Yes, I know, these may seem super obvious, but it’s important to know these things!
As a seller one of the most annoying things is a “flea-market buyers”. If you have ever hosted a yard-sale, I am sure you know what I am talking about. The guys that show up at 5am asking if they can see your stuff ahead of time or buy a bunch of stuff in bulk for cheap. Do not be one of those guys.
Do not tag-team. It is just disrespectful. For example, I have seen a husband and wife (multiple times) do this before. Seriously, as-soon-as the garage doors open, the wife runs and gets the items she wants and then takes them back to her husband, where he guards everything until she is done. It’s like “yard-sale sweepstakes” or something. Listen, if you have to go that route, you may be a little too desperate. So, take your time, browse the correct way, and be respectful of the owners and the other people at the yard sale.
If you see someone steal or take more than they actually paid for let the person hosting the yard sale know as soon as possible! Unfortunately, this has happened to me as a seller. In fact, my sister and I chased the person down who we thought took the items, but unfortunately it was the wrong person! Ughh, oh well! Also, sometimes people “pack” more items in a bag or a box than you realize, so they can get more items for cheap. Again, don’t be this person.
Don’t smoke in someone’s space. I always put up a “Please, do not smoke in the garage” sign when I host a yard sale, because one time someone came in the garage with a cigarette and stunk everything up. My son has a lot of allergies, too, and cigarette smoke makes him feel yucky.
Don’t insult the host with super low-ball offers. Be respectful.
Don’t park your car in the driveway, unless it’s like a mile-long driveway and there are multiple cars parking there. Yes, we have had people do this before. Our driveway can hold a couple of cars, but that’s about it. I mean, come on, man! Clearly we are hosting a yard sale in our driveway and garage!? So, yeah, don’t be the person that parks in the driveway.
After all, you are on someone’s personal property. Of course, they are allowing you on their property for the sale, but keep in mind that these items belong to someone and they are trying to make a little money.. They have gone through the trouble of gathering the items, pricing everything and advertising the sale. If they wanted to give the items away for free, they would have donated them already. Be respectful.and thankful for the opportunity to purchase these things at a discounted price.
Have you ever seen or had something crazy happen to you at a yard sale? If so, comment below and let me know!
Thank you so much for reading this blog post today for #ThriftyThursdaysWithFallon. I truly appreciate you stopping by and I hope this information helps! If you do find something, let me know! I want to see your treasures and celebrate with you! Happy thrifting!! See you tomorrow for #FridaysWithFallon!