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    Man, these are all so TRUE!!
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    My pet peeves:
    1. Signs that are way too small and difficult to read. How the frick can I read a 6" sign at 30 mph.
    2. People who ask, "are you going to re-sell this?" It's NOYDB.
    3. People who think that crap they bought from the home shopping network is highly collectable.
    4. People who try to charge according to what they saw on storage wars or American pickers.
    5. Dirty baby clothes thrown out on the driveway is not an estate sale.

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    showing up to a sale that looks from a distance as the holy grail of sales...
    Stuff for eons...
    Everywhere...

    And you literally TRY to find something worth a piss to buy... and cannot.

    Such crap that if a free sign was on it... people would not even stop.
    And
    So bad the garbage truck would pass the pile if set out by the street.
    And...
    So bad garbage pickers use it for a restroom.

    Heh :P

    Some sales I walk through thinking "why the hell have you held on to any of this stuff... its worthless trash".

    So bad that roaches avoid it.
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    The 2 most seen items at garage sales...

    #1. Christmas items.
    #2. Kids stuff.
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    Tis funny...

    I always shop sales with my girl...

    Here is a scenario....
    Sale #1... Womans stuff... = I am daydreaming in the clouds.

    Sale #2... Man stuff ... Tools and wires... Old boxes that look about to fall apart from age crammed with oddities...

    = I want to go get my dive gear to go swim in it.

    === she is yawning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tamaco View Post
    Sorry this is not a garage sale find, but rather what if find annoying at yard sales. Generally I love yard sales and the people are usually terrific, but I have to vent two huge pet peeves!

    1. When I ask if they have a particular item, and they respond, "we had so many but just sold them all." Thanks for telling me I missed out completely . I know they are not trying to be snarky, but I still find it annoying.

    2. When I follow yard sales signs only to end up nowhere. Remove your signs if your sale is not currently happening. It wastes my gas!!!

    Whew. Thanks for letting me vent. I feel better. Hahaha

    Add your vents too!

    Yes...and may I also add, as someone already did, TINY signs. With no arrow.

    And idiots who bring their huge, vicious dogs to my yard sale when there are cute little boys and girls (not even mine) wandering around. When I tried to get the idiot to leave, the dog almost attacked me. Imagine what it could have done to a child.
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    I hate it when they set up a card table at the end of the driveway with an alarm clock on it - when the alarm goes off there is a stampede of running people .

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigWaveDave View Post
    Hatians.
    I saw this and immediately knew you were in FL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AARC View Post
    The 2 most seen items at garage sales...

    #1. Christmas items.
    #2. Kids stuff.
    and #3 womens used bras.
    why in the world would a woman put her used undies out for sale?
    & why in the world would someone else buy them?
    at yard sales I am dollardan
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    Vases from teleflora....first generation iPhone accessories...Chinese junk jewelry lots all new...tube tv's...and kids selling lemonade etc..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojjax View Post
    I hate it when they set up a card table at the end of the driveway with an alarm clock on it - when the alarm goes off there is a stampede of running people .
    I hope to never see this, if I do I will knock the table over and leave!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oddjob View Post
    Getting Hit On
    I am not trailer park trash that cruises garage sales, flea markets and second hand shop to be hit on or hear about how I look.

    People Who Follow Me
    They just stick around and have more questions than I ever would.

    People Who Have An Opinion Towards Americans.
    For some reason certain Europeans think that we want to hear their opinion about our nation, I mean seriously. I always turn it around on them and tell them I am from Texas. They of course try to argue and say that is part of the US and I say yeah sure, and the national Language of Luxembourg is French too right.

    People who ask why I have a gun.
    Because my job requires me to carry one you idiot. The ones who catch my accent right away that I am American ask directly, what do you do for a living. Really dumb question, the only people who can open carry pistols are cops, so I screw with them and tell them I am a private broker selling information to Mexican based Cartels on key areas for their distribution overseas. Actually had one go straight to his cell phone and pick it up, I could nolt help but walk up behind him and ask him who he is calling.

    Then those people who want to know the most rude thing you can ask.

    How Big Are You.

    Kids I can understand, I get it I look a little out of place, but 36 years of lifting will do that, especially when it goes hand in hand with your job. But adults, I always look right down at my crotch and say I really could not tell you, never had the desire to measure it but there is enough there to turn some heads at the beach or pool.

    I miss the US, it is a whole other rude in the US, a rude that I am used to. Been here for a while and still will not get used to the weirdos.
    ROFLMAO!!!!! And they say Americans are rude?? Well, ok, some of us are...
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    1. The Sellers who don't acknowledge your presence.
    2. The Buyers who don't acknowledge your presence.

    Come on! If I'm standing right in front of an object, or worse, looking through a box
    of books, etc., and another buyer "invades" my space, putting their hands in the box, or on the object I'm
    inspecting....Grrrrrr!! Makes me want to turn into "The Hulk"!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimDon View Post
    Vases from teleflora....first generation iPhone accessories...Chinese junk jewelry lots all new...tube tv's...and kids selling lemonade etc..
    The medium size city will not pick up old Tube television sets. They say they have "toxic metals and chemicals" in them.

    Went to a garage sale in a rather up-scale neighborhood where there was a 32" tube TV, and right next to it, a rather new but greasy grease gun. When the owner lady saw me looking at the grease gun, I asked if she would take $5 for it.

    She said, "I'll tell you what I'll do.... You can have the grease gun for $5 IF you'll take the TV with it."

    I smiled and thanked her....and left both at the sale....

    Bill
    Last edited by billjustbill; Nov 14, 2016 at 12:06 AM.
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