That Which Nobody Wants

We used to be religious followers of the 70 Mile Coastal Yard Sale, held each September along the southeastern shore of Prince Edward Island. Among other things the sale allowed us to gain insight into the Christmas gifts of the previous year that didn’t “take”–the bread makers, exercise devices, etc. that had been gathering dust long enough to get put out for sale. Sometimes you’d see the same items available for sale the next year further down the road, as they gradually got repurposed through the community.

I spotted this Mikinduri Children of Hope Yard Sale notice this morning and noticed they include a list of items that are simply unsaleable enough to be useless for their fundraising purposes: baby equipment, tires, old computers, TVs (except flat screens) and encyclopedia sets.