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Frustrated & Mad

August 24, 2020

I was out for a nice walk on Saturday morning when I turned up a neighborhood side street and saw this sign and decided to stop in.

Garage Sale

As it turned out, the garage really wasn’t for sale after all.

Color me mad. Bait and switch, anyone?

I had this same problem last October when I tried buying a yard.

And not that you’re particularly interested, but in late July 2019 the homeowner not-so-politely asked me to leave his property when I complained to him that holding a rummage sale where everything  was set out neatly on tables and chairs was dishonest because there was nothing for a person to rummage through. That made me angry, being kicked out of the beautifully organized “rummage” sale like that, but not as angry as I was a month later from the response I got from the person running a thrift sale when I told her that there was nothing particularly thrifty about her prices for what was little more than a driveway full of junk.

I’m going to stop going to these types of “sales” because this whole situation with outdoor household bazaars is just too bizarre for me.

And just between you and I, at this point, since I’m still angry about Saturday’s disappointment, I’m seriously thinking of talking to someone about false advertising and trying to find out what my legal rights in these situations might be. I’m guessing there’s an association or guild overseeing the Used Goods of Household sellers (UGH) that I can contact about this. Certainly there must be someone who can put the kibosh on these secondhand-good selling fraudsters and their scams.

In the meantime, I’d be curious to know if anyone out there in the blogreadingverse has ever had any luck buying a garage or a yard at one of these so-called “sales”.





2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 24, 2020 11:05 am

    You are an absolute curmudgeon. 🤣
    There oughtta be a law against such bait and switch chicanery. And the ad on your page is about how to get a criminal law degree. Coincidence? P’raps not!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Michael B. Fishman permalink*
      August 25, 2020 10:08 am

      I don’t know why, but I never see the ads so that’s funny.

      Liked by 1 person

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