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Stories from the Front Lines

July 20th, 2007 at 02:29 am

Day 1 of the garage sale is over. I made about ~$100, and my folks about ~$300. I did sell a guitar for $40, but the other ~$60 came from $0.50 here, $1 there etc.

When I think back to all the effort that went into the sale and cleaning and pricing of items though, $100 doesn't seem like much. However, nothing I sold is anything I'll miss, so there's certainly the added bonus of just having the junque out of the house. It gives me more space and will make the next move easier.

The sale didn't start until 9am, but the people starting come at 7:45am. I still had a little more pricing and organizing to do, and it was disruptive and nerve wracking to have them swarming about. Once the hard core dealers and such dispelled, it was a little more relaxed and enjoyable.

Tomorrow should be another long day and probably won't result in too many more sales (I feel like all my "good stuff" sold today), but we'll just have to wait and see!

3 Responses to “Stories from the Front Lines”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    I hate when they come so early!!

  2. fern Says:

    i know how you feel about the earlybirds, and i think it's selfish of them to ignore the advertised start time and arrive early. I think they're counting on the fact you wouldn't want to turn away potential buyers (altho i did just that).

  3. contrary1 Says:

    When we have our big sales, we keep the gate to the place closed with a person out there so no one comes in ahead of time. Makes for a big build up & a big parking spot dash when the gates do open.

    Best of luck to you for your sale tomorrow.

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