|Posted: 4/2/2013 7:28:22 PM|My LSS is having their annual garage sale, and they are opening it up early the night before for those willing to pay a $5 entrance fee. What do you think? Would you pay the fee to go early? I'm cheap by nature and struggle with the idea of paying to attend a garage sale!
|Posted: 4/2/2013 7:34:45 PM|
If I planned on buying a lot I might.
Would be nice to have first pick.
Loc: The Sunshine State
|Posted: 4/2/2013 7:42:44 PM|
All the good stuff is always gone 1st...I think I might. The $5 prob helps cover the employee cost to run the store after the normal hours.
likes shiny things
Loc: Ontario, Canada
|Posted: 4/2/2013 7:44:24 PM|
I might. I hate the mad rush at the start of shopping at my LSS garage sale. It actually takes a lot of fun out of shopping for me, as it turns the event into a stressful, "grab what you can, while you can reach it" fiasco.
|Posted: 4/2/2013 7:44:54 PM|
Yes, I would to beat the crowds and get the best selection.
|Posted: 4/2/2013 7:46:47 PM|
Makes me wonder how many other people are going to be there that night. Might be a mad rush then, too.
Loc: Tucson AZ
|Posted: 4/2/2013 7:55:53 PM|
I have in the past to a Huge Stamp Sale but 10% of the fee was donated to Saint Jude...
Sugar Snap Pea
|Posted: 4/2/2013 8:12:05 PM|
That's cheap. My LSS charges more for the pre-sale, but I can't remember how much. I have never gone the night before, didn't want to pay, but the five dollars might be worth it.
|Posted: 4/2/2013 8:12:30 PM|
I would probably pay the $5. However, if I couldn't go during that time frame, knowing that they had a fee the previous evening would probably discourage me from attending at a later point.... I would assume that all the good stuff was picked up by the hardcore scrappers!!
Love Letters Pea
Loc: Nashville, TN!
|Posted: 4/2/2013 8:15:54 PM|
Absolutely freakin' no. That's crazy. I hate payng to shop at conventions, where the stuff is new. No way in heck I'm paying for the "privilege" of shopping at a yard sale.
Don't let the dreamkillers get me
Loc: so. california
|Posted: 4/2/2013 8:27:39 PM|
i would. i've paid higher amounts for crazier things. i've always had good luck at LSS garage sales so i will assume the $5 will be worth it.
Loc: Elgin, SC (NE of Columbia)
|Posted: 4/2/2013 8:48:48 PM|
If we had an LSS, I probably would pay to go the night before. Not happy about it, but the best stuff does go first and fast.
|Karen in SC
Two page, multiple 4x6 photo scrapper.
|Posted: 4/2/2013 9:10:43 PM|
Our store donates the fee to the local food pantry so I always go and feel good about it cause its actually a donation to a good cause and I get first dibs at all the good stuff!
|Posted: 4/2/2013 9:13:43 PM|
No, I probably wouldn't pay an entrance fee.
|Posted: 4/2/2013 9:27:42 PM|
My LSS charges a bag of groceries or toiletries for a community food shelf. That's a feel-good solution--early shopping and doing a good thing for the community!
Loc: Central Louisiana
|Posted: 4/2/2013 10:04:31 PM|I would! Get my shopping done, get first dibs on some potentially good deals! Yep!
I'm just a pea:)
Loc: *Sunny Southern California*
|Posted: 4/2/2013 10:35:25 PM|
|Posted: 4/2/2013 11:41:40 PM|
I so would pay $5 to get ahold of the goodies first. I think $5 is reasonable.
Loc: in the sunshine
|Posted: 4/2/2013 11:43:54 PM|
It would depend on the store having the garage sale. And how many people signed up to sell stuff. I've been to some really amazing ones and quite a few really lame ones.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 4/3/2013 4:01:11 AM|
Sure, if I knew that I might get some good deals. $5 is minimal to have first pick.
|Posted: 4/3/2013 7:51:40 AM|
No. I would never pay an entrance fee to a garage sale.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 4/3/2013 9:37:13 AM|
Our LSS is doing that, but the "fee" for early entrance is a bag of food to donate to the food bank in town.
|Posted: 4/3/2013 9:56:13 AM|
I love the idea of a food donation and wish that was the case here. It's a flat fee going to the LSS. Thanks for all of your thoughts - wish I could get a sneak peek to know if it will be worth it!
Half Way There!
|Posted: 4/3/2013 10:07:07 AM|
Never say never but I probably would not.
|Posted: 4/3/2013 10:17:02 AM|Nope.
I'm too frugal.
*Stop the glorification of busy*
Rick Springfield Junkie
Loc: Mountain High Pea
|Posted: 4/3/2013 10:49:38 AM|
I know I have seen some that charge to come in early but donate that money to a good cause.. I would do that.. otherwise probably not. Did they say what the fee was for?
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 4/3/2013 10:59:02 AM|
For a convention, yes. For a LSS Garage Sale, no.
Pea, Glorious Pea
Loc: In the land of loss...weight loss, that is. 47.4 down, about 6 to go! :D
|Posted: 4/3/2013 11:27:50 AM|
Loc: Texas Transplant
|Posted: 4/3/2013 11:29:50 AM|
No I wouldn't. But then, even when I had an LSS I never went to the garage sale - just wasn't interested.
|Posted: 4/3/2013 11:45:27 AM|
My LSS charges the first night too. I think it's $5 or a bag of groceries. It all goes to the food pantry. Good cause so I don't mind paying.
|Posted: 4/3/2013 11:53:07 AM|
Probably not. They're already charging for space to those selling and it brings more customers into their store.
If the entry fee went towards a good cause and/or an entry for a nice prize, I might consider it.
Granny Panty Chic
Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it. ~Mark Twain
Loc: Sunny Florida
|Posted: 4/3/2013 11:56:25 AM|
If you want high ticket items like die cutters then yes; otherwise no.
|Posted: 4/3/2013 1:56:57 PM|
Whenever there is an entrance fee for shopping, it also gives me pause. I then stop and ask myself, "Is there anything I really need?" The answer is always no. I don't go.
So entrance fees always stop me from going.
|Posted: 4/3/2013 2:16:46 PM|
Our lss is also having a gs this month and also a special early sale. However, the "entrance fee" is a bag of nonperishable food to be donated to the local food pantry. I think it is a great idea.
Full of faith pea
Loc: Phoenix area
|Posted: 4/3/2013 2:28:49 PM|Yes.
And I am super frugal.
Loc: Aberdeen, MD
|Posted: 4/3/2013 3:00:07 PM|
The only time I've paid an entrance fee has been when the fee went to a charity of some type.
Proud foot flusher
Loc: on my high horse
|Posted: 4/3/2013 3:01:43 PM|
Having been to an lss garage sale before, no, I would not pay one penny to get in. It was always the most hideous outdated crap marked at almost retail prices. Maybe it will be different at your lss, but that is my experience.
Loc: Southern California
|Posted: 4/3/2013 3:50:42 PM|
I am frugal, but I think I might pay it, so I wouldn't have to go early the next morning. Since I only get every other weekend off, they are special. But if the sale was held on a Friday, I wouldn't pay extra to go on Thursday night...lol.
No matter where you go, there you are!
Loc: Chicago NW burbs
|Posted: 4/3/2013 3:57:08 PM|
I'd pay it if I really thought there might be some good stuff there.
Loc: New England
|Posted: 4/3/2013 4:06:56 PM|Normally I'd say NO, but if it got me in the door early - then YES. Love that some stores ask you to bring food