There is an annual garage sale here in Lincoln that is held
in a *huge* indoor arena. This year it was today. The last 4 years
or so my wife buys a booth there and sells the clothes the
children have outgrown. This year was the biggest yet, over
200 booths, and the line stretched around the parking lot
twice to get in when the doors opened! Luckily I had a 'vendor' pass,
so I could bypass all that. I say 'garage' sale, as that was the
intent when the promoters started this, but since has morphed into
about 50% people like us selling unwanted items and 50%
'professional' sellers selling antiques and vitamin supplements, etc.
So really it like a flea market now (I liked it better as just a
My role is really just to cart in our wares, and load them back out.
But that gives me lots of time to look for, umm,
Every year I keep hoping to find a table with the following sign:
"Wife says all vintage computer equipment must go!!"
Sadly, that never happens.
This year the pickings were really bad. A few loose NES and SEGA
carts, a boxed NES for $99. No thanks. I did find some
3.5" disk cases that I needed to organize my Amiga disks, so I guess
it wasn't a total loss.
Next year I bet that guy shows up with all his vintage equipment.
PS: Do you suppose the apparent success of this years event
has anything to do with the high price of fuel, and people trying
to stretch their dollar further?
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