Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Just Ask!

They say don’t judge a book by its cover. The same should probably be said about a yard sale. I know when I pull up to a location I make assumptions before I even get out of the car. Other times I make assumptions when I take a cursory look around. I don’t even realize I’m doing it but I am proven wrong so often that I should know better.


This past weekend we went to a yard sale where a lady was selling lots of kids items. I saw a brand new pair of Dansko girls clogs and North Face snow boots. I assumed she would want a lot for them for several reason: they were still there and it was almost noon, she had given an outrageous price on another item, they were good brands and weren’t cheap to buy new and she would want to make some of her money back. I was about to walk away when a voice inside of me said “Just ask. You don’t have to buy them if the price is too high (it’s only weird to hear voices when you talk back). So I asked and they were …. $1.00 a pair!  I’ve already sold one pair of shoes for $35.00 and they are on the way to the East Coast. I know there have been several other times I assumed something would cost too much so didn’t bother asking. Other times I looked at a person and assumed they wouldn’t have anything designer only to find several great finds in the bottom of the pile of clothes.


I need to remember what they say about assuming. Like I always say, it doesn’t hurt to ask.



  1. Sweet!! I went to a moving sale and had an armful of glasses. I asked the lady how much and off the top of her head she said $10. I said I couldn't do ten and asked if she would take five and she said yes! Like you said, it never hurts to ask!

  2. You are soooooo right..I'll keep that in mind when I'm out there!!!!

  3. Awesome! I am one of those people that people who have yard sales probably can't stand. No matter what price they have on an item, I almost always try to negotiate a better price. But hey, as ebay sellers, we know that we really make our money when we buy low, low, low! :)