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Moved…..

January 28, 2010

Go here from now on.. http://www.lifeofdarren.com

Waving Good-bye to 2009

December 30, 2009

Tales of the Garage Sale

July 13, 2009

This weekend we held a garage sale. We had a lot of crap to get rid of, my brother-in-law had a lot of crap to get rid of and my mother-in-law had a lot of crap to get rid of. So we decided to the best thing to do was to allow people to pay us to take our crap. Garage sales just confirm what I already knew, that I don’t like most people in the world. A couple of highlights shall we:

  • Terri’s brother was selling a PS2. You can buy them online used for $75 – $99 so we decided to price his at $50. I was busy with a new fridge delivery (great timing) and he was busy with helping someone else so my sister-in-law was dealing with a woman trying to buy the PS2. Mike and I both hear “$5 for the PS2??” to which Mike said No. I’m not sure of the events that followed but somehow it came out that she paid full price for the PS2, full price meaning $10 as the sticker on the PS2 said. Wait what? We looked around, an item that was near the PS2, that was priced at $10 was missing its tag. She switched them and ripped us off. Nice people in this world.
  • A certain ethnic group (i’ll leave it at that) would stop by and no matter what the price marked on an item was ($1, $5, $10) they would offer 50 cents…EVERYTIME. Do they have a handbook on this or something?
  • Same group was trying to buy watches we had.. I believe they were marked at $3 a piece…offer came in “50 cents for each”…NO…”ok, a dollar for both”..NO THAT WOULD BE THE SAME THING…
  • A car pulled up, was a like a Subaru stationwagon/hatchback kind of car.. 6 adults poured out of the car and then I noticed they had at least 4 kids stuffed into the trunk compartment of the car.The kids were all under 8 and in NJ the law is 8 or 80 pounds you MUST be in a booster seat. Not to mention the “not allowed to have more people than seat belts” law..and I liive across the street from a police station.

It’s been a number of years since our last garage sale and I can tell you now, it’s going to be quite a few before our next one. They suck plain and simple but I did get rid of A LOT of crap. Of course the things that you think will sell don’t, the things you don’t think will sell so and the things that aren’t for sale (a red wagon that we were using to display stuff) got at least 20 inquiries.

On a side note, I found this video this morning…the beginning where they simulate a thunderstorm is absolutely amazing…

A New Place

May 7, 2009

Welcome!! This is my new home. My other blog was up for renewal and I just didn’t feel it was worth the money to renew. If you’ve notice lately, there haven’t been a lot of posts and with the free services that wordpress.com offers, I figured moving over here was the right thing to do. If you’ve followed me over here, thanks and I hope to write entries more oftern.