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Nov. 10, 2008 at 7:59am

It's a garage sale

People, please stop calling your dinky little sales, Estate sales. If you are not selling the house and everything in it, it is not an estate sale. 

Yesterday my daughter and I went to was advertised as an estate sale. When I inquired if the stove was for sale, they said no same with many other things. But you know what was for sale? A bunch of crap that should have been taken to the dump. 

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by KevinFreitas on 11/10/2008 @ 8:40am
:D Thanks for the Monday morning smile. Maybe you didn't intend that but I just like your she-says-what-everybody-thinks posts. I used to be a huge fan of all things garage sale when I was a kid it was a fun way to feel like an explorer with my dad looking for missing treasure. I also get irked when a sale that's definitely happening in a yard is called a garage sale and visa versa.

Thanks again!

by fredo on 11/10/2008 @ 8:56am
Chris@ good posting. I went to garage sale that advertised a Fender guitar. I was half an hour early even though the ad said "no early sales". I was first in line to examine the Fender guitar. Guess what? When I entered the sale and asked to see the guitar I was told that they sold it the day before.

The lesson I learned? Don't believe what people say in these ads.

by Girl Who <3 JUNK on 11/10/2008 @ 9:22am
I can't stand when they say estate sale and it's only in the living room and that's it. Stupid!

Then you go to an estate sale and it's the same crap from another estate sale that they just brought over from another house.

I've learned that some of the estate companies (use) the house to say it's an estate sale but it's stuff from their store. UHG!

by fredo on 11/10/2008 @ 12:44pm
Here's another of my garage sale observasions: Quite a few people in the residential neighborhoods have a garage sale going almost every day of the year. Either that or their yard looks like a permanent ongoing yard sale. One is across from Puget park on Proctor st. and another is on the corner of N. 30th and Proctor. Is this "hobby" really that profitable?

by Erik on 11/10/2008 @ 1:11pm
One is across from Puget park on Proctor st. and another is on the corner of N. 30th and Proctor. Is this "hobby" really that profitable?

Yeah. A permant yard sale can start to turn into a puboic nuisance.

by Jake on 11/10/2008 @ 1:25pm
I think if you have a garage sale over a certain amount of times a year you have to get a business license. Then if you are not in a zoning for commercial use you may not be able to do them over and over. If it is a major nusiance I would call the Building and Land-Use Dept.

by chrism39 on 11/10/2008 @ 6:26pm
There is a sale on 39th and Mullen almost every weekend of the summer and one time they were selling am expired pregnancy test and a used toilet brush cleaner.

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 11/10/2008 @ 6:59pm
I'm wondering how much they want for that toilet brush.

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