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    The best yard sale ad ever? Post yours

    Here is one of the craziest CL yard sale ads i've seen in a while. Do you have any to share?
    Posted in the South Fl. Craigslist this morning-


    THE MOST INTERESTING GARAGE SALE IN THE WORLD!! NOV 5 @ 7AM - ? (Lake Worth)

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    Funeral processions have been known to stop here first, just to browse.

    Wall Street believes this garage sale will return the United States to a AAA credit rating

    An inordinate amount of items bought at previous sales have ended up on American Roadshow

    After attending previous sales, many buyers have included it on their resume.

    So many people browse at this sale that there is bound to be someone in a rainbow wig holding a sign "John 3:16"

    Garage sale veterans camp out on the sidewalk up to 3 days before the sale.

    American Pickers stole our idea.

    Even Haitians insist on paying full price

    Come on for incredible bargains at our garage sale, located on Heathley Drive, off of Charleston Blvd in beautiful Lake Charleston in West Boynton Beach. If you are only going to one garage sale, this would be the one! We open at 7 AM and will close when we pass out. We are cleaning up and have great stuff to choose from with prices better than sex. Such as:

    Enough DVDs to open a Blockbuster store (including copies of Open Water)
    Books! (hardcover & paperback)
    CD's (maybe 2,000!!)
    Playstation games
    Vintage Lionel Trains
    Antique Mantle Clock
    Sheila Collectible Houses
    Sound Percussion Drum Set
    Starting Lineups
    Beanie Babies (hundreds. . .they multiple like Tribbles)
    Nippon porcelain
    Sport Cards
    Beer Tap Markers
    Porcelain Dolls
    Fishing poles
    Fishing reels
    Fishing tackle
    Antiques
    Audio Books
    Watches
    Furniture
    Knick Knacks
    Collectibles
    Precious Moments
    Woodchipper
    Collector plates
    Ezra Brook Liquor decantors
    Vacuum cleaners
    Vintage advertising pieces
    Plants
    Art (print, watercolor, oils)
    Glassware
    Lamps

    You will want to stay here all day shopping but please seek professional medical assistance continue to shop here for four hours or more,.

    This will be the garage sale your garage sale buddies will be buzzing about so get here early and bring lots of cash and a pick up truck because you will want to load up!

    From Hypoluxo Road go south on Hagens Ranch Road and then right on Charleston Shore Blvd, second right is Heathley Drive. We'll be the house with the crowd of shoppers in front.

    Shoppers, we cannot confirm a special guest appearance from Jose & Mary or from Scooter John, but save a parking spot for them anyway because they buy lots of stuff. It's possible Brian Trusky will also appear to sign copies of his classic thriller "Open Waters"

    Valet parking available, please see Phil.


    In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is King.

    You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink it.

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    Re: The best yard sale ad ever? Post yours

    so how was the sale?

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    Re: The best yard sale ad ever? Post yours

    Wow, a yard sale with that kind of publicity, I wouldn't waste my gas to see if anything was left.
    very interesting though, Thanks for posting.
    Bill

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    Re: The best yard sale ad ever? Post yours

    It was too far for me to go to but I thought it was funny, I read it when I was checking CL this morning before leaving.
    In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is King.

    You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink it.

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    Re: The best yard sale ad ever? Post yours

    Quote Originally Posted by diggummup
    It was too far for me to go to but I thought it was funny, I read it when I was checking CL this morning before leaving.
    oh heck Dig's I was waiting all day to see if it was as great as they said it was.. I think it probly was a spam listing..
    some people call me the creeper ,cuz they don't know my name or face - Alice Cooper

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    Re: The best yard sale ad ever? Post yours

    It's not really a yard sale ad but it is funny, check out the second post on the link. Caution: Contains adult language (or I would have just copied and pasted it for you).

    http://www.vhlinks.com/vbforums/funn...70f70&p=927840


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    Re: The best yard sale ad ever? Post yours

    Quote Originally Posted by savant365
    It's not really a yard sale ad but it is funny, check out the second post on the link. Caution: Contains adult language (or I would have just copied and pasted it for you).

    http://www.vhlinks.com/vbforums/funn...70f70&p=927840
    That's a great ad. If I needed some blocks, i'd of bought them from him for sure.
    In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is King.

    You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink it.

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    Re: The best yard sale ad ever? Post yours

    Quote Originally Posted by diggummup
    Quote Originally Posted by savant365
    It's not really a yard sale ad but it is funny, check out the second post on the link. Caution: Contains adult language (or I would have just copied and pasted it for you).

    http://www.vhlinks.com/vbforums/funn...70f70&p=927840
    That's a great ad. If I needed some blocks, i'd of bought them from him for sure.
    Makes me wish I'd have responded that way a few times...I still might!


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    Re: The best yard sale ad ever? Post yours

    Again, it's not a yard sale ad, but it's an interesting sales tactic. I'm sure it caught the eye of a more than a few bottle collectors. Bottle? What bottle?


    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Classic-Moun...item27bfb5e4ea
    “The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.”

    Benjamin Franklin

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    Re: The best yard sale ad ever? Post yours

    Wish I saved the one I read a couple of months ago.
    "Italian Yard Sale"
    The list of items fit the heading.

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    Re: The best yard sale ad ever? Post yours

    This one was pretty good....kinda long but be sure to read the bottom half under Garage Sale Etiquette:

    OK folks, this is our first and last sale of the year for us. For those with ADD/ADHD it's Saturday from 8-12 at 140 E high (several blocks west of high and grand). Yes, this is in Spokane WA. Now for the rest of you...

    If you visited last year you are in for a real treat this time! Several families are bringing over their lightly used wares and unneeded items to pass on inexpensively to you, the discerning public. We have collectively taken enough of everyone else's garage sale, moving sale, craft sale, yard sale, estate sale, craigslist and 'generous' friends/family free stuff, along with our own unique bizarre shopping habits full of "you won't believe what I found at the mall/office supply/home improvement store that should REALLY improve our quality of life" and now is the time to return the favor.

    Early birds ARE WELCOME...we have plenty of yard cleanup equiptment that you can use until the sale actually opens to everyone at 8am sharp. This is a very inventive way for you to help the environment (by turning off your car), stay warm (last year it actually snowed on us), get into shape (we could all use a little bit more exercise), and most importantly... not distract us while we are setting up (you wouldn't want us to charge you double?). Don't make me pull a "Cash and Cari" / hand out the numbers routine, so there is an orderly start. Hoss is not here for crowd control but I am. Let's play nice (see below).

    The goal is to clean out my garage, help my friends and neighbors do the same, let you walk away with some ridiculous bargains on stuff you never thought you needed (trust me ...I picked up a $3 "floating chipping green" recently and I have nothing to float it in), and donate the remainder so I can be charitable and get a tax break...then finish whatever yard work wasn't done by the early birds. Prices will be generally 25% - 35% of thrift store prices. This is our breakeven for tax purposes.

    Some of the items so far include:
    Upright Freezer
    Dresser w/ mirror
    Curio cabinet
    Alder dining table w/chairs and buffet / hutch
    (see below pics on above)
    plus another solid 8"+ dining room table
    computer parts etc.
    Office equiptment and supplies
    Surround sound stereo system
    basketball hoop/backboard
    garage bike rack
    clothes that we have never/lighty worn
    Kids play stuff
    Sports equipment
    Tools (power and otherwise)
    Colored wire bins
    kitchen utensils
    home decorating items
    mystery items and of course a FREE pile which you are required to take SOMETHING from
    There are absolutely no collectables, antiques, model trains, WWII memorabilia. knives, guns or any other item a professional garage saler (you know who you are) might want offered at this sale or anything else that might be considered for a surprise appraisal on the Antiques Roadshow. I can't in good concscience even claim this to be a "LIVING estate sale".

    Mention this ad, let me know you voted it for the 'best of craigslist' ... additional discounts may be given.

    What we are looking for, in return, are used bricks, very large rocks to landscape with, heavy duty lawn edging, and used books that can be donated for Odyssey Schools annual fundraising event. Just bring the stuff with you to unload.

    No emails since we are getting set up for this monster event.

    See below for pics of some of the furniture items and one just for fun. No squirrels were actually harmed any more than they already were in the creation of this ad.

    As homage to someone greater than I... I really liked the sentiment of these folks back in 2009 who were voted into immortality on the "best of craigslist" (slight changes made) and the general concept applies to our sale...

    Garage Sale Etiquette:

    Hello buyers and thank you for coming to our garage sale.

    I know our newspaper ad and signs say that we open at 8 am, but if you arrive at 7:00, go ahead and ring the doorbell several times and peer into the windows until we answer. We'll open up early for you.

    Feel free to show up with your unleashed dog, and of course, let him poop in the front yard. Our lawn-boy will clean that up later.

    For your convenience, we've taken the time to mark (most) everything with a price. But go ahead and keep asking, "How much do you want for this?"

    In the mood for a cigarette? Come into the garage and light it on up. Grandpa doesn't mind if you blow the smoke right into his face. He's only on an oxygen tank. It's probably good for him anyway. And just leave the butts on the garage floor or flick them into the yard. We'll take care of those for you too. It's my mistake for not having an ashtray available.

    And I know 25 cents is a fairly steep price. So let's haggle for 5 minutes about it. I don't have anything else to do today.

    Also, pick up a bunch of items and then tell me what they remind you of. Be sure to tell me about every aspect of your life. Don't leave anything out. I'd love to hear all about you. And when you put the item back, just throw it in a completely different spot, upside down or just all wadded up.

    Your McDonald's breakfast is going right through you, isn't it? Of course you can come in and use our bathroom. Be sure to look in the medicine cabinet for any prescription meds you might need. And there's some spray up in the window in case you drop a deuce. Hope everything comes out ok!

    Wow, you want to buy all of our grandmother's antiques and at our full asking price?! Oh, but you don't have any cash with you. Well yes, you can certainly write us a check and then drive off with the merchandise! No worries. I'm sure you're an honest person. Next time, we'll try to be prepared to accept credit and debit cards.

    As you leave, be sure to rev up the engine several times, blast the salsa music and then lay a scratch as you drive away. It's loud, but oh so cool. Have a great day!

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    Re: The best yard sale ad ever? Post yours

    Quote Originally Posted by Treasurekidd
    Again, it's not a yard sale ad, but it's an interesting sales tactic. I'm sure it caught the eye of a more than a few bottle collectors. Bottle? What bottle?
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Classic-Moun...item27bfb5e4ea
    OK, I want a show of hands. How many of you clicked on the ENLARGE photo button?
    at yard sales I am dollardan
    on ebay I am the-howto-guy
    http://www.ebay.com/sch/the-howto-gu...p2047675.l2562

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    Re: The best yard sale ad ever? Post yours

    Quote Originally Posted by cyberdan
    Quote Originally Posted by Treasurekidd
    Again, it's not a yard sale ad, but it's an interesting sales tactic. I'm sure it caught the eye of a more than a few bottle collectors. Bottle? What bottle?
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Classic-Moun...item27bfb5e4ea
    OK, I want a show of hands. How many of you clicked on the ENLARGE photo button?
    Well I didn't click the link at all til you asked that so I had too see what was there Dan..lol it was a nice jug I mean bottle
    some people call me the creeper ,cuz they don't know my name or face - Alice Cooper

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    Re: The best yard sale ad ever? Post yours

    Quote Originally Posted by Treasurekidd
    Again, it's not a yard sale ad, but it's an interesting sales tactic. I'm sure it caught the eye of a more than a few bottle collectors. Bottle? What bottle?


    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Classic-Moun...item27bfb5e4ea
    HAHAHA There was a post on Tnet a couple years ago like this with the guys wife holding his finds in the same manner as the woman holding the bottle. I wonder if it's the same guy?


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    Re: The best yard sale ad ever? Post yours

    Quote Originally Posted by J-dude
    This one was pretty good....kinda long but be sure to read the bottom half under Garage Sale Etiquette:
    Good one for sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by Treasurekidd
    Again, it's not a yard sale ad, but it's an interesting sales tactic. I'm sure it caught the eye of a more than a few bottle collectors. Bottle? What bottle?


    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Classic-Moun...item27bfb5e4ea
    Heres one for you guys-

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    As much as I hate to do this---

    And the girls too!

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    In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is King.

    You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink it.

 

 
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