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Garage sales are serious business.

May 29th, 2012 · 94 comments

Amy in Ohio found this delightful diatribe while browsing through area garage sale listings on Craigslist. “Fortunately I snapped a screenshot, because this gem was soon flagged for removal,” she says. “My favorite part: ‘…nothing but ignorance!’”

To ALL individuals having garage sales and the like. IF you are having a garage sale, PLEASE DO NOT close up at 1:00 p.m. You know you are having a garage sale and to close up so early is nothing but ignorance! Like the flea market vendors. Many people must work (thank God) until 3:00 p.m. or later BEFORE they can make it to any of these functions, and to close up early tells me you are not interested in selling at all, just to have the function to feel you need to be part of a group of people to sit around and gossip and eat. In that case, why not just have hot dogs and pop and not have the garage sale. Also, if you are going to let your nit wit children handle it, well,  you just lost money as well. So please, when having your supposed garage sale, please stay open later or just give it all to the your local charities and get a write off. Gas is very expensive to go running from door to door, let alone to do nothing but close up at 1:00 p.m. and talk with nit wit kids!!!!

related: Some advice on holding a garage sale

FILED UNDER: Craigslist · garage sale · most popular notes of 2012 · Ohio · unsolicited feedback

94 responses so far ↓

  • #1   weinerville

    Holy hell, I don’t get around to my nitty gritty garage sailin’ until at least 3:30! Stop the insanity! I need your slightly used crap in my house!

    May 29, 2012 at 7:15 am   rating: 45  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Dr_Know

      How bloody late does this person want people to hang around spruiking their crap?

      May 31, 2012 at 7:03 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

  • #2   Batman

    Thank god this person was thoughtful enough to let everyone provide instructions on how to completely rearrange their plans and lives to accommodate him/her for yard sale day.

    May 29, 2012 at 7:17 am   rating: 84  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Poltergeist

      When my SUV careens up your street at 3:30 tomorrow, you (not your little shits) better still be sitting on your goddamn lawn and you better still have that goddamn lazy susan and that goddamn antique china cabinet that I ogled through your living room window OR SO HELP ME I WILL FUCKING BLOW UP YOUR FUCKING GARAGE! AND THEY BETTER FUCKING BE REASONABLY PRICED TOO! FUCK!

      See ya then <3

      May 29, 2012 at 11:54 pm   rating: 68  small thumbs up

    • #2.2   Lis

      Don’t forget to park in my neighbor’s yard just to fucking piss him off to NO END! LOL

      Jun 19, 2012 at 12:03 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

  • #3   Cyberjar88

    Suddenly I’m reminded of Weird Al’s eBay song…

    May 29, 2012 at 7:18 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   M&M

      Or, since it was apparently on Craig’s List, his Craig’s List song.

      May 29, 2012 at 11:07 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #4   Beth

    The reason most yard sales close around 1 in the afternoon is because they start between 6 and 7 in the morning. And by the time 1 o’clock comes around, it is hot as hell (at least here,in Florida).

    May 29, 2012 at 7:22 am   rating: 46  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   Kathy

      Not to mention anything that was decent enough to buy has been gone for five hours.

      May 29, 2012 at 7:31 am   rating: 88  small thumbs up

    • #4.2   Mel

      Heck, the last garage sale we had, it wasn’t only the good stuff that was gone – *everything* was gone by a little after noon. We were too ignorant to sit out beside a collection of empty tables for the rest of the day, just waiting for Speshul Employed Snowflaykes to get off work. Oops.

      May 29, 2012 at 8:18 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #4.3   Stacy

      When I start my band up, I’m going to call it Speshul Employed Snowflaykes.

      Thanks for the great name!

      Jun 11, 2012 at 11:16 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #4.4   Lis

      Yard sales in Florida — start at 6am (no matter what time you put in the ad), and end by 11am. All the “good stuff” is gone by 8am. Drop off the rejects at Salvation Army on your way to lunch w/the proceeds. Oh, and November through March, only.

      Jun 19, 2012 at 12:07 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

  • #5   JingoPoe

    “Delightful” sums it up.

    May 29, 2012 at 7:23 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

  • #6   Karla

    Sorry, but I’m with Team Notewriter on this one. Especially if someone is having a weekday garage sale. Are there REALLY that many people who don’t work on Wednesdays and Thursdays that there are all these garage sales on those days? Shit, I need to buy my boy some clothes cheap because he goes through them like water!!

    May 29, 2012 at 7:28 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   anglophile

      Newsflash! The world STILL doesn’t revolve around you.

      May 29, 2012 at 7:32 am   rating: 126  small thumbs up

    • #6.2   Amber

      Anglo is right. They’ve done studies. It most definitely still revolves around my sister.

      May 29, 2012 at 7:44 am   rating: 103  small thumbs up

    • #6.3   Jorpho

      Those who hold a garage sale on a weekday must truly not be interested in drawing much of a crowd. But then again, perhaps some would prefer lower numbers to dealing with swarms of people all over the lawn.

      May 29, 2012 at 9:36 am   rating: 17  small thumbs up

    • #6.4   Omnivore

      Try shopping at a thrift store. They have regular hours to accommodate your life.

      May 29, 2012 at 9:52 am   rating: 83  small thumbs up

    • #6.5   Kate

      Did it occur to you, special special snowflake, that perhaps people SELL OUT of their items? As a previous commenter said, would it make you feel better to show up to find them sitting beside empty tables as long as they explained that they were just waiting for YOU?

      And if garage/yard/tag sales are the ONLY places that you can afford to buy children’s clothes, maybe you should have thought twice about having them since many (myself included) do not consider this being able to afford them. I would put my children in the cheap, cute clothes at Walmart before I would buy someone else’s used items (and Lord knows what sort of germs, etc. on them) and put them on the most precious things in my life.

      May 29, 2012 at 10:08 am   rating: 37  small thumbs up

    • #6.6   Thrifty

      Whoops, you lost me at the end, there, Kate. One of this society’s biggest problems is that we’d rather buy cheap crap new than repair or reuse perfectly good stuff. Don’t want the little darlin’ to get germs? Um, you’ve heard of soap and detergent, right?

      May 29, 2012 at 10:32 am   rating: 153  small thumbs up

    • #6.7   Dewprisms

      How dare you suggest giving my children used clothes! Just like myself, I wear something once and then dispose of it and purchase a new outfit each time because I am not a filthy, horrible person and I would never expose my precious babies to such a thing! /huff

      May 29, 2012 at 10:58 am   rating: 73  small thumbs up

    • #6.8   The Elf

      It’s their garage, so it’s their sale.

      May 29, 2012 at 1:07 pm   rating: 32  small thumbs up

    • #6.9   Jami

      Two words – Salvation Army.

      May 29, 2012 at 10:50 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #6.10   vera

      @kate WOW. I’m floored by your unabashed self-righteous and judgemental snobbery. The fact that people like you actually exist and walk amongst us is utterly depressing. You are dreadful.

      May 30, 2012 at 6:46 pm   rating: 29  small thumbs up

    • #6.11   aliceblue

      1. take lunch break at 10 or 11
      2. Goodwill has much better hours
      3. Just because you cannot go does not mean people have to move/cancel the even.

      May 31, 2012 at 12:50 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

  • #7   ANkh

    Nit Wit!

    May 29, 2012 at 7:33 am   rating: 22  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   Geek Goddess bang


      May 30, 2012 at 5:11 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #7.2   Nat


      May 30, 2012 at 5:47 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #7.3   The Elf


      May 30, 2012 at 9:40 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

  • #8   kathryn

    Obviously all those garage sale holders who “feel..the need to (be a) part of a group of people to sit around and gossip and eat” didn’t invite him/her. I call sour grapes and a possible ‘mean girl’ group of flea marketeers.

    May 29, 2012 at 7:38 am   rating: 39  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   H for Toy

      I know it’s always easier to lug a bunch of junk onto my lawn so I can sit around and gossip and eat, rather than to just invite a few friends over for coffee.

      May 29, 2012 at 8:43 am   rating: 78  small thumbs up

    • #8.2   kathryn

      Forgive me, I am remiss. I forgot to use the Sarcasm Font on my above post.

      May 29, 2012 at 11:43 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #8.3   H for Toy

      I got the sarcasm. I was agreeing with you. I think… :)

      May 29, 2012 at 12:37 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #8.4   kathryn

      Toy, you’re the first one I will invite when I put all my sh*t on the front lawn and start gossiping. I only ask your help to bring everything back in when we see the Letter Writer coming:-)

      May 29, 2012 at 2:03 pm   rating: 26  small thumbs up

    • #8.5   H for Toy

      I’ll be there, with bells on!

      May 30, 2012 at 7:52 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #8.6   kermit

      If you’re going to wear bells at your 7AM garage sale, I am hereby entitled to shoot you with my tranquillizer gun.

      May 30, 2012 at 2:11 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

    • #8.7   H for Toy

      Don’t worry, Kermit. I’ll just be crawling out of bed at 7 am. Bells won’t go on til 9. We’re not actually going to sell anything. We’re just there for the gossip and food.

      May 30, 2012 at 4:22 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

  • #9   hotstepper

    The sense of entitlement that is that foundation for this kind of thinking is less than funny.

    May 29, 2012 at 9:14 am   rating: 36  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   The Elf

      In the general sense, true. But when you see an entitled ass run straight into a wall and they don’t get what they want, that’s funny as hell.

      May 30, 2012 at 6:57 am   rating: 17  small thumbs up

  • #10   Jorpho

    If the garage sale is advertised with a specific closing time, how exactly might gas be wasted?

    Now, I do have a gripe with those who plaster their surrounding neighborhood with advertisements that list an address but not a date or a time and then leave all their signage up after the event has passed. That’s just not decent.

    May 29, 2012 at 9:34 am   rating: 48  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   huhwhat

      People in my neighborhood usually include a date but not necessarily a start and/or end time. I don’t go to garage sales, simply because I have enough junk that I don’t need to supplement it with anyone else’s, but I’m surprised to hear that they close up before 1pm. I didn’t realize it was an early morning thing. Roll out of bed, grab a poptart, and race over to the neighbors before that mattress is gone — it’s only slightly moldy, what a steal!

      May 29, 2012 at 9:32 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #10.2   angie

      Not only is it an “early morning” thing, but if you set a start time of say, 7am, the “early birds” will start circling the end of your driveway at 6am, trying to get in there.

      I don’t garage sale because I have no desire to get up at 5am on a Saturday to get anything worth buying.

      May 30, 2012 at 5:57 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

    • #10.3   The Elf

      You know what they say! The early bird gets the buckshot!

      May 30, 2012 at 9:42 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

  • #11   skreidle

    Flagged? Hell, that should be nominated for Best Of under Rants! :D

    May 29, 2012 at 9:46 am   rating: 22  small thumbs up

  • #12   Momo

    I find this pretty funny, my brother just recently had a garage sale with one of his buddies and they closed up at 2 because they sold everything.

    May 29, 2012 at 11:31 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

  • #13   Steph

    While it would be frustrating to plan for this and then it closes long before you get there, there’s no reason to bitch to the world. Sorry, lady, that’s how the world is.

    May 29, 2012 at 11:54 am   rating: 20  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   teetee

      She wasn’t bitching to the world, just the Akron/Canton area.

      Jun 14, 2012 at 10:50 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #14   Snoofy bang

    Yeah, how dare they gossip or eat on their own lawn. Such jerks are !Everywhere!

    May 29, 2012 at 12:35 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

  • #15   Amy, UK

    We don’t have that many garage sales in the UK but I would think the best time to hold one would be at the weekend?

    May 29, 2012 at 2:09 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   kermit

      They are usually held on the weekend, but the note writer is griping at the fact that you have to get up at 5 or 6 in the morning to get to the good stuff first because by noon everything’s gone.

      May 29, 2012 at 6:19 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #15.2   vera

      that sucks…why don’t they have garage sales in the UK?

      May 30, 2012 at 6:19 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #15.3   aliceblue

      They are crazy. I HATE mornings so when I helped a like-mined friend with a garage sale we specifically said NOT OPEN UNTIL 7:00 so we could sleep until 6:00 . People were outside when we woke & when we opened the garage doors at 7:00 is there was a MOB. Insane, nothing is worth that.

      May 31, 2012 at 12:57 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #15.4   gigglebiscuit

      We have car boot sales instead. Do you guys do that? Less hassle, more crap in one place. And they stay open later!

      May 31, 2012 at 4:17 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #15.5   H for Toy

      Any goods sold out of the trunk (or boot) of a car, around here, are probably stolen.

      May 31, 2012 at 8:55 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

  • #16   kermit

    Garage sales are pretty much like produce markets or fish markets. If you don’t get there right when they open for business, nothing but crap is left over.

    I do somewhat sympathize with the note writer, but they have to realize that garage sale shoppers are a special breed of shopper – the kind of person who shops for sport more than stuff.

    The kind of shopper that would camp out the entire night in front of an electronics store to get the latest X-box, PS2 or Apple thingie.

    That being said, my mom’s temporary garage sale mania taught me that uber-wealthy neighbourhoods do have some decent stuff at garage sales.

    Some even sell name-brand clothing that’s new (with store tags still on). So be a human being, Kate and don’t shop at Walmart. May we remind you that your children could be hurt by all the Chinese-made toxic plastic crap they sell?

    May 29, 2012 at 2:40 pm   rating: 31  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   angie

      You do realize kids outgrow clothes LONG before they wear them out; right? Buying new clothes for a kid under say, five, is a huge waste of money. Mom to Mom sales and garage sales are a lifesaver. Why buy more cheap stuff from overseas to put on our kids and then …what, throw away? Since you’re so against second hand clothes?

      May 30, 2012 at 5:58 am   rating: 17  small thumbs up

    • #16.2   kermit

      Angie, I think your comment is misplaced. I’m not against second hand clothes for kids.

      May 30, 2012 at 2:08 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

  • #17   Rinny

    Poor baby, doesn’t get off work until 3:30! :*( Such a late day, how DO you manage dinner?

    May 29, 2012 at 4:03 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   Jessica

      Yeah, ’cause people who get off work early don’t have to go into work equally early, do they?

      May 30, 2012 at 1:51 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #17.2   L

      Yeah, my days are so easy when I work 6-9, then 10-12 at my other job, then 3-8 at the first job. It’s a breeze :P

      Jun 3, 2012 at 2:50 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #18   Harbinger

    I hate when you have a garage sale clearly advertised as starting at 6am, and the second hand shop owners start pounding on your door at 4am so they can cherry-pick. Maybe a better topic for a Craigslist rant…

    May 29, 2012 at 6:50 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   Rita

      Yep I agree.

      We had that problem in the past, so we started sticking a sign at the end of the driveway that basically stated that if anyone tried to bother us before we were set up then we would not be selling _anything_ to that individual.

      May 29, 2012 at 7:13 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

  • #19   Eileen

    Anyone comes to my door at 4AM, I’m calling the police. Most yard sales around here don’t start till 8 or 9 and run till about 3. And the hours are clearly posted on the signs. Don’t like it, Note Writer? Go to Target like everyone else.

    May 29, 2012 at 7:27 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

  • #20   rtuko

    All the good stuff is gone by 1pm, so what’s the point of staying open? Some people are like, garage-sale fiends and they flock around at 6am on the dot and make off with anything worth having.

    May 29, 2012 at 7:50 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

  • #21   Lisa

    I’m going to edit this note.

    Notice to all garage sale sellers:
    Take your signs down. Do you know how much gas I wasted going nowhere because your sale was 3 days ago and you didn’t take down your signs?!?! asdakgfakfj@#$@#%@$^ I hate you.

    May 29, 2012 at 10:07 pm   rating: 27  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   kermit

      You lack conviction. Instead of wasting your time driving around to look for an expired garage sale, you should just help yourself to the contents of their garage and leave a note with and money for all the stuff you want to take with you.

      May 29, 2012 at 10:45 pm   rating: 28  small thumbs up

    • #21.2   redheadwglasses

      ITA. What a good source of revenue for a local police department — signs still up the next day? $50 fine per sign. And they have the address on them!

      May 30, 2012 at 12:02 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

  • #22   Merri

    I happen to like sales staffed by nitwit children. They often give the best deals.

    May 29, 2012 at 11:50 pm   rating: 46  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   catethulhu

      Haha. “I’ll trade you the candy at the bottom of my purse for this necklace…”

      May 30, 2012 at 12:44 am   rating: 17  small thumbs up

    • #22.2   Poltergeist

      That might be an okay deal if it was a candy necklace.

      May 30, 2012 at 4:32 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

  • #23   catethulhu

    Eh, I think she was just blowing off steam over a frustrating day. Craig’s list is as good a place as any to anonymously tell a bunch of people you’re mad at them. I doubt she really expects people to listen to her. If she does, then she’s crazy.

    May 30, 2012 at 12:43 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   The Elf

      That’s something I quite get about internet culture. When I need to blow off steam, I do. I rant to my husband, who gives me hugs and hot chocolate doused with Bailey’s Irish Cream. (Manna from heaven, let me tell you.) I call up a friend and gripe. They give me a sympathetic ear and perspective. I whine to my parents, who give me dinner and advice (sometimes unwanted). Sometimes it’s just me, cussing a blue streak, about that *&!@ driver who just #@*!& cut me off. And then I feel better.

      But I don’t think I’ve ever gone on to an anonymous widely public forum and just ranted. Specific internet communities, sometimes. But something as huge as Craig’s list? What’s the point? The only feedback you’ll get is exactly the kind of snark that’s happening here. Might as well just cuss in your car.

      May 30, 2012 at 6:53 am   rating: 23  small thumbs up

    • #23.2   Gwan

      Hey, someone else who knows the joys of hot chocolate and baileys!! Ever try ordering that in a café or whatever? I don’t get why places that have special coffees on the menu and have hot chocolates on the menu find the concept of a “special hot chocolate” so challenging, but they do…

      May 30, 2012 at 8:54 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #23.3   kermit

      Elf –

      There’s plenty of people who don’t have understanding spouses willing to put up with their rants.

      Worse, there’s people who don’t have spouses at all, and ranting to a little furry creature usually makes the poor animal recoil instead of comfort the upset person.

      In short, I prefer that someone vent on the Internet on Craigslist (or whatever) than if they were to commit physical acts of violence or vandalism in the real world. Unless the bastards really deserve it, then I’m okay with vandalism.

      May 30, 2012 at 2:04 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

  • #24   Jamie

    They forgot the two most important yard sale gripes!

    1. When you’re yard sale is all done, remove your effing signs from the road! This is especially true if you don’t put dates on your sign, but just have a sign that says “Yard Sale Today!” with an arrow. Talk about wasted gas.

    2. Don’t place signs for your yard sale randomly around town with the address. Only place signs at intersections that are directly relevant to the location of your yard sale.

    May 30, 2012 at 9:58 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #24.1   Uly

      And definitely don’t put you’re on the sign when you mean your!

      Jun 4, 2012 at 7:25 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #25   Pit Pat

    Wait, shouldn’t it be “garage-salers” or something? Or is this note really directed at people who sell garage sales? I never knew that such a niche existed.

    May 30, 2012 at 11:08 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

  • #26   redheadwglasses

    So this clod thinks everyone else should cater to his work schedule? Did he ever think that maybe people close up their garage sale at 1 because most of it is gone and it isn’t worth sitting out there waiting for four more customers to pick over stuff and complain about prices?

    May 30, 2012 at 11:55 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

  • #27   Amanda Kate

    I do agree about letting your kids run the garage sale. A couple of weeks ago a kid charged me $30 for 8 kids books. I wonder if the parents wondered why the kids books never sold…

    May 30, 2012 at 1:01 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   kathlynn bang

      well if those books were still in very good condition that’s a good deal. Try buying them new, that will take a heck of a lot more then $30.

      May 30, 2012 at 6:18 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

  • #28   kathlynn bang

    I’m mostly with the note writer. If your garage sale hasn’t sold out, you should stay open until 4pm.
    If you do sell out early, remove signs, and put up a new one on your drive/yard way explaining “SOLD OUT” so that people aren’t wondering what happened.

    May 30, 2012 at 6:16 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #28.1   aliceblue

      Perhaps the people thought that an empty yard, closed garage, and pile of rubbish at the end of the drive kept people from “wondering.”

      Oh, & as mentioned above, 3:00 is not early. I’m not “into” garage sales but do recall from college days that you get there early and most are done about noon – 2:00, particularly here in the south. Too damn hot out.

      May 31, 2012 at 1:01 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #28.2   redheadwglasses

      There is no “should.” As a person with free will and lots of freedom, I can and will close a garage sale whenever I want. Even before noon.

      May 31, 2012 at 11:50 am   rating: 24  small thumbs up

    • #28.3   kathlynn

      aliceblue- maybe it’s a cultural difference since I’m Canadian, but I say to put a sign up and remove all other signs so that people don’t wonder where you are. I’ve gone looking for addresses, but I’ve had a hard time finding them. If I say a sign that said “GARAGE SALE OVER” it would prevent me from possible confusion and aimless circling of the street.
      @ redheadwglasses- Yes you CAN do what every you want when ever you want, but that doesn’t make it the right thing to do.

      May 31, 2012 at 3:31 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #28.4   aliceblue

      Could be cultural but people in the South are usually pretty polite (I’m a transplant if you are wondering about me :) ) One could do the sign of course, but my one loathsome experience with host such a sale was 90% of customers were gone by noon & all I wanted to do was go inside and lay on an AC vent. Must admit others were not top priority.

      Jun 1, 2012 at 12:06 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #28.5   Mollypog

      kathlynn, being Canadian has nothing to do with anything. I’m a Canadian too, and when I’ve had a yard sale and I feel it’s done for the day, I close up shop without putting out any signage. When I go yard-saling and find that someone has closed up shop “early”, I shrug and get on with my day. It’s not like the people holding a garage sale OWE you anything. It’s not an emergency room, for goodness sake! It’s a freakin’ yard sale.

      Jun 6, 2012 at 10:14 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

  • #29   JME

    People have to work until 3 PM or even LATER? What kind of hellish slave-labor jobs are these people trapped in?

    May 31, 2012 at 12:32 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

  • #30   aliceblue

    This person is such an ass it makes you think that experienced sellers close up or shove the kids outside when they see the writer coming.

    May 31, 2012 at 1:12 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

  • #31   mamamel

    HATE THOSE EARLY BIRDS ! We always advertise a starting time and state “no eary birds” in the ad. It doesn’t matter. Last one we had was advertised as starting at 7. There were cars lined up in the street at 6:15. When we started carrying tables out at 6:30 they were all over the driveway and asking if they could go on in the garage and look around. Gahhh go away ! We never advertise an ending time. When all the good stuff is gone, we send someone out to take signs down and then we pack up. ALWAYS TAKE SIGNS DOWN and please , please don’t advertise HUGE YARD SALE and have one card table full of crap that nobody wants.

    May 31, 2012 at 3:53 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #31.1   mamamel

      “no EARLY birds”…..oops

      May 31, 2012 at 3:54 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #32   Anne

    Instead of pulling this ad, they should put it on BEST OF CRAIGSLIST. (link right->)

    May 31, 2012 at 6:12 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #33   Annaliesa

    I live in a place with climate extremes. We have maybe a month of fall and a month of spring. The rest is winter or summer.

    I do not have tall trees in my front yard, nor do I have a garage. I purchased the house three years ago, and I do not yet have a nice, shady spot to sit in. There is no chance in Hell I’m going to sit outside past 1:00. The hottest part of the day around here is between 2:00 – 3:00. I’ve had a few garage sales (neighborhood has a big one), and they’re complete misery. I am fortunate in that anything worth a damn sells before 1:00, so I can quickly close up shop and sit in front of the air conditioner. I have kept garage sales open later, and no one comes past 12:00. Again, misery in the summer. No one wants to walk from door-to-door when it’s 90 degrees out.

    Jun 4, 2012 at 9:32 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #33.1   The Elf

      Except mad dogs and Englishmen.

      Jun 4, 2012 at 10:23 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

  • #34   Denise

    Garage sales are definitely depending on the owners and the situation. If everything is already bought already by noon, then definitely it’s time to pack. It’s not like a store that would be open for a specific time with or without customers.

    Jun 20, 2012 at 7:43 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up


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