Old Bar set for biggest garage sale yet

Time to sign up: Chris Rowsell, organiser of Garage Sales R Us on September 6, is urging prospective sale holders to register now.

Time to sign up: Chris Rowsell, organiser of Garage Sales R Us on September 6, is urging prospective sale holders to register now.

THEY say "one man's trash is another man's treasure" and every year the first weekend in September proves this saying true when "Garage Sales R Us" hits Old Bar.

On September 6 the seaside village will come to life with thousands of inquisitive shoppers on the lookout for a bargain, in the event that will launch the year's Old Bar Beach Festival.

Organiser Chris Rowsell has been running the event since it started in 2007 and each year the sales are well received by both locals and visitors.

On average they have about 100 sales around the community on the day and this not only includes garage sales, but car boot sales and markets too.

It's been described as "second-hand shopping Utopia" and no doubt the 2014 event will not disappoint.

Chris is urging prospective sale holders to get in now and register their address, with the $25 fee going towards advertising of the event in print media, on television and radio throughout the Mid North Coast, North Coast, Hunter Valley and Sydney basin.

Last year the event was held on the same day as the federal election and although there were more than 100 garage sales around, the visitor numbers were slightly down, so Chris is expecting a big year this year with nothing keeping buyers away.

"I feel it will be a much bigger response this year," he said.

Registration forms can be picked up at Old Bar Cellars, Mark Searles Surveyors Old Bar, online at oldbarbeachfestival.com.au or by contacting Chris on 6553 3122.

"It's always a great day for the wider community and a bit of retail therapy never hurt anyone," Chris added.

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