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Princeton's WordNet

  1. garage sale, yard salenoun

    an outdoor sale of used personal or household items held on the seller's premises

Wiktionary

  1. garage salenoun

    a sale of used household goods in the driveway or garage of someone's home

  2. Etymology: From garage sale

Wikipedia

  1. Garage sale

    A garage sale (also known as a yard sale, tag sale, moving sale and by many other names) is an informal event for the sale of used goods by private individuals, in which sellers are not required to obtain business licenses or collect sales tax (though, in some jurisdictions, a permit may be required). Typically the goods in a garage sale are unwanted items from the household with its owners conducting the sale. The conditions of the goods vary, but they are typically usable. Some of these items are offered for sale because the owner does not want or need the item to minimize their possessions or to raise funds. Popular motivations for a garage sale are for "spring cleaning," moving or earning extra money. The seller's items are displayed to the passers-by or those responding to signs, flyers, classified ads or newspaper ads. In some cases, local television stations will broadcast a sale on a local public channel. The venue at which the sale is conducted is typically a garage; other sales are conducted at a driveway, carport, front yard or inside a house. Some vendors, known as "squatters," will set up in a high-traffic area rather than on their own property. Items typically sold at garage sales include old clothing, books, toys, household decorations, lawn and garden tools, sports equipment and board games. Larger items like furniture and occasionally home appliances are also sold. Garage sales occur most frequently in rural and suburban areas on weekends with good weather conditions, and usually have designated hours for the sale. Buyers who arrive before the hours of the sale to review the items are known as "early birds" and are often professional restorers or resellers. Such sales also attract people who are searching for bargains or for rare and unusual items. Bargaining, also known as haggling, on prices is routine, and items may or may not have price labels affixed. Some people buy goods from these sales to restore them for resale. Some jurisdictions require that the home owners obtain a permit (which may require a fee), stating the date(s) on which the sale will take place (with allowances in the event of bad weather conditions). The jurisdiction may also place restrictions on the sale, such as the number of sales in a year a person can have (so as to avoid a person running a business without licenses and without collecting sales taxes), where signs may be placed in and around the neighborhood, and even where on the owner's premises a sale may take place.

ChatGPT

  1. garage sale

    A garage sale is a private sale event, often held at one's residential location, specifically in a garage or yard, where used or unwanted household items such as furniture, clothing, appliances, toys, books, and more, are sold. These sales are usually organized by individuals or families, as a way to declutter their homes or make extra money. Garage sales are casual, open to the public, and prices are usually negotiable.

Wikidata

  1. Garage sale

    A garage sale, also known as a yard sale, rummage sale, tag sale, lawn sale, attic sale, moving sale, garbage sale, thrift sale or junk sale, is an informal, irregularly scheduled event for the sale of used goods by private individuals, in which "block sales" are allowed so that sellers are not required to obtain business licenses or collect sales tax. Typically the goods in a garage sale are unwanted items from the household with the home owners conducting the sale. The goods are sometimes new, like-new, or just usable. Some of these items are offered for sale because the owner does not want or need the item to minimize their possessions or to raise funds. Popular motivations for a garage sale are "spring cleaning", moving, or earn extra money. The seller displays their wares to the passers-by or those responding to signs, flyers, Craigslist postings, Facebook updates, Twitter posts or newspaper ads. Sometimes local television stations will broadcast a sale on the local public channel. The sales venue is typically a garage, driveway, carport, front yard, porch, or occasionally, the interior of a house. Some vendors, known as 'squatters', will set up in a highly trafficked area, and not on their own property.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of garage sale in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of garage sale in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of garage sale in a Sentence

  1. Shelley Mack:

    The building was crammed with rugs, old sofas and a garage-sale-like collection of pianos, paintings, turntables, statues and other items that quickly fed the flames. I didn't think it was going to last this long before it went up or somebody shut it down.

  2. Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images:

    You just have to keep an open mind and be open to shopping for things out of season, i purchased a vintage 1992 Elvira life-sized cutout for our store window from a garage sale back in July.


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