Becoming Debt Free in 2009

April 8, 2009

Yard Sale – Yes, No, Maybe

Filed under: Uncategorized — ambercouric @ 9:29 am

Kennedy is begging me to have a yard sale.  Long story short, his friend  wanted a Wii and his mother told him he would have to have make the money for the Wii by selling some of his toys.  This family is a shopping family and they have EVERYTHING.  Anyway, the father lost his job 15 months ago and still hasn’t found work.  They have stopped buying stuff so the only way the friend could get to Wii was to sell some of his toys.   The yard sale was a great success more than $2500 and the friend made enough for his Wii.

Kennedy has to have a laptop for boarding school.  We have four people and four computers – two laptops and two desktops.  Kennedy’s is a desktop. I really don’t want to go through all the trouble but I am sure he can make several hundred dollars.  I should also say that I have given him a limit of how much I will pay for a laptop.  He is convinced that the one he has to have is about $200 more than I am willing to pay.

We live in yard sale heaven.  One sign at the entrance and the people will come.  Also, this is prime yard sale time.

I guess I should let him has the yard sale but I dread the work involve.  He could plan a date for a few weeks away and spend part of spring break getting everything ready.

Is it worth the work?



  1. That is awesome that he is thinking that way! He is totally understanding the concept! Fantastic foundation mom!!! I believe it is worth it 😉 Especially if he is willing to help!

    Comment by jpkittie — April 9, 2009 @ 8:19 am

  2. I totally understand how you feel! We should have a sale, but oh, I hate the work, the time and all the people!

    Maybe your son should be in charge of the whole operation. From advertising to clean up.

    Comment by calina — April 9, 2009 @ 9:11 am

  3. Wow, $2500 for a yard sale that is great. I’ve never had such good luck and they are a lot of work, but on a pretty day with the help of some good friends can actually be fun.

    Comment by Needs Help — April 9, 2009 @ 11:38 am

  4. $2500 is rather impressive I usually list my sale with the pennysaver and online with its been a great start to the season for garage sale traffic!

    Comment by Ricky — April 9, 2009 @ 2:25 pm

  5. Yard sales are ok, but sometimes donating items can save just as much on taxes.

    Comment by Herbalife Las Vegas — April 10, 2009 @ 6:35 am

  6. Do the yard sale and make him “in charge” of it. You can be the supervisor. Make a deal with him and get a laptop between what you want and what he wants – only if he can raise the money.

    Comment by Cheapskate Sandy — April 10, 2009 @ 7:34 pm

  7. If he is willing to do all the work, then by all means go ahead! I’m too lazy to do one, I’d rather box it all up and take it to goodwill. If there is anything of value sell it on craigslist or ebay.

    Comment by Miss M — April 14, 2009 @ 3:27 pm

  8. Wow, I would definitely do a yardsale if there was a possibility of earning $2,500.00! I’m going to start thinking about it myself! :O))

    Comment by Sharon — April 20, 2009 @ 10:20 am

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