Who was this eccentric man, Scott Evans? He drove an old pickup truck, appeared to be loner and just did not look adequate.
Neighbors on Gallier Street were feeling a bit unsure watching the big, stocky, beer belly, receding hairline, ‘zonked-out’ looking fellow move tirelessly to and from his truck, garage and house.
Was Scott way out of the league of his new neighbors? The Gallier Street homes were elegantly polished, 2-storied with plush, manicured lawns and nestled around a shady, spacious and green public park.
Scott wore a blue jeans that were way too small, and a small sport shirt that rose up on his protruding gut. Soon it became apparent that Scott was unloading miscellaneous furniture, tables, chairs, a grille, giant coffeemaker, cookware, plates and cups. Scotts’ moving in became even more suspicious when he started arranging tables and chairs. What added to the suspense was Scott carrying bottles of wine, trays and boxes of foods. Now it all seemed like a party preparation.
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Within a couple of hours……
Scott had meat grilling and coffee and other foods setup and ready. Afterall, Scott did have a wife and she arrived just in to put out furnishings and other items that people would be in at she and Scott’s sale. Slowly and surely, neighbors came out of their homes, introduced themselves to Scott and his wife.
So, Scott’s move to Gallier Street turned into one big, barbeque grilling, block party, garage sale and welcome celebration. It extended into the park and all of the neighbors and community pitched in..
Garage sale, yard sale, block party, estate sale, it should be fun!
How To Throw A Killer Garage Sale By Thorin Klosowski
Spring is [almost] here and with that comes spring cleaning followed by that horrible thought, “where did all this junk come from?” That’s a question we can’t answer, but we can tell you what to do with it: throw a garage or yard sale. But not any old garage sale is going to move that box full of RCA cables. You need to throw the best garage sale you can. Here’s how to do it.
If you live on a street that gets a lot of foot traffic you can pretty much throw your stuff onto the corner and call it a day, but if you don’t have that luxury you need to plan a little bit ahead of time. So, before we get into how to actually throw your garage sale, we have to advertise it as best as possible.
Advertise in Every Way You Can Imagine
If Mad Men has taught us anything, it’s that a good ad campaign can sell anything. Take that same idea into account when planning your yard sale. Think about your ideal customer and coordinate your mini-campaign around them. Are you selling a bunch of geek-friendly electronics or books? Mention that in the advertisement. Dumping a ton of art?
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Here’s a step by step guide:
- Put posters everywhere: Put posters up in your neighborhood, at community centers, and local shops.
- Advertise online: Put a posting on Craigslist, eBayClassifieds, and YardSaleSearch. Don’t just post “Cool furniture.” The more descriptive you are of your actual merchandise the better chances you have to reel people in. Have an antique Herman Miller chair? Mention that—even it’s beaten up and covered in a thick layer of cat hair. Read more at: article source
- Mention snacks: The promise of snacks can draw pretty much anyone to anything.
- Include all the details: Finally, make sure to include your full address, time of the sale, and the date (Don’t write “today.” That means nothing to a random passerby. Fridays and Saturdays are supposedly the best) of the sale. Give it a few days to seep in, Read more at: article source
Plan and Optimize Your Display Options
You don’t walk into a store and find a pack of toddler’s t-shirts right next to the vacuums, so why would you lay out your garage sale like that? Instead of just tossing everything on your lawn in a pile and calling it day, it’s best to plan ahead. In most cases, your best bet is to set up all your items exactly like you would find them at a department store.
That means group like-minded items together and keep completely different items apart. If you’re off-loading your media collection after going digital, put all your books, games, and movies together on a table. Price everything on that table the same (don’t go mixing things up because you know that Akira DVD is worth more than that copy of National Lampoon’s Vacation).
The basic idea is to make an appealing shopping experience for whoever stops by. Some people love the idea of scavenging through endless piles of junk, but most people would rather pop in, gauge their interest quickly, and decide if it’s worth their time. Make things easier for them by displaying all your sale items in a way that makes sense and looks good. Photo by John Manoogian III.
Be Prepared to Haggle and Accept All Types of Payments
You will not make a ton of money from your garage sale and people will haggle you down from 50¢ if they think it’s unfair. Be prepared to haggle and provide counter offers. Instead of taking a quarter for a 50¢ book, suggest they can have two books for that same 50¢. It can get pretty silly at times, but the more flexible you are the better chance you have of selling off all your stuff.
If you want to go for a true high-tech upgrade, accept credit cards