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post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Has anyone ever done this for a living? Know anything about it?

A local woman does it ... I do wonder if she comes up with enough money to make it worth her time. Some yard sales do real well but others? I don't know.
post #2 of 9
I would think it would be like having a "booth" at some of the flea markets.

She would have to replenish her stuff, but if she is willing to do that, I am sure that at times, she makes pretty good.

At our local farmers market, you can have "yard sale/flea market" type stuff. There are several people who come twice a week and bring their stuff. Of course they update and replenish their stuff. But I asume even after they pay the $3 booth rental fee, they make pretty good. Or otherwise they wouldn't do it.
post #3 of 9
I don't think I would want to be her neighbor. (Too much car and people traffic)
post #4 of 9
There is a woman in a town near mine that does this. She drives her neighbors crazy with all the traffic, but they were unable to pass an ordiance saying she couldn't do this during a council meeting. What she does is goes to Goodwill on quarter days and buys cartfulls and sells everything for $.50 or higher depending on the item.

She once told me while I stopped to look that she made enough one summer to put a new roof on the house so she is successful with it.
post #5 of 9
This annoys me. I don't really know why or even if it is justifiable. There are a few people around that do it, and I hate it LOL

I too would be upset if I was a neighbor, traffic wise. PLUS, is this person claiming this as income? to have a yard sale 1-2 times a year is one thing, but to make it is "business", not for me.
post #6 of 9
Here there is an ordinance or soemthing, that you can only have 3 per year per property.
post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
Interesting how people read this thread.

What I was talking about was, there is a local woman in our town, that, when you want to have a yard sale but don't have the time, she will come to your home and set it up for you. Usually for a commission, I think she charges 20%.

Now I have seen other people that do what you are talking about, basically they set up shop in their driveway but I don't think they have ever been very successful and probably just annoy the neighbors.
post #8 of 9
ahhhh! LOL

That would be sorta a neat job! though, you'd really have to trust her with your gear and give her the bottom line that you'd take on certain things.

Sorta like Estate Sale people.
post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by melsb View Post

Interesting how people read this thread.

What I was talking about was, there is a local woman in our town, that, when you want to have a yard sale but don't have the time, she will come to your home and set it up for you. Usually for a commission, I think she charges 20%.

Now I have seen other people that do what you are talking about, basically they set up shop in their driveway but I don't think they have ever been very successful and probably just annoy the neighbors.

I read it wrong. I've never heard of someone coming it your house to set up a garage sale.
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