Boatloads of bargains at West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day

OK, we can’t guarantee it’s a bargain – perhaps in the garage-sale tradition, they’ll negotiate – but it IS a boat and it’s one of the most unusual items listed for sale in the short “ads” that accompany the map for this Saturday’s 245+-sale West Seattle Community Garage Sale DayNicholas, sale #194 at 4036 SW Henderson in Fauntleroy, e-mailed the photo, writing, ‘Among the interesting items left behind by the former owners of our house was this model of a Chris Craft(?) boat. It’s all hand-crafted from wood and probably dates from the 1950s or 1960s.” Other sellers have been posting photos of slightly less unusual items on the WSCGSD Facebook page; check the page, check the maps (find the clickable/zoomable and printable versions both here), and if you’re not among the sellers, get ready for a shop-a-thon all over the peninsula 9 am-3 pm Saturday. Keep tabs on that page and/or the official WSCGSD website ( tomorrow and Saturday, for map pages, special announcements, you just never know. The weather still looks GREAT!

6 Replies to "Boatloads of bargains at West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day"

  • (required) May 10, 2012 (4:29 pm)

    Is there a way to search on some website beforehand to see who has what items for sale? For example, if I want to find tennis equipment, or a bowling ball, is there a wesite that lists all the garage sales and says what each person has for sale or plans to sell? No offense neighbors, but I really don’t want to sit in a car wasting gas polluting our air driving everywhere in the vague hope of finding something I think may be a deal — or at least, sort of a deal. If there is no such website, maybe it’s an idea for next year?

    • WSB May 10, 2012 (5:06 pm)

      That’s what the maps are for. If you follow the link to the map, click on any line on the right and the bubble opens for that sale and shows you the “ad” which mentions their highlighted items. You can also open the printable version and use “find” on a keyword to see if that keyword is in the seven pages of listings. Plus, as mentioned, people are posting on the WSCGSD FB page. That includes buyers who are in search of certain items. I have promoted the use of the page for that function in communication to sellers through multiple channels, as well as to buyers, and while I haven’t seen everything they’ve posted, it looks like it’s been pretty busy in the “posts by others” area. – TR

  • Juneau May 10, 2012 (8:57 pm)

    So we are all having garage sales this weekend. Since it’s so difficult to get here from anywhere, will the buyers show up?

    • WSB May 10, 2012 (9:16 pm)

      It’s not going to be as difficult this weekend as it was last year – long after we scheduled the date, which is always the second Saturday, a Viaduct closure was announced! This weekend, no bridge closures. Should be smooth travels for just about everyone who wants to come (and we have promoted/advertised it widely) … TR

  • Brettbarecale May 11, 2012 (11:45 am)

    Cant wait, my money is just burning a hole in my pocket, just unreal man, unreal.

  • dbsea May 11, 2012 (1:16 pm)

    “Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale,
    A tale of a fateful trip . . .”

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