I haven't been to a garage sale for years!!! Though I did help a dear friend set up for one at her place as she was not really convinced that she had stuff which would sell.I stayed with her on the day and sold so much for her that she soon changed her mind about them. I actually made $500+ for her on that Saturday ,and she was over the moon!!! Garage sales are SO much fun!!! I have picked up some gorgeous old books very cheaply from them in the past. I really am about due to have one myself and cull some 'stuff'!!!
You either like them or not, I think and if you do not collect things, perhaps they are not interesting -but I have picked up some great items and find it very interesting though nowadays I do not want MORE stuff!
Rice!! you don't know what you're missing out on girl.they are amazing.
In fact I have bought brand new in the box Royal Doulton for just $3 & $4 as the person selling was a salesperson for end of line.
One time we got 15 brand new electric toothbrushes for Free! the guy was a dentist....a lot of people were blessed that we know , as we gave them to heeps of friends.....just a great fun way to get a bargain, and even if you don't want it....give to a friend :)
Oh! me too, my son just loved getting little toys, and we would have a great deal of fun....As far as 'some' people wanting it for nothing.. That makes me see red.
That stuff does my head in, big time!
At one stage I would get up early and do the rounds of garage sales. We have an old home so were keen to inject some character with less common items.
Last garage sale I attended was 8 months ago. I bought a globe of the world that is also a lamp. It is lovely old warm colours. I think it was $10 or $15. I gave it as a gift to my sister who also likes such things.
I too was disgusted by the attitude of some people. Pushy and ill mannered. I arrived at one where an elderly woman had handed over a heap of goodies before opening time. When I spoke to her she was quite nervous and waiting for her son to turn up to help. I stayed with he until he did, but I got the impression she had already been ripped off.
I had some very positive responses at some Garage Sales because of my good manners.
Over the years I have been to many garage sales. The last one I went to was a couple of streets away. That was about a year back. I bought a couple of strawberry plants and a pot of irises.
I don't go very often these days as I don't have a car. Also, I am trying not to collect clutter and it is so easy to end up buying things one doesn't really need when the prices are low.
I held a garage sale myself last October. It was the weekend when people are encouraged to have garage sales and there is lots of advertising for free. A friend helped me and we had a social time chatting to people. It helped me with my decluttering project.