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36th Kingswood Rummage off to good start

36th Kingswood Rummage off to good start

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The 36th Annual Kingswood Rummage Sale started on Wednesday and runs through Saturday. Roughly 300 homes will participate this year and as the city continues to grow, more homes will do the same. 

Organizers are also expanding the Kingswood area so that more homes can participate in the sales. The primary Kingswood Area is in Southwest Sioux Falls, between I-29 on the East and Sertoma Avenue on the West, 41st Street on the South and Coughran Court on the North.

The expanded Kingswood Area is Southwest Sioux Falls, between I-29 on the East and Tea-Ellis Road on the West, 49th Street on the South and 12th Street on the North.

The Rummage Sale happens the same time each year, the last full weekend in April. It's 36 years strong and brings thousands of shoppers out to check out the sales every year. 

Volunteer organizers encourage everyone to check out their revamped website: www.kingswoodrummage.com

Not only doe sit show "listings", but you can search specific items and know where to find them. 

If you are heading out to the sales here are some etiquette tips organizers say you should follow. First of all they say don't be an early bird. If a sale says it opens at 7:00am don't show up at 6:00am, or drive by with flashlights the night before.

Organizers also say you should respect the seller's property. Try not to walk unnecessarily through the yard, step on flowers, or block a driveway. Also try to have small bills. Organizers say it is the seller's responsibility to have change but using a $20 bill to pay for a $.25 item might be a little frustrating. Also think about leaving the dog at home, and if you bring your kids make sure you are keeping an eye on them.

Organizers say there are also etiquette tips that sellers should follow. First of all they say make sure you price your items and clearly label them. They say it's frustrating for buyers to have to guess what items are priced. Organizers say you should know where the closest ATM is located in case someone wants to write you a check and you want to politely say no. Organizers also say you need to price your items fairly. They say people are looking for deals, not the same prices they would spend at a discount store. Organizers also say that manners count. They say being polite to your shoppers, even if they don't buy something, will give good word of mouth about your sale.

The event continues through Saturday. 

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