Yard Sale THIS Way!

I drove by multiple yard sales today. Multiple. At least ten. I’ve not seen so many people sell so much stuff since I went to the Portchester Flea in the 1980’s (and that was a legitimate weekend bizarre, you know?)

I am presuming it’s due to the economic climate.

Hells bells. I have a pile of stuff that needs some serious fundraising myself, you know?

Made me think about those lucky people who buy an item for a dollar and five years later they appear on The Antiques Road Show and come to find out the item is worth $4000 or something.

I had a friend of mine in college with the original clapper board from the film, THE GODFATHER. His mom went to a yard sale after the film was made and bought it for like ten cents. It has the original tape and markings on it and is living in a glass encasement on his wall next to another glass encasement of a famous performance artist’s bloody shirt. The story of the clapperboard made me laugh because it was a crew member’s mom who sold it. She didn’t think anything of it. “Here ya’ go!”

Heh, heh!

I don’t know why I am thinking about this stuff now. I feel pensive and yet, wired.

I feel as if I am looking around a dusty room and instead of dusting the dirt away, I chuckle and look out of the window or read a good book.

You know what I mean?

11 Responses to Yard Sale THIS Way!

  1. dayspa October 5, 2010 at 4:29 am #

    I told him there had been no one since my previous divorce. I had actually dated a couple of men before meeting him. Well when he found out, he made me feel terrible. I really thought I loved him at the time, so I put up with this.

  2. Trying to get Pregnant October 7, 2010 at 8:28 am #

    .I don’t care if she is illegal or not,NOBODY deserves to be treated like that! Sheriff Joe Arpaio needs to go now! How many more people are going to get hurt or killed before people wake up and realize he is not good as Sheriff…

  3. Fatgirlslim October 13, 2010 at 11:00 am #

    Hi Beth – Thanks SOOOO much for that lovely post that you left on my blog the other week 🙂

    Fantastic to hear about your friend’s baby boy… It’s so hard to imagine that the next cycle… might be the one! It makes it hard to give up!

    My ER / EPU is on Friday – hoping for a good number of eggletts. Fingers crossed.

    Hopefully this will be my ‘fair’ year 😉

    L xx

  4. Pre-pregnancy Care November 10, 2010 at 3:19 am #

    Is it tue ppl taste like soap….cuz this guy named bread told me that.

  5. Promotional Merchandise November 29, 2010 at 10:45 am #

    Well If I am buying besides good price , I look for a deal. eg In your case you want to get rid of all your stuff. instead of selling one item for $5.00, say $6.00 but 2 for $10.0, If I was the buyer. I `d go for two. even if I need 1 (or none LOL) put a nice thing with an ugly thing as a deal, so you won`t end up with ugly , or stuff people won`t normally buy. I never had a sale, but I go sometimes, I was advised to have one here at answers , maybe if I never went to yard sales I WON`T HAVE TO HAVE ONE …ha, if you get buyers like me. you`r good.lol

  6. r4 ds December 7, 2010 at 4:46 am #

    Yardsales are all about negotiating. Don’t put prices on things. If someone is interested in something guage how much you think he is interested and how much you think he/she will spend on it. then set a price.

  7. wooden furniture December 9, 2010 at 11:13 am #

    I want to sell a ton of my old stuff but my yard is on this private street. How can I have a yard/garage sale where people will actually come? Also, any other way of selling old stuff besides eBay and donating to the Salvation Army/Goodwill?

  8. Beth Katz December 9, 2010 at 11:16 am #

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  10. medical claims February 8, 2011 at 11:16 am #

    The story of the clapperboard made me laugh because it was a crew member’s mom who sold it. She didn’t think anything of it. “Here ya’ go!”

  11. Santa Claus February 14, 2011 at 7:01 am #

    They are basically brand new-no stains. I have never had a yard sale before. Just wondering how much to sell them for. I want to make the most money I can, without people turing away.

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