Sunday, October 05, 2008

Yard Sale observations and fallout

Observation #1: Do not expect to make money from a yard sale.

I made a total of $5.50 and after buying lunch and a man's shirt from one of the other sellers I had 25 cents left over. But I did however get rid of a healthy amount of stuff from my apartment:
  • 2 pairs shoes
  • 2 pairs pants
  • 2 dresses
  • 2 books
  • 1 raincoat
  • 1 jacket
  • 2 handmade vests
  • 4 skirts (2 handmade)
  • 7 shirts
  • lots of unworn jewelry and a red leather jewelry box
We did not have a very successful yard sale though we had some pretty cool stuff to offer.

Observation #2: If you participate in a group yard sale, expect to come home with something new.

I came home with: 1 Isaac Mizrahi for Target black blazer, 1 IZOD Jeans man's shirt (never-worn), 6 issues of Victoria magazine (circa 2002-3), and 2 sets of Dr. Seuss card games, and enough ideas for over ten blog posts!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sometimes it's hard to get traffic at a yard sale and you end up with almost as much stuff as you started. I often use a free online garage sale especially after a bomb of a yard sale like you described. And you can always put the valuable items in an online sale throughout the year and let the internet find the buyers.

Good Luck