I’ll just post a couple pictures, and you can figure out how we spent our exciting morning.
Now the thing is, we posted the ad to say that we were starting at eight, and of course, there are always those who show up early.
I have to say, I was a little crusty. When you ask, “Am I too early?”, and you know full bloody well that you are, (7:15? seriously?) you might expect to get a slightly terse reply.
Oh, and we were duly warned about the old ladies. They’re the worst. I don’t mind haggling, but don’t be a pain in the a$$.
Anyway, it was fine. Really. Not many people haggled. Still seemed to be left with a lot of stuff, but the upstairs room is just about cleaned out. Well, of the stuff that’s not supposed to be there.
Managed to sell off my old single stage dust collector, a couple palm sanders and an old drill. All very old tools, and worth every bit of the two bucks or so that I got for each. Well, a little more for the dust collector, but I was happy to see it get trundled down the driveway.
Palm sanders are pretty much an abomination, and I simply refuse to use them anymore, since it doesn’t take much to make parts of me ache, so I sure as heck would just as soon not go out of my way. Besides, I’m thinking I need a new random orbit sander, much like the one we bought for Daughter Number One’s household. I had sander envy right around Christmas time, but whatever.
Garage sales are way too much work, as far as I’m concerned.
Gawd, seems like we were at it for days. Pricing things. Hauling out cr*p er, I mean, fine outstanding sought after items. It’s all about those fine outstanding sought after items. That nobody actually buys.
I’m always surprised though at what people do buy. Fake flower arrangements for example, or as I like to refer to them as, “dust collectors”. Does that count as a segue? Maybe not.
Had three of them. They all went. Full price. I’m not kidding.
DVDs? Not a one. Guess everyone watches Netflix, or one of their brethren. Or they download media files. They are among the things that won’t be going to the Reuse Centre.
That’s the deal, see. Once it’s outside for the garage sale, it can never come back into the house. There are some exceptions, like the DVDs. Oh and, my little camp stoves. Need some serious money to dampen the sentimental value. Everything has a price, and sentiment is pricey.
Now I’m starting to ramble. And not saying much.
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