Do you like rummage and garage sales?

United States
May 14, 2010 2:39pm CST
I don't get into that but I know alot of people do! This time of the year this types of sales start popping up on the weekends! I know you can find bargins and collectables to same some of the things you can find!
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@sid556 (30989)
• United States
3 Jun 10
Hi blue, I used to be really into them back in the day. They helped me to furnish my first apartment pretty cheaply. Then when the kids were young you just could not beat the prices for kid's clothes and toys. I even got a lot of my own clothes at yard sales. I used to love meeting up with my friend and grabbing a coffee and spending the morning travelling around to see what treasures we might find for dirt cheap. After a while it just kind of lost its magic on me. I have to admit that I have not been in years and no desire to. I'm not sure why. I dated a man a few years back that spent all summer long going to yard sales and in the winter, he made a living by selling all the stuff on e-bay for way more than what he paid for it.
• United States
6 Jun 10
Around here alot of people go around to rummage sales,buy stuff and resale it at their rummage sales! One is where I sale stuff! My friends,who just got married,landlords have a monthly rummage sale. They like to go to rummage sales,buy stuff and resale it at their sale! It can be a great way to make money if you would want to do it!
@sid556 (30989)
• United States
7 Jun 10
I actually am thinking of getting into that this summer. It is a great way to make a little extra cash and who couldn't use that these days. I just put a car on craigs list and have lots of interested people. It's kind of a cool way to get rid of stuff and earn money at the same time.
@laglen (19779)
• United States
14 May 10
I love em! It is crazy the stuff you can find. I have found some very valuable stuff. I do not buy certain things used, under clothes, shoes, beds... but so much available!
• United States
19 May 10
I heard you can find alot of crazy,valuablestuff and lots of collectibles! i know alot of people who just go to thes places to try and find things they are collecting! These people seem to do it every weekend when the rummage sales start! it is crazy!
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@laglen (19779)
• United States
19 May 10
alot of antique dealers do this too!
@Darkoli (255)
14 May 10
Yes, I love garage sales, and car boot sales. There is always something you like that you can buy very cheaply. Sometimes you can find valuable items that cost pennies in the sale. Thank you for reminding me about them though, I'm going to ask my mum to take me to one on the weekend now. =P
• United States
19 May 10
It seems all through the summer there are rummage sales everywhere you go! My mom loved those sales and I think she did becuase shopping was a way to deal with my dad who wasn't a great husband! if if wasn't rummage or garage sales it was trigt stores! None of these places I like to shop!
@Darkoli (255)
19 May 10
I never got to go to one in the end, I may like them, but my mum doesn't, lol. Sorry to hear about your mum and dad, I know how you feel, my mum and dad split up when I was 10, and now my mum hates my dad. =(
@sallyj (1228)
• United States
19 May 10
I love going to garage, rummage, yard sales. In my area so many towns have a week end sale. Park your vehicle and walk around a block, then move to another area and walk a round another block. I don't do as much as i used to. My arthritis is getting worse, but i hope not to miss too many. I have found so many things and now grandchildren. This makes play clothing reasonable for the fast growing children.
• United States
6 Jun 10
Some towns near where I live have a at least one weekend a year where everyone in the town has a rummage sale. I know alot of people like you find great things and bargins at a rummage sales. I am not just into those kind of sales!
• United States
15 May 10
My grandmother lives in a senior community and every year they have yard sales. It is great because older people have really nice things for sale that they have kept nice and they put them out VERY cheap. I even bought a very nice painting done by one of the women there for $10. Everything from old picture frames, books, jars, knick knacks etc. I like vintage and old stuff I even found a great big old suitcase for $2 that I just love. I brought back tons of stuff this past sale and this one woman who was a neighbor of my grandma's had out Tanqueray and Bacardi unopened for less than half the store price so I grabbed those up (not many other people who drink within the senior community so no one had bought them). Plus once the day got on and people were ready to pack it in I got great deals from people who just wanted to get rid of the stuff so they had less to put away. I was carry out boxes of stuff. I even got a silver tea serving set for $2! Another lady was selling all of her Beanie Baby collection for $2 a toy. They were in perfect condition with the little plastic things over the tags. I was wishing I had brought more money! So yes, as you can see I love a good yard sale!
• United States
19 May 10
I do sell things at a rummage sale. I don't hold it and never will do something like that! Anyway I have friends who's landlord has a rummage sale every first weekend (it started this month) of the month and runs through the fall. Last year I sold some collector plates,some cd's and a few other things. I made a nice amount of money! This year I am selling a tv,some cd's and some clothes. I just don't like going to rummage sales myself! It isn't for me!
@Porcospino (28327)
• Denmark
14 May 10
I like garage sales, flea markets, second hand shops and similar things, and I think it is fun to look at the stuff that people are selling. I use pictures from old magazines in my art, and I am always looking for magazines when I visit a garage sale. Sometimes I manage to find a pile of old magazines that I can use, and I usually get a discount if I buy the entire box. I also like to look at other things like clothes, furniture or books, I don't buy a lot of those things, but I enjoy looking at them.
• United States
19 May 10
Those things aren't for me! My mom loved rummage sales and thrift shops! I have been to a flea market and that wasn't so bad. I did fine somethings I liked. I hate looking through clothes! I have found books at used book stores the last few years. That I like doing!
• Philippines
14 May 10
I like garage sales, although i've only been to 2. I bought some cool stuff like an antique clock and some old school guitar straps. It's sad though that It's not held here too often.
• United States
19 May 10
Where I live rummage and garage sales are everywhere doing this time of the year and last all summer! I don't care for them but I know lots of people do! here was even a rummage sale in the alley I live in last weekend! Two of the neighbors had it. I was surprised to see that!
@HADDOWZ (1481)
14 May 10
Hello, Yes I to am a great lover of boot sales and garage sales. It's a nice way to pass the time and buy a few bargains. At least you dont get pressurize by any sales-person who doesn't know what they are talking about and is only looking for a quick sale. You can always pick up a really good bargain and you can also find items that you may have been looking for but shops no longer sell. I do have a question for yourself and fellow myLotters who are reading this. If you see a really expensive item and you know it's worth far more than the seller is asking do you tell them. What I mean by this is, if the seller has no idea of what they have, lets just say it's an old lady selling a laptop. Would you be honest an offer more ?
• United States
19 May 10
I hate going to rummage sales and garage sales! They aren't for me and never have been! If I am looking for computer ware I get it from my brother. He is a computer programmer and gets computers,laptops and montiors for nothing! So I and other family members get free stuff when we needed it!
@zralte (4184)
• India
14 May 10
I love it. Garage Sale, Jumble sale, charity shop, car boot sale, you name it. I love going through the stuff even if I don't buy most of them