We were allowed to set up the day before and the morning of the sale. As I was getting everything unloaded, my little neighbor (she was about 5 years old) to the right told me..."Now..this is our stuff and don't you touch it!" I assured her that I wouldn't and told her she was doing a great job. Her mother was mortified! I had to chuckle because I was thinking to myself..."Sugar, I have my own junk that I'm trying to get rid of. I don't need any of yours." Holla! But she turned out to be a good neighbor and even bought some stuff from me.
I sold so much stuff and unloaded a ton of ebay and booth duds! She those Star Trek The Next Generation Videos? Yeah. The ones I paid over $150 for at the thrift store about 10 years ago? Because I thought my husband would love them? Yeah, the ones in that picture. The ones that were $3.88 each. I was hoping against hope that I could sell them. I listed the whole lot for $25.00. We all know that the VHS tape has gone the way of the 8 track. Well, wonder of wonders, right after the sale started, a guy said will you take $20 bucks for the set? I had to show restraint and not snatch his arm off in taking his money. He actually asked me to hold them because he had to go get money. So I did and sure enough he came back for them. He also asked me if I had any Dungeons and Dragons stuff? Um--not so much buddy!
The "grab boxes" were a huge success. It was a great day and I think I cleared $235 after my table rental. I was a very good girl and only spent $9.00 on stuff! I bought 4 cookbooks for the booth. They are a very good seller for me. And for the BEST part of the day.....after the sale closed and the vendors were packing up, a man went to the microphone and said I have a mannequin for sale if anyone is interested. $5.00. As he was saying Fiv- I was making a beeline toward him. So I am the proud owner of a waist up mannequin. It has a heavy metal base and is very sturdy. It will come in handy at the booth. A mannequin, in my humble opinion, is a must have if you want to sell clothing items out of your booth. I don't like to sell too many clothes, but a couple of nice, unique pieces works well for me.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Abba Temple Yardsale March 2011
Last week I participated in a huge city rummage sale. It was held at a local Shriner's center, the Abba Temple. The table rental started at $10.00 and went up to $20.00, depending on your location in the building. I rented two $10.00 tables and this worked out great for me. That's my Mama in the background.