Do you enjoy going to garage sales?

@megamatt (14327)
United States
June 1, 2010 11:35am CST
I do, just to look around. A lot of the times, there is a bunch of things that are of no use to me. However, every so often, I can find a good deal. I got a bunch of books to read one time for less than five dollars. Several months worth of reading material, which I thought was a good deal. So do you enjoy going to garage sales? Looking forward to reading your responses.
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@amybrezik (2123)
• United States
1 Jun 10
I do enjoy going to garage sales. I don't go very often but the times that I do, I usually find good stuff. I got a deep fryer at one that still works very well, and I also got a 10 man tent for $10! Garage Sale season seems to be starting up around here again so I may check some out. I know I am going to have one. I am always looking for new ways to attract people to my sale. I usually have my kids sell soda. Do you guys have any suggestions??? What is the best thing you have found at a garage sale? I like this discussion!
@amybrezik (2123)
• United States
1 Jun 10
I have tried selling cookies before and it didn't go so well. Maybe I will try again. My kids really want to be involved in the sale.
@amybrezik (2123)
• United States
1 Jun 10
I hadn't thought of plants before. That is an interesting idea. What types of plants would you sell? Thanks for the suggestions!
@amybrezik (2123)
• United States
1 Jun 10
Hmmm I have never heard of those types of plants before! Although I don't have much of a green thumb (am just now experimenting with bonsai) I may have to see what I can do with plants at our garage sale-- such an interesting idea!
@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
2 Jun 10
Yes I would love to. And just like you I would be looking for books, old CDs or an old memorabilia from days gone by. I hope the price is affordable. You are lucky to have gone to one.
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
2 Jun 10
Affordability is the key. Of course, there are times where prices are steep. However, many garage sales are over a number of days. Therefore, a lot of the time I go on the first day just to browse and return on the last day to buy. By then, things are marked down a bit a lot of the time, as they want to clear out. Thank you for your response, it is much appreciated and it contributed to the topic well. Have a nice day and thanks.
@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
4 Jun 10
Have a nice day too!
• United States
1 Jun 10
Depends on what they have or how junkie it looks as to if I will stop at a garage sale. If things are not neatly displayed where I can look at them I usually just pass it by. My favorite thing to go to is an estate auction. Often you can get some really good stuff for a great price.
@amybrezik (2123)
• United States
1 Jun 10
I have only been to one estate auction, but it was alotof fun.
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
1 Jun 10
Never been to an estate auction. However, it sounds like there might be some interesting things there. Maybe if one comes around here, I might have to check it out. Thank you for your response, it is much appreciated and it contributed to the topic well. Have a nice day and thanks.
• Philippines
2 Jun 10
I do enjoy going to garage sales. In fact someone's trash is someone's treasure. I bought appliances in great condition and cheaper than if I buy it in the store. I love books and clothes, there are new clothes that has never been used at all and I am happy to buy 'em. Especially designer clothes at a big discount.
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
2 Jun 10
Very, true, someone's trash is another person's treasure. And you can find some treasures to. I think I would try selling items in a garage sale if they are in good condition, before pitching them. Because while I might not want it, someone else will. If I can make a little money on the side, then it's all good. Thank you for your response, it is much appreciated and it contributed to the topic well. Have a nice day and thanks.
@zengy57 (59)
• Philippines
2 Jun 10
i enjoy going to a garage sales, i love picking up books esp. novels with some popular writers. LOve to look around sometimes you can pick a new unused ones. i think some are gift to them but they don't like or they don't fit them. branded but they sell it lesser than a dollar huh!
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
2 Jun 10
Yes, books tend to look pretty new. I guess its either books they are not interested in or maybe books that they already have a copy of that they received. Thank you for your response, it is much appreciated and it contributed to the topic well. Have a nice day and thanks.
• China
2 Jun 10
what the meaning of the'garage sale'!
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
2 Jun 10
Items are sold that people wish to make a little extra money from. Most of it is done in a garage but not all of the time. Thank you for your response, it is much appreciated and it contributed to the topic well. Have a nice day and thanks.
@schulzie (4064)
• United States
2 Jun 10
I hardly ever go to garage sales. As a matter of fact I think I have probably only gone to maybe 5 garage sales in my entire life, if that. I have heard that a lot of people find phenomenal deals there but whenever I've gone I find that the people always tend to charge alot and it's just always a bunch of junk... Have a great day and happy myLotting!!!
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
2 Jun 10
It's a matter of finding the right deals. I do admit, that nine times out of ten, garage sales are just a place to kill a few minutes. However, a lot of the time there is a lot of overpriced junk. Thank you for your response, it is much appreciated and it contributed to the topic well. Have a nice day and thanks.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
2 Jun 10
I love having garage sales. I lover going to them even more. You never know what treasure you will find. Many bargains are just out there waiting. Sometimes we are not even looking for something in particular and we are rewarded unexpectedly.
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
2 Jun 10
Very true, a lot of the time, I just go there to see what people are selling. Then I come across a few gems. You never know until you go to a garage sale. Thank you for your response, it is much appreciated and it contributed to the topic well. Have a nice day and thanks.
• Philippines
2 Jun 10
yes i do, but i only buy those that still in very good condition and not those that are not as it might only be more expensive if i will be the one to bring them to the repair shop or its only a waste of money if it only last in a week
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
2 Jun 10
Yeah, you got to be careful for things like that. There are some good products in garage sales. However, if you can find the deals, then its all good. Especially if the stuff is pretty much brand new. Thank you for your response, it is much appreciated and it contributed to the topic well. Have a nice day and thanks.
• China
2 Jun 10
Actully in my country, we do not have garage sales 'casue of the unguaranteed quality of the stuff sold I guess... Anyway, thanks for your sharing and the garage sales sounds interesting there.
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
2 Jun 10
Yes, if you can have them, they can be interesting. Quite useful as well. Thank you for your response, it is much appreciated and it contributed to the topic well. Have a nice day and thanks.
@sallyj (1228)
• United States
1 Jun 10
I love garage sales. I have gotten many things, shell reloader, even a brush shredder. You never know what you will find, my clothes and the kids play clothes come from garage sales. One can not afford to send kids out to play with new clothes on, and one can not hold on to every piece of clothing the kids out grow.
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
1 Jun 10
Yeah, if you have children, then garage sales can really be awesome. Especially younger children, clothes of all types. It seems like clothes is something that gets sold, especially children's clothes. In fact, while there are some older clothes, some of them look brand new. Thank you for your response, it is much appreciated and it contributed to the topic well. Have a nice day and thanks.
@redhotpogo (4422)
• United States
1 Jun 10
I haven't been to a garage sell in a really long time, but sure I like them. You can find alot of interesting things. And why would you spend alot of money at some store for something you could get for a couple bucks at a garage sell. People buy stuff, they get tired of it, and they sell it really cheap,because no one really wants to buy used stuff. I don't mind if its used. As long as its not underwear.
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
1 Jun 10
Yeah, buying used underwear can be real. I mean really, really weird. Thank you for your response, it is much appreciated and it contributed to the topic well. Have a nice day and thanks.
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
1 Jun 10
I also like to stop for some garage sales. I like searching for old furnitures,or unique pieces of collection. I like small items,or stuff for display.
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
1 Jun 10
Yes, furniture is one thing that you might stumble upon. Mostly chairs and tables for the most part. Still, if you can get a deal, then its all good. Thank you for your response, it is much appreciated and it contributed to the topic well. Have a nice day and thanks.