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Old June 26th, 2010, 09:09 PM   #1
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I'm exhausted. I have been three days now working getting shelves cleaned and tables built. you could land a Cessna on the amount of tables I built in the last couple days.

on a side note I will never find anything in my barn ever again.
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Old June 26th, 2010, 09:11 PM   #2
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sweet anything good going to be in this said barn sale
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Just start making trips to salvation army and save your time.
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I have been tossing shit in a pile and she has been tagging it. I have a set of Dodge 2500/3500 take offs. Chrome clad steel wheels 17 x8" for $200
lots of engines for mowers and such. plus tons of junk. for some reason I have about 5-6 stereos in the sale??? dunno where they all came from. mostly portables.
got some fish tank supplies, and a couple small tanks. loads of bird houses & feeders.
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Old June 26th, 2010, 09:57 PM   #5
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Garage sales are a waste of time...you normally get a bunch of dirty ass people digging through your stuff and asking if you will take 25 cents instead of $1 for your $100 pair of boots. Or want to know if you will take $3 for your tool box that you have marked for $20. My girlfriends mom has one every summer, and I won't go near the place anymore.

If you don't already, start putting your stuff on ebay. I couldn't believe what people were willing to pay for crap that I had sitting in my garage. I just sold the stock side nets for my RZR on ebay for $50, and the stock seat belts for $60...I was going to throw both away, but the 'ol lady talked me into throwing some stuff online.
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I don't like garage sales as it invites scumbags to your home and lets them see what is there to steal when you're away working for your shit.
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Old June 27th, 2010, 06:21 AM   #7
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I don't like garage sales as it invites scumbags to your home and lets them see what is there to steal when you're away working for your shit.
That's been my sentiment for years. its like an open door to case your place. I live way out in the country more or less. its not like we don't have people in need. its just the rotten apples that spoil it.

as for my wife and Ebay?? she hates the site. says the garage sale has fewer scum bags.
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Old June 27th, 2010, 06:37 AM   #8
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as for my wife and Ebay?? she hates the site. says the garage sale has fewer scum bags.
LOL, the only problem with E-bay is shipping large amounts of stuff or oversized shit. I've had great luck, but I also have to bust my ass in the whole process. The key to a good sale is tons of (GOOD) pictures, an extensive description answering any questions I would have if I were looking to buy and super fast communication. The last time we listed some things (I think 8 total), I spent the entire day taking pictures, doing research / writing descriptions and boxing up the items. I box them up when I list them because I know I'll procrastinate down the road if I don't.
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well I have been out this morning again dragging more crap out. at the current timing its looking like Thursday & Friday of the coming week(s) or at least till we whittle it down a bunch.
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Old July 1st, 2010, 09:26 PM   #10
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well the sale is going well.
Dodgolet....SOLD!
loads of crap....SOLD!
More shit to sell...stop by if your by exit 156...follow the signs.

I have a couple of garden size dump trailers for $40 each and some cheap kids bikes $5-$10 each. they are perfect for the back of your camper

also have all my craigslist stuff and a bunch of misc stuff the wife drug out to the barn.

I will sell the 460/435/205 combo for $400 if you take all of it.
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Old July 1st, 2010, 09:53 PM   #11
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since the sale is going so well, can I drop off a bunch of stuff for you to sell? I wont be back for the money, but I also wont be back to pick up whatever does not sell

chances are you will end up with more stuff after the sale then you had before
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You FINALLY sold that truck? You've had it up for since....well.... I think that was one of the first posts on GL4x4.....
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just get ready to haul all the stuff back into the barn!!!
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Garage sales are a waste of time...you normally get a bunch of dirty ass people digging through your stuff and asking if you will take 25 cents instead of $1 for your $100 pair of boots. Or want to know if you will take $3 for your tool box that you have marked for $20. My girlfriends mom has one every summer, and I won't go near the place anymore.

If you don't already, start putting your stuff on ebay. I couldn't believe what people were willing to pay for crap that I had sitting in my garage. I just sold the stock side nets for my RZR on ebay for $50, and the stock seat belts for $60...I was going to throw both away, but the 'ol lady talked me into throwing some stuff online.
Hmmmm my grandmother must have came to a feel of your sales
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I'm exhausted. I have been three days now working getting shelves cleaned and tables built. you could land a Cessna on the amount of tables I built in the last couple days.

on a side note I will never find anything in my barn ever again.
So you have like 18ft of tables?
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So you have like 18ft of tables?
well add them up.
1 24"x 11' bench. 4 /4'x 16' benches. one 30"x 8' bench one 30"x 6' bench,plus the shelves on the east side 24" x 48' 2 levels high. plus 3 12" x 40' shelves that we didn't even fill. and we had stuff outside. its was such a huge mess before the sale. I don't have a clue where anything is. I will be weeks sorting it all back out and putting stuff in order. my wife did vacuum most of the dirt & critters out so its nice and clean now.
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Well..... the yard sale was a success. I still have people coming over to buy stuff two days after the sale ended. So far, I have made a little bit over $900. Not bad for a yard sale.
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