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Hi - if it ever stops raining, we'd like to hit some garage
sales looking for gently used kids clothes and toys. Where do
you find the ''best'' garage sale listings? Which newspapers &
days, or is it the BPN newsletter? Anyone just ''drive around''
looking? How do you come up with your ''map'' for the day or
Hope it dries up soon!
I can't answer your specific question, but you and others will want to
know that El Cerrito's Citywide Garage Sale takes place on Saturday,
October 14, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Maps will be available at the E.C.
Community Center beginning at noon, Friday October 13.
I recommend Craigslist. You can pick Garage Sale category and
then pick the areas you are willing to drive. If you want kids
stuff then put in a simple keyword like ''toy''.
Start with Craiglist.org (you can select for sales in just one town), then let
take you elsewhere!
Look on craigslist.org. Or sometimes there are ads in the
Montclarion or East Bay Express. Or even driving around you see
I usually just follow the signs on lazy Sunday mornings, but I
also know about two mega sales that are happening soon and
worth the drive. These aren't just a few families getting
together, but 100's.
On May 6th and 7th, hundreds of families in the Cordelia
section of Fairfield participate in the community sale. When we
lived there two years ago, I was amazed at the amount of people
that showed up from as far away at Manteca and Red Bluff. Crazy.
Now, we live in Green Valley (also Fairfield) and the community
sale in our neighborhood is June 3rd.
The Cordelia sale is larger since there are more homes over
there, but it really is an event.
I have heard that Blackhawk has a similar set-up, but I have
never made it to theirs, although I am sure it is magnificent.
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