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What's in a name?

Stored under Miscellaneous on December 21, 2005 at 3:17 PM

You may drive out on a Saturday morning and see 10-30 different garage sale signs. The majority of them may say yard sale or garage sale but there are the few that may say something different. There is truly an endless amount of ways to tell people you are having a sale but only about a handful that you will commonly see. For sellers, the choice is yours on how you want to word your sale but sticking with the more common names will likely not confuse your potential customers like some of the others. For buyers, be aware of the signs and know your limitations. If you don't feel comfortable going into someones home or backyard, stay clear of these types of sales.

I have laid out these names in order of how common I see them.

  • Garage Sale - Outdoor sale of used items held on the seller's premises
  • Yard Sale - Similar to a garage sale however may be located on a yard rather than a drive-way
  • Rummage Sale - A sale of donated items, commonly seen at a church.
  • Estate Sale - The sale of property left by a person at his or her death.
  • Back Yard Sale - Again, like a garage sale except setup in the owners back yard.
  • Car Port Sale - Just like a garage sale except may be located within a car port.
  • Jumble Sale - A British term for a sale.
  • Car Boot Sale - A British term for a sale.


I had never heard of those British terms, very interesting.

Written by Joe on Dec 21, 2005 03:44 PM

I agree with Joe, it is interesting to see what other countries name their sales.

Written by Mark on Dec 22, 2005 10:57 AM

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