Garage Sales

Things to Know Before Hosting a Garage Sale

There’s no better way to clear out your home of unwanted items than by hosting a garage sale. Doing so will free up valuable space inside your home while also putting some extra cash in your pockets. But if you’re planning to host a garage sale, there are a few things you should know before getting started. Check the Local Laws Some cities and municipalities have laws requiring homeowners to buy/obtain a permit in order to host a yard sale. …

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4 Ways to Find Yard Sales in Your City

There’s no better time than the summer to get outside and do some yard sale shopping. Many homeowners and families prefer this time of year to host yard sales. As a buyer, you can use this to your advantage by visiting some of the yard sales in your area. The more you attend, the greater your chance of finding amazing deals. Of course, you’ll first need to find yard sales in your city — something that we’re going to discuss …

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Yard Sale Secrets for Shopping Success

With summer right around the corner, many homeowners are hosting yard sales to get rid of unwanted items. Whether you live on the east coast, west or somewhere in the middle, you should have no problem finding yard sales around your area. But if you’re looking to turn a profit, you’ll want to read the following secrets. Go Early Remember the adage, “the early bird gets the worm?” Well, it holds true when speaking about yard sales. Many professionals will …

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How to Spot Valuables at Yard Sales

With the warm temperatures officially upon us, many homeowners are looking to get rid of unwanted items by selling them at yard sales. If you’re in the business of buying and reselling property, you can use this opportunity to scour local yard sales in search of valuables. With a little bit of luck, you can come away some amazing items that can be resold for a profit. However, you’ll need to know what exactly to look for when shopping at …

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Items to Look for When Shopping at Yard Sales

Not every item that you come across at a yard sale is going to be worth buying. On the contrary, you may only find a handful of items that can be resold for a profit. But those few items can yield huge profits if you play your cards right. So, which items should you look for when shopping at yard sales and garage sales? Autographed Sports Memorabilia Baseballs, basketballs, footballs and other sports equipment typically won’t fetch a high selling …

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The Art of Price Negotiations When Shopping at Yard Sales

Planning to do some yard sale shopping this spring? Well, you aren’t alone. The spring and summer months are the prime time for yard sale shopping, as many homeowners are looking to clean out unwanted belongings in an effort to earn some cash. But if you’re hoping to buy and resale items purchased at a yard sale for a profit, you’ll need to master the art of negotiations. Just because an item is marked for a specific price doesn’t necessarily …

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5 Tips for Spotting Valuables at a Yard Sale

Bring Your Smartphone If there’s one item that you don’t want to leave behind when shopping at yard sales, it’s your smartphone. Aside from the fact that you may need to call someone, having a smartphone will allow you to price check items on the fly. If you see a vintage guitar, for instance, search for the make and model on eBay. This will give you a better idea of how much the guitar is worth. Shop During Day One …

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Turning a Profit at Yard Sales: Tips for Buyers

Spring is in the air, which many many people will be hosting yard sales to get rid of their unwanted items. If you’re in the business of buying and reselling property for a profit, you should use this time wisely to attend as many yard sales as possible. Because conventional wisdom should lead you to believe that the more shopping you do, the greater your return on investment. However, there are a few other tips that can help increase your …

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Yard Sale Shopping in the Spring: Tips for Success

The official start of spring is less than two weeks away. With this change of season comers warmer temperatures and blossoming plant life. However, it also offers the perfect opportunity to a host a yard sale — and if you are in the business of buying and selling, you can use this time to find valuable items for your business. Here are some tips to make the mist of this upcoming spring season. Locate Yard Sales in Your Area Of …

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How to Negotiate Better Prices at Yard Sales

With spring right around the corner, many homeowners will be looking to host yard sales in an effort to get rid of their unwanted items. You can use this to your advantage by scouring yard sales in your area for valuable items that can be resold for a profit. Assuming you are doing this to earn income and not “for fun,” though, you’ll want to avoid paying the full list price at yard sales. Instead, you should attempt to negotiate …

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How to Find Yard Sales in Your Area

Want to know the secret to scoring high-value items at yard sales for pennies on the dollar? It’s to cover as many yard sales as possible. The more you visit, the greater your chance of finding valuable items. It’s just that simple. But how exactly do you know when and where a yard sale will take place? Drive Around One way to locate yard sales in your area is to drive around and look for signs. When a homeowner prepares …

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What to Bring When Attending a Yard Sale

Yard sales can yield some amazing, high-dollar finds. It’s not uncommon for buyers to find vintage furniture, musical instruments, sports memorabilia and other collectibles at rock-bottom prices, reselling them later for a profit. But as with most buy-sell ventures, it’s important for buyers to come prepared. Today we’re going to reveal some essential items that every buyer should bring when attending a yard sale. Truck or Van Why do you need a truck or van when attending a yard sale? …

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Catching Those Last-of-the-Year Yard Sales

As summer draws to a close, many homeowners are holding yard sales in an effort to clear out unwanted items. Yard sales are generally held during the spring and summer months, as the warm temperatures offers an ideal shopping experience for buyers. With winter right around the corner, yard sales are popping up left and right, offering some lucrative opportunities for buyers. If you’re interested in catching those last-of-the-year yard sales, keep reading for some helpful tips. Scouting Yard Sales …

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Tips To Sell Your Items Faster

The speed at which you are able to sell your newly acquired items — whether they are from storage auctions, garage sales, estate sales, etc. — will directly influence your profits. Holding onto items for weeks or even months will sap both time and resources, lowering your return on investment. Furthermore, any items (especially electronics) depreciate in value over time. So a $600 flat-screen TV that you recently acquired at auction may only be worth $450 after six months, and …

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Yard Sale Tips For Buyers

Spring is officially here, which means more and more people will be holding yard sales to get rid of their unwanted belongings. The warm weather offers the perfect opportunity to discard excess furniture, clothes, electronics, collectibles and other items, while making some cash in the process. You can use this to your advantage by spending some of your free time hunting deals at yard sales in your area. Finding Yard Sales First and foremost, you’ll want to find the location …

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Pennywise Yard Sale Shopping Tips

Spring is right around the corner (March 20), which means tens of thousands of families from across the country will be hosting yard sales. The warming temperatures offer the perfect opportunity for individuals and families to get rid of their unwanted belongings while earning some cash in the process. Of course, this is also beneficial for pennywise shoppers who are looking to score big. With a little bit of planning and the right approach, you can come away with some …

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Estate Sale Success

A Weekend Schedule of Sales Estate Sales, Garage Sales, Flea Markets and Junk Stores are a weekend ritual for me. I figure out my Itinerary for a Saturday Journey by putting into my agenda the address, time and special sale items as advertised for each type of sale. I load up on my quarters and one-dollar bills and drive the planned route. Some of the sales are loaded with shopper’s spending money like they have been lost in a gold …

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Fabric Found

Fabric Found   I have been a life long seamstress. My mother is an incredible designer/seamstress who dressed her 3 daughters in clothing with so much style, that we would have to “Model” our outfits everywhere we went.   My Aunt took sewing to an Exquisite Art Form creating clothing with amazing detail and perfection. My Grandmother made quilts and blankets and pillows and pajamas that were done with so much love, that I have kept them all of these …

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Swip Swap – A Facebook Adventure Part 2

Swip Swap: A Facebook Adventure Part 2 Hometown Love At the moment, I belong to 30 different Swip Swap Groups …  all based in my little town!! Most of the Swip Swap sites I belong to are developed by folks who live in MY town and they are just for folks who live in MY town. When you post an item for sale, you will probably sell it to someone you know or a neighbor or friends from the grocery …

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Swip Swap – A Facebook Adventure in Sales

Swip Swap   Everyone likes a little extra cash!!! Whether you are cleaning out the Storage Unit that you just won at auction, The garage Or the basement, There is a NEW WAY to sell your STUFF!!!!   Shutterstock/John T Takai It’s TOO Hot/Cold for a Garage Sale I whine!! Garage Sales in Florida are like garage sales in the northern tier of the country.  They are seasonal!  No one has a garage sale in Michigan in February!!! Not only …

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How to have a Successful Garage Sale

Tips for a successful Garage Sale!! There are a variety of tips out there for having a successful garage sale! But garage sales do not happen over night!!!  Oh sure!  You could take a bunch of your old junk and throw it out on blankets in your driveway and hope that someone comes by to buy it all up!!  But, Garage Sales have become an Art form!! And a SUCCESSFUL Garage Sale has become a Work of Art!! So I …

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Grab It At A Garage Sale!

This past weekend was a Holiday and it put a damper on my Garage Sale Plans. Most people were off on boats and in pools with family and friends enjoying this summertime ritual! But not Me!! Oh No!!! I was doing MY traditional Saturday schedule of going to Garage Sales!  Unfortunately, there were only a few.  So I decided to take my time and really, really look for cool finds at each of the few that were open. As most …

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How (and when!) to Haggle at Flea Markets and Garage Sales

How to haggle at places like auctions, flea markets and garage sales can be difficult to navigate – how to haggle, when it is appropriate, when it’s not, etc.; are questions I get All the time!! Usually, we are at a flea market or garage sale when the whispered question comes up, “What should I pay for this?” And I usually answer, “I don’t know!” Honestly, I really DON’T know!!! But I base my idea on what to pay or …

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Memorial Weekend Sales: How to Prepare!

So, It’s that Time Again – Memorial Weekend!! The time that the Summer Season Begins.. Memorial Day 2014 is the first Warm Weather Holiday of the year. And it kicks off some of my favorite things: Garage Sales Flea Markets Estate Sales Picnics Cookouts Beaches And My Favorite Flip Flops Memorial Weekend is a great time to get out there and find some treasures!! Auctions, garage or yard sales, and even retail stores always offer great bargains over the holiday weekend! …

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