I confess I like to shop garage sales. It's a good way to be frugal and re-using things instead of buying new stuff is environmentally responsible behavior.
That said, the idea of holding our own garage sale turns my stomach like sour milk. What a hassle! Seems like donating all the stuff we no longer want to a place like Goodwill would 1) take a mere fraction of time required for a garage sale, 2) would permit us to name the value (to a point) and take it as a tax write-off; 3) wouldn't have to deal with those god-awful chiselers (like me) always trying to get everything for nothing.
Anywho, the in-laws want to hold a gar(b)age sale and are asking us to contribute both our items and our time towards the enterprise. Mrs. Maister seems to actually be not appalled by the idea If she agrees you just KNOW I am going to get pressed into service. How do I get out of this?
Along more general discussion lines - are you personally a garage saler? Have you ever hosted one? And you say you'd be willing to do so again? Really? What's up with that? What kind of medications do you take?
What are items that you see at every garage sale that NEVER sell? Dont you feel sorry for all the schmucks trying to sell their old "Lethal Weapon 2" plastic cups they got at Burger King and McDonalds?
50 cents - $1 seems to be the going rate for VHS tapes these days.
$1-$2 for CD's or DVD's
kids clothes - depends but expect $2 for pair of pants in decent shape