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Old 04-06-2009, 10:32 AM
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Do ppl hold these every weekend? Could you just drive around and see signs? Is it certain times of the year? Do subdivisions hold community yard sales?
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Old 04-06-2009, 10:49 AM
 
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Yes. Try good ol' Craigslist or drive around on Saturday mornings. Yes, some neighborhoods have sales. I just read about one recently, and it was on Craigslist.
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Old 04-06-2009, 11:35 AM
 
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They are yard sales in the area pretty much every Saturday, sometimes other days. There are more in the spring, summer, fall, just because the weather is better and there are more people out, but there are some usually year round. THe best place to find them is in the Classified in the News and Observer, where they are listed by zip code, or Craigslist, where they are listed any strange way the poster wants too.
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Old 04-06-2009, 11:41 AM
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That's great to know! My 15 yo son and I love to go!
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Old 04-06-2009, 03:11 PM
 
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Do the environment a favor. I wouldn't suggest just getting in a car and driving around looking for yard sales, as you'll be wasting a lot of time and gas. Do it the way serious "salers" do: check the N&O classifieds and Craig's List on Friday and map out your strategy. Hit it EARLY on Saturday, or there won't be anything good left by mid-morning.
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Old 04-06-2009, 04:41 PM
 
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Do ppl hold these every weekend? Could you just drive around and see signs? Is it certain times of the year? Do subdivisions hold community yard sales?
Reynolds Mill is doing a community yard sale on May 16.
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Old 04-06-2009, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Midtown Raleigh
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Do ppl hold these every weekend? Could you just drive around and see signs? Is it certain times of the year? Do subdivisions hold community yard sales?
Check the N&O reeeeeeally early in the morning on Saturday. Everything useful is sold by 9AM. Most sales start at 7:30 and the bargain hunters show up to poke around before 7.
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Old 04-07-2009, 05:25 AM
 
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We must be in prime yard sale season. Every where I was this weekend I saw signs for them.
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Old 04-07-2009, 01:54 PM
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Thanks for all the great pointers!
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Old 04-15-2009, 07:39 AM
 
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Here's a great tip for those who like to hit the yard sale circuit:

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