How to recognize a ‘permanent’ yard sale
“Permanent” yard sales.
We hate them.
Regular yard sale attendees are sure to know what we’re talking about here, but just in case you haven’t been clued in, a “permanent yard sale” is when someone keeps trying to sell the same stuff over and over again.
- Some of them tear down the sale at the end of the weekend, and just put it back up the next weekend.
- Some of them wait a year in between the sales, but they always have the same stuff.
- Some of them don’t even bother to do either, they just leave their tables and merchandise out — all year long.
For the Yard Sale Secrets team, there’s nothing more aggravating than getting excited by a new classified ad or following some signs and then arriving at a permanent yard sale — one we’ve been to before.
With that in mind, here’s our tips to recognize a “permanent” yard sale.
You know you’ve stumbled on a permanent yard sale when …
- Thee grass under the table is taller than the grass next to the table.
- You pick up an item and see that the table is a different color under the object.
- The glassware has stains on it from where last week’s rain evaporated.
- The florescent price tags have been bleached white by the sun.
- You remember the signs from the last time you were there.
- The oil on that “brand new” car part has leeched into the table.
- You remember the hosts from last year.
- A swarm of wasps is nesting in the old football helmet.
- You have to knock on the front door to buy something.
- You recognize the address from the classified ad.