Marcy Weber, left, and Darlene Eldstrom, right, look at the book selection at the Salvation Army warehouse sale. Danica Kindrachuk photo
The early bird gets the prize is a phrase that rings true in the world of garage and yard sales across the country.
When looking to find that perfect piece of secondhand treasure, the earlier you begin the hunt, the better your chances are of walking away with the prize.
Saturday the Salvation Army will host its second Summer Yard Sale at the Salvation Army Donation and Sorting Centre, 670 High St. W. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The cash and carry event will offer up something for everyone, said Arlene Ayles manager of the centre.
“We will have records, books, pictures, lamps and even some larger pieces of furniture. There is some great stuff being offered for extremely reasonable prices.”
Ayles said the cost of products range from $.25 all the way into three figure numbers.
“It’s hard to give an exact number, only because I am not exactly sure what we will be putting out just yet,” said Ayles.
Nonetheless Ayles said the sale is the centre’s way of clearing out old stock to make room for the new donations that will be coming in during the fall season. She said with the centre wanting to clear space, the prices are sure to be more than reasonable, however those wanting to make purchases must pay with cash.
“We will not have a debit machine on hand and we will not be holding items.”
As for those in the community wanting to make a donation to the organization, Ayles said the best way to do so is to bring your items down to the sorting centre, Monday – Saturday, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., rather than the store.
She said by bringing your items directly to the centre it eliminates one step for them, however asked that items only be dropped off during business hours.
As for those larger items, Ayles said the organization’s pick-up service is set to be up and running come September.
For more information on the yard sale or upcoming events at the Salvation Army, visit www.moosejawcorps.com.