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Ka-ching! Garage Sale Results

May 19th, 2007 at 06:34 pm

Whew! 2-Day Garage Sale wrapped up about 1-1/2 hours ago.

Our take was $997 ($1,005 - $8 for stickers).

Thanks so much to everyone from SA who offered their encouragement and their "Atta Girls"! You have no idea how much it was appreciated; it really buoyed my spirits. My DH did eventually get on board and even came up to me on Wednesday evening and said very sweetly "You've really been working hard on this, haven't you?" Smile

We are lucky to live in a Master Planned Community that holds a community-wide garage sale that they advertise for us. I did post a free ad myself on Craigslist, but that was the only advertising I had to do.

We are also lucky that our house is on one of the "main drags" so pretty much everyone cruising the garage sales drove past our place.

On Friday, the weather was great so we set up in the front yard and had terrific traffic. Today, it was cloudy so we set up in the garage in the alley, so did not get as much traffic but still did okay considering it was Day 2.

About half way through today, we started selling BOGO and posted big signs. During the last hour of the sale we set a bunch of stuff out on the front lawn and started selling "Fill A Grocery Bag for $1" and we were waving signs around by the street. Both of those moves really helped us draw in the bargain shoppers, and we cleared out some stuff right at the end that otherwise would not have sold.

I am now officially OVER my goal of $3,000 raised from selling stuff prior to our relocation. I am a tired, happy camper.


8 Responses to “Ka-ching! Garage Sale Results”

  1. boomeyers Says:

    Woo Hoo! Great job! That is a huge take!

  2. koppur Says:

    kick it girl! I'm holding a ayrd sale in a few weeks and you have definately inspired me! Great job!

  3. MsSuperSaver Says:

    Great job! Your hard work really paid off!

  4. veronak Says:

    Glad it went well

  5. littlegopher Says:

    Wow, that's amazing! Your hard work paid off nicely.

  6. Ima saver Says:

    That is great!!

  7. pjmama Says:

    Wonderful! As I live in an apartment, it's hard for me to have a yard sale.. perhaps at my mama's house this summer one day though Smile

  8. creditcardfree Says:

    Congratulations...looks like all your planning is paying off!!

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