Sunday, April 8, 2007
West Plano yard sale report: holiday weekend blues
Hmf. Pickings slim on holiday weekend. Go figure.
PLANO Mission: Still looking for an end table.
I decided to do the yard sales on Friday. I knew the weather was going to be crappy on Saturday, they predicted it would be cold and rainy. The few times I have done yard sales on Friday, it has seemed better because fewer people are out. But I forgot it was Good Friday. A lot of people had been out already and there wasn't much left.
I did three places between Parker and Park -- Stone Creek, Newcastle, and San Mateo. I went to Stone Creek first because it was closest. It was a small one-story house, and it was being held inside. It was listed as an estate sale, so I had high hopes; but there was nothing in there. Nothing. No furniture, that's for sure. They had a bay window with stuff piled up on the windowsill like old radios and old jelly jars. This is how bad it was: They were selling the water bottles you get free as a gift from banks or at festivals. It was dark, hard to see, and everything was dirty and dusty.
What it looked like is that somebody had just moved out, left stuff behind, and opened the door. Nothing was priced or sorted. And you were walking through old ripped newspapers still there from packing. There were only two rooms you could go into -- two rooms filled with leftover stuff that nobody wanted.
The sale at Newcastle was inside the garage. It was basically big plastic bins filled with clothes. Which is ridiculous, to do it that way. It forces people to go through and dig, instead of hanging them out so you can see what they have. I think I saw an old dusty bike, and tables covered with junky jewelry and old fake flower arrangements.
San Mateo did its sale out on the driveway. The owners were sitting halfway in the garage, on lawn chairs. And it was kids' stuff -- kids' clothes and toys.
Today's take: Nothing I would consider buying.
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