I Love Garage Sales

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    You have to look close sometimes to find them, but little treasures may be lurking behind every garage sale sign. My parents were antique dealers and because of that i am always on the lookout for old things or collectibles from my era. I have a hard time passing up a good yard...
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    3 Responses Nov 7, 2010

    Another odd one today garage sale shopping!

    Maybe I need to stay away from these for a while. I've been looking for a portable cassette player. Old skool, I know, but I have a lot of audio books on tape and I like to listen to them when I'm cycling. I had a good one but it broke mysteriously (I think my wife dropped...
    UFOsR4real UFOsR4real
    41-45, M
    May 30, 2015

    Have A Lot Of Relative's Estates To Liquidate

    Since no estate liquidators are interested in what I have (not high-end enough), I'm attempting to sell at a garage sale type venue. I just had a 3-day sale and only 6 people stopped and I made just $35. I don't know what people are looking for, but apparently it's nothing I have...
    debodun debodun
    61-65, F
    1 Response Oct 15, 2013

    "Did anybody die in this?

    " or "Is this the possession of someone that was recently diceased?" are queries that create a unique atmosphere on the lawns and in the quivering eyes of the neighbourhood's watch. Oh please tell me more about your chipped porcelain and mothballed tassels.
    FriendsAreFoodNotPeople FriendsAreFoodNotPeople
    31-35, F
    Feb 23, 2016

    Just Not Today

    Today's "garage sale" run, was like a wild goose chase. The ones that were in our neighborhood had nothing but baby and toddler clothing and toys. Geesh, what a waste of gas. Then the farther out we went the worse it got. There were signs up everywhere and yet when we went to...
    delilah5 delilah5
    61-65, F
    Jul 27, 2013

    Pull Over Now

    At last it's time to go to every garage sale I can find.The weather is fine and I'm needing NOTHING ! Actually I change my Xmas tree theme every year and buy decorations to dress up my new look. I  see a sign. and my car just turns in like a well trained guide dog.My...
    wiseowl wiseowl
    61-65, F
    May 17, 2008

    A Garage Sale Convert

    My hubby is a garage sale guru.  If you live on the Island like me, one of the best places to go garage sale-ing is out East in the beginning of the summer.  Rich people throw out cool stuff.  I was previously a thrift store maven exclusively until meeting the...
    daynabug daynabug
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 16, 2008

    I was pedaling up to the grocery store

    when I happened to spy a garage sale sign. The sign was spray painted with a black arrow pointing across the street, then re-sprayed with a yellow arrow pointing in the opposite direction down a side street. As I was soon to find out, this confusing sign would prove to be...
    UFOsR4real UFOsR4real
    41-45, M
    May 25, 2015

    And auctions and second hand stores

    and antique shops and American pickers and ricks restorations.......
    GCoppola GCoppola
    46-50, F
    Feb 4, 2014
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    May 26, 2015

    I Love Garage Sales

    A few years ago I stopped at a garage sale. The woman had passed away and her sister was clearing out the condo.  I was fortunate to find a couple of multipacks of panties.  They were unopened and offered at a good price.  I decided to buy them both and continue to look...
    jml2000 jml2000
    61-65, M
    Sep 11, 2012
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