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Archive for May, 2009

Thanks again for participating in WSCGSD ’09!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 22, 2009

The prize judging slid a bit – OK, a lot – and we’ll be announcing that shortly. Meanwhile, hope you have marked your calendar for next year: May 8, 2010.

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Contest judging still under way

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 12, 2009

Got some extra prizes so may have extra winners! Hopefully will be announcing on Wednesday. Things post-Sale Day just got a little busy. Thanks for your patience, and thanks to the folks who entered!

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Post-Garage Sale Day notes

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 11, 2009

*Today’s the deadline for sending in your pix for the contests – Most Creative Sign, Most Unusual Item Bought, Most Unusual Item Sold. garagesale@westseattleblog.com by end of day today.

*The Seattle Weekly has published a slideshow of people and their finds, encountered during Garage Sale Day – see it here.

Mark your calendar for May 8, 2010 …

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2009 West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, the aftermath

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 9, 2009

Comments? Ideas? Open thread of sorts here – plus we’re opening this post to add some aftermath items such as, “found” items we’ve just heard about — for starters, here’s information about some keys that were found. Also, a box with money and kids’ sunglasses.

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Final moments of WSCGSD: Hotwire courtyard

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 9, 2009

The selling continued till the last moments. Now, if you have leftovers, think about Northwest Center … or as mentioned earlier, WestSide Baby … or West Seattle Helpline, which says it’s gotten a great response in donations to its new Clothesline clothing bank …

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Sale #18 – SW Historical Society/Log House Museum, 3003 61st SW

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 9, 2009

If you’re walking in the Alki vicinity, no problem. If you’re looking to park, hm, a little bit of a challenge. So we shot a photo while driving by. Sales continue everywhere till 3 …

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Sale #11 – Click! Design That Fits – 2210 California SW

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 9, 2009

Click’s John Smersh told us our visit came during the only real lull they’ve had all day. Meantime, we’ve already proceeded from there to Alki, and it’s summer conditions at the beach …

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Sale #126 – 6526 49th SW

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 9, 2009

Kelly sent photos including that one and writes, “We have a lot of super baby clothing left at our sale and also some other great items. Come on by, 6526 49th Ave SW 98136! We’ll be here until at least 3! Great deals to be had!”

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Sale #170 – International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, 9206 30th Avenue SW

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 9, 2009

They told us their sale’s been going really well – front and back of the house – and they have a bake sale too! We also drove by nearby Roxhill Elementary but looks like their sale’s inside (if anybody has Roxhill pix later, please send!), accessible off Roxbury.

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Sale #33 – Amigos de las Americas – 3010 37th SW

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 9, 2009

This writer explains what the sale is all about, noting that his daughter is traveling to Honduras with the group:

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Sale #68 – Hope Lutheran Youth New Orleans Mission Trip – 4456 42nd SW

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 9, 2009

It costs some $ to travel to do good deeds, and that’s what this sale is all about – one of several fundraising sales today – if you haven’t been, there’s still more than two hours to go!

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Sale #7 – 2116 Ferry Ave SW

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 9, 2009

David just sent that photo with the explanation:

Tons gone with the morning rush. But we have a new arrival- 7 brand
new snowboards and gear. Boards are $150 obo, pants $10

Plus, electronics, furniture and more!

Use our back alley entrance off SW Walker/California Ave.

House # is 2116 Ferry Ave SW but sale located in back alley

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Sale #176 – 9822 42nd Ave SW

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 9, 2009

Thanks to Hillary for the photo – and the memorable sale listing verbiage about having moved from the East Coast with too much stuff! She reports enjoying some conversations with shoppers so far, as well as making a few sales, and says, “This is a blast!”

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A reminder that we’re also covering WSCGSD on Twitter

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 9, 2009

Just pulled a search to see who else had “tweeted” about West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day and “re-tweeted” a few of the notes. Even if you don’t have a Twitter account, you can still see what we’ve been saying at twitter.com/westseattleblog – and if you’ve got a WSCGSD note for us (or breaking news etc. ANY time), message @westseattleblog … thanks!

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Sale #95 – 5204-D Delridge Way SW

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 9, 2009

Just sent us a photo – thanks – everybody shopping/selling is welcome to send a pic, just be sure you include the address so we can find you on the map (and don’t forget the contests – those pix can be sent later – most creative sign, most unusual item sold, most unusual item bought).

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Sale #107 – C & P Coffee, 5612 California SW

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 9, 2009

This is another community site – multiple sellers – like Hotwire to the north.

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Sale #27 – WSHS Grad Night Committee – 3000 California SW

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 9, 2009

Not only does WSHS have a sale going to raise money for Grad Night (only a month away!!!) but also a car wash. Various groups at the school have scheduled car washes for Saturdays that often turned out to be rainy but TODAY, finally, the SUN has arrived, hooray. More to come …

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Sale #139 – Lincoln Park P-Patch – 7400 Fauntleroy SW

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 9, 2009

A little out of the way but don’t miss it, particularly if you are interested in gardening – the P-Patch is right behind the Lincoln Park Annex tennis courts off Fauntleroy Way SW, across from the 76 station that’s on the north end of the park, not even a mile south of Morgan Junction. We’ve been watching these folks’ organizational e-mails (since we’re on their mailing list) and they have quite the operation set up for today – go see ’em.

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Sale #72 – Brunette Mix (Oregon west of California in The Junction)

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 9, 2009

Custom purses, just a few of the items we spotted outside the store. Lots of businesses having sales too – and The Junction is a hotspot for business, group, individual sales.

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Sale #119 – Lincoln Park Co-op Preschool: 4620 SW Graham

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 9, 2009

It’s at Seaview Methodist Church, where the school has its sessions (our guy went there – a decade ago! how time flies) – great crowd when we visited:

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Sale #149 – 8107 37th Ave SW

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 9, 2009

This was sent as an entry for “most unusual item (offered for sale)” – but we thought you might want to know about it sooner – a $10,000 van!

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Sale #66 – Hotwire courtyard, 4410 California SW

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 9, 2009

We stopped by for some video in our very first post, while setup was under way a couple hours ago – here’s the sale in higher gear – thanks to Lora at Hotwire for sending the photo – dozens of sellers have set up tables here.

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Sale #117 – Chief Sealth PTSA: 5950 Delridge Way SW

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 9, 2009

This is a fundraiser for a student trip to Japan – and they have a LOT going on – bake sale, hot dogs, we’d call it a must-see … we just dropped in to get a people pic, and keep moving!

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Sale #121 – 6043 Fauntleroy Way SW

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 9, 2009

Just sent this photo – good location, too, right on busy Fauntleroy Way – and check it out, so sunny you need a hat!

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Request to sellers and shoppers, from WestSide Baby

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 9, 2009

Just received this:

Request to WestSide Baby Supporters and Garage Sale People

As you are shopping or closing up shop at the end of the day today, please help us fill the need.
We are desperate to fill our shelves for clothing items in the following sizes:
Boys. Sizes 4 to 8
Girls Sizes. 4, 5, 7, 8

We also need the following equipment:

Carseats that are less than 6 years old
Highchairs with straps
Bouncy seats
Strollers, especially doubles
Portable Cribs

We would be thrilled to have them on Monday at 10032. 15th Ave SW in white center.

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Sale #81 – 4736 40th SW

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 9, 2009

Alki Lodge #152 has tons of stuff and this is just a bit of it. They’re there till 4 pm, later than the overall official end time of 3 pm. (If you’re selling, remember that the Northwest Center dropoff spot in The Junction is open later today too.)

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Sale #182 – 11027 36th SW

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 9, 2009

Almost the southernmost sale on the map, but not quite. And buyers were already starting to pull up when we were there around 8:40. More to come, send us a photo at garagesale@westseattleblog.com if you can!

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Sale 83 – Alley sale between 37th/38th, Edmunds/Hudson

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 9, 2009

This photo came in as an entry for the “most creative sign” contest (actually they have four versions) but we’re sharing it as an early Garage Sale Day photo too:

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Sale #51 – 3831 44th SW

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 9, 2009

Just sent this photo:

We’ll post pix here as the day goes on in individual posts identifying the sales by address, unless it’s some other kind of update … on West Seattle Blog, we’ll have running updates with multiple notes and photos in each. Just in case you are keeping track.

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West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2009 is here!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 9, 2009

(video added 8:25 am, setup at Hotwire Coffee group site)
Shopping/selling officially begins at 9 am, but a few have gotten started early, and setup certainly is under way. First photos shortly. Lots of updates here throughout the day, as well as on Twitter (twitter.com/westseattleblog) and a few via Facebook (where we are WS Blog). Send your photos – garagesale@westseattleblog.com!

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Map note: Dot locations are not an exact science

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 9, 2009

Heard from Kerry at sale #182, that when you take a close look at the dot marking her sale, it’s not quite on the correct street (36th SW). We should note that the dot placement is definitely not an exact science – Google Maps doesn’t put the placemarker for certain addresses at the exact spot – so please follow the street names and numbers as well as the markers’ general guidane. Meantime, Kerry hopes to see you at 11027 36th SW: “Our house is at the south dead-end of 36th, right off 110th.”

P.S. Remember that as we mentioned earlier, we’ve invited sellers to post more info about their sales in the West Seattle Blog Forums’ Freebies, Deals, Sales section – and a few more have taken us up on that – see the listings here.

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More updates … it’s Garage Sale Day eve!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 8, 2009

Check out the various notes just posted at WSB. And remember – send photos! Just in case we don’t make it to your sale (we’ll be out and about starting early, posting updates on this site and on WSB).

ADDED FRIDAY EVENING: We’ll be adding tidbits to this throughout the night – keep checking back. Here’s a site with a bit more on the Amigos de las Americas fundraising sale – proud dad of a daughter who’s going to Honduras because of the group.

CONTESTS: It was pointed out that we haven’t said a lot about the contests. Yikes! We have three — two for sellers, one for shoppers: Most creative sign, most unusual item sold, most unusual item bought. After the sale’s over, send us photos at garagesale@westseattleblog.com along with information on exactly which sale the sign/item is from, plus of course your contact info. We judge and will announce the winners – each of whom gets a gift certificate – we’re still finalizing the prize lineup but so far it looks like one Junction restaurant, one downtown restaurant, one Junction merchandise.

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Yes, people really do come from outside the area

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 7, 2009

Last year we heard from folks who came all the way over the Cascades from Yakima. Tonight, just got a note from somebody who’s coming from Marysville. Anybody you know who’s interested in Yard Sale Paradise, have ’em come this way on Saturday – plenty of sales to go around for everyone! Don’t have your map yet? GO HERE!

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Got more to say about your sale? Post it in the WSB Forum

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 7, 2009

We’re thinking it’ll be a great idea for next year to set up a separate discussion forum area where people can talk about sales – and even post that they’re looking for certain items – BEFORE West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day. In the meantime, we have something of a jerry-rigged system … you can go to the West Seattle Blog Forums and post about your sale, or about an item you’re seeking. Just be sure that after you create your post on the forums’ main page, you subsequently categorize it for the Freebies, Deals, Sales section. There are several posts in that section already, including one from somebody looking for a certain item – read them all here.

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Two days till sale day!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 7, 2009

The “official participant” placard mailing may screech in today or tomorrow – if yours doesn’t come in tomorrow (Friday)’s mail, please call us at 206-293-6302 and we’ll drop one off at your house.

Also, if you have a preprinted map, please cross off one sale – #179 has to cancel. (May 1 was the deadline for getting off the printable map, but if anyone else has had to cancel at the last minute, please call us – same number as above – and we will take you off the online map.)

If there is anything extra you would like to say about your sale, you are welcome to post it in the Freebies, Deals, Sales section of the WSB Forums – a few people have done so already and we’ll be crosslinking their extra info here.

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NEW VERSION OF PRINTABLE MAP – PLEASE PRINT THIS ONE

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 6, 2009

Seems a couple of the markers in the first map section (page 2) were cut off in the far west and far east, so we have fixed it and made a new map packet. All sales were in the listings – but the number markers for a few just weren’t showing – now they do show; PRINT THIS ONE (8 page PDF).

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First coverage in other media – and unsolicited, to boot!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 5, 2009

Just happened onto this MyNorthwest.com story about West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day. Granted, besides plugging it on our main site West Seattle Blog, we’ve also advertised it all over the region – with paid ads on other neighborhood-news sites in Seattle neighborhoods, free classifieds on Craigslist and other sites, and some newspaper classifieds – so we’d HOPE a lot of folks had heard about it by now … but we are just now drafting the Official News Release geared for possible Saturday coverage (hmm, maybe a Saturday morning newscast might want to send somebody over to one of the big sale sites?), and glad to see it’s already gotten a writeup.

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Update: Here’s the printable map

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 4, 2009

Here’s the official map – 8-page printable PDF. Same sales as you saw on the clickable Google Map mentioned in the previous post, but this time the listings are in order, and the map is broken into sections, as it was last year. Just five days to go, getting here fast! Sellers – we’re putting together the packets to mail out with your “official” sale sign card and a few other items of collateral – you’ll get them later this week. If you want to pick up a pre-printed map, by midday Tuesday we will have distributed hundreds of copies to these locations (first five are WSB sponsors):
Hotwire Coffee
Fauntleroy and West Seattle YMCA
Illusions Hair Design
Stor-More Self-Storage
Brunette Mix
Senior Center of West Seattle
Delridge and WS (Junction) Neighborhood Service Centers
Southwest Community Center
Southwest Library

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First look at the 2009 West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day map – online-only version

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 3, 2009

West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, May 9, 2009Caveat – this is the Google Map *online only, does-not-print-well* version. We gave out 200 copies of the printed version at today’s Sustainable West Seattle Festival, but are trying to tweak the map display a little before (a) printing more copies for distribution to local pickup spots tomorrow and (b) linking the PDF for you to download and print your own copy. That said, in case you have some time to spare tonight, we are offering you THIS version of the map in case you want an early look at whether there are sales near your house, sales with any particular items you’re looking for, etc. PLEASE – honor the fact that these sales are 9 am-3 pm next Saturday, and don’t contact anyone sooner – we made the map earlier this year (the previous four years, it was available just for a couple days ahead of the sale day) mostly just in hopes earlier availability would help shoppers plan better. Also note: While the sales are numbered, the list in the left margin of the map is NOT in order (the numbering was done north to south after entering all the addresses) – to navigate the map, use the scale on the left side of the window to zoom in and out, and when you see a sale number you want a closer look at, click the place marker (this is best done when zoomed in VERY closely, as the place markers have invisible edges beyond the circles) and it will open a “balloon” with the exact address and the short sale description. OR – look at the list in the left margin and when you see a sale you want to find, click the address line, and you will be taken to that spot on the map. Again, here’s the link to the Google Map online-only version. We will let you know tomorrow when we have the printable version ready – the sales have the same numbers, but otherwise the layout is very different, designed for use as a physical document.

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200 map copies ready for Sustainable West Seattle Festival!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 2, 2009

We’ll have them at other locations on Monday – might tweak the map presentation a little bit – we have the sales numbered this year, by popular demand after numberlessness last year, at least. And by Monday morning, we’ll also have the file here for you to download, plus we’ll point you to the Google Map version if you would like to have a look at that, plot some routes, etc.

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