So I will give it a go next Saturday and see if I can get rid of some more stuff, as although we got rid of the bulk of the stuff today, dd is coming over and if she brings a pile of stuff between us we could/should make a few more dollars!!!

Have to say though I am pooped its hard work doing a garage sale and people who frequent garage sales are hagglers, which can be annoying at times.

Most of all I am thrilled to have got rid of a pile of stuff that we didn't want and/or use.

14 comments:

Denise said...

Congratulations on a very successful day. Sounds like it was worth the effort.

Jess said...

So glad you did so well and I will say a prayer that you do well next week too...

Hope you have a good rest of the weekend.

Put aloe vera on that sunburn!

Lots of love,
Jess

Rinkly Rimes said...

I wish I'd been there. I can't resist a sale.

SusieH said...

well done!!

Not Waving but Drowning said...

Job done and you've money to show for it too!

GG

Margaret's Ramblings said...

It is so satisfying when you are tired but your pockets jingle after a successful day. Well done. We are having a carboot next Sunday if the weather stays nice.

Margaret

landcuckoo said...

Yeah! Great result.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend, put your feet up!
Sarah x

Canadian Saver said...

Sounds tiring but well worth it!

scrappy quilter said...

Congrats on a great sale. They are the exact same here. Put out a sign at 8 and they start arriving at 7. Glad you got rid of a bunch of stuff.

Evelyn said...

lol next time put the sign out for 9! i would have snatched up every book if I was there. they sell them for 3 dollars a pice at the local flea markets. evelyn

The Good Life in Virginia said...

so happy for you...here's to next weekend :)
have a good week gill.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Congratulations on the garage sale success!

Winifred said...

Congratulations. All the more for hte new house kitty.

QuiltedSimple said...

So glad it went well!
Kris