Stayed up until after mid night last night placing things out. Asked Sherry to get me up early, she got me up at 4:30. (Lucy was probably up!)
(Our first customers at 6:30, the guy in the yellow bought over $50 worth, he kept coming back)
Anyway We had coffee, Sherry had Yogurt and we started putting out the clothes and pricing the few things I had not priced. I price to sell. About two hours into the sale I cut everything to 1/2 price.
(For laughs I started this off at $1.50 or best offer, finally when there were no takers I listed it free, still no takers. It is a perfectly good vanity top, it just would not fit our house.)
Craftsman tools at 10 & 25 cents each. Boxes of staples and paper clips at 10 cents. I had tow bar parts. I gave a lot of electrical stuff to my nephew who came by. We sold books 10 for a dollar paperback and hardback. Home interiors stuff for 25 cents each, clothes for 25 cents. At the end we gave away boxes and boxes. Take all you want free.
(My final offer, take anything Free)
Shirl came over early, and was a great help. Sherry handled the money strings. We cleared close to $200 and gave away about that much. that is a lot of small stuffs. hahaha.
I advertised the tree stand, filing cabinets, and desk on Craig’s list. Get this….
E-mail: “If the filing cabs are still avail, I really need them”.
I have to leave on business to London, I need you to hold them a couple days, I will add $20 for your trouble. My assistant will cut the check in the morning and drop it in the mail priority. Once you get the check call and he will come and pick them up!”
Fine with me.
E-MAIL EARLY THIS MORNING: “URGENT, URGENT! My assistant in a hurry to get you the check sent the wrong amount. MUCH larger, by a couple thousand. I am sure you are mature enough to know mistakes happen. I will trust you to deposit the check, and just return the remainder Western Union.”
Me: I think I can find another buyer, you stop payment on your check. Simple, not Urgent!
Strange I did not hear back from the SCAMMER.
But we had a great day meeting folks and dickering. hahaha. Sherry said folks gave me the strange looks when I would return 1/2 what they paid after I lowered the prices.
We had one small box left, Sink top (No one took it for free even), Desk, and filing cabinets.
Still expecting these to sell on Craigs list.
My Desk (cleaned up!)
Leroy Lettering set
Olds Ambassador Cornet (NO longer play)
Tree stand, no longer hunt either!!!
Don & Evelyn, Smoky, Steve and Janet came over.
Good day here, thanks for coming by the log.
On a Church's Billboard:
"7 days without God makes one weak."
This looks like a ‘39 Ford I like it. (maybe a little earlier?)
I like to price stuff to sell too! Not that I've ever really had a garage sale...after we decided to go on the road and bought our RV...Don had a garage sale! I went to work, when I came home everything was GONE! He sold a teapot he'd brought to me all the way from England! A clay statue that I made in high school...it all disappeared ;)
Love that green and purple car!
Dang I would have loved that desk for my hubby - can you believe my grandson and I broke his today - long story.
Good job on the garage sale you did awesome! Just to get rid of stuff feels great.
OMG now scammers are working the garage sales. Does your feet hurt tonight?
I am to tired to comment. Had
a busy, fun day. Everybody would
take their things to the car and
come back and bought more.
Lets don't have another one until
Glad you had a great day. Hope you get to rest tomorrow!
Wow, I hadn't heard that scam before for garage sales! Good for you for catching it. That Craigslist can be a good thing and a bad thing I think; one does have to watch carefully interactions on it, but seems like you indeed were sharp to what was going on with it.
Sounds like a wonderful sale. I'm thinking the tools got snapped up at those prices. The majority of people for any sale we have done who come to them, their first question out of their mouths were "any tools" which we rarely had any to sell (now we have lots of tools to sell but since I'm still on strike about it all, that's for hubby and brother to sort out LOL :)
You guys did great! I like a sell where the prices are low and you move the stuff out like you did!
I bet all are tired tonight and enjoying a good night's sleep!
Glad you were able to unload some stuff.
Glad that you had a good one!
Congrats on the GREAT garage sale. You all want to come here and run mine. I am never successful. LOL Never heard of that scam before. What is the matter with people. Glad you caught it. Take care.
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