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9 days to go to West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2015

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 30, 2015

Just in case you’re wondering how things are going, some miscellaneous notes:

*We will have at least 330 sales – probably 340+ – depending on last-minute cancellations. Speaking of which, if you are a seller, this is your last chance to get off the map if you have to cancel … please call us, 206-293-6302, don’t e-mail, ASAP!

*The descriptions of sales and highlighted items are awesome as always. We took notes while proofreading the listings as part of the mapmaking process. Mentioned a few of them in this update yesterday on West Seattle Blog.

*We wanted to remind you that again this year, the second Saturday in May is ALSO “Stamp Out Hunger” – the door-to-door, mailbox-to-mailbox Letter Carriers’ food drive. Make plans to have a bag of nonperishable food to donate – set it out by your door/mailbox/wherever your letter carrier stops, before you head out for a day of shopping OR selling.

*We will be sending the sellers’ info packets on Friday. Watch your e-box (or if you requested postal mail, your mailbox).

*And again, the map will be available starting this Saturday. The online version is always the first one we get up – watch for the announcement here and on WSB.

*Invite your friends, relatives, co-workers, etc. to come over and garage-sale with you on May 9th – we would love to see people from all over the region as usual – here’s an 8 1/2 x 11-size poster you can print and put up on a bulletin board of your choice.

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REMINDER: The 2015 WSCGSD map’s not out until May 2nd

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 26, 2015

A couple WSCGSD 2015 sellers have contacted us saying they saw a map somewhere and are concerned that they’re not on it. Please note that **this year’s map is not out yet** so if you saw a map somewhere (maybe something Google grabbed onto in recent years) – it’s NOT this year’s map – look closely; we label every year’s map very clearly with its year, just in case something like this happens. As mentioned in every update we’ve published and in all communications with sellers – we take about a week post-registration to shine everything up (fix address formats, proofread the ads, contact sellers with questions if we have any) and get the map together, and as soon as it’s ready, we’ll announce it here, on our main site West Seattle Blog, on our WSB social channels, etc., and it will be clearly labeled 2015 WEST SEATTLE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE DAY MAP. Thanks so much – 13 days to go!

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2 weeks until the biggest West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day ever!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 25, 2015

Saturday, May 9th, will be the 11th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day and the biggest one ever. By the time registration closed Thursday night, more than 320 sales had signed up! All sizes, from individual homes to organizations/schools/businesses and multi-seller sites (including WSB sponsors Hotwire Online Coffeehouse and C & P Coffee Company), to block sales around the peninsula. WSB has coordinated WSCGSD since its fourth year (2008); here’s our update on what happens now:

*We are finalizing the list so we can make the map, which debuts on May 2nd so shoppers have a week to plan ahead – the clickable and printable/downloadable versions will be featured here and on westseattleblog.com.

*If you’re a seller, please check that you got both receipts, the confirmation from us AND the registration-fee receipt from PayPal (which would be via our LLC name, A Drink of Water and a Story Interactive). If you had problems paying, please e-mail us at garagesale@westseattleblog.com if you don’t hear from us first.

*We’ll be mailing (e- or postal- depending on what you marked on the registration form) info packets to sellers, including the “official participant” sign you are welcome to use with your signage.

*If you need to cancel your sale, please call us – 206-293-6302 – by May 1st so we can take you off the map. After that, last-minute cancellations can be taken off the online map, but not the printable/downloadable version.

*In sale updates over the next week-plus, we’ll have a poster file available for anybody who wants to put one up at their school, workplace, wherever – we promote WSCGSD regionally, and have heard of shoppers coming from hours away, but your help in spreading the word will be awesome. The easiest web address to share is westseattlegaragesale.com, though the map will be here too (and will have a special “tab” under the sunset header).

*If you’re a prospective shopper – watch for the map starting May 2nd, and whether you’re just going to walk around your neighborhood and see who’s selling what, or planning a wider expedition, get ready for a great day. Note that some sellers might start earlier or end later than the 9 am-3 pm window on May 9th – if they provided that information, it’ll be in their “ad” info accompanying the map.

ALSO: In years past, we’ve published info from nonprofits making special arrangements for sellers to donate leftovers, and/or inviting people to shop for potential donations of certain items the nonprofit needs, so that WSCGSD can have great community ripple effects beyond the fun of buying/selling. Any org thinking about either of these, please e-mail garagesale@westseattleblog.com ASAP so we can discuss. Thanks!

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24 hours to sign up for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2015

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 22, 2015

Another BIG West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day is in the works – 280 sales on the list/map now, and 24 hours left to register – the deadline is 11:55 pm Thursday (April 23). If you’ve been mulling it over and think you want to give it a try, please sign up now so you don’t miss the cutoff – just go here. If you’re not selling, get ready to shop, shop, shop on Saturday, May 9th, 9 am-3 pm, all over West Seattle (the map will be ready for your perusal one week in advance).

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215+ sales on the list and three days to register for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2015

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 20, 2015

The clock’s ticking if you are thinking of having a sale on West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2015 – coming up 9 am-3 pm Saturday, May 9 – but haven’t signed up yet: Deadline to register is this Thursday night, April 23rd – we need time to get the maps made and circulate them around the region to ensure maximum buyer power! You can register right here, right now – follow this link. Once the map debuts on May 2nd, you’ll know the number of your sale, so you can invite friends, relatives, co-workers, etc., and tell them you’re #XX on the map, but don’t wait to tell them about WSCGSD – plenty of sales to go around for everyone, so start letting them know this will be THE day to visit WS (if they’re not here already).

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180+ sales registered for 2015 West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, as deadline approaches

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 18, 2015

Is your sale signed up? Or – got your shopping bags ready? West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2015 is just THREE WEEKS AWAY, coming up Saturday, May 9th, 9 am-3 pm, and more than 180 sales are registered. Deadline to sign up, if you’re having a sale, is this Thursday (April 23rd) – so go here when you’re ready. Thanks!

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120 sales & rising! Still time to sign up for 2015’s West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 11, 2015

Four weeks from today, the 11th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day will make our peninsula the epicenter of person-to-person recycling … and if you’re interested in having a sale as part of it (120 sales of all sizes are on the list already, but it’s a big peninsula, so there’s room for more), you still have time to sign up. Just go here. Sale times/date: 9 am-3 pm Saturday, May 9, 2015. You can start early and/or end late, but please make sure your sale is open for at least the official six-hour span. Thanks! More updates to come!

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85 sales now on the list for 2015 West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 7, 2015

Six days into signups for the 11th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day … and we have 85 sales on the list! Registration usually runs about three weeks so you have two more weeks to get signed up but … don’t run the risk you’ll forget … every year somebody does, and if we’ve already started mapmaking, it’s too late! So just go here now and get it done – 9 am-3 pm Saturday, May 9, 2015, see you all over West Seattle shopping and selling!

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UPDATE: 30 sales in first day of 2015 West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day signups

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 3, 2015

Dreaming of spring … selling and buying … 30 sales are on the list already after the first full day of registration for 2015’s West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day (which is coming up Saturday, May 9, 2015, 9 am-3 pm). Want to join them? Here’s the official online form.

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REGISTRATION IS ON! 2015 West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day – time to sign up

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 2, 2015

We opened registration late last night for the 11th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day – which is set for Saturday, May 9, 2015 – and 20 sales are already on their way to the map! If you’re planning a sale, sign up now – here’s the official online form.

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