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2010 West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day map update

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 30, 2010

Online, printable and Google Map formats, by 9 pm Saturday. Limited run of hard copies – please only pick one up if you do not have access to a printer – by Monday.

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Countdown to The Big Day! Some updates

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 29, 2010

(Crossposted from WSB)

9 days till the 6th annual edition of West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day – coming up Saturday, May 8, 9 am-3 pm. We are deep in the throes of mapmaking right now – we start with a Google Map before converting the data into the printed, numbered map, and what you see at left is a screengrab of the peninsula with “only” two-thirds of the sales entered so far – there’s no question, we’re past 200 sales. If you missed out on the three-week registration period (which closed last Thursday), we heard tonight that there are still a few spots at the group-sale site at Highland Park Improvement Club (e-mail hpic1919@gmail.com to inquire) – also you can check with Hotwire Coffee (WSB sponsor) if there’s any room in the Hotwire courtyard/Ginomai parking lot multi-seller site, or at C & P Coffee. If you add all the people participating there to the total, plus the multi-family/group sales, there are at least 400 people selling! Lots of nonprofit fundraisers too – including West Seattle High School Grad Night, Chief Sealth High School PTSA, Lincoln Park P-Patch, CoolMom, Hope Lutheran mission trip, West Seattle Christian well-building trip, West Seattle Relay for Life, Alki and Lincoln Park Co-op Preschools, Amigos de los Americas, Kiwanis Club of West Seattle, Boy Scout Troop 284, Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, and then there’s the West Seattle Tool Library – accepting donations, and sending “scavenger teams” out to buy tools, instead of selling. The West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day map will be available online by Saturday night; we’ll have a limited number of printed copies for pickup at various locations, hopefully also by Saturday but it depends on how fast we finish it! Meantime, the most important thing to do is to mark your calendar and plan on a fun day. (Note to sellers: Thursday’s the last day we can take you off the map if you have to cancel – e-mail garagesale@westseattleblog.com or call 206-293-6302.)

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And … more than 200 sales for 2010 West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 27, 2010

We continue tallying them with the help of the database from the form-providing software we’re using, and we’ve definitely passed 200. In the throes of mapmaking right now. Remember that if you need to cancel – hope not! – you have to let us know by THIS THURSDAY because the map will go to the printer on Friday and will be available online by Saturday night. We are checking this site for comments but the best way to reach us with questions or cancellations is to e-mail garagesale@westseattleblog.com OR give us a call at the West Seattle Blog 24-hour business/news line, 206-293-6302. Thanks again for participating!!!!

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200 sales for the sixth annual WSCGSD!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 24, 2010

We’ve done an almost-final (pending cancellations) count, and 200 sales are what we’re seeing on the list – thanks for all the enthusiasm! We’ll be posting nightly updates with some highlights, here as well as at WSB and on Facebook (see the link in the right sidebar) – stand by!

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Unofficial tally for 2010 WSCGSD sales: ~190 !!!!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 23, 2010

After we get through a few stories-in-progress over at West Seattle Blog this morning, we’ll be taking a more official count of all the sales signed up for the sixth annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day – but our unofficial tracker says about 190 – definitely a new record, since we were in the low 180s last year. Thanks to everyone who’s participating! We’re still 2 weeks out (two weeks and one day, to be exact) but you’re invited to share info about your sale on the official WSCGSD Facebook page – photos, info, whatever, there’s not a ton of official info to share between now and then (we’ll be sending your postal mail packet) so that page is for participants as much as anyone. “Like” it here, if you haven’t already done that!

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Last day to register – more than 150 sales so far!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 22, 2010

Can’t wait to start going through them – so far all we’ve had time to do is count, and we passed 150 last night. You’ve got till just before midnight tonight (Thursday) to sign up – be part of a one-day Garage Sale Nation right here on our peninsula. Follow the registration link in the nav bar above! (And thanks to everybody for their patience and for working with the online-only process – when we started 3 weeks ago we thought we’d come up with a mail-in form, but we didn’t, and only one person has asked, so maybe we ARE ready in some respects for an all-online world!)

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120+ sales, with 2 1/2 days to go …

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 20, 2010

Thursday night’s the registration deadline. We’ve passed 120 sales, big and small … that doesn’t count the dozens of individuals who are participating at the group sites. Sign up online – starting here.

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Countdown to registration deadline for 2010: Ninety sales so far!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 16, 2010

… which is about exactly where we were at this time last year … so no worries about procrastinating, it’s the perfect time to register! Or, if you are looking for a group site, check in with Hotwire Coffee (shown above in photo from last year) or C & P Coffee, both of whom had offered courtyard space to people who needed somewhere to set up. Registration closes at the end of the night next Thursday 4/22, and in the meantime, the annual promotion blitz is about to start – posters, ads, etc. Again, Saturday, May 8, is sale day, with as many sales as people register, big and small, all over the peninsula, 9 am-3 pm is the official sale time period. Thanks for supporting the 6th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Dayregister your sale with the online form you’ll find here!

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Almost 60 sales so far for 2010 West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 9, 2010

Registration is going great – we are now into Week 2. Just about time to start papering the town with posters etc. But in the meantime, signed up your sale yet? Great way to deal with the results of spring cleaning. And remember that Hotwire Coffee (West Seattle Blog sponsor) and C & P Coffee are both offering space – free unless you want a separate ad on the map for your setup at either place, in which case, please sign up as an individual and be sure we know that’s your sale site. Thanks for supporting the 6th annual WSCGSD!

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Four days into registration, 30+ sales for 2010!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 5, 2010

garagesaledaysmalllog5.jpgThanks to everybody who’s signed up so far – off to a good start toward another year of making West Seattle the Garage Sale Capital of Western Washington (if not beyond) For A Day. So far, we have sales from North Admiral in the north to White Center in the south. Again this year, we’ll make the map in two versions – the printable kind (which will be a PDF file so not “interactive”), and the Google Maps view-it-online-and-maneuver-around-it kind (which WILL be “interactive”) and like last year, both kinds will be available by the Sunday before sale day. Last year, we distributed early map copies at the Sustainable West Seattle Festival; unfortunately this year that’s not happening till June (in connection with Delridge Day June 5), but we’ll let you know by mid-month where maps will be available starting May 2nd! Other news: 2 locations for group sales – Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (longtime West Seattle Blog sponsor) and C&P Coffee – if you don’t have a place to sell your stuff, check in with either of those venues and find out about signing up for some space there on Community Garage Sale Day. Just one note on that – if you want your own ad on the WSCGSD map, even if you’re at the group venue, please register as an individual; otherwise, each of those locations will get one mention on the map as a group-sale site. More registration news to come – you have till April 22nd to get in on it! Here’s the registration form

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Day 2 of West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day registration –

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 2, 2010

More than 20 sales signed up so far for WSCGSD 2010 – you’ve got till April 22 to register but why wait?

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The registration form!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 1, 2010

It’s live – go here. Note that the prices and categories are the same as the past two years.

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TODAY’S THE DAY! Registration opens this morning

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 1, 2010

We’re aiming for about 8 am but depends on whether the form behaves. Check back here (or on WSB, or Facebook, where we’ll also update our West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day page as soon as we’re ready to roll) later!

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