‘Garage sales from hell’

If you live in Oak Cliff, then you know what that means. There are people who seem to be selling stuff on their lawns every weekend, and sometimes, every day. And that’s not legal.

A new blog, “Garage Sales From Hell”, is a watchdog for illegal garage sales. Who knows whether it will catch the attention of the city’s Code Compliance department, but it’s entertaining. And it contains a few regular sales that I recognized.

Check out this Q&A with the blog’s author.


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  • AR

    well for what I see you need a story to talk about or a problem to solve. Do you know that babies are killed daily in Dallas? in so called abortion clinics. That is a problem to solve. Not those small things “garage sales”

  • In Crowd

    Change is coming to Oak Cliff whether you like it or not. You just don’t get it. They do this in Portland and Austin. I’m all for progress. I’m right. You’re wrong. End of story.

  • John Rose

    Where do I sign up to help? Thank you for being able to do what you can to curb this inconsiderate “Garage Sales from Hell”. This is one element that continues to add a negative impression to Oak Cliff.

    To comment on the others above:
    1. to have excessive garage sales is not a way to ‘excercise your rights to free enterprise’, it is illegal in Dallas.
    2. I definitely agree to be happy and count your blessings but do not bend the rules to accomodate your own needs.

  • Bill

    Who runs the garage blog, Gladys Kravitz? People have to make a living Gladys and this is the least of our worries.

  • Angelblair

    No one’s getting rich in this economy, and bravo to those who exercise their right to free enterprise to make ends meet.

    At least they’re not selling drugs, girls, etc.

    Lighten up, count your blessings!

  • Tori

    If this is the worst thing that ever happened to me, living next to a vendor selling their wares from their home instead of a store, I would count my blessings.

    I have been/visited countries where small children were made to do hard manual labor with no chances of living to a ripe old age. Do you think they would change places with you, if they could?? In a heartbeat !!!

    There are no guarantees in life that you won’t have to endure some unhappiness. Get over it. Be gateful for the little things…like your family, your home, your job, your health, etc.
    In order for you to remove a pesky neighbor like this one, the whole neighborhood has to act. Can you make this happen? Do you want to put in that kind of effort? More power to you and let the rest of us know where to sign up.

    Help those efforts if you can. But make sure you make time for the other important things in your life.

    Do you really want the understaffed City of Dallas to police your life the way you want it. The only way the city can work is if we help it.

  • Debra Goldsmith

    It needs to be stop. City of Dallas needs to control these illegal sales.