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Kitty's Garage Sale Pet Peeves

Garage sale season is upon once again, and I'm hoping THIS is the year that I find the most amazing bargains ever. But before I embark on my quest, I've got a few things to get off my chest.

Here's a list of my most annoying GARAGE SALE PET PEEVES:

1. Ghost sales. My niece Heidi came up with this phrase. What's a ghost sale, you ask? This is what you get when you follow yard sale signs to a house with no garage sale. Presumably, the sale happened last week, or last month, and no one bothered to take down the signs. I think people who do this should just let us in their house so we can buy whatever suits our fancy. For a quarter.

2. People who don't put prices on their items. At so many sales, folks are too lazy to price stuff. This forces you to ask, "How much is this?" Then they'll most likely say, "I don't know, what do you want to give me?" That creates such an awkward scenario that I usually just leave. Next time I come across this situation, I think I'm just going to offer a nickel, no matter what it is.

3. People who exaggerate how awesome their sale is. If the ad says HUGE sale, everything must go, it is probably just a rack or two of clothes and some old VHS tapes. Also, the greatness of the sale is usually in converse to the creativity of the sign.

4. People who just throw all their stuff on a tarp on the ground and expect you to rummage through it. If I wanted to do that, I'd go to Dig n Save on Park Street.

5.  People who confuse their garage sale with the Antiques Road Show.  I'm pretty sure that Nitty Gritty birthday mug was not made by Tiffany.


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