Thread: Remembering Garage Sales

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    I was thinking about my childhood and fond memories came back about visiting garage sales with my grandma in the mid 80's. I used to look for toys and books. I still go to garage sales these days and I still look for toys and books. I also scour them for old NES games. Did you ever go to garage sales when you were little? If so, what did you look for?

    Second question. What toys did you lose to garage sales? My mom got rid of all of me and my brothers he-man toys at garage sales. I also remember selling my Wuzzles Hoppopatumus plush at a garage sale for about .75 cents. Grrrr....

    What do you remember about garage sales?
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    Garage Sales make me sad because all of our old things have been sold away at garage sales.
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    My Grandma had garage sales every summer at her house, selling old clothing, toys, and jewelry, electronic stuff, and books. I got stuff (especially jewelry) at a nice low price, or for free.

    I just went to a few garage sales today with my mom. I usually try to look for old tapes of retro cartoons, nice yard decorations, and old jewelry. Like, today for instance, I found some old Berenstain tapes for 50 cents each, along with some old Heathcliff tapes. I also found The Simpsons Season 1 DVD for 10 bucks. I have not gone to garage sales much in recent years (but I do go to antique shops and dollar stores alot), but I plan to go garage saling more this summer with my grandma, and also with Mom. My grandma goes to 4-5 garage sales a week during garage sale season, on Thursdays, and she's a pro - she always gets nice jewelry for me at nice low prices.

    Ahhhh, the beginning of Garage Sale Season 2007!
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    I always used to go to garage sales with my Grandma and sometimes my mom. They were awesome. I collected bells and still do, and I could find a lot of good ones at garage sales.
    My parents had a few garage sales too...sometimes they took some of my toys without asking to sell...that made me mad...I was so pissed when I saw some other kid walking off with my Lion King playset
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    i didn't have much luck finding what i wanted. i'd get some tees and some other clothes my size, and maybe even some old garfield comics. everything else was toys toys toys
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    I love garage sales! I've found alot of things worth cash in them.

    For example:
    WW2 pins. Some American, some Japanese and some from Germany. I've found a TOS tricorder made in 1994 or 5, TOS phaser, TNG tricorder, various star trek action figures. Some from as old as "The Final Frontier". I've also found a "My Buddy" doll which I gave away. I've also found alot of tapes of various retro cartoons. Many of them with commercials! =)

    But I've also lost a good deal in garage sales. One time, we were moving and my mother had asked my grandmother if she could host a garage sale for her because we didn't have enough room in the U-Haul truck.

    I lost ALL my star wars figures (From Return of the Jedi and upwards) I also lost "My Buddy" who was given to me as a Christmas gift and other star trek toys. You can imagine my shock when we moved into our new house and I couldn't find any of my most prized possessitions! I still raise h*ll to this day to my mother every time I remember to.
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    I remember buying some old Nickelodeon McDonalds toy at a Garage Sale when I was a kid.

    Back in 1998 or so my family held a garage sale, and my cousin helped out with stuff, he was like 9 back then. He printed out this flyer thing on our computer inside that read: "PRICES SLASHED! CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP"...and so on. He stuck it on a coffee table we were selling. Needless to say, the customers were pretty confused XD
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    I look for Retro stuff toys,tapes,video's,etc. I don't always buy what
    I find it's just cool to find them in Garage Sales cause it's rare a lot
    of the time.


    I also look for little kid toys for my Nephews.
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    The best Yard Sale experience I've ever had was finding a Pound Puppy just like the one I had as a kid. I remember pulling up in the car and seeing someone pick him up and cursing them for beating me to him. Then miraculously they decided they didn't want him and put him back. I swooped in and snatched him up. I was so happy!


    Unfortunately I no longer have that Pound Puppy because I'm an idiot.
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    Garage sales are my shopping mall! Along with retro junk, I find lots of stuff that I actually need for around the house. If I need contact paper or some new dish towels it's there and dirt cheap.

    As a kid my mom went to lots of Garage/yard/rummage, or as she would say in her southern drawl, "rummans" sales. I gained a real love for the sense of community that you get from going regularly and just for the fun of looking through other people's stuff. Honestly I don't recall too much of what I got back then. I'm sure it's the normal kid toys and books. As for losing toys, we didn't have many garage sales of our own, so I didn't actually lose and toys.

    Today I still get hyped for them. It is a true rush picking up the Thursday paper and mapping out where you want to go for the weekend. It's almost the same feeling that I got the day before Christmas. You get all these thoughts of the potential stuff you would find. It is enough to get me out the door at 7:30am on Sat.


    latest retro find at a yard sale: 1981 Empire Strikes Back lunch box with thermos.
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    My mom would send me to grandma's when she had a garage sale. By the time I got back home one time, she sold my 101 Dalmations game and the rocking chair that she bought when I was born.
    I go to yard sales so much now, the other day some guy walked off with about 6 Duran Duran albums right before we got there. So upsetting.
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    Quote by michiganer
    I was thinking about my childhood and fond memories came back about visiting garage sales with my grandma in the mid 80's. I used to look for toys and books. I still go to garage sales these days and I still look for toys and books. I also scour them for old NES games. Did you ever go to garage sales when you were little? If so, what did you look for?

    Second question. What toys did you lose to garage sales? My mom got rid of all of me and my brothers he-man toys at garage sales. I also remember selling my Wuzzles Hoppopatumus plush at a garage sale for about .75 cents. Grrrr....

    What do you remember about garage sales?


    geez, could your sig be longer?

    but i got a lot of good stuff from garge sales
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    Quote by Brick
    geez, could your sig be longer?

    but i got a lot of good stuff from garge sales



    Could my sig be longer? Huh?
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    I have bad childhood memories of garage sales, actually. My mom used to drag me along with her and my sister on Saturday mornings, when I would rather have stayed at home to watch cartoons.

    These days I don't have any luck with garage sales either. I've only found one or two things in the past couple of years and they weren't THAT great. I've found more stuff at thrift stores, but even that's getting too hard now.
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    I like going to garage sales now. Being in a small town though, not many sales can be found here. Good thing I live next to a larger city.
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