Our sale was scheduled for 9-2pm Saturday. We started setting up at 750am. We realized there were people milling on our street at that time so opened the garage door. It was pouring rain and yet people just kept coming! We estimate we had somewhere between 175-200 people through in that amount of time. I had a couple of small profits too!
I bought this Coach Leather Handbag at a garage sale for $10 last May. Too big for me to pack around so I put it in the sale. It is authentic, I checked the serial numbers. I sold it for $25 at the garage sale. Still a great bargain for the lady who bought it, plus a couple of bucks in my pocket for the travel fund.
I bought this Italian leather silk lined purse in Alberta for $12 (Goodwill) before we left thinking I would use it. The strap is a bit funky so I ended up not liking it. I sold it at the garage sale for $20.
So apparently, even when the weather is cold and rainy all day, you can have an extremely successful garage sale on Vancouver Island. Many of the sales advertised decided not to go ahead when they saw the weather. It did not deter the salers. I woke up at 430 am to heavy rain and was really worried we would not sell anything. Boy was I wrong. All of the money Hubby and I made from unwanted stuff went straight into the travel fund. We don't need anymore stuff, we need more fun!