Garage Sales are always fun and extremely interesting! Oh the people you will meet! It is great to connect with people but there are always those few that lack garage sale etiquette.
Garage Sale Etiquette
Here are eight circumstances we have had the pleasure to encounter at our garage sales.
Today we are just trying to make a buck!
We totally admire that you are purchasing items to send to the Philippines or give to foster children. We love to give to charity. We are very generous. Today we are just trying to make a buck!
When you ask for a special deal on an item and then lump it together with a bunch of merchandise and ask for an even better deal, that’s double dipping. We already gave you a deal. Now the price is going up.
The One-Sided Argument
When the price is $2, the fact you say ‘no, $1’ does not make it so. You will have a one sided argument and we will just laugh and laugh!
It isn’t cute when you coax your child to bargain for a 10¢ item. You know we can’t say no to that face and you use it against us. It’s 10¢ for crying out loud!
For that matter, I’m embarrassed for you when you want a 10¢ sheet for 5¢. What are you thinking?
It’s okay to tell us you’d like the garage sale leftovers free for your charity. Please just know that 12 other people have asked for the same thing!
Mad, Mad, Mad
We will not chase you down and beg for forgiveness when you stomp off because you didn’t get the price you wanted. That strategy just doesn’t work here. If you really want the items, pay the extra quarter!
Prices are there for a Reason
We take a lot of time and consideration to price our items! The prices are there for a reason. We very seldom negotiate. It’s our sale and we’ll do what we want to!
Garage Sales just wouldn’t be as exciting if we didn’t have the pleasure to encounter such interesting people.
Believe it or not, we have built quite the reputation and people love to come to our garage sale! They know we have great merchandise at reasonable prices and we just don’t mess around.
What would you add to the garage sale etiquette list?!