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« on: May 24, 2004 04:41:08 AM »

So, everyone, I need to do some serious yard-saling this summer.  I was wondering if there's a good place that you all look for sale listings in the Boston area, whether it's one of the many small weeklies, a city paper, or an online source. 

I'm in Brookline and without a car, so cruising around looking for signs is a slow and tiring process.  I tried Craigslist, but people don't really advertise ahead of time on there - "garage sale" usually means "come by my house after work on a Thursday!" whereas my ideal is to spend a Saturday or Sunday morning hitting the pavement with a list and a map.  Any ideas would be appreciated.  Thanks for your help!
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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2004 12:59:50 PM »

Hmmmm...I live in Somerville....also without a car.  I have usually had pretty good luck with craigslist in finding yard sales for the up coming weekend (I look in the "community" section or the "for sale" section).  Sometimes people will advertise in the newspaper...though with the internet being free and all, not sure how much they do that anymore as things like craigslist are free.  What about looking on bulliten boards in shops (coffee shops, grocery store, laundromat) near you?  Eh...I might not have been too much help...sorry.....

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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2004 01:01:09 PM »

I live in Newton, and I know that every Saturday if it's nice out there are a ton of yard sales.  Although my mom does usually let me use the car, you could just take the T, hop off and walk around. A bike would probably make it easier, although lack of a car makes it hard to carry a bunch of stuff.  It seems that a lot of churches and temples have yard sales.  If you're interested, Temple Rayim on Washington St. in Newton is having a big yard sale June 6th.

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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2004 05:34:59 PM »

Have you tried The TAB? It's a weekly. That's where I'd go first to advertise a yard sale. I live in nearby Needham and our community newspaper listed around 10 last week.

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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2004 05:12:42 AM »

Thanks guys!  I will try all of your solutions (duh, it never occurred to me to look in the Community section of Craigslist!)

I kind of feel like a tool that I had to ask this at all, but I grew up in a fairly small town where there was one place in one paper to advertise sales, and your other option was driving around with Mom.

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