OK! I hate this keyboard, I just wiped out my entire blog!
Yesterday, was the grand finale-I thought. Erik wants to have another sale-maybe in a month, at least now he's seeing that things priced too high don't go.
Now I've been going to Garage Sales since I was pregnant with Erik-he's 40. But in 1992, my DH, Steve lost his job and was getting depressed because I was subbing five days a week and working at Kmart, when summer vacation started we weren't quite as comfortable because even increasing my hours at Kmart did not make up for what I earned as a sub. But one Saturday I came home at noon and told Steve to go grab some change from his change jar. I was getting him out of the house. He balked! I insisted with "some old man up the road is selling his tools at a garage sale, some of them look really good and they're cheap." He went, then we went to another with electronics. He now had the Garage sale bug! Mostly he would wait for me, but sometimes he would go off with one of the kids, years later with our grandson. Steve's best trick was to buy stuff fix it and resell it, but one day he found some electronic parts and bought them for around $10. We then went to see a guy who had a shop that sold electronic parts to Electronic Engineers, people who knew what they were dealing with. Steve sold that $10. worth of parts for $100. He was exstatic (sp) and was even more hooked than before.
He found our dining room set for $200. a table, two captains chairs, and 6 side chairs and three mirrors. The best part was that the fabric matched the colors I had at home. We were thrilled, because we had been using folding chairs and a folding table in our formal dining room. Our kitchen table was great but a bit small for and used for the dining room.
Now for yesterday. I had a woman come and want to by my oscillating fans, but she was trying to get the good one for $5. instead of the $10. I wouldn't allow that, I said no less that $9. She also wanted the other one for $5. and my "Spanish for Eductors" book which she also wanted for $1. and I said no less than $2. When I tallied it to $16.00 her husband gave me a hundred dollar bill. "Sorry" I said, "but I can't make change for that. You'll have to go to the bank or Kroger's and get change" She was livid, I wasn't too happy with her either. It was 92 degrees, she bought my fans and had wanted them for nothing but I stood my ground and then didn't have the exact change. At least when I try to bargain with people, I try to be reasonable and have the exact change. She told me NOT TO SELL THE FANS that she'd be back. Erik said "air" and went into the air conditioned house. She was back with a 20 w/in 20 minutes for her fans and book.
That being said, Erik cleared $250 over the entire Garage Sale, and I got around $140.
I went to bed at 5:30 to rest and watch TV and was asleep by 6PM. I think I was tired.
Thank you all for your support, prayers and encouragement. I now get to do this again in a month, but I think it'll be easier. My brothers and sisters are going to talk to Erik about Garage Sale pricing. We'll see how that goes.
Sorry I had doubled my blog and deleted one and lost some responses so I will not be able to personally thank some of you.