Garage sales down under

Posted by Meghan in Field Trip, Sale Tales | 4 Comments

My husband and I spent about 15 days in Australia for our honeymoon. I thought maybe we would go thrifting or something, but 9 days in we hadn’t done much but eat and walk on the beach.

When we arrived at our friends house in Lennox Head, NSW, their entire place was a tiki shrine and they told us about some of their scores around the area. They mentioned that usually they don’t get many sales, but if I wanted to get up early and hit some sales they would drive us around.

Garage sale sign among the palms

One thing I did think was cool was their local weekend paper listed all the garage sales, then they created a check list that you could rip out and work out what you wanted to hit.

Garage diggers

They don’t have many. All told we hit four sales, including a Masonic Hall rummage sale.

Masonic Garage Sale

Rummage and plant sale

It was all pretty normal, with the exception of this sale where they had wall to wall carpet inside the garage!

Perusing the goods

I have seen folks slap down some nasty carpet remnants, but professional carpet in the garage… that’s a new one.

I would love to tell you about the bounty, but how do you get stuff home with the new weight restrictions on the plane? Or packing … In the end, all I purchased was a magazine for 50 cents for the plane ride home — seemed like a good saving with most magazines running around $8.

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