my favorite ads on nextdoor this week:
-FREE- round table, terrible condition (see above)
-FREE – old milk crate (very dirty)
in good shape except for being really filthy
(at least i think they are priced fairly)
“advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods,
particularly if the goods are worthless.”
classy crap boutique – keepin’ the c in classy-
“as long as people will accept crap, it will be financially profitable to dispense it.”
loved visiting the grandies
and their friends from the neighborhood
at their very own garage sale for kids.
they made signs
waved to cars
took turns being the dj in the garage
keeping the music going
and offering specials
(like the ‘wear two things on your head and get one free discount’)
every few minutes.
reminds me of me when i was a kid
though I usually ended up spending my profits
buying my friends’ stuff
and they often did the same with mine.
sometimes I even ended up
with more stuff than I had started with.
a pretty fun time for all
and some things are timeless.
I remember going with my mom
to a random garage sale as a kid and thinking
what a cool treasure hunt that the whole world was.
only to transition as an adult to think,
‘what a gross place that really is.’
– will ferrell
set up a business
to a captive audience
of family and friends.
some of the employees
wait for the customers
to come to their door
and at times business is slow.
has an out of the box idea.
and pours it back
into the the pitcher
to resell again.
to the same captive audience.
“i’m a hustler, baby; i sell water to a well!”