MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE WEEKEND IS THE YARD SALES!
WHAT IS A YARD SALE?
A garage sale, also known as a yard sale, rummage sale, tag sale, lawn sale, attic sale, moving sale, or junk sale, is an informal, irregularly scheduled event .
the goods in a garage sale are unwanted, AND put up for sale by home owners.
The goods are sometimes new, like-new, or just usable, offered for sale because the owner does not want or need the item
they have many reasons for doing this;
to minimize their possessions, or to raise funds.
Popular motivations for a garage sale are “Spring cleaning” or
the owner’s move to a new residence, to even getting some well-earned spending money.
The seller displays their wares to the passers-by or those responding to signs, flyers, Craigslist postings, Facebook updates, Twitter posts or newspaper ads.
The sale takes place on the lawn, yard, driveway, carport or at times even in the house.
Some vendors, known as ‘squatters’, will set up in a highly trafficked area, and not on their own property.
Items you will find at garage sales include old clothes, books, toys, knickknacks, lawn and garden tools, sports equipment, and board games.
Larger items like furniture and vacuum cleaners are also sold.
Buyers who arrive before the hours of the sale to review the items are known as “Early Birds;” they often are professional restorers or resellers. Such sales also attract people who are searching for bargains or for rare and unusual items.
Bargaining, also known as haggling, on prices is routine, and items may or may not have price labels affixed. Some people buy goods from these sales to restore them for resale. Ebayers such as myself!
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