Did you know that Hell froze over?

United States
October 10, 2016 1:14pm CST
It did, it certainly did. The last time we had a yard sale, a year ago, I swore no more unless hell froze over...it must have finally happened. I just placed and paid for an ad in the local paper for a yard sale Saturday. I have a of of stuff already priced since I thought we would have it in the summer, but it was too darn hot. Now is the perfect time...cooler and no rain, good shopping weather. Just one day from 8:30 to 3....it would be nice to get rid of the old mattress if nothing else. I have a buyer lined up, she can't afford the asking price but if it doesn't sell Saturday I'll sell it to her for what she can afford. Money in hand is better than a wish and a prayer. Wish me luck and I will say it again - this will be the last yard sale I have - unless of course Hell freezes over again. Photo: pixabay.com/en/fire-font-hell-hell-fire-flame-1311163/
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@MALUSE (42606)
• Germany
10 Oct 16
Pity that I don't live in your vicinity. I'm a talented sales person and can sell nearly everything.
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• United States
10 Oct 16
Well, I am pretty good one myself, we've should thousands of dollars of stuff over the year, including a house that I sold on Yahoo.com years ago. I once sold a rotted out fishing tackle box - it had no bottom. Also a basketball that wound't hold air - they wanted it badly....strange..
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@MALUSE (42606)
• Germany
10 Oct 16
@AbbyGreenhill Selling a house on yahoo can't be topped!
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• United States
10 Oct 16
@MALUSE listed got a call within ten mins sold that evening
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• United States
10 Oct 16
Good luck on your sale!! I know the feeling, I've had many including 4 massive ones before our move to Florida 5 years ago. I said never again too. But yes, I knew Hell Froze because it froze in 2004 when my son graduated High School. That child was the bane of my life over his studies. I even carried a sign to his graduation about the current condition of Hell. Fortunately, since he didn't go to college he was successful in the entertainment industry.
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• United States
10 Oct 16
LOL, cute story - what does he do? I actually enjoy the pricing and setting up and the talking. since its just him and I it's nice to chat with new people.
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• United States
13 Oct 16
@AbbyGreenhill For ten years he was in a successful band and traveled the world. Now he produces commercials for a national music equipment company. His side project is producing and directing a Sci-fi series for You-Tube.
@LoriAMoore (4665)
• United States
11 Oct 16
Good luck. Hell would certainly have to freeze over for me to do one,
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• United States
11 Oct 16
I like it actually - and since it will just be one day and not a full day it should be ok....plus my husband won't fill like he's missing out on pool time or gardening or lawn stuff LOL.
@pgntwo (21928)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
10 Oct 16
A bird in the hand's worth two in the bush...
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• United States
10 Oct 16
Absolutely!!!
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@cindiowens (3856)
• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
11 Oct 16
It does happen once in a while, lol.
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@celticeagle (119128)
• Boise, Idaho
10 Oct 16
Sounds good. I haven't been yard saling for years. We used to go every weekend in the spring, summer and fall. Have fun at your Hell Freezes Over Yard Sale.
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• United States
10 Oct 16
I do enjoy them.....love to talk!!!!
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@celticeagle (119128)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Oct 16
@AbbyGreenhill ......I like to negotiate..
• United States
11 Oct 16
@celticeagle Some do and some don't. Some people just pay what the price tag says. I don't barter when i shop - but there are few yard sales anymore that attract me. I have enough 'stuff'....to last a lifetime which isn't a long time from now LOL.
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
15 Oct 16
I made decent money when I sold most of our major possessions at a clear the house out sale, I couldnt take them, he cant keep the house alone, so better money than nothing
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• United States
16 Oct 16
Money is a good thing and important, more so at certain times.
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• Centralia, Missouri
17 Oct 16
@AbbyGreenhill I do wish a few things I had kept and not sold, had to replace so much. Still need a scale and some other stuff, but a thing at a time.
@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
11 Oct 16
This is just my luck. I was hoping that when I die I would at least be warm.
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• United States
11 Oct 16
Ha Ha - there is still time for it to heat up again right after my yard sale.
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@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
11 Oct 16
@AbbyGreenhill I certainly hope so but if it is freezing when I arrive then I shall know who to blame.
@sueznewz2 (10121)
• Alicante, Spain
11 Oct 16
Good luck with that...., I'd be a terrible sales person, in a yard sale, i'd be letting most of it go at reduced prices...lol ...I hope the weather stays nice...
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• United States
11 Oct 16
Yard sale prices change from area to area her. This is an extremely poor area and people mostly look for cheap clothing (which I don't have) and cheap anything. It's people coming from other area who are willing to spend a little more for better stuff. We don't sell junk or anything broken.Some people pay asking price while others want stuff for ten cents....the closer it gets to the 'end of the day' the more i'm wiling to lower prices.
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@sueznewz2 (10121)
• Alicante, Spain
11 Oct 16
@AbbyGreenhill yes people are the same here in spain... don't want to spend their money and want to pay practically nothing for items... and are willing to haggle and barter...., whatever condition of the goods...
@allen0187 (33860)
• Philippines
11 Oct 16
Good luck with the yard sale! Do post an update about how it went!
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• United States
11 Oct 16
Thanks Allen, I will do that.
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@allen0187 (33860)
• Philippines
12 Oct 16
@AbbyGreenhill looking forward to reading it!
@LadyDuck (170502)
• Switzerland
11 Oct 16
Good luck, I am a very poor sales person, my husband is great.
• United States
11 Oct 16
Yard sale stuff sorta sells itself....in many cases people don't ask anything, just pick up what they want pay and leave and never say a word.
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@LadyDuck (170502)
• Switzerland
11 Oct 16
@AbbyGreenhill I have never been at a yard sale and this is not something we do here. It's a shame, I have plenty of stuff to sell.
@jennyjoy (1966)
• Bangalore, India
10 Oct 16
Here's wishing you luck.May you sell the old mattress a ta decent price.
• United States
10 Oct 16
Thanks, I hope so to.
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@jennyjoy (1966)
• Bangalore, India
11 Oct 16
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• United States
10 Oct 16
We had a community yard sale here about two weeks ago but I never got anything together to sell. I'm always too lazy when it comes to pricing, lugging to the front yard and haggling with people. Hope you have good success with your yard sale and I agree that money in the hand is better than nothing.
• United States
10 Oct 16
Thanks. I can do them in my sleep I think