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Barter | Buyer | Seller | Humor
- How to Barter Anything
In these lean times, your only limit to what you can trade (computer
help for birthday cakes? artwork for dental work?) is your imagination.
Bargains and Treasures
What's trash to one person may be treasure to you. That's why
shopping at garage sales, rummage sales, yard sales can be a
great way to find some bargains
Bargains at Garage Sales
If you've never been to a garage or estate sale, you are definitely
missing out on some incredible bargains. Imagine finding baskets
for fifty cents or old dressers for twenty dollars. Super-bargains
can be yours with a little guidance and preparation.
Store Know How
Shopping at thrift stores is not a new idea. Many, many people
save money by purchasing pre-owned items, particularly clothing.
Unfortunately, many people also go home and find that their new-found
treasures are not what they expected them to be.
Tips - Be Informed
Going garage sale shopping can be an exciting experience. Going
from sale to sale looking for that perfect find to tell all your
friends about can make for really enjoyable weekends. Listed below
are a few buyers tips that we have put together for you to consider
the next time you go garage sale shopping.
- Why Not Buy at a Yard
The U.S. Consumer Protection Agency has highly recommended
that you do not purchase certain items at yard sales. Below
is a partial list. This gives you a general idea of what not
to buy and to get you thinking about potential yard sale purchases.
Further below I have listed some of the gross things I've seen
for sale at yard sales.
Be Afraid To Ask for a Discount
Garage Sale Susan discovered tag sales when she was young and needed
to furnish an apartment on the cheap. It turned into a compulsion
when she found inexpensive collectible items like Salty and Peppy
Chefs—hand-painted souvenir salt and pepper shakers (she
now has 200 sets). She’s turned the hobby into a career and
is host of The Incurable Collector on A&E Television.
Sales: A Great Place to Buy Children's Clothing
Are you the parent of a newborn or a toddler? If you are then you
are likely to know that clothing them can be an adventure.
- How to Get the Most Out
of Rummage Sale Shopping
Rummage sale shopping isn't for everyone. Some people cringe at
buying other people's junk. Others find it much easier to simply
go to the mall or their local specialty store to get what they
need. Still others think that there's a stigma attached to visiting
to Attend An Annual City Wide Garage Sale
Annual city wide garage/rummage sales are great fun and an
economical way to shop since they are all in one area. 6
helpful steps to help you attend an annual city wide garage/rummage
- Garage Sale Tips From The
TheCheapMoms— Sonnet & Heidi (TheCheapMoms.com) give
helpful garage sale tips in this funny and entertaining webisode.
Garage Sale Pricing Guide - organized by category
This guide will help price items for a garage sale or yard sale.
Most items should be priced 10%-30% of the original price. Of course,
when pricing an item, you should take into account its condition,
popularity and any other important factors. This is just a general
guide to help approximate garage sale pricing.
Tag Sale Pricing Guide - organized by home location
Gwen Glass Carbone — a professional auctioneer, an eBay PowerSeller,
an antiques dealer, a tag-sale pro (she attends more than 500 each
year), and the author of How to Make a Fortune With Other People’s
Junk (McGraw-Hill, $17, www.mcgrawhill.com) — suggests the
following starting prices for popular yard-sale items.
Kids Clothes Pricing Guide
Pricing items for your garage or yard sale is one of the big headaches
when preparing for a garage sale. It's always hard to know what
to price your items at, so here are a few Garage Sale Pricing Tips
for pricing kid's clothing.
Scams / Safety Tips
Sale Scams - Be Aware
Who would have thought that there are actual yardsale scam artists?
With high-tech cameras in regular stores, a yardsale may seem like
easy pickings to a thief and scam artists. Here are some things
to watch out for when having a yardsale - also what to watch for
if you are a yardsale customer.
Safety measures the seller should take to prevent robbery,
theft or assault. While there is no way to be 100% safe in
any situation, the following tips will help sellers stay
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Sale Tips: Making Money from Your Junk
Holding a garage sale is much more than just tossing your items
onto a table on the front lawn and hoping for people to drive
by and purchase them within a few hours - it takes planning and
forethought to make your garage sale into a money-making endeavor
that can recoup you major dollars!
to Have a Successful Garage Sale
With a little bit of time and organization, you can make your
next garage sale more profitable and low stress than you might
Up a Yard Sale
The most important step to having a successful yard sale is planning,
planning and more planning! By following the steps that I have
outlined for you, you are sure to have a safe and profitable
on how to have a successful Yard Sale
There are several preparations needed for having a successful
Great tips on preparing and and having a yard sale (many creative
Successful Garage Sale
There are several basic hints and ideas that should be kept in
mind when planning a garage sale.
for a Garage Sale
I have just returned from a day of garage sales, and I can safely
say that I was impressed with most of them. I have put on quite
a few of these in my time, and I will share with you a few secrets
to a profitable and pleasant experience.
to Avoid Rummage Sale Mistakes
Even with planning, little things can ruin an otherwise good
sale. Here are some major pratfalls of rummage sales and
ways to avoid them.
Junk, Your Treasure
There's been a lot written about yard sales. But in all the articles
I've seen, none have tried to apply techniques that are used
by retailers to make the most of every sales opportunity. Let's
see if we can't take some ideas from the big stores and use them
in our simple yard sale.
- How to Get Rid of Some
Junk and Make a Profit While Doing It
A good sale takes some work and planning. While you can still make
extra money on one thrown haphazardly together, a well thought
out and advertised sale will not only bring in some bigger bucks,
it will eliminate a good deal of stress as the big day grows closer.
- How to Hold a Craft Fair
and Make Money
Instructions, tips, and warnings on how to hold profitable craft
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