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Working Garage Sale In Grand Lakes Katy was an Experience!

Working Garage Sale In Grand Lakes Katy was an Experience!



Yesterday I posted about the garage sale in Grand Lakes where we live. I was participating this time by selling miscellaneous stuff at our home. I knew up front I would not make a whole lot of money as I had no big ticket items for sale or electronics but that was not the objective. I wanted to get rid of junk ( clutter) and  start to clean our garage plus get first hand selling stuff experience. I had not done something like for at least 10 years or more. Nothing better than garage sale bartering for developing selling skills. I did have some folks who negotiate until you can’t stand it tell me I was good at this type of thing! I took that as a complement.

 

One incredible instance found a lady who drove up in a new Lexus mid sized SUV pulling the old 5 finger discount with Beanie Babies. We started a business many years ago selling Beanie Babies on the side of the road. Yes we were one of those groups back in the day. We learned a lot about people and selling from that experience. This was back when Beanie Babies were hot commodities. We still have a large inventory of Beanie Babies as after we moved to Grand Lakes we could never find the time to sell on the side of the road. I decided to test the waters by selling 2 Beanies for $1 and selling Bears and Bunnies for $1 each. I actually sold several and gave a few away.  

 

Working Garage Sale In Grand Lakes Katy was an Experience!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Above Peace and Hero bear were not for sale. We are not stupid. Most Bears are still in demand.

 

I am almost positive this lady lifted at least one if not two of the beanies. She walked away strangely plus very fast and had her hands up to her chest. I grew up in a large city which was loaded with crime as we did not live in a very good neighborhood. I had seen numerous shoplifters in my youth and I know how they act. Let me get this straight she was driving a $60 K plus car but was stealing maybe 2 beanies I was selling for $1! That is insane in my mind. I did not waste my time chasing after her as it was not worth it. Her husband is probably a lawyer and they would have sued me! I just threw Lawyers and spouses under the bus but most deserve it.

 

Working Garage Sale In Grand Lakes Katy was an Experience!





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8 commentsRobert (Bob) Gilbert • October 25 2014 01:16PM
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