When you live in a rural place, it's not like you can drive around the subdivision searching for the yard sale signs. No. Yard sale-ing is an art form and here's how you do it right.
- Load up your horse trailer and take all your crap down to the highway.
- Find an empty parking lot and unload. Right there next to the highway.
- Pull out your lawn chairs and make a day of it.
- Wave at your friends and neighbors as they drive by and honk.
- Only go on Fridays and Saturdays because it is most certainly a sin to yard sale on Sunday.
If you're a yard sale enthusiast, you might try the town-wide yard sale in Bakersville, NC in June. Everything from chickens to saddles. Or, if you're a huge yard sale enthusiast try The World's Longest Yardsale - 127 highway miles of crap you may need.
Now, here's a tip if you're yard sale-ing and want to seem like a local. Yes, this is the south, but 'round here, we don't say y'all. We say you'uns. And depending upon what holler you're from, you might say You-uns, You-ins, or Y'uns. All are correct.
A typical yard sale conversation might go like this:
Customer: How much do you'uns want for that there shovel?
Seller: Why I ain't sure. I reckon give me five dollars.
Customer: Five dollars, why that's a fair amount of money. Would you'uns throw in that flyer pot?
Seller: Why, I'd throw it in, but I reckon I'd have to get seven for the two of them.
Customer: Seven dollars, you say? Well, what about we throw in this here bunch of ramps and call it a trade. And would you hold on to it for me till I finish my tradin'?
Seller: Why I wouldn't care to a bit. I reckon that'll work. I'll see y'uns when you stop on back.
(Note, if you've been following my posts, this should all make perfect sense to you - if you haven't see the letter A, R, & T for clues)
So, do you like doing some tradin'?