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Re: The 8-month Garage Sale "adventure" begins this Saturday!!
« Reply #45 on: September 30, 2010, 06:56:47 PM »
Okie Dokie . . . I'm as ready for this sale tomorrow as I am going to be.  Everything is marked, displayed, has batteries, etc. - all they need are new homes.   ;D

Kathyx - no, the Pushbike song wasn't on any of the disks.  In fact, I don't think I've ever even heard of a song called Pushbike.

NewJoy - I don't think TJ will get underfoot tomorrow.  He usually runs when someone pulls in the driveway.  I'll keep an eye on him and cage him if I need to.   ;)

Gonna take a shower and hit the hay earlier than I normally do - I've been such a busy beaver the last few days and got NO NAPS - I'm ready for some zzzzzzzzzzzzzz's!!!   :o

If you would, please send "good vibes" my way the next two days.  I've worked so hard to get this sale ready - I just hope we have a good turnout and people who not only look . . . but buy!!   ;D

Have a good weekend everyone. 

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« Reply #46 on: October 01, 2010, 12:42:21 PM »
Good vibes coming from a very wet and windy West Yorkshire.

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« Reply #47 on: October 01, 2010, 04:36:09 PM »
Kathyx - thanks for the good vibes - they arrived here minus the rain.   ;D

I'm very pleased with today's sale - had 21 cars in and out of the drive and made $108.  Much better than my 3-day sale in June - plus, I have another day of selling to go.

Bright and early tomorrow morning I will make a sign run (checking to make sure they are still up . . . I have had some little darlings move them before on me!   >:() and I will put fresh balloons on them to catch peoples eye as they are driving down the road.  So, if you are out and about tomorrow and see a yellow sign with yellow balloons - that's my sale . . . follow the signs!!   ;D

Keep the good vibes coming one more time.   ;)

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« Reply #48 on: October 01, 2010, 04:46:11 PM »
Great first day Bucky....sending more good vibes your way for great day number 2 as well!!

You go girl!

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« Reply #49 on: October 01, 2010, 08:02:34 PM »
I was very productive today. I donated 21 trash bags full of children's clothing to our Church Rummage sale that is tomorrow. Hope people get good deals and enjoy my children's clothing:)

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« Reply #50 on: October 02, 2010, 09:23:54 AM »
Bucky

More positive vibes on their way today. Hope it's a financial success, as well as an enjoyable experience for you.

Kathyx

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« Reply #51 on: October 02, 2010, 12:04:39 PM »
Hope today was even better for you than yesterday Bucky....is tomorrow sleep in Sunday from all of your hard work the past 2 days??

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« Reply #52 on: October 02, 2010, 02:22:23 PM »
((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((BUCKY, GOOD DAY VIBES))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) ;D

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« Reply #53 on: October 02, 2010, 03:06:55 PM »
Thank you for the good vibes sent my way today . . . . they were received with open arms.   ;D

Early this morning as I was doing my sign check - I find that a realtor had placed their sign not directly in front of mine, but close enough to partly hide my sign.   >:(  So . . . . I moved their sign!!   ;D  This is not the first time realtors have done this to me.  Granted, I know a house costs a lot more than I would make in a garage sale . . . however . . . . I was there first, and common courtesy says, don't block someone else's sign to put yours there!!

Other than that little snafu, today was a GREAT sale day!   ;D  It was a slow start, but after all was said and done, we had 25 vehicles in and out of our driveway today (maybe more than that, I lost count - I write it down on an index card as they come in).  If several come at one time, things get a little crazy.   :o

Today, "we" (hubby, son and myself) made a little over $375.  So, grand total for two days - $485.  I am very, very pleased with this.  There were two "big ticket" items - a baby chifferobe and a truck toolbox - the rest was odds and ends of things.  There were many items I just gave away free - just to get rid of them.

The new owner of the baby chifferobe is due in 30 minutes to take it to her house.  This is a new mother-to-be and her baby is due the end of November.

Garage Sale selling for 2010 is over for me.  The fall sale was much more successful than my summer one was.  I'm ready for a break - then come spring - it starts all over again.   :D

Thanks again for all the good vibes.

Sleepy101 - Good job - I'm sure the church appreciated all your donated children's clothes for their sale.  Kids outgrow their clothes so fast.  I use to find the best deals on kids clothes.

Bucky   ;D



 



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« Reply #54 on: October 02, 2010, 03:08:57 PM »
Mrs Bucky

WOW!! Well done you. I hope you are having a well deserved rest now.

KAthyx

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« Reply #55 on: October 02, 2010, 06:41:00 PM »
WOW WOW WOW is right! Great job!  :o    :o    :o

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« Reply #56 on: October 03, 2010, 07:45:33 AM »
Congradulations that all your hard work paid off.!

Glad you had GOOD signs with baloons on them.
Two things I hate with garage sales: 
1) teeney little signs you can't see from the car
2) Old signs that are not taken down after the garage sale is over.
The two day ones are the worse - cause I drive by, see the sign, stop, only to see that everything was taken in because they close at xxx time.

I also need a bumper sticker thatsays "I break for garage sales!" LOL

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« Reply #57 on: October 17, 2010, 03:05:23 PM »
I'm glad that our unseasonably warm fall weather here in Central IL has kept the garage sale season going this year.  Yay!

Two recent finds that I'm happy about are:  I found both of these for 50 cents each.

1)  One-Touch can opener - these sell in the store for $20.  These are cool - you just put it on top of your can and it zips around the top and pops the lid off - no sharp edges.

2)  Casino Yahtzee - board game that is no longer made.  We love this game.  We have worn the colors off our dice on our game.  This game that I bought has never been played!!   :o  I have looked and looked for another one of these games - even on Ebay - nothing.  Here, I found this one just down the street at a sale.   ;D

Anybody been to any good sales lately?

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« Reply #58 on: October 19, 2010, 01:10:34 PM »
Bucky - that's some bargain. Now, a favour - we have a copy of a toddlers board book with the litle song 'Row row row your boat gently down the stream' in it, and there's a boat with some oars where you pull the tabs to make them work. If you ever see one of these at your garage sales, I'll gladly pay you for it and the postage. My little grandson was gutted when his got torn, and it's out of print now.

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« Reply #59 on: October 21, 2010, 11:18:44 AM »
Ahhhh, have I ever told you friends how much I love garage sales?!?   ;D  Love, love, love them!!

The first sale I went to this morning, the lady wasn't open yet.  In fact, I didn't even see any signs that indicated there was a sale.  (In the newspaper it said the corner of Court & Miller Rd.)  I just happen to see this car pull in a drive - so, I turned around and pulled in too.  I asked the lady if she was having a sale and she said "yes".  She needed to put her sign up - which I helped her with.  I don't like going to a sale where people mob the person even before they are ready to open.  She had a cousin coming to help her, but she hadn't arrived yet.  She opened up the doors and I asked her if I could help her set things outside - which I did.  In the meantime, cars start pulling in the driveway.  People all over the place!   :o 

I quickly look around and find a new tote for 50c.  There were some cute things, but nothing I "needed".  So, I go and pay.  I asked the lady if she wanted me to stay with her until her cousin arrived (since there were so many people there) - she said, "thank you, but my cousin just arrived" - she didn't want to take my money for helping her, but I insisted. 

On to the next sale . . .  ;D  This garage had a TON of stuff . . . so much stuff you couldn't really see it all.  So, here's what I got:  new, still in the package, nightlight - 50c; 2 clear magnetic frames, new - 90c; new box of bandages - 25c; gourd candle, new - 10c; Marvin Gaye's Greatest Hits CD - 25c; fall silk flowers in a glass pumpkin mug - 50c; blue glass vase - 25c; The Biggest Loser Complete Calorie Counter book - 25c; The Biggest Loser Success Secrets book - 50c; The Biggest Loser Weight-Loss Program book - 50c; The Biggest Loser Cookbook - 50c. (I watch The Biggest Loser show on TV - maybe, I'll get some inspiration from these books!   ;)).    Total:  $4.50

Those are my finds for today.   ;D 

I guess people either have a love or hate relation with garage sales.  Some people wouldn't be caught dead buying something "used" from someone.  I, on the other hand, think it's being resourceful to do so . . . many items are in new, or like new condition.  I have sooooo many things in my home that I paid hardly anything for, that I would never have been able to afford, if I had bought them new.  Buying them at garage sales allows me to. 

Sale season is going to be winding down here directly . . . gotta enjoy it while I can.   ;)

Bucky

P.S.  I already have a graduation picture of our son & Grandpa hanging on the refrigerator in one of the new frames I got today.   ;D

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