Day 137

Box-on-curb advertising

August 10th, 2010

Apparently a local tradition. I've seen about six of these around the Tri-Cities. What's holding the box in place?


  1. MN Roxanne says:

    It’s hard to pound a stake in concrete…. so that’s creative!

  2. Kier from Oregon says:

    Easy clean up after the yard sale…use for items not sold and going to charity! Too bad you don’t have extra space Ma!tt, you might have found some treasures!

    Yeah for my first time being first!

    Can’t wait for you to get to Oregon so my husband and I can meet you! Happy Travels these last few miles.

    • Kier from Oregon says:

      opps, MN Roxanne, I need to be briefer in my messages to be first! Congrats to you tho (-;

      • MN Roxanne says:

        sorry you weren’t first…. I’d say it was a tie…. doesn’t matter to me…. I just love seeing all the new photos!!

        • Kier from Oregon says:

          Me too (-;

          I couldn’t believe I was on line as he was posting them. I looked at one of the pics and it said posted 3 minutes ago…and I was so excited….Pretty cool

  3. Gayle Opie says:

    People here in Austin use boxes all the time to advertise garage/yard sales. They don’t fall over and if you put a rock in it, it stays put unless a really strong wind comes along.

  4. Jeff says:

    still use old fashioned telephone poles by Joisy. I like this style.

    • deanna valenti meyer says:

      Jeff…maybe ya oughta tell your fellow Joisy-in’s about the box idea. You could be revolutionary! :)

      • Jeff says:

        Give my box signs or give me death!!! I will do it !!!

      • JuJu says:

        I’m afraid in Joisy the rocks and bricks would become projectiles for evil rather than good.

        I can’t believe these people used 3 weights to hold down the box. Must have been a mighty windy corner!

  5. Candice in Alabama says:

    Great alternative idea! At least an alternative to Alabama’s “nail it to the power pole” philosophy.

  6. Belle Zora says:

    It’s illegal to attach anything to power or telephone poles in most places (I live in Washington), so this works and the people who have to climb those poles for a living don’t get cut or scraped by the nails or tacks.

  7. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    This to me is the weirdest yard sale sign I’ve ever seen. Even though it is illegal and they do get taken down people still post them on the poles here. I’ve never seen anyone use a box. It’s to low to the ground how do you see it when driving? Most people here put their signs on their own little stake and put it into the ground. And then there’s always the balloons tied up in different spots. Anything to get someone’s attention to come to your sale. But a box is certainly new to me.

  8. Erica, Tri-Cities says:

    Only 6? Must have been a slow weekend. And believe me, they still post them on the poles a-plenty.

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