MAP: This Weekend’s Area Garage, Yard And Estate Sales

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Courtesy B-Town Blog Contributor Duane Hobbs (of Andrews/Hobbs Design Company) comes what may be the “season finale” handy-dandy interactive map of area garage, yard and estate sales, covering the region from Des Moines up through West Seattle, from Friday Sept. 25h through Sunday, Sept. 27th.

To utilize the map, simply click on any of the yellow push-pin styled icons, and a listing of that specific sale will pop up (HINT: if you feel like you’re “stuck” on one listing, just click on another icon):

View Area Sales (9/25-27) in a larger map

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2 Responses to “MAP: This Weekend’s Area Garage, Yard And Estate Sales”
  1. David M says:

    What’s the big secret to getting listed on this map? We’re having a yard sale that’s been posted on Craigslist and the Seattle Times but it would’ve been good to get exposure here too. Guess I’ll just plug it myself here. We’re at the corner of 136th & Occidental (120 S 136th St). Lots of stuff — jewelry, household items, collectibles, gift items, DVDs/CDs, small electronics, etc. Opening at 8:30 on Saturday morning. Hope to see you!

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  2. Duane Hobbs says:

    Hi David,

    This list is put together by hand. One listing at a time. It takes/took about 2-4 hours a week.

    The secret to being included is/was being in Craigslist sometime between monday and thursday with a distinct street address (thus findable – a vague address wasn’t good enough). If I had time on Saturday I added in more listings that were posted from last time I checked on Thursday.

    I specificlly look for “Burien, Normandy Park, Des Moines, White center, Georgetown, SeaTac, Tukwilla, White Center, Westwood, Top Hat, West Seattle, Seahurst” and TRY to be aware of listings that aren’t clear BUT map to our area. (not always easy to do)

    When there wasn’t a clear address they usually didn’t get added. (it’s hard to map something vague)

    Early on I also checked the PI/Times listings but usually found that they overlapped Craigslist listings so soon dropped that as a data source.

    Driving around, I find LOTS of sales that use street signs only to promote their sales, I recommend that people market their sales in two steps: 1. use street signs to say “we’re here” 2. and use craigslist to say “go there”

    Good luck on your sale

    Andrews/Hobbs design

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