Yesterday, I posted about a community sale we were participating in 40 minutes from home and while we sold some stuff, we still managed to come home with 2 carloads of items. Our own items. :(
Below is a picture of Eric in our space. The sun was in a really bad spot by the time I got my camera out so I'm sorry it looks so dark- but you get the idea.
|Still early on in the morning. We weren't standing so proud by the end of the day.|
My initial thoughts on the day...
*As we were setting up a nice old man came by and bought a handful of items. His sale covered our "participation" fee.
*There was a restaurant next door and they had really good burgers
*We also made enough money to cover the cost of the burgers
* It was hot out. Not as hot as some of you East Coasters are dealing with, but 6 hours in a parking lot with no pop-up tent made for one over heated seller.
*Descanso is faaaaar! And apparently not just for me...also for all of the buyers.
*Someone asked me if I would accept a check for $2.00, from Wyoming. sorry lady, no can do.
*The parking lot was not paved, just lots of loose dirt and gravel and every time a car drove by it kicked up a little tornado of dust and dirt. we were covered in a thick layer of grime within 20 minutes of being there.
*2 carloads of items left home with us and 2 carloads of items came home with us.
|The lower parking lot- where we were stationed|
Overall I'm glad we participated today. We did get rid of a few box loads and learned some good tips for the next time we do something like this. 1. shade is important. 2. we need better tables...more things need to be lifted off the ground. 3. keep the books in boxes. 4. cheap clothing racks stink!
Have you ever participated in a swap market/ flea market type event?
Any tips you'd like to share.