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Garage Sale Trail 2013

October 22, 2013toOctober 26, 2013

 

 

* SYDNEY Garage Sale

 Garage Sale Trail: one big day of buying, selling and old school social networking this year expected to involve over 300,000 Australians.  Register now.

  • Saturday 26 October 2013

Garage Sale Trail, supported by marketplace partner eBay, financial partner ANZ, MobileMuster and state partner NSW EPA, is the country’s fastest growing community and sustainability event, providing an irresistible opportunity for local communities across the country to come together on the same day – Saturday 26 October – to have fun, make or donate some extra cash and form new neighbourly connections.

Free registration is now open at www.garagesaletrail.com.au for individuals, households, local businesses, schools, community groups, makers and creators, cultural institutions and charities. 

Sellers who are hosting garage sales on the day are invited to put their sale on the trail and list key items for sale, while buyers can create a personalised ‘treasure trail’ of sales and items to check out on their mobile phone on the big day.  

Launching the Garage Sale Trail 2013 website, co-founder Darryl Nichols said part of the magic of Garage Sale Trail is that creativity and self-expression play a pivotal role.

“We love all the creative interpretations that participants make of the day. Last year there was a signed U2 Gold Record listed for sale, a beachside apartment and a roller disco set up in a garage by two Swedish flatmates for the day!” Nichols said.

During the past two years, the event has redistributed approximately one million items from going to landfill, generated more than $1 million in local economic activity, facilitated $3 million in fundraising and created hundreds of thousands of local connections across Australia.

Registration via www.garagesaletrail.com.au includes a seller webpage as well as tips about how to grab a bargain.  The first 5000 people to register nationally (or those registered by October 6) will be mailed a free participant pack with posters to promote their sale and a free copy of The Official Guide To Buying and Selling On The New eBay to help sell any unsold items from the day.

 

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