(just saw this thred)
Well, down here in Louisiana we have yard sales all year long (no winter snow to worry about). And let me tell you, it is a big deal in our area. We have so many yard sales in our area that they passed a law that you could only have so many a year (two I think) because people were making serious money off of them. Anyways...
I have wanted to start going to yard sales for a long time now, mostly to look for furniture and things like that... But most of the ones here start on Thursday so by the time the weekend comes all the good stuff is sold out. So, the older people and those who don't work have the advantage.
We have a town not too far that has a huge one every year: the whole town gets together and it's a big yard sale/craft show. I hear it is awesome. I think it's in the Spring. I may have to check it out this year.