An impressive display of tables piled high with all manner of goods greets you on entering this impressive auditorium for the Scroungers Annual Garage Sale, on Sunday, June 30, 2019, from 9:30am to 12:30pm, for three hours of unbridled hunting, at this not to be missed once a year sale.
The abundant space (packed with treasures) within the auditorium (wheel chair and pusher friendly), an undercover veranda (sausage sizzle and gourmet coffee) and large grassed area, set the scene for a serious scrounge. Add a snack from the cafe, plus free parking and toilets to make for an enjoyable hunt.
The happy hunter
With only three hours once a year, I suggest a quick survey of the venue on arrival. Upon entering the auditorium, take a stroll around the aisles and get the 'lay of the land' (seizing any bargains along the way), then concentrate on your items of interest and hunt at your leisure. The wily hunter knows that is well-worth the restraint, to find what you want, and yet still see everything in three hours. If your technique is to rush in and free-range hunt, then go for it.
The Scroungers Garage Sale occurs once a year, resulting in an impressive assembly of goods encompassing all categories. It is a good idea to regularly check their Facebook page for the latest updates.
Upcycle and help reduce waste
Grab a pack (at a bargain price) of these unique recycled cotton towels, rescued from being sent to landfill after a single use drying a surgeon's hands (after sterilisation). These high-quality cotton towels are highly absorbent, and the 'word' on the street is that they work really well for cleaning stainless steel. Sourced from SCGH and SJOG Murdoch, these towels are available in both blue and plain.
What better way to spend a winter's morning than a good scrounge in the hope of finding that elusive treasure? With just three hours to source a bargain, you need to be 'wily' (no distractions from the mobile phone). Secondhand and NEW clothes, shoes, handbags and coats in various styles and sizes, children's toys, office furniture and everything in between, are there for the finding.
It is unlikely that you will find a larger collection of good quality furniture, kitchenware, bric-a-brac white elephant, board games, collectables, camping gear, sporting goods, DVDs, books, white goods, household items and toys, all priced to sell, with thousands of bargains to choose from. The goods on display all being donations received either through ParaQuad's network of charity bins situated throughout the Perth Metropolitan area or through their on-site donation point.
Just inside the auditorium entrance, the Cafe caters for all your coffee, snacks, pies, sausage rolls, crisp, cakes and soft drink needs. In addition, treat yourself to a comforting hot brew from the gourmet coffee machine, kindly donated by Nino Sapienza from Direct Coffee Supplies, situated outside right next to the sausage's a sizzling.
Volunteers ready to help with the hunt
Around 65 volunteers are available to help you during the sale with all money raised going to the registered charity, Alinea (formally Spine & Limb Foundation) of which ParaQuad Industries is a division. ParaQuad Industries is an Australian Disability Enterprise (ADE) their mission is to provide employment and vocational educational opportunities to about 150 people with a broad range of disabilities, both physical and intellectual. Volunteers are always welcome to help set up or run the Scroungers sale. Please call (08) 9381 0195 if you would like to help.
And that is not all
Here is your chance for a quick look at two resident treasures, but don't despair, Book Bazaar (8:30am to 4:00pm) and Opportunity Knocks (8:00am to 4:00pm) are open Monday to Friday for your convenience and more time to browse.
Across the grassed area, Book Bazaar opens especially, with a massive display of quality and unique used books. I guarantee that a visit to this vast bookshop will whet your appetite to return another day for a longer browse.
Opportunity Knocks retro and pre-loved clothing store is open with an extensive selection of good quality furniture (maybe an antique or two), white goods, household items, toys, and bric-a-brac at bargain-basement prices.
Free parking, rest room and public toilets
Clear your boot and take advantage of the convenient FREE PARKING and public toilets; with only three hours to hunt for your bargains, every moment counts. Free parking is available in car parks 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Banners show the way
Large banners well positioned on Selby Street a week before the event ensures you will not miss the turnoff.
When arriving at 10 Selby Street, turn off into a little (privately owned, by Alinea) road called Ellis Griffiths Avenue. The ParaQuad building is about 300m along Ellis Griffiths Avenue. Then follow the signs for a perfect parking spot.