8am Yard Sale @ My House......

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  1. mickeysaver

    mickeysaver <font color=blue>WINNER of the world's worst limer

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    be there. lol I doubt that there is much here that any of you could use. Most of the stuff is marked $1 or less. We have a few higher dollar items like a pet door, some tables, a car bike rack, a bed, and a rowing machine. I doubt that I get any sleep or very little at this point. It's been a roller coaster day and I am just glad to know that either we sell the stuff for the Disney Fund, or it gets donated for a tax deduction. Either way, we are coming up on the good side. Cross your fingers! Maggie
     
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  3. CheapMom

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    Good Luck- let us know how it went!
     
  4. Vickie46

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    good luck.. I am doing the same thing next Saturday!
     
  5. hilaryduffrocks

    hilaryduffrocks Earning My Ears

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    good luck--we donated all of our clothing, bedding, towels,shoes to a local church for the hurricane collection.we are going to having a couple of hundred people coming into town. :Pinkbounc all our clothes were for the fall.so basically gave away the whole yardsale but it is such a good cause.
     
  6. aka-mad4themouse

    aka-mad4themouse <font color="blue">Budget Board Co-Host</font>

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    Best of luck to you! I hope you have a great turnout!
     
  7. Vickie46

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    so how did you do??
     
  8. mickeysaver

    mickeysaver <font color=blue>WINNER of the world's worst limer

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    Well, after all that work and very little sleep, we made a whopping $58. It was so strange. Stuff that I would have thought would have gone early didn't sell and other junky stuff sold out first. We still have lots of junk. We still have the queen bed frame, full light oak wooden headboard, rowing machine, and car bike rack. We did not have the turn out that we had hoped for, but when we went to pickup all the signs we found out why. We had posted four signs at the nearest busy intersection....only one remained and it was laying down. So, the traffic that we did have was just what happened to be driving by. We are going to try this again in a couple of weeks, with some altered sign placement strategy. Maybe we will have a little more success. We plan to pick up some Disney Dollars later this week with the profits. Maggie
     
  9. ceecee

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    Maybe you could advertise in a local newspaper. A lot of people around here plan out their garage sales.
     
  10. Cora

    Cora Constantly in trip planning mode...I want to go aw

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    We had a multi-family yard sale yesterday too! We advertised, etc. and we made $53.00. Trust me, we did not price based on sentiment, we priced for it to go. You know though there is a problem when you mark something for $0.50 and people try to negotiate for $0.25. Frustrating...but the stuff is gone...let for free on the curb! Oh, no one in the neighborhood did well.
     
  11. Kristi1357

    Kristi1357 <font color=red>"will not be blow-up people!"<br><

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    I guess I did even better than I thought at my yard sale Saturday. I made $309.85!

    I didn't have any big items either - my most expensive thing was $10.

    I did have an ad in the newspaper - and HUGE flourescent orange poster board signs around the area. It was alot of work and I don't think I'll be doing another one any time soon!
     

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