I haven't seen one garage sale in our neighborhood this spring. Usually by this time of the season there have been several. Our old neighbors used to do one every summer with lots of kids stuff, clothes and toys. They moved and all the activity seems to have gone with them.
It always seemed to me that families with kids were the ones having the garage sales, probably trying to recoup some of their losses. As kids grow up they move from all the plastic toys to things like computers and IPods and cell phones that have zero resale value.
Right now I'm contemplating how to get rid of a very nice, but dated octagon barrel table. I thought I had to have it when we cleaned out my mom's house but it just doesn't work with our decor. I might just carry it out to the curb this afternoon and put a "free" sign on it. Most things I set out only last about 30 minutes before someone loads them up.
After that goes I might try getting rid of our old 32 inch Sony tv. Perfect condition with a great picture, but time to make room for something much BIGGER.