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YARD SALE

IF YOU WANT TO SELL ITEMS, PLEASE RSVP "YES" THEN CONTACT ME WITH SOME INFO ABOUT TYPES OF THINGS YOU'LL BE SELLING SO I CAN PUT IT IN THE AD.  IF YOU ARE JUST COMING TO BUY, JUST PUT A COMMENT DOWN BELOW IN THE COMMENTS SECTION, DO NOT RSVP (OR...JUST SHOW UP, NO REQUIREMENT TO COMMENT THAT YOU ARE COMING AS A BUYER, FEEL FREE TO JUST DROP BY)

 

It's yard sale time!  I had high hopes of getting rid of "everything" but I think even 50% will help a lot.

There will be several people selling, and I have space for 3 more people to bring a table and some junk.....errr....I mean treasures....that they want to turn into cash.

Also, I'm dedicating one table to MSK donations - anything anyone wants to donate to that table will be sold and the profits will go to MSK to cover monthly Meetup fees and other expenses of the group.  Re that table, just a few items please, and no books or clothing.

For the sellers - you must price your items before the sale (it's too time-consuming for everyone to deal with buyers walking around asking everyone in sight "how much is this?"), and if possible,bring a friend to help you handle your buyers and your money, as everyone will want to hang out near their own table to keep an eye on things, and we'll each be collecting our money individually.  Also, anything you don't sell, you must take with you.

For the buyers - bring  your cash, we'll give you a good deal!

*******UPDATE******* Aug. 12:  FINAL DETAILS

For sellers, please email me ASAP (hopefully today, but no later than tomorrow, I have to draft the ads) with the following info:

I will be placing ads on Craigslist and the Recycler online, so I need to list general categories of what we're selling - please let me know some general categories as well as any specific items that will draw interest (like antiques, gym equipment, whatever you think someone might be specifically interested in) and I'll include as much as possible in the ads.

Looks like I will be able to spare a few tables, I'm borrowing some from a neighbor, which will be easier than you having to bring a table with all your stuff.  I will have at least one table per person available - please let me know if you need a table, and if so, whether you need a long one or whether a square card table will be enough.

The sale will be in the back yard, so that we can set it up the night before, or early that morning (sale will start at 7:30, we want to get the early birds, before it gets too hot) and then just open the gate (so we won't be bombarded with early lookyloos who interfere with our set up.  You are welcome to bring your items over Thurs. or Fri. night, but if you are bringing them Sat. you should be here early enough to get set up.  Please let me know when you will be bringing your items.

After the sale, you'll need to take anything that didn't sell, but if anyone wants to volunteer to take stuff to Goodwill or wherever, that would be great.

I will get the permit this week, it is $21.00, we'll split that among the sellers, so about $3-5 each, depending on how many sellers we end up with.  I will cover the cost of the signs, I'll do the advertising, and I'll provide coffee, tea, plenty of cold water, sodas, and some pastries and fruit for the morning.  If anyone wants to bring munchies to share, that's great, and we can also pick up lunch down the street, there's Chinese, fried chicken, catfish right on the corner, or whatever.

I have a lot of shade in the backyard and will be setting up some umbrellas as well so that we won't be dealing with full on hot sun (another reason not to do it in front - it's draining dragging everything back to the back yard in the late afternoon with full sun beating down).  At least the weather is cooling off a bit, and we're starting early so it should be pleasant.

I will also have available:

electrical cord and outlet (in case you are selling electronics and someone wants to test it)

A large box of garbage bags and some small boxes for buyers to carry their stuff (but please bring bags too if you have them)

I also have a gazillion price tags if you need them - you are welcome to pick some up during the week, or bring your stuff over on Thurs. or Fri. night and price it here, or early Sat. (I will be up by 5:00 a.m.), but please do put prices.

Don't forget to bring plenty of change.

OK, that's all I can think of, feel free to email or call me (626/[masked]) if you have any questions.


 

WE ARE FULL FOR SELLERS, BUT BUYERS ARE WELCOME!!  PLEASE FEEL FREE TO DROP BY AND BUY, OR DONATE ITEMS TO THE MSK FUNDRAISER TABLE (WE'D LOVE TO MAKE ENOUGH ON THOSE ITEMS TO COVER MEETUP FEES FOR A YEAR!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Tara

    This was such a good idea. I would have love to participated. Unfortunately, I had to work. I hope it went well. I'll keep a look out, if you decide to ever do it again.

    August 18, 2012

  • Carol

    Lazara and Diana - I didn't get a response to my email - please confirm that you are participating in the yard sale, and please see "final details" in event description above and provide the info ASAP - thanks! I need to finalize the craigslist & recycler ads and want to be sure I mention anything special you want me to put in the ads.

    August 14, 2012

  • Joan R.

    Margarita, Save your cookbooks for me!

    August 13, 2012

  • Kimberly

    I have a bunch of things I'd like to donate for the cause! Thank you Carol, good idea! I will be there early to help set up and to claim my purchases before it starts! I love 2nd hand items!

    August 6, 2012

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