Happy Garage Sale Inaugural Weekend!


While the Victoria Day long weekend is traditionally the first time we start to see garage sales pop up, last week was surprisingly quiet on the used goods front. But this weekend? I opened my front door and saw three of my neighbours with their lawns and driveways littered with trinkets and old chairs.

As I did my daily errands around town, yard sales were everywhere. Certainly more so than I remember in years gone by. Maybe it’s the economy? People need to get quick cash and people are looking to spend less money. It seems like the perfect solution for both parties.

Early in the season is always the best time to get awesome used stuff, though not always the best time to get a deal (those Labour Day yard sales where people just want the stuff gone are GREAT for haggling). Anybody out there have any great yard sale finds this past weekend? Anybody planning on having their own garage sale?

19 responses to “Happy Garage Sale Inaugural Weekend!”

  1. I_Vomit_Glitter says:

    got a jogging stroller for $40 usually $275 – $375 new because it was an older style and needed the brakes and wheels tuned. 10 minutes of labour for a super steal.

  2. Tammy says:

    I live in St. Catharines and could not believe how many sales there were! Most people were fairly willing to bargain…maybe not quite as cheap as other weekends but I still found some really good deals!

  3. AndreaP says:

    I got a jumperoo thing for my daughter for $40 it looks brand new condition 🙂 The lady said her daughter didn’t like it! It is the rain forest theme, and my daughter loves it!!! (retails for like 129)

  4. Suz says:

    loads of them out in mississauga this past weekend. DH and I hit a couple of street sales. Got some brand new with tags on baby items only 50cents for 2 and of course the can’t be beat deal on new canning jars, only $2 a box. Also picked up 3 great red wine glasses 3/$1. Can’t wait to see what next weekend holds, it’s Yard Sale for the Cure weekend.

  5. Shirl says:

    hit the sales during Victoria Day weekend. initated my daughter into the fun of yardsales…mostly the laughing in the car disceting the contents of the garages. [silk flowers and 80’s decore] Nearly new women’s ice skates $10. lots of laughs

  6. sally says:

    I am in Burlington/Oakville area and i haven;t seen any…although i was going through hamilton and there were a lot of people sitting in their lawns with tables set up…some even selling lemonade and such

  7. N.M. says:

    we had a neighborhood garage sale (we have one every year) I didn’t participate but went around shopping and found a brand new life jacket for my daughter for $5 some disney movies (which I collect) for $1 a piece and my son found a Junior Camping chair with foot rest for $2 (was like brand new) We did alright.

  8. FreebieChick says:

    I like garage sales but right now we’re trying to clear out any unwanted stuff we have lying around and don’t want any more stuff, lol.

  9. saraL says:

    we’re going to be having a yard sale soon because we’re moving and need to scale down. i’m selling a 16 piece set of glasses that has never been used [still in the box] for $15 or so. i paid $40 and that was a sale price. so not a deal for me but for someone else, it’ll be great! haha.

  10. mlongboat says:

    I usually sell my stuff on kijiji. My block is going to have a garage sale in a couple weeks so Im gonna try to unload all my baby stuff then. Hopefully I can get rid of most of it in one day and save myself the time of listing it all and meeting up with different buyers.

  11. RobynCD says:

    We picked up a twin bed for my little dude yesterday for $10, solid pine. Also got some very old Curious George books for him. Great deals.

  12. Adele B. says:

    We’re moving at the end of June (cross-country again) so we’re having a yardsale. I’ve brought alot of items to Goodwill the past month, stuff that’s harder to sell like books, toys, clothes, etc.

  13. rhiannon1891 says:

    Yep! I had my sale yesterday and made $516!

  14. Kari says:

    I think Winnipeg may be the garage sale capital – they run pretty much from when the snow melts until it comes back. Great deals to be found – I usually only pay $1 per piece of kid’s clothes, and stock up on bigger sizes when I find really good deals! Even when it snowed the day before Mother’s Day, the community-wide sales were jam-packed with people 🙂

  15. Michelle says:

    I agree Kari….went out yesterday in the southend of Winnipeg and found a lady selling brand new with the tag purses( she must have had about 100-150 of them) selling them 4 for $20…some had price tags of $60 on them.I was so happy!!! I had to buy 4!!! It made my weekend.

  16. Kitty says:

    Had a sale myself this weekend & only sold 3 things. 🙁
    Dragged a bunch of stuff to the Goodwill & posted a whack of other stuff online & have managed to sell most everything for more than what I was asking at the yardsale!

    A friend of mine hit a goldmine: a pristine Coleman stove with three burners & it’s own stand, for only $30! The smaller one that I own/bought new set us back $75 last year…

  17. Po8Dee says:

    Had a yard sale Sat the 23rd, it’s amazing what some people will buy! I kicked off my new “Artists Garret” line of jewelry as well. Made enough money to stock up on LOTS of groceries (bought with coupons no less)! A fun time was had by all.

  18. Chris says:

    A great way to advertise your garage sale or find garage sales is online. http://WWW.saleinthecity.ca is a site where people can advertise their garage sales for free. They can also advertise used items for sale too. Again there is no cost to advertise.

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