Do you want shoes, clothes, books, tools and camera gear at garage sale prices?

Woman trying on shoes

Shoes, lovely shoes. If you’re a size 8 you want to be at this yard sale. Dozens of great women’s shoes, many never worn. Stylish and/or sensible, flats to heels. Many still with their original price tags. $5 up, nothing over $20.

YardSale800 copy

No, this sale isn’t taking place at Chris’ store. It’s in our yard near Applebee’s restaurant in Aiken, just off Whiskey Road.

Women’s clothes with flair, size 8-10. Many still with original price tags. A fraction of their original cost.

Some men’s clothing and coats, too. He was never as stylish as she.

MacyBearChildren’s clothes, toys and furniture.

Stuffed toy animals, including some Macy’s Christmas bears

Slickers and sailing gear, with some BVI souvenirs


KodakTouristDecorate your home with vintage cameras. From the back rooms of Chris’ Camera Center, lots of still and movie cameras.

Kodak, Zeiss, Argus, Ansco, Nikon and many more.

Most would work if you wanted them to do so. $5-$500.





Tools: like this Hefty 50 gallon rolling job box or tool chest.

I don’t need it any more. Like new but I don’t have the key for the lock. $45

4′ level.

Many more.



Professional mat cutter for picture framers: 40” Carrithers Classic, was originally $700, $200 with extra blades. It’s the next best thing to a $14,000 computerized cutter. This photo is a similar model.

  • Tailgate tent, like new $65
  • Folding banquet chairs with padded seats, $10 each or 3 for $25
  • Custom venetian blinds with valance for exterior doors. These give privacy with doors having glass area about 22”x60”
  • Desk top computer with monitor
  • 32” flat screen TV with rugged wall mount, $85
  • Christmas and other holiday decor
  • Children’s furniture and toys – stuffed toys (including Macy’s Christmas Bears), cards, mini tables and chairs
  • Books – hardcover and paperback. Popular, classic, eclectic. Bring a big bag.

New lenses and flash guns to fit current model cameras. For Canon DSLRs

  • 430 EX-III flash, $299.99 from B&H, $225 complete with warranty
  • 55-250
  • 50mm
  • Tokina 11-16mm fast f2.8 lens, $450



Attention TEACHERS: great lesson aids, including materials by Frank Shafer.

Lots of other great stuff for the classroom, at ridiculously low prices.

And there’s even some FREE Stuff!


SextantGPS is great for navigation, but it doesn’t look as cool as a sextant:

This classic metal (lots of gorgeous brass and glass) sextant didn’t need batteries or an array of satellites in order to pinpoint your location. Of course it was much more challenging to use than a GPS. $250 for this one, which went around the world several times.


  • battery chargers
  • USB chargers for your cell phones
  • cords for 30-pin iPads and iPhones, Android 
  • Wireless remote mini-keyboard for computers
  • headphones and microphones
  • A nautical GPS – Garmin 45 – that once cost a lot but now it just searches the sky.
  • Computer keyboards and mice
  • And one full-fledged desktop computer with monitor
  • Did I mention that 32″ flat-screen TV with wall mount? Just $85

What else?dishes

  • Dishes –  enough to serve dozens of guests with matching plates
  • Classic videos on VHS tape and DVD
  • Music Albums on vinyl and CD

We can take credit cards if you make a big purchase.

When: Friday and Saturday, 8-noon. That’s May 5 and 6.

If it rains we’ll be in the garage and on covered porches. 

Where: 113 South Park Commons. From Whiskey Road, turn at Applebees onto Colony Parkway. South Park Commons is the first street (not alley)  on the left, before you get to Colony at South Park Apartments. 2nd house on left.



tips from an old-fashioned camera store

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