Unlike online shopping, with a garage sale, there is no search-bar for that sought after item.
You either know it when you see it or in many cases, you get lucky and you get your hands on a great find. And hoping shoppers do just that are some vendors at the World’s Largest Garage Sale.
“Clothes today and baby stuff. I had a lot of baby stuff.”
This is Kaili McCauley’s third year selling items at the garage sale.
The Duncan resident said for opening day, business was good.
“Today, we’ve made a few hundred [dollars]. We’ve done pretty good today.”
With the hot weather and the lack of raindrops falling on their heads, some vendors say it was a little slow this year at the World’s Largest Garage Sale. Yet, those brave enough to come and shop on a very hot day say just the prospect and the idea of finding a good deal, as Lawrence Welk used to say, it’s ‘Wunnerful, Wunnerful.’
“I did. I got a roping dummy.”
Miranda Seward’s a bargain hunter who said she’s shopped every year since the garage sales started, as her mom used to take her. Now, she goes for another reason.
“I’ve raised ten kids. So, I’m always trying to look for a bargain.”
Some bargains and birdhouses were found at the home of Ramona Williams.
She said she’s been involved with the sale nearly every year and remembers the first year well.
“Because my daughter was born the first year.”
Williams also remembers better business for her in previous years. So far this year…
“Bad, because it’s hot. Nobody wants to get out.”
However, it’s not all bad in the shade.
“Books, clothes, we’ve sold some records, a table-saw and water,” said Shelitta Phipps laughing.
At Third and Main Streets, Shelitta Phipps believes in the heat or cold, there’s one reason people love a garage sale, even if it’s underneath an awning.
“They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. So, I think it just rummaging through people’s stuff. We’ll keep doing it. Heat or not, we’ll keep doing it,” stated Phipps.
The World’s Largest Garage Sale continues all day Saturday, throughout Duncan.