August 16, 2009

Summer is for Garage Sales

Up until now I am still greatly fascinated seeing garage sale or yard sale. It is the “in” thing that I haven’t had the chance to see in the Philippines, let alone experience it. Yes, there are sales all over in Davao but not the same in USA, where in it is a big thing. People would drive around the block to see if there are any garage sales. I for one would like also to know how to go about it, do haggling with the sellers, and buy second hand stuff that is still good to use rather than buying new ones which I’m sure are all going to be expensive.

So what is Garage sale? According to wikipedia; A garage sale, also known as a yard sale, rummage sale, tag sale, attic sale, moving sale, or junk sale, is an informal, irregularly scheduled event for the sale of used goods by private individuals, in which "block sales" are allowed, so that sellers are not required to obtain business licenses or collect sales tax

Staples of garage sales include old clothing, books, toys household knickknacks, lawn and garden tools (UTC), sports equipment, and board games. Larger items like furniture and occasionally home appliances are also sold. Garage sales occur most frequently in suburban areas on good-weather weekends, and usually have designated hours for the sale. Buyers who arrive before the hours of the sale to review the items are known as "Early Birds;" they often are professional restorers or resellers. Such sales also attract people who are searching for bargains or for rare and unusual items. Bargaining, also known as haggling, on prices is routine, and items may or may not have price labels affixed. Some people buy goods from these sales to restore them for resale.

Anyway, when I am already stable here in US, I would surely try to do this not just for the heck of it but to buy cheaper stuff.