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October 2016

Thousands of Bargains on Offer in This Week’s Garage Sale Trail

Oct 18, 2016

Thousands of bargains will be on offer on Saturday, 22 October when the Garage Sale Trail 2016 takes place.

In 2015 the Central Coast was ranked second in this nationwide event, and the Council is urging the community to dust off the cobwebs, clean up and declutter to take their wares to the market and help make the Coast Number One.

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, so buyers are in for a treat, with more than 210 Garage Sale sites and almost 1200 sellers already registered across the Coast.

Council’s Administrator, Mr Ian Reynolds, is calling on the Central Coast community to be a part of this people-powered reuse movement and help support more sustainable living on the Coast.

“We have had a great response from our community so far putting the Central Coast in the top two in Australia for registered sales for this campaign,” said Mr Reynolds.

“It is really encouraging to see our residents embrace this opportunity to reuse and recycle their household goods and positively impact on our environment.

“We expect thousands of shoppers to hit the streets in search of treasure. This event is a great way to meet local people and turn every day actions like buying and selling into a fun activity with positive sustainable community impacts.”

Buyers can organise their hunt for bargains by creating their own Treasure Trail online at www.garagesaletrail.com.au, selecting the sites they would like to visit and printing the map.

Anything and everything is up for sale in the 2.8 million items listed on the Garage Sale Trail, from alpacas to jetpacks, an entire Star Wars collection, through to two grandpas and a flatmate for sale on the day.

It’s the one day of the year when all the weird and wonderful things from any decade are unearthed from sheds, attics and garages across the country.

Council is calling all community groups, charity groups, sellers, buyers and creators to join with hundreds of Australians to take part in the fun and register their garage sale now. This event is a great opportunity to find fun and functional items at bargain prices as well as have a chat with the people in your community. It also helps reduce the amount of waste being dumped into the Coast’s landfill.

Don’t have any cash? No problem. Credit cards can now be used at Garage Sales, thanks to Square Up, who are offering $500 of free processing for all Garage Sale Trail sellers. To apply for a Square go to: squareup.com/signup and register before 19 October.

Register your Garage Sale today, and help make the Central Coast the Number One for registered sales in 2016.

Register at garagesaletrail.com.au.

Registration is free.

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