Ugandans are certainly becoming more mindful of their expenditures. As opposed to throwing things that they no longer need away, Aguda Carol and Kawuma Nancy are putting them up for sale… at a yard sale. Yard sale, you ask? Basically, goods are displayed in an open space and the public is welcome to purchase. This notion formerly foreign to us will help the shopping addicts and spendthrifts indulge at a minimal fee. As business women, they believe this is a good way to kick up sales.
At the event, which shall be held on 3rd November, at the National housing flats in Kiwatule, household items, clothes, books, jewellery, shoes and more shall be up for grabs. Everything shall go for 20, 000shs and less so you are advised to come with a large bag.
The green thumbs won’t be left out either. There will be potted plants and pots both for indoor and outdoor. Again, you are advised to come with a big shopping bag. One of the beauties of a yard sale is that it is vastly more comfortable than going down town (don’t pretend, we all do it) and far cheaper than going to your regular mall. The haggling element is also a big part of this.
If upon looking around your house, you too site some things that are in good order but you would like to get rid of, this is still the space for you. While organised for buyers, even sellers will have a platform. Call 0787 608 770 to book a table.
The organizers were inspired to hold this toward year’s end because they know we all want to get our Christmas shopping done early. They opened an events page on facebook page to get the word out. http://www.facebook.com/events/278608282256221/
To spice things up a bit, there shall be a bar at the side, for what is shopping sans drinks? Nancy, one of the organizers says the drinks are “to quench the shoppers’ thirst”. So jot down that shopping list now, and when your salary comes in (hopefully by the 3rd) spare a portion to spend at the yard sale. The event starts from 11am till late. The array of coloured balloons marks the spot.