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Old 11-17-2007, 10:12 AM
 
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Year around yard sales. Today I got a bunch of stuff for like nothing. I even bought some gas masks. I have to admit though, if someone watched the Oprah show Thursday and Friday, it was a little disturbing although we are not that bad, but close. We need to open a thrift store or something.
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Old 11-17-2007, 10:32 AM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
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I love yard sales, too. I didn't buy much in Florida, though. I felt that, in my area, there were so many gated communities, that there were less yard sales. I loved them in New England because you could actually get some gorgeous antiques.

Anyway, what was on Oprah?
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Old 11-17-2007, 10:39 AM
 
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I love yard sales, too. I didn't buy much in Florida, though. I felt that, in my area, there were so many gated communities, that there were less yard sales. I loved them in New England because you could actually get some gorgeous antiques.

Anyway, what was on Oprah?
Inside the Lives of Hoarders with Peter Walsh, Parts 1 and 2

Florida it can be bad because you have no cellars to store stuff. Most houses don't even hardly have any closets. I go in friends houses that have storage containers used as end tables with clothes stored in them. Florida houses are just too small for todays families. You don't even have anywhere to park more then two cars without putting them on the lawn in many cases. That is why I have no remorse when I see those old quant Florida 1950's houses being bulldozed because they have outlived their usefulness. For a family today, I actually prefer the "Mc Mansion" as people like to call them, you need room today and an up to date house.

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Old 11-17-2007, 11:16 AM
 
Location: America
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Year around yard sales. Today I got a bunch of stuff for like nothing. I even bought some gas masks. I have to admit though, if someone watched the Oprah show Thursday and Friday, it was a little disturbing although we are not that bad, but close. We need to open a thrift store or something.
ummm what was on the Oprah Show?
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Old 11-17-2007, 11:56 AM
 
Location: MN
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ummm what was on the Oprah Show?
Click the link in the reply above yours.
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Old 11-17-2007, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I had a garage sale yesterday and today, I made somewhere between 600-700 bucks.

If your in Florida and your going to have a garage sale, I have learned something. The hard core garage sale people come out on Friday at the absolute crack of dawn, they go through the penny saver and local newspaper and plan their day that way.

We put out signs but you should pick them up at the end of the day even if your doing it again the next day because the police came around and took the signs we left out and we had to put out more this afternoon. Or course the signs brought in some people as well but the ones who really spent the money were the hard core folks from yesterday.
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Old 11-17-2007, 12:17 PM
 
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Yeah know, I was thinking of buying gas masks since we live so close to Oak Ridge!
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Old 11-25-2007, 01:48 PM
 
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I've cleaned up on yard sales too. And the weather for them is always great! Sometimes I keep the stuff, other times I put them up on eBay.
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Old 11-25-2007, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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I saw 7 different yard sales today alone. We were just cruising in one large neighborhood looking for a new house. It was sad how many people were selling everything, including their cars.

I wonder how many of those houses are soon to be abandoned......
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Old 11-25-2007, 06:02 PM
 
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I saw 7 different yard sales today alone. We were just cruising in one large neighborhood looking for a new house. It was sad how many people were selling everything, including their cars.

I wonder how many of those houses are soon to be abandoned......
I would not attach any deep meaning to garage sales, they are a weekend ritual in Florida. Saturday morning mapping out our garage sale route is really fun. I bought all kinds of things today. By the way, I made $104.00 just on a few of the things we bought last week on ebay this week. I didn't list the gas masks yet though. I just sold a few collectables and some books.
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