Depending on where you’re from around the country, you may have heard people use different terms to describe what most people understand a “garage sale” to be. So here’s a quick glossary we made up for the fun of it.
Yard Sale – You bring out items that you’re selling and arrange them in your front or back yard for buyers to come check out.
Garage Sale – Utilizing your garage space indoors and driveway space outdoors, arranging items that you’re selling for buyers to check out.
Tag Sale – A term most notably used in the eastern / northeastern part of the US, essentially meaning the same thing as a garage or yard sale. The term “Tag Sale” is derived from the use of small price tags hanging by string or yarn affixed to the item for sale.
Moving Sale – Count on finding lots of big, bulky items like furniture and small appliances at these types of sales.
Junk Sales – (or rummage sale) They can be a blast because you never know what you’ll find. For most it’s just junk, for others, “one persons trash is another persons treasure.”
Estate Sale – The “crown jewel” of second-hand sales. A complete liquidation of an estate or home. Generally estate sales are professionally organized, coordinated and run. Often times appraisers are brought in ahead of time to accurately price valuables such as antiques, art and furniture. Everything but the kitchen sink must go, even the kitchen cleaners under the sink are usually sold.
Virtual Sales – Items posted online for sale for lack of physical selling space and just about anything goes!