West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day signups begin!

garagesaledaysmalllog.jpgAs of this morning, through Friday, April 25, registration is open and the first signups already have rolled in for the 4th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, which is happening 9 am-3 pm Saturday, May 10. (Backstory: WSCGSD is a creation of the late great community-connection organization Megawatt; its leadership hoped its signature events would go on, and allowed WSCGSD to be taken over by WSB, while Gathering of Neighbors will now be presented by DNDA.) If you haven’t participated before, as a sale-holder or shoppers, just to be clear: This is NOT one big day in one location — this is one day set aside for people to have sales all over West Seattle – as many as people sign up to have – in the past few years, there’ve been more than 100! – all promoted with a map and citywide advertising. For the first time, you can register online — go to the official West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day website at westseattlegaragesale.com to do that, or to get a downloadable registration form you can print out and mail in, or to see the list of locations where you will be able to pick up a registration form starting later today (just in time for the West Seattle Art Walk tonight – some of our form-distribution locations are Art Walk participants). And even if you’re not going to have a sale as part of WSCGSD on May 10, please set aside some time to shop till you drop – as happens every year, we will have maps available online and at several in-person locations starting a few days ahead of time; we’re also promoting/advertising the event to areas outside West Seattle so shoppers will flock this way. One more new feature this year: Contests – including “best sign” and “most unusual sale item.” Questions? E-mail garagesale@westseattleblog.com – and keep checking westseattlegaragesale.com for updates.

8 Replies to "West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day signups begin!"

  • Deana April 10, 2008 (10:11 am)

    Where exactly will this garage sale be held? I was unable to find any mention of it here or on the westseattlegragesale.com site.

  • Erik April 10, 2008 (10:37 am)

    Where exactly will this garage sale be held?

    At many homes. The reason for the sign-up is to get your individual garage sale on the map, literally.

  • WSB April 10, 2008 (11:02 am)

    Thanks for answering before I even saw the comment, Erik, working on a couple stories. Sounds like I need to add a line about “sales all over West Seattle.” Will do that in a bit.

  • Sargon Bighorn April 10, 2008 (12:18 pm)

    The time and date is given on the blurp body, why not the place?

  • WSB April 10, 2008 (12:22 pm)

    We don’t know the places till people register their sales. This is one day for sales all over West Seattle. Adding more copy to the blurb now …

  • Deana April 10, 2008 (2:02 pm)

    Great! Thanks keep up the GREAT work!

  • Jackie April 12, 2008 (3:41 pm)

    Great blog and a great service to West Seattle — I’ve given up my subscription to the WS Herald because of it, and I check in with you every day.

    I have a friend who lives in an apartment and doesn’t have space to display for the garage sale. Anyone out there who will have space in their yard/outside their business/parking lot who will rent spaces for very low $$? The Phinney Community Center has space in their parking lot on their garage sale day for people like this.

  • WSB April 12, 2008 (6:29 pm)

    I need to doublecheck on this but I heard Cameron at C & P was signing people up to join in on the one she’s having, for starters … stand by, I need to find that out, should have found it out sooner.

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