Thursday, December 4, 2008

Garage Sale

So Daniel and I held our very first garage sale today and it was the everything must go type. We made all these signs last night and printed out flyer's so that we could go early this morning to put signs up. We put an add in the paper on Thursday to advertise it and I was worried no one would come because we didn't advertise very much. Low and behold its 630 am on a Friday morning and someone is banging on the door. We go get the door and there are three "early birds" asking if we are having a garage sale at 7am"Yes we are at 7." Then they wanted an early peek. So we let them and they were really nutty. They got mad at us like we were secretly holding out of them because half the stuff in here was already sold through craigslist and one lady came last night to buy a chest of drawers and ended up buying half my kitchen. So apparently you don't need to advertise for a garage sale here. They can all just sense it. Its been crazy all morning. We did it from 7-2. Too long in my opinion and we were going to do it for 2 days, but there is hardly anything left. People were crazy and buying everything. They kept looking in the house and asking if we had more but we kept having to explain that those things were already bought and paid for. Now I am scared for tomorrow when there are only 20 items out and the people will break the door down to buy more. We didn't even put the signs up!! Not even 1. I made all the signs but there was no need for them and we have hardly anything left. I can't wait until tomorrow when all the garage saleness is over. Who would have thought people would buy all that stuff. We already sold all the big stuff except our TV and mattress before the sale so the sale was more of a you are taking it off my hands so I don't have to worry about it next week. So it has been entertaining. I was a little sad because I specifically overpriced the things I wanted to keep (my osterizer stainless steel blender with all the fancy parts) but a lady still bought it!!!!!
I doubt we will do another garage sale for awhile because they are a little scary but now we know, maybe its just a crazy Guam thing though.

On a crazier note, 4 people kept asking if they could buy the GARBAGE CANS. But apparently Daniel sold them to the nutter early bird people. Oh and they wanted to buy all the plants which are ugly and gross in my opinion but I guess people like plants.


MoBo said...

HEHEHe thats so funny! Thats how it is in Australia too, I think thats just how people are! they go crazy for a "bargain" heheh thats hilarious how you overprised and people still bought it, guess it wasnt high enough hahaha Happy Luck to yous guys!

Sarah said...

He he he! No, I don't think it's just a Guam thing. It's like that out here, too. People are serious about garage sale shopping, and there's always plenty of them in the summer. That's nice you could get rid of a lot of your stuff so you don't have to move it. Any news on where you are moving? Colorado?

meleofa said...

THat is so great! I laughed myself silly. It must have been terrifying. I love that people were buying everything they could see. that's absolutely insane. but Less to move, for sure. Love you guys. :D

laura said...

so hilarious!