Today I was on the other end. I was the seller....the one who holds all the power....the "Fate Maker"!
|Hello pretty things!|
|Everything and the bathroom sink!|
|Framed Dave Matthews poster? Anyone?Anyone?|
I've had a few.....eeeeerrrr 10 piles of junk growing since we moved in last year. Just filling up closets and garages. So I was happy to see my coat closet sans trash bags for the first time ever. I didn't put a whole lot of effort into making things pretty I just priced things incredibly low so I wouldn't have to drag it to Goodwill afterwards.
Crap I had and crap they wanted! An old CD case including burnt CDs from Mr. R's "avant garde techno" phase....$3. Some people might think that is low but I was standing there with my mouth open when the guy didn't try to haggle me for a buck. Old dirty pots and pans, all gone. Folders, writing pads, picture frames, could have sold all day.
So the big downfall of today was when I got short changed. And until today I never really understood what that expression meant. Let me set the garage sale scene for you....
Shopper holding two pairs of pants........PS from the GAP! Pisses me off even more!
Me: Four dollars
Shopper flashes a 20 dollar bill.
Me: Do you have anything smaller?
Shopper knods her head no.
Me annoyed digging through my money bag wondering why people only bring 20s to garage sales these days when most things are a freaking quarter. I scrounge up $16 hold it out waiting for the 20.
Shopper: I already gave you the 20.
Now at this point I am a little flustered from fumbling in the cash bag, having a foggy brained pregnancy moment, being asked by an 8 year old how much I want for an old back scratcher and I just pass her the money. I took her word for it. I thought that any person with half a soul would not steal from a garage sale. Oh......IT. F-ING. HAPPENED!!!! And the real crap part about it was I didn't realize it until she had driven away. So I did what any other crazy pregnant lady would do. I had my husband chase her down. And oh how I wish he would have found her because she would have gotten a very stern talking too......including a finger wag to the face and a head swivel. But sadly she was too fast with all that money in her pocket!!!
Enjoy your $16 AND your two pairs of Gap pants that you cannot fit above your ankle you CHEATER!!!
Who does that?!?!? So rude. It totally ruined my garage sale buzz and will forever change the way I give change! FOR-EV-ER! Phew, that was ugly of me, and now I'm done.
All in all it was a successful four hour day. I do not do all day garage sales folks!!! Our goal was to get rid of as much trash......I mean, items as possible and make enough for both of us to buy new running shoes. I know we are so lame! But we both wanted them and we thought that was a good thing to shoot for. After the sale and a quick trip to Half Priced books we took our earnings and not only got two new pairs of shoes but threw in some work-out shorts for Mr. R and a new work-out top for me.....AND some socks! All before 1pm! It was like getting free stuff! It was like we were the stealing overweight lady at the garage sale.....ok, maybe I'm not over it:)
That's what I call a glorious garage sale. We do have two boxes in the back of my car ready to be dropped off at Goodwill because that is NOT coming back into this house. My cool items you ask? Are all on Craigslist, there are just some thing your cannot donate.