Thursday, May 8, 2008

Reminder - Greater Aberdeen Garage Sale on Sunday, June 1st

The inaugural Greater Aberdeen Garage Sale is in three weeks on Sunday, June 1st. So far, we have sixteen registered garage sales. I'd really like to have 25 to consider this a minor success. The more people who participate, the more everyone will benefit, and the more we can promote our community. I'm broadcasting two ads on Huskievision, submitted announcements to local newspapers for the community calendar, and will begin posting notices around town. Still, nothing helps like word of mouth so please tell your friends that the Greater Aberdeen Garage Sale is happening on Sunday, June 1st.

I have set up a website at Registration is free. Anyone residing in the Greater Aberdeen area is welcome to participate.

Here’s how it works:

  • The community-wide garage sale will take place annually, rain or shine, on the first Sunday in June.
  • Anyone residing in Aberdeen, Hazlet, Holmdel, Keyport, Marlboro, Matawan, Morganville, Old Bridge, Pt Pleasant Beach, or Union Beach is welcome to participate
  • Participation is absolutely free
  • Registration is voluntary. Those who register will have their addresses included in the online directory. E-mail addresses will only be used for garage sale communications
  • The garage sales should run from 9AM to 4PM
  • You don’t need a garage to have a sale
I’ve not checked with other municipalities but Aberdeen Township does not regulate garage sales. If other areas are regulated, please let me know. In the meantime, I’ll do my best to promote the community-wide garage sale.

Of course, I’m doing this on a shoe-string budget so I’ll need all the help I can get. Please be forgiving if the site has some bugs. Suggestions for improvement are most welcome.

If you are a local resident, business owner, or organization, and would like your website promoted on, please let me know by emailing me at or posting a comment on this blog.

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Anonymous said...

Hi. I'm thinking about participating. Would like to know more about where and when newspaper ads/announcements will appear. Thanks.

Aberdeener said...

Since the beginning of the month, I've been running ads on Huskievision under Garage Sales and Community Announcements. I've also submitted announcements to the Community Calendar for the APP and GMnews. If the newspaper ads haven't appeared already, they should be in the next printing.

Additionally, I'll soon be requesting the other local blogs to be posting announcements and we'll be posting notices on some of the local bulletin boards.

Because most means of advertising are cost prohibitive, our best chance of success lies with promotion by word of mouth.

Anonymous said...

What about a post on Craig's List?

Aberdeener said...

Great idea. I forgot about Craig's List. - thx

Anonymous said...

Any chance the township will allow you to publicize it on their webpage?

Aberdeener said...

Doesn't hurt to ask. Thanks for the suggestion.