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13 weirdest items sold on the Trail

You can find pretty much anything on the Garage Sale Trail and it’s coming to a town near you on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 November.


Here’s a selection of the weird, wonderful and downright crazy things we’ve seen on the Trail since 2010. And remember, if you’re listing a sale on the Trail this year be sure to keep it clean and legal. Check out our terms and conditions for items you can and can’t sell on the Trail.


HOMEMADE HOVERCRAFT

Every year Tassie is home to some of the kookiest items on the Trail. Rewind to 2015 and you could even pick up a homemade hovercraft.


THE BBQ TOILET

Yup, this thing REALLY EXISTS. It was snatched up, natch.


AN ORIGINAL COSTUME WORN IN OPERA AUSTRALIA’S MADAME BUTTERFLY

The good folks at Opera Australia cleared out their closets back in 2017 with one off costumes available, all for under $20.


YACHT FROM THE THE FILM THE GREAT GATSBY

If you ever needed persuading that treasure lurks at garage sales, then this is it. The very yacht Leo cavorted on went up for sale on the Trail in 2017 and even made national news.


TWO GRANDPAS

These two friendly chaps listed themselves on the Trail for cups of tea and great conversation.


HALF DRUNK BOTTLE OF PORT

Just one of the kooky things found at the first ever Parliament House garage sale.


TREVOR HENDY’S FEROZA COMPLETE WITH FREE PAIR OF BUDGIE SMUGGLERS

You’re definitely in good company on the Trail.  Even Trev gets involved.  And not only could you buy Trevor’s car, but it came complete with a pair of his (clean)  budgie smugglers.


FIRST EDITION BARBIE

One lucky garage sale shopper unknowingly purchased a first edition Barbie estimated to be worth a tidy $8,000.


GIANT BANANA

Surely this is top of your 2020 Trail shopping list? The giant banana was up for sale as part of the Canberra Theatre’s garage sale.


BARNYARD FULL OF PIANOS

Welcome to Tassie once more where a piano tuner sold a paddock full of pianos.


FIRST SAME SEX MARRIAGE BILL

We like to a blaze a Trail here so we were pretty stoked to find a copy of the first ever same sex marriage bill for sale.


HANDMADE COFFIN

Still no takers.



Garage Sale Trail is happening next on Saturday13 & Sunday 14 November 2021.


Thanks to the support of councils across Australia, it’s free to get involved and is open to anybody and everybody.   


You get your very own customisable sale page on the site, will be added to our national map (viewed by 300,000 eyeballs) and get free promotional materials, tips and tricks.