Yesterday, my family held another yard sale. We got the word out by hanging up signs all around our block as early as 8 in the morning. We would have tried to do it on Friday, but the rain and storms would have just washed them away. On that front, I think we did pretty well, but I honestly don’t know how much we sold…there were still tables full of merchandise by the time we chose to end it. I tried to auction off my PlayStation 2 Guitar Hero collection (with the first three games), but to no avail. Nobody seemed to be interested in my computer keyboard/mouse combo, either. I think we might have somewhat better luck if we took our wares to a flea market. More space, more varied clientele, and a better chance of getting our merchandise sold.
We went to the flea market Upper Darby High School today. It looked like there was going to be a big storm early, so we went in the morning to avoid the rain. Luckily, the weather held up long enough for us to get some good stuff. I came away with a couple of Xbox 360 games on the cheap (Saints Row and Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation) as well as Tak and the Power of Juju on PS2 and a handful of Prima Strategy Guides on almost all of the Sims 2 expansions (I didn’t get one for Apartment Life).
The next event is going to happen on September 11. I may try to get in touch with school officials to see how much it would cost to reserve a space. It might be hard for us to fit a table into the car, but if we could pull it off, I think it would totally be worth the effort.