Every year there is a ginormous sale at a church downtown. They have professionally made signs, and they put them up weeks early. (The dates are clearly listed, so hopefully most people notice and don’t go looking for the sale weeks in advance.) They have it outside in a parking lot and inside a gymnasium. Here are a few photos.
|A parking lot full of goodies!|
|Piles and piles and piles and piles of clothes.
But can you see the prices? Most kids clothes start at $3/ea.
|Another angle. Behind the clothes are a bunch of aisles of knick knacks,
some toys (more out in the parking lot), books, etc.
Sounds like a dream sale, right? Well, not so much. It runs Thurs-Fri-Sat, and the first day most prices seem sky high to me. Also, it’s stimulation overload. There is SO MUCH stuff. And kinda grubby stuff at that. But, I’m sure there are some gems to be found. With two kids in tow though I don’t have the time or motivation for a full-scale hunt. We stopped by Thursday afternoon. I’m not sure what their prices look like on Friday, but Saturday everything becomes much more bargain-friendly. This was part of a flyer they handed us on Thursday:
|Specials on Saturday:
Baskets: 5 for $1
Games & Puzzles: 5 for $1
Picture Frames: $1 each
All the shoes and purses you can fit in a shopping bag for $5
That sounds great! I wonder what kind of chaos it creates, though? Would it be worth it? I don’t know, I’ve never gone the last day. I did pick up three different games on Thursday for $2/each (by far one of the more reasonably priced items at the sale that day). AND one big score – a mostly full case of diaper genie refills – 9 in all for $4 total! A steal for sure. Happily my youngest has been potty trained for a few months now, so I will be selling these. They usually cost around $6 each, and I always found the cost kind of annoying – it adds up afterawhile!
On Friday I did find a one-stop-shopping sale that I loved. A couple was having a yard sale as a fundraiser to help fund an adoption from Haiti. The husband said that 16 families had donated things, and that more stuff would continue to arrive over the weekend. The prices were great, and it was nice to help support them in their endeavors.
|My youngest petting a baby tiger at a game park near my parents’ house.|
My mom has her co-workers trained to save all packing supplies for her which she passes on to me. It’s SO wonderful! This was the back of our Jeep when we left their house this morning:
|It’s completely full of packing supplies (boxes, air pillows and lots more!),
and a couple jars of the yummiest jelly ever.
In other news, for the first time EVER, plush is no longer my top selling category. It’s been taken over by women’s clothing (bested by a whopping 35 cents). I knew it was coming – I’ve been watching my women’s clothing numbers climb while plush numbers stay about the same. Clothes definitely sell more quickly for me, but plush will always be my true love.
Back I go to listing now. I am currently only a little over halfway to my listing goal of 200 for the month, which is definitely more than half over. I am going to keep at it and see how close I can get, but my goals for July and August are going to be completely different, and I can’t wait. Happy eBaying, everyone!