Sunday, 19 August 2007

Garage Sale Success!

We had a garage sale and lived to tell the tale! It was a lot of work but it paid off in the end- we made about $300 for the baby room! It was so satisfying to see people take our stuff away, too. We put up about 40 or so little posters all over our neighborhood and we had our first customer just before 9AM. There was hardly any bargaining to be done because people were generally willing to pay whatever we asked for. We took the time to put prices on everything and I think that really helped. All in all, we're happy with the whole experience!

Big thank you to our friend Pierre who lent us tables from his work and picked them up with Stéphane (and dropped them off) and helped Stéphane bring everything downstairs first thing Saturday.

Here are some photos of our setup:

See Stéphane using his super salesman skills to get rid of our stuff:

Before he sold his foam numchucks, Stéphane gave us a demonstration... They're flying so fast you can barely see them!

Our pal Gregory came over at 8AM to help us set up and he stayed all day! Thank goodness because it would have been hard with just two people.

Gregory's dog Plato came for a visit...

And this is what was left! We put a sign on the desk with the magic word: "FREE!" When we checked this morning, only the desk itself is still there, all the rest is gone.

This is what we're going to drop off today - a bunch of books, some clothes and other miscellaneous items including about 20 binders - I still can't get over the fact that we had all this stuff in our apartment!

All in all a great day. My feet took a bit of a beating but after a very good sleep (I was out and apparently snoring by 11PM) I'm feeling almost-new this morning. We have a Communauto today, so we are going to drop off the leftovers, take down our posters and go to Home Depot to spend some of our profits!


mom said...

Well done!! Feels great, doesn't it?! I can't believe no one wanted the desk - maybe just a transportation problem...

Can't wait to see the H*me Depot purchases!

Jennifer said...

YOu have inspired me to have my own garage sale this weekend coming up! Glad it went so well!!

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