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post #235 of 562
Spent the biggest part of the last 4 days trying to sell some of my dad's things at "The World's Longest Yard Sale."

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Never again!!! I would rather throw the things away and pay somebody the amount we "made" to not have to do it. I even missed my golf game (and I played well the last time I played).

The only interesting thing was seeing how people act. Some people would ask the price on an item that I should have had priced at $20. I would tell them $1 and they would walk back over to the table and put it back. g2_eek.gif

One woman held up a really nice ceramic deer in a forest setting and asked how much. I told her $1 and she said "Will you take a quarter?"

I told her no and she put it back. z7_no.gif

On the other side one woman was going through a whole box of sheet music for the piano (about 100 lbs. of it). She found a handful that she wanted and asked me how much? I told her $1 and she pulled out a $5. Gave it to me and told me it was worth more than that.

Some people just love that yard sale but it's not for me. I have better and more fun things to do.
post #236 of 562
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Originally Posted by MS256 View Post

Spent the biggest part of the last 4 days trying to sell some of my dad's things at "The World's Longest Yard Sale."

d2_doh.gifd2_doh.gifd2_doh.gifd2_doh.gifd2_doh.gif

Never again!!! I would rather throw the things away and pay somebody the amount we "made" to not have to do it. I even missed my golf game (and I played well the last time I played).

The only interesting thing was seeing how people act. Some people would ask the price on an item that I should have had priced at $20. I would tell them $1 and they would walk back over to the table and put it back. g2_eek.gif

One woman held up a really nice ceramic deer in a forest setting and asked how much. I told her $1 and she said "Will you take a quarter?"

I told her no and she put it back. z7_no.gif

On the other side one woman was going through a whole box of sheet music for the piano (about 100 lbs. of it). She found a handful that she wanted and asked me how much? I told her $1 and she pulled out a $5. Gave it to me and told me it was worth more than that.

Some people just love that yard sale but it's not for me. I have better and more fun things to do.


Garage sales will drive you crazy. My wife doesn't haggle intentionally so they will leave. ;-)

post #237 of 562
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Garage sales will drive you crazy. My wife doesn't haggle intentionally so they will leave. " src="http://files.thesandtrap.com//images/smilies/new/a2_wink.gif">

 



I never was much of a haggler either and always underpriced everything I ever sold just in case something was wrong with it that I wasn't aware of.

On bigger items I don't mind coming down a little from an already low price but I pretty much draw the line at $1.

I can't even walk into the break room and buy a Coke out of the machine anymore for a dollar and they want a $40 item for less than a Coke!!! z7_no.gifz7_no.gifz7_no.gif

Especially irritating are the other sellers that want me to come down to a quarter so they can take the item over to their table and sell it for $5. (Saw a lot of that going on).

I did see that there is a lot of money to be made at that "Longest yard sale" but it's not from selling normal yard sale stuff. It's vendors selling anything from hotdogs, to barbecue, to snowcones. If I ever participate again I'm going to be on that end of it.
post #238 of 562
BBQ and beer. a2_wink.gif
post #239 of 562

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

post #240 of 562
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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Haha, I thought the same thing when I saw that.
post #241 of 562
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Haha, I thought the same thing when I saw that.

 

I think we migrated servers today.

post #242 of 562

Wow. Wish I hadn't even watched the news today.

 

ISIS cuts a 5 year old in half for being a Christian. As long as I live I will never, ever, ever understand the mentality it would take to kill a child in that manner (or any manner).

 

Cop kills a young man in the St. Louis area and thugs decide that gives them a free pass to loot and destroy.

 

Then Robin Williams is gone.

 

I think I'll look for something like The Sound of Music and watch it for the rest of the evening.

post #243 of 562
When it comes to consuming overhead space on planes, some people are jerks.
post #244 of 562
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Originally Posted by MS256 View Post
 

Wow. Wish I hadn't even watched the news today.

 

ISIS cuts a 5 year old in half for being a Christian. As long as I live I will never, ever, ever understand the mentality it would take to kill a child in that manner (or any manner).

 

Cop kills a young man in the St. Louis area and thugs decide that gives them a free pass to loot and destroy.

 

Then Robin Williams is gone.

 

I think I'll look for something like The Sound of Music and watch it for the rest of the evening.

Yeah, there's definitely not much in the way of "good news" to be found right now. I also hope that whatever deity these sick, radical f***s pray to serves them the same treatment in their after life.

post #245 of 562
Putting my house on the market. It's hot here so not crazy about buying in a sellers market but I will get top dollar. Took a while to find a good agent. Had to impress that any incoming offers will be contingent on finding a suitable replacement property at my sole discretion. Agents hate me. I write so many escape clauses into my deals it drives them nuts. Looked at a townhouse on a course, can't wait to get my window broken.
post #246 of 562

30 minutes on hold with Verizon Wireless tech support and I've gotten NOWHERE! :censored:

post #247 of 562
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30 minutes on hold with Verizon Wireless tech support and I've gotten NOWHERE! :censored:

As soon as you get a representative put him on hold. It won't get you anywhere either but it's extremely satisfying! 

post #248 of 562
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30 minutes on hold with Verizon Wireless tech support and I've gotten NOWHERE! z1_censored.gif
AT&T is where it's at. Costs a fortune but cust svc I've found to be pretty good.
post #249 of 562
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30 minutes on hold with Verizon Wireless tech support and I've gotten NOWHERE! :censored:

Try explaining a very technical issue to a Cisco-Linksys representative. If you're not a drinker beforehand, you will be after those 2 hours of hell.

post #250 of 562
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AT&T is where it's at. Costs a fortune but cust svc I've found to be pretty good.
I have Att myself, but needed tech support on some extenders for our Alabama plant. I almost pulled the remaining few hairs I have left. a2_wink.gif
post #251 of 562
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Originally Posted by Dave2512 View Post

Putting my house on the market. It's hot here so not crazy about buying in a sellers market but I will get top dollar. Took a while to find a good agent. Had to impress that any incoming offers will be contingent on finding a suitable replacement property at my sole discretion. Agents hate me. I write so many escape clauses into my deals it drives them nuts. Looked at a townhouse on a course, can't wait to get my window broken.

Now thats funny right there

post #252 of 562
Thread Starter 

eBay is taking 24 hours to re-list Lowest Score Wins. International customers? Bah. Screw 'em.

 

No idea why. They're "indexing" and "cataloging."

 

Uhm, it's a computer. It should take a few processor cycles. C'mon.

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