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'Live' signs boost garage sale bucks

Stored under In the News on July 6, 2006 at 9:17 AM
I've seen a lot of good garage sale signs. Big ones that you could never miss. Creative ones - a woman once attached a huge cutout of the Grinch Who Stole Christmas to her sign. You wanted to go to that sale just to see what she had to offer! I've seen professional signs, the kind you can buy pre-made at the business-supply store. But I've never seen the likes of the garage sale sign I saw the other day.

"Well, I see home builders do it all the time. So I thought I'd put him out there with a sign," says Gilbert resident Scott Simas.

The land broker decided to have his gardener skip the bushes on this particular Saturday and planted him on a street corner beckoning people to his sale.

Roberto Jorae didn't mind holding the sign at all, but he did say it was a new experience.

"This is the first time I've done this. But it's OK. I've got my water and even shade."

So, of course, this is one sale I just couldn't miss. I followed Roberto's sign and drove down the street to the sale. When I mentioned the unique garage sale advertising style to the homeowner, turns out I was spilling the beans to his wife. Oops!

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