On Saturday, he apparently decided to try something different during a Multi-vendor/Family Yard Sale at the local Farmer's Market. As part of his Craigslist ad, he wrote this:
Will also be trying something new.
"Paddle the Bad Ish"
$00.50 buys ONE swat with one of our Frat Paddles.
$05.00 buys Twenty Swats with one of our Frat Paddles.
You can pay $5 and get a Chance to Administer Two Swats in an Attempt to "Make Ish Cry", if one of us Cries, you get a Free Game, if we don't, you Still get a free Movie for playing.
Weird, right? Maybe a little perverted? In any event, I decided to swing by the sale to see if anyone was taking Ish up on his unusual offer. Unfortunately for Ish, he was all alone. No customers at all. In fact, he was the only seller at this “Multi-vendor/Family Yard Sale.”
Needless to say, I didn’t stop the truck.
Otherwise, Saturday was a fairly slow day, with only one church to anchor our scenic tour of local yard/garage sales. I can’t really complain, though, because I have such a backlog of stuff to list, plus it was the coldest morning of the year so far. Sometimes I don’t know who’s sillier … the person who holds a sale when it’s freezing, or the person who attends a sale when it’s freezing.
I wanted to say that I countered the cold air with hot sales, but that would be misleading. In fact, weekend sales were only lukewarm. I am proud to say, though, that I finally sold the Jell-O Pudding.
Bill Cosby would be proud.
I also continue to sell the thermal underwear that I bought at Kmart back in January. Each piece was clearance priced at $.99, and I bought 50 of them. I should have purchased them all. Now, Kmart has the same underwear priced at $11.99.
Looking ahead to Saturday, we have to drop Duc off at the local college to take the SAT test, and then we are going to a small church book sale, plus any other sales that we can find before picking up a mentally exhausted teenager.
Obviously, with the weather cooling off, fewer people are dragging their stuff outside to sale. For the rest of November, I know of only one additional major sale, and then I think yard sale season is pretty much done for the year as people start concentrating on Thanksgiving and that other big holiday.
Have a productive week, and get that inventory listed!