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Old 09-10-2010, 06:59 AM   #1
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How late is too late for garage sale?

So my sister's neighborhood usually every year does a community garage sale, however she still hasn't heard anything about it this year and I am getting nervous that it's not going to happen because generally I think most garage sales are done by the time everyone goes back to school.

Now everything is in boxes at my sisters house and I would still like to have that garage sale to get rid of all the excess... but I am nervous that people won't come because it's late in the season.

I was thinking about doing it the 24th of September (can't next week due to obligations).

Do you think that's too late in the season? Weather here is questionable, we've been 60 or 80ish... mostly in the 70s right now... some rain. I'm just unsure and I don't really want to keep everything at her house another year but I didn't want to donate I already donated a lot this year and I wanted to make some cash.

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Old 09-10-2010, 07:27 AM   #2
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fall is the biggest yard sale season here. From the September long weekend until the snow hits the ground end of October it is garage sale season.
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It's too dang hot here during the summer. The fall is the best for yard sales! We usually have them around here until Halloween.
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They go until mid-October here, longer if its still nice outside. Our newspaper has one of the biggest garage/yard sale sections for this weekend that I've seen all year.
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Re: How late is too late for garage sale?

Not sure how long people usually have them in my area but we are having one next weekend.
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Old 09-10-2010, 02:57 PM   #6
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They seem to have them here so long as the weather is dry. I've seen them all the way to Halloween some years.
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Old 09-10-2010, 03:42 PM   #7
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I thought all year was garage sale season! I can't tell you a weekend I haven't seen a sign up somewhere. Then again, we have totally different climates!
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Re: How late is too late for garage sale?

People have garage sales here year around but there are more May - November, basically any dry weekend.
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Heck no, it's not too late-- you may even get more business if there aren't too many others to choose from! I say have it!
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