Our yard sale was mildly successful. We made about $100. Better than nothing!
The signage to our house was misleading for 2 prime hours of selling time. Other people put their sign to go right onto their street, so unless you kept going down our side street, you wouldn't know we were there. A kind lady informed me, but it was already 10:00. I was wondering why it seemed a little slow.
The good news is we got rid of tons of tiny stuff for under a dollar. We didn't have a lot of big ticket items anyway, but the few we had didn't sell, so I'm listing them on craigslist. Prior to the yard sale, I had sold several things on Craiglist and Ebay. So, in the past 2 months, I've made over $200 on sales through those outlets.
We can't ever come up with enough stuff to itemize on our tax return, so we take the standard deduction. Therefore, donations don't mean squat for us financially. So, if we can make something on stuff that we would otherwise donate, I'm thrilled.
The highlight of the day was receiving the Robin costume that we won on e-bay direct from Hong Kong. It was torture on Ben to wait 2 weeks. I knew I shouldn't have told him that it was coming. "It's on it's way, it has to come from Hong Kong" means nothing to a 4 year old. I even got out the map to show him and took the long way to the U.S., but that didn't help.
He was so excited when Emily told him it was here. Much to our surprise a Superman costume was in there also. Suzy (my Dad's wife) also won a few costumes for him and I put in their address in Idaho. So when we went to visit, he'd have a few new costumes. Apparently, the Superman and Robin costumes were from the same seller in Hong Kong who decided to save on shipping and combine our order since it had the same name. I did put down a different address, but it is what it is and he was thrilled to have 2 new costumes. Emily thought it was pretty cool too and she is more than happy to be Supergirl.
All in a day...