Monday, July 13, 2009

Yard Sale Pet Peeves

I forgot to mention that this past Saturday there were a few sellers who did not float my boat. I saw some yardsale pet peeves (of mine) being committed. And I kept my mouth shut. One seller thought she had come up with a smart idea - she took a huge piece of cardboard and wrote the prices of everything she had for sale on it. Of course it wasn't in alphabetical order and her handwriting looked like chicken scratch and/or hieroglyphics. I wish I had taken a picture of it, but she was hovering over her sign.

Second, there was a seller who used the pre-priced price tags. Normally that is a good thing. But this seller had stuff priced so high that the pre-priced stickers didn't go up that high. So for a $30 item, she put three $10 stickers on it and we were supposed to do the math and know she wanted $30 for it. For some reason, it really bugs me when sellers do that. Don't cheap out - buy some blank labels.

And lastly there was the seller who didn't go thru what they were selling. They had a big rubbermaid tub of CDs all at $1 each. I rummaged thru them all, picked out a few I wanted and then checked to make sure the CD was in the case. It wasn't. None of them were. All that time wasted. Grrrrrr....

Note to Donna (the recent winner of the Garage Sale America book) - I'm putting the book in the mail today. One thing I didn't notice until now is that the author autographed it (on about the third page in).

6 comments:

smartchic said...

the last one is really irritating. why sell items that are not available in the first place? waste of time indeed!

Anonymous said...

I think your post should say that they did not endear themselves to you.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

It's a little funny about having 3 $10.00 stickers for the item...
we sure meet all KINDS out there!!
Deb :)

Kate Spike and Her KatS said...

I went to a church rummage sale recently where they used colored tags on "most" of the items, but then you had to find the actual corresponding price (blue sticker: 50 cents, red sticker 75 cents, etc.) on a chart waaaay across the room, which of course I could not see. Fortunately, the EXTREMELY cute preacher was kind enough to assist this poor blind lady so naturally I bought way more than I needed . . .

Chris at yardsalequeen.com said...

Kate - I totally agree with you on that colored sticker fiasco . What a pain. I ranted about that back in May and I think I even wrote about not doing that on the website.

May yardsale pet peeve

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