Why have people's attitudes changed in the last decade in regards to garage sales?

When my mom was alive, we use to have garage sales and she did very well. It was not unusual for her to make $300 to $400 a weekend. People were eager to buy and would pay good prices for things in any condition. Now that mom is gone, I am trying to sell the contents of her house. There has been very little interest and the few that have been here want things in "like new" condition and don't want to pay over $1 for anything. What's changed?

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  • 2 months ago
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    Too much supply.  Everyone is selling stuff these days.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Many things are "disposables" now.  People do not want to buy stuff because they know the item will not last.  And many items now are really cheap.

  • G
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    China provides new stuff cheaper than used stuff.

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  • Rick
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    way back when we used to shut-down the streets and have one big neighborhood garage sale.  that was like the 1980's ???

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