Those who know and live the garage sale life love, love, love it. They are more than jazzed about each and every garage sale they attend. They are only too excited to tell about their garage sale adventures and to experience new ones, weekly, if not daily.
At the crack of dawn, a garage sale fanatic is rearing to go “a-treasure-huntin’.” They know what you need to know to play in this garage sale game and may nudge, if not push, the inexperienced, “nubi,” out of the way. Be wary, clueless sellers.
Perfect? Well, not quite. There are occasions where a particular garage sale can make a buyer annoyed or irritated.
These are the most common pet peeves of garage sale shoppers.
1. PRICE FRUSTRATIONS. Garage sale shoppers do not appreciate it when there are no prices on items and they have to ask for price information. It makes a buyer feel like they are bothering the seller and sometimes it seems as if the seller is changing the price because a shopper picked up an item or because of attributes or appearances of the buyer, like what car pulls up to the sale, what name brand clothes the buyer is wearing, etc. 2. TALKATIVE SELLERS. Sellers sometimes say too much or just enough during a sale to discourage a sale. These include statements about the value of their stuff on Ebay, making a buyer wonder why they just did not sell on line. Also, sellers go on and on about how good their sale was yesterday, making a buyer feel like all the good stuff is gone. 3. CLUELESS SELLERS. Those who have a sale but don’t abide by any garage sale etiquette or protocol are usually annoying. This includes silly requirements, signage nonsense, non-negotiating tactics and opening after an advertised time. 4. SELF CENTERED SELLERS. The garage sale should do what is best and easiest for the buyer, not the seller. Actions in this category include hanging items too high, letting animals or kids run amok, talking on the cell. Sellers need to take down their signs when the sale is done. 5. DECEITFUL SELLERS. Sellers should not lie or misstate information. If something does not work, say so. If an item is ripped, do not cover it up with pricing tape.
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