I can't wait!!! My LSS in Ankeny, IA, is having its annual garage sale this weekend. My only gripe with them is that they have it in their crop room (or at last did last year), and it's waaaaay too small for the number of people it draws. You pay $5 to shop on Friday night, but Saturday is free. I go on Friday night - maybe there aren't as many people on Saturday. Anyone getting in my way will get whacked with my cane(not really!).
I've never seen them charge on Friday night but its a great idea - lets you get to the best stuff first! I would pay the $5.00 to go on Friday night when the door opened!
What happens to the $5.00 - just curious, not that it matters. Does it split between the vendors or does the scrapbook store keep all of it. WOuld be nice if it went on munchies and goodies for the shoppers - some of it anyway to make it kind of an event, although it sounds like the space is small.
I went to one scrapbook garage or yard sale which was set up in the shade in front of the store. That was at Whim-So-Doodle in St. Pete. It worked great and I still shopped a lot inside too but nothing was cramped.
I love these! I went to the two for the LSS near me last Sunday. One was inside the store and it was a bit cramped. The other was on the sidewalk outside the store. The weather was perfect and it was so fun to browse. I bought lots of stamps dirt cheap!
My LSS does the $5 early-bird thing, but I've never bothered with it. Her store hours make it pretty hard for anyone with a typical 8-9 hour workday to stop by at any time except Saturday, so I have to use that first night of the garage sale to bring my box of stuff for sale rather than shop.
My LSS does this once or twice a year. What they do is on Thursday night all of the people who brought stuff to sell can come in and shop before the public. Then it's open to everyone on Friday and Saturday. Pretty cool and always a nice time to get great deals!
This particular store picks a charity. The give you the money you make except they withhold 20%, which goes to the charity, along with the money they make on charging for Friday night shopping. At least that's what they did in the past - I assume they're doing it that way again this yaer.