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    Venting garage sale pet peeves :0

    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!

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    One of my pet peeves are the infamous eBay print outs followed by a ridiculously stupid price. Another is when the sellers feel the need to tell you something about everything you pick. Everything!! So many I could list but I'll just start with those two!
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    - Theft
    - Despicably cheap customers
    - Theft
    - Body odor
    - Theft
    - eBay print outs, I agree
    - Any mention of the word eBay at a yard sale. If it's 'worth that on ebay', then go sell it for that as I think to myself "you have no idea what you're talking about"
    - Theft
    - A single table set out with 2 Christmas wreaths, one iron, a box of hangers, and 3 jump ropes
    - "Oh sorry, I don't have change for your 20, do you have anything smaller?" Um, you are hosting a yard sale. You go to the bank the day before, and GET CHANGE!
    - "What are you going to do with it??" Sleep with it. None of your business. People are so curious sometimes. Too curious.
    - theft
    - People who yard sale just to socialize. Don't sit there and talk politics with the ONE person running the sale when I have three things in my hands that aren't even priced.
    - Entire yard sales that are 'make an offer'. Nothing priced at all.
    - People who sell items that they are obviously emotionally attached to
    - Theft
    - Family run estate sales where you're allowed to shop inside, but you never know if what you pick up is actually for sale or not. "Oh, sorry sir, we're not selling that"

    Ok, I'll end it there.

    Aside from all THAT, I love yard saling!! Haha

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    Maybe its not part of the actual garage sale but mine is this, along with all of DFW_THer's list:

    The people that are late to the sale and think, "wow, look, a parking spot right in front of the house. Its blocking the driveway but what a stroke of luck for us".

    No, you inconsiderate idiot! You don't block driveways. Somebody might be coming or going from that location and i've seen it happen numerous times to know better. Some people never learn

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    Not one yard or garage is really for sale ................

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    Not one yard or garage is really for sale ................
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    Yeah, the ebay print outs bother me, but they also tell me to turn around and leave, so I guess they are a mixed blessing. One peeve I have is pets. When I go to a garage sale, I don't want your dog coming up to me, licking, and sniffing me. I like dogs as much as the next person, but keep your pets inside if you are having a sale.

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    My brother in law. He picks up stuff if he does not like it he will make rude comments about it or just drop it on the ground. Still trying to teach him manners just look, don't make comments about any items and lay it back down not drop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beans View Post
    My brother in law. He picks up stuff if he does not like it he will make rude comments about it or just drop it on the ground. Still trying to teach him manners just look, don't make comments about any items and lay it back down not drop.
    Wow. He sounds like a real a$shat if I may be so blunt. I'd never hit the sales with a personality like that.

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    #1 issue with garage sales for me, and one reason I don't really bother anymore & focus instead on flea markets, estate sales & eBay for my buys: half of the frigging garage sale ads on CL are missing information vital to attending said sale. You really just need three pieces of information (address, dates j times) and everything else is window dressing, but people screw it up over and over and over. 45 pictures, three paragraphs describing the many items they have for sale, no address or sale dates. Some people...

    Edit: unfortunately CL is the primary source for garage sale listings here.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GarageSaleKing View Post
    Yeah, the ebay print outs bother me, but they also tell me to turn around and leave, so I guess they are a mixed blessing. One peeve I have is pets. When I go to a garage sale, I don't want your dog coming up to me, licking, and sniffing me. I like dogs as much as the next person, but keep your pets inside if you are having a sale.
    So you're saying your pet peeve really is a pet peeve?

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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.
    ...these are issues you have at yard sales?

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    Peeves ?

    Showing up at 7:50 to an 8 am sale and they say... "we are not open till 8".
    Which is fine...
    Except when they are just standing there amongst the stuff.

    Also... Seeing a price like 18 dollars on a 20 dollar item that is used.
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    Guns kill people, and people kill people. We can only hope to control both.
    I hate, "What do you think it's worth?"
    I hate "I got this from my aunt martha, I got that from Uncle Shmoe, I got that on sale at Barbie's...
    I hate, "Do you need some empty band aid boxes, How about used underwear, how about some socks, size children's small, how about a parcheese set. Need some candles. (continue for EVERY FLIPPING ITEM at the sale).
    Big Business is the Biggest special interest.

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