Who hasn't had a garage sale. Probably rare, but if you have not, it is a life lesson everyone should experience.
Observations about today's sale.
All ages attend and buy--some, by the cars they arrive in and dress, just love to go to garage sales really not needing anything.
Some like to chat, most don’t say anything.
Kids are good shoppers. Small toys, books.
As are men. I am always surprised at how many men stop to look around. They tend to be quick, probably knowing what they are looking for.
Shoppers most fun to watch are young couples. They are usually looking for baby things, furniture or common household items that can be a good deal at sales. They look together and discuss.
A first for me today was a young couple who were looking mostly at dishes. They had their IPhone and am sure checking what items might be worth online. Probably Ebayers. I checked the coffee cups they purchased when I got home & they did get a good buy—I charged $1 for six and they are worth about $8 for a set of four on Ebay.
By far, the best shoppers are women-any age, usually with one or two children or grandchildren. They look at each group of items carefully. Thorough and not prone to buy impulsively, except toys for the kids.
Because I tend to put out low value items, I am more interested in my customers finding something they need than making a lot of money. For example, a twenty-something young lady walked up to my quarter table, grabbed the margarita glasses, and was extremely excited to have found them. I probably would have given them to her at that point, just because she wanted and liked something I had out there.
It all starts over in the morning. We're only staying until noon. Enough is enough.