• Garage Sale Shopping Tips

    Considering the Weather when Shopping


    You're getting ready to enjoy a sunny weekend out in the neighborhoods, filled with bargain hunting and delicious homemade refreshments, when suddenly you realize that the forecast was wrong...again.  Dealing with feisty weather as a shopper is in some ways easier than dealing with it as a host...
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    Garage Sale Taboos


    You want to be a great garage sale shopper, right?  The kind that hosts will remember as being pleasant, well-prepared, and even helpful.  One way to do this is to avoid garage sale taboos that can haunt you as a customer and really hurt or offend your host, and to gently encourage your fe...
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    How To Trade Up


    Ever found a great sale on an item, only to go to the next store and discover an even better deal on an even better item?  Sometimes that happens at garage sales, too -- you know what you need, you buy the first one you find, and then an even better version is there at the next sale.  If t...
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    Good Vinyl Deals


    Vinyl records are now little more than a trip down Sentimental Lane, but record players still live and the scratchy, grainy quality of the music and sounds they produce take people back to their childhoods.  You may own a record player (or you might be hunting for one at a garage sale); if you ...
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    Buying Shoes At The Garage Sale


    Shoes...who can have enough of them?  The biggest problem with shoes is their price when you buy them new -- it's kind of outrageous how much pair of footwear can cost.  However, as with many other things, you can buy shoes at garage sales for excellent prices and still get a high quality ...
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    How To Say NO


    The word "no," despite being one of the shortest in the English language, is one of the hardest to say.  It's especially difficult when you're standing in someone's front yard and they're offering you their (potentially) beloved item for a great deal, but you have no desire to buy it.  How...
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    Getting the Stains Out


    Clothes frequently get tossed on the garage sale pile because of stains.  A little red wine splash here, a little ketchup blob there, some sweat stains in the armpits: all of this adds up to an unattractive garment that won't sell for much.  But hey!  This is actually a great opportun...
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    Getting the Best Yard Sale Deals


    Garage sales are, for obvious reasons, ideal for bargain shoppers...but sometimes there's a deal on the deals, and you just can't pass it up!  While it may seem simple enough to walk in and pick out what you want at a discounted yard sale price, there are actually ways you can get the most out ...
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    Five Best Shoppers


    Garage saling can certainly be an enjoyable experience on your own; sometimes you need to get out and clear your head, interacting only with strangers who have never participated in the drama in your life.  But cruising around in the car by yourself can get lonely, and if you're afraid that mig...
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    Driving vs Walking to Garage Sales


    Depending on whom you ask, garage sale shoppers will tell you that it's best to walk to sales, or that it's best to drive.  Some will tell you to go with the hybrid: drive to a location well-populated with sales, and then walk until you've covered them all.  To help you take a stance, here...






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