Garagellenium XXIII

Oak Bay Garage Sale - July 27, 2024

Garagellenium is Oak Bay's Garage Sale Day

The location of your garage sale must be within the Municipality of Oak Bay to have your address on the Garagellenium list of garage sales.

The sale is advertised to be from 9am to 1pm. All Oak Bay residents & community groups are encouraged to have their own garage sale at their residence or community space.

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The sale will be on Saturday July 27, 2024 from 9am - 1pm.

Registration to have your garage sale on the Oak Bay News list will open on the website July 8 and that registration cut off will be July 18 - NO EXCEPTIONS

Having trouble seeing the Google "Oakbay Garage Sale Registration" form below?

Instead use this Direct Link to the Form
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Once you are registered for the sale we can not remove your address from the list. If you decide to cancel your garage sale it's up to you to put out signs at your address to let people know that your sale is cancelled.

Garage Sale Kits including Garage Sale Signs and some Garage Sale Supplies & Swag will be available for pick up at Engel & Volkers 2249 Oak Bay Ave 9-5pm July 9-July 26 ( while supplies last )

Engel & Volkers Oak Bay Ave will be having FREE coffee, lemonade and cookies from 9am-1pm outside 2249 Oak Bay Ave on the sale day. Come grab a drink and cookie to keep up your energy while out shopping at the garage sales!

Tips for BUYERS going to Garage Sales

  • Don't be an Early Bird. 9:00 does not mean 8:30
  • Respect sellers property , stick to the driveway or sidewalk if possible
  • Carry small bills and change, don't expect the seller to always have change
  • Do not make insulting comments about items on sale, you are effectively insulting the seller
  • It's OK to bargain but be reasonable - often your best bet is to buy multiple items enticing the seller to give you a break
  • Be mindful when parking and driving - small congested streets can be dangerous
  • Don't ask for holds - if you want a larger item and need to come back for it prepay and give seller your contact info
  • Be courteous to your fellow "salers" say "please" and "thank you"
  • Most importantly have FUN!

Tips for Having a Garage Sale

  • Be Organized!
  • Advertise your sale
  • Price all items in the days prior to your sale and make sure everything has a price tag or clearly marked sign. (Some people are too shy to ask prices)
  • Price items realistically
  • Be prepared to negotiate the prices (especially if people are purchasing multiple items)
  • Have some change and small bills on hand so you are able to make change (Most people tend to come with $20s since that what is commonly given at bank machines)
  • Put out large easily readable signs with the day , date, start & and end time clearly displayed (take the signs down promptly after the sale ends)
  • Make sure there is parking (be a good neighbor and let the folks living around you that there may be extra traffic during your sale.
  • Have all your sale item out & displayed in your sale area BEFORE the time your sale is advertised to start
  • Try to have all items displayed in a place that is easy for people to see from the road and make sure items are easy to reach (do not have your sale items in an area that contains items that are not for sale)
  • Have a bin of free stuff (make sure it is clearly marked free)
  • If selling any electrical items have an extension cord plugged in so people can test the item
  • If selling clothes make sure you have gone through the pockets before putting them out for sale
  • Have a wide selection of items if possible (if you don't, maybe have some friends or family bring their treasures to sell at the same time)
  • Sell items that are clean and in good condition if possible
  • Most importantly HAVE FUN!
  • Have some shopping bags or boxes for people to carry items away
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