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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Garage Sale Scavenger Hunt

I know that it is still january, and we are still a couple months away from the Garage Sale season kick off, but I am excited. I don't know what it is, but I love digging through other peoples crap. Wether its neatly arranged on a table, or on a blanket in the grass along the driveway, I love rummaging. I have a few things I collect, and I like to do some selling of things on Ebay, but mostly I just like meeting people and scavenging.

I think this year I am going to do a couple things. First I am going to try and start putting together a complete 1st edition of Stephen King hardcover books. The older ones will be harder to find, but that will make the search all that more fun. I have a couple other authors I would like to do this with as well. I will also continue to buy old video game stuff, MN sports memorabilia, other books, watches, music memorabilia, Nascar stuff, stuffed animals for the dog, and Sesame Street Characters to pack full of fireworks this 4th of July.

My second thing is that I would like to start a scavenger hunt among all of my friends who like to hit up garage sales as well. I am thinking people will put in a $10 entry fee and they will then be given a list of items they need to track down at Garage Sales. I will open it up so they can go wherever they want, as long as they finish the list. The list will be made of typical garage sale items. Here is what I am thinking of putting on the list so far

- A McDonalds Glass featuring some sort of cartoon character pre 2000 era (1999 and earlier)

- A Pair of Novelty Sunglasses in some sort of neon color

- A Angel or other Christmas tree topper

- A 35 MM Camera

- A T-shirt with a kitten or a fish on it

- Some type of homemade food item (Jam, jelly, rolls ect)

- A themed Beanie Baby (celebrity, Sports, ect)

- A Walking Cane

- A Framed Picture of the Old Man Praying

- A Christmas Record

- Any Madden video game (for any video game system)

Thats what I have so far, but I am not set in stone in any of the ideas. What are some other typical items that are weird that you see at garage sales that I could add to the list. I would like to keep the costs of all these items fairly low. At the end of the day, the first team to finish their list, or the team to get the farthest would be the winners. What do you think?


golb232 said...

Garage sales are great. I like to hit then late on Sunday when people just want to get rid of things for free

LUCKYLADY46 said...

I need to win this shuffle because I had to sell my Nano because we needed money.

Diane52 said...

Garage sales are tons of work, I'm half tempted to tell you to make a donation to a place like the Salvation Army and and write a tax donation. Instead of doing your own sale, you might want to see if your son's school or another place will be having a flea market soon. It's much easier to just pay twenty plus dollars for a spot to sell your stuff, then do all the work. If you do it yourself, you have to put in an add, buy permits, open your bathrooms to strangers...
Diane Baum

Randominities said...

I would love to have a garage sale, but my driveway isn't good for it.

It's a 10th of a mile long (I've measured) and it would be scary for people to meet half-way, since it is not only up and down but it wiggles back and forth.

I wish I could have a garage sale.

Tamar said...

i remember meeting my cousin through a garage sale. she was hte one hosting it. i had NO idea she was related as i never heard of her before. it was very cool.

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