With all this promising potential, I eagerly stopped at a local neighborhood yard sale this past Friday. Each year in May, this particular development holds a Friday/Saturday garage sale on their street. It's a pretty righteous happening! The well kept neighborhood usually has a decent amount of houses selling quality stuff. Since it's a two-day affair, I always stop by both Friday and Saturday, finding completely different houses selling each day. But in the interest of efficiency, if a Friday seller is still selling on Saturday, I blow right by the house. I base this on my "all the good stuff is already gone" theory.
Anticipating good things, I pulled into the neighborhood and found eight homes participating-a nice substantial number for a Friday. I was slightly disappointed when I found the same houses seem to sell on Friday every year. But I figure they've had a full year to reload on their stuff, so who knows what you'll find? With each house, I can also remember what I bought in previous years and hope to score similar deals. This is always hit or miss though and unfortunately, I was striking out this year. But with just a few to go, I walked up a driveway to find a lady in her Seventies carefully putting out some interesting looking stuff. Much of it was antique, knicky-knacky stuff that piqued my interest. I think I actually startled the nice lady, because I quietly walked up right behind her as she dug through her boxes. She jumped a bit when she realized I was there and I gave her a friendly hello, adding that it was a great morning for a yard sale.
Since the lady had a nice collection of older decorative stuff and I was running out of houses, I figured I should spend a little money. I bought a 5-piece wood doll furniture lot. I also discovered some old decorative, sparkly cardboard Christmas houses all for a buck. Lastly, what I think could potentially could be my big home run...an old box of very feathery birds in the original box. The whole kit-n-caboodle came to six dollars! But most importantly, for the entire ten minutes I was digging through her stuff not another soul came up the driveway to look. That's why I love Friday yard sales!
|A Friday Score!|
When I have specific items I know will sell quick, it doesn't sit around getting dusty. I won't waste any time researching eBay to determine prices...I just post the auction and wait for the money to come in. These radios fell into that "sure-thing" category. In just seven days, I turned eight dollars into a final auction price of $63. Like I said, I love Friday garage sales!
I did pretty good with this Friday score-how about you? Have you ever beat the competition at a Friday garage sale?
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