We had a few drive-by's...where the folks drive up and slowly cruise by but never stop. For some reason, those drive-by folks really irked me! My sister and I would try to wave them in...but that made them just hit the gas. I suppose our enthusiasm to make a sale scared them off. Most people who stopped by were very nice. There was one kid in the neighborhood who came by, checked out what we had, left, then came back with some friends. One of his friends then came back with her sister and her reluctant father. The sister managed to buy the giant stuffed snake that belonged to Ed and I noticed the defeated look in the father's face. The girl, proud of her purchase, walked it back to her house, much to her father's dismay. I swear that I saw a glimmer of a tear in the corner of Ed's eye when he saw the snake being carted off. My sister at the end of the day was the big winner. She made about $80, while both Ed and I each made approximately $25 . Afterwards, while cleaning up, Ed offered to take a lot of the stuff to Goodwill. The big items we left on the curb and posted to craigslist. Ed and I each loaded up our cars and carted the leftovers to Goodwill, who seemed more than happy to take it off our hands. Ed was somewhat despondent over the loss of his stuffed animals. It took him a little while to snap out of it too. All in all, it was a good day...not to make money, but to get rid of our excess stuff.
Seriously, does this look like the kind of yard sale that would have guns for sale?
Ed's giant snake and bear for sale. He really had a hard time letting go.
We put Taz in the dog kennel trying to drum up interest....it failed. Taz ended up at the Goodwill and the dog kennel we left on the curb and someone snatched it up.