In the above image, cars swarm a Spring Grove neighborhood yard sale. Wouldn’t it be nice if developers started designing their roadways with yard sale season in mind?
With the weather holding out, a few Yard Sale Secrets staffers were out on the hunt for great deals. Here’s just a few of the highlights:
- Randy and his wife filled up their trunk with some good buys, including this cute ottoman and a variety of flowerpots. Randy reports that he eventually had to unload his trunk twice during his Saturday excursions.
- Speaking of ottomans, John snapped up a still-in-the-box ottoman for just $10. It’s one of those that doubles as a storage bin. He likes that because it gives him more places to put his yard sale deals.
- We also picked up a few toys for the kids: A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, still in its package, for $1. And an angelic Barbie, also in her original factory package, for $2, though his daughter had Barbie out of her package in 10 minutes. In fact, those particular items were from a CVS Pharmacy liquidation, since they all carried the company’s price tags. Just like what people do on eBay, this is a pretty common practice in the yard sale and flea market circuit. People will make a deal on unsold or returned mechandise, essentially saying “I’ll take all this stuff off your hands for X dollars,” and then they turn around and stock their flea market tables with the merchandise.
- Here and there, John picked up a few comics. He bought the three below for just $1. If you’re selling comics or any “media” item, such as CDs and DVDs, check out our pricing guide here.
The American Association of University Women had a great idea for their Trunks to Treasures yard sale. Instead of hosting their event in an actual yard, they opened up an empty retail shop on Cinema Drive. It was a great idea, and with all the empty storefronts in the county, it makes you wonder how much a landlord would charge for a weekend rental.
HOW DID YOU DO?
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