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What I learned this week – Yard Sales

This weekend I had the pleasure to go yard sale-ing in the rain.  When I woke up on Saturday morning and saw the cool temperature and the pouring rain, I was very tempted to fore-go it.  Very tempted.  But I was on a mission to buy some Bibles, and our church youth group was having a sale to raise money for camp, so I forced myself to crawl out of bed.

Besides the rain, another factor was working against this yard sale – it was Derby day.  The Kentucky Derby may not matter in most towns, but in Kentucky, and near Churchill Downs, this is a huge deal.  As a church member I was sad to see the youth not having a great day, but as a buyer – wow.  This worked out very well for me.  Lesson learned – no matter how much I want to stay in bed, don’t.

On a lousy day, all the other buyers want to stay at home too.  If you brave the elements, you are rewarded with more selection and less competition!

From now on, I will definitely look for sales held on holidays and other ‘bad’ dates, and I will never cancel my plans because of the rain.

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4 Responses to “What I learned this week – Yard Sales”

  1. I sometimes get my best deals when I don’t even plan out a route, I just drive around.

    I once found a whole bag of Disney collectible pins on a stop like that!
    (I still need to list those!)

  2. I agree about the bad weather & also don’t be afraid to come near closing time. When I first started ebay I had no clue what I was doing (still don’t totally – LOL) – but anyway – filled inventory quickly with just one yardsale. Got there really late – and the weather had been damp all day with almost no sales for them. I told them I would take everything they had left for $25. They took it. My dh & I loaded our SUV 4 times to get everything out. It was mostly women’s clothing. It was a great start to my inventory for very little money.

    Another time – arriving near close time I purchase over 100 pieces of girl’s baby clothes for my prego daughter for $30. have to love it!

  3. Glad you did not let the rain deter you!

    Here you would never leave the house if you were waiting for no rain!!!

  4. I probably would have stayed in bed. Good for you for finding some great deals. Thanks so much for linking up this week. I’ve tweeted your post. =)

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