Groupon Coupons

You have probably heard of Groupon, but do you know about the [lesser-known] Groupon Coupons? Groupon Coupons is a collection of over 77,000 completely free coupons that can be used in store or online by consumers. They offer consumers an additional way to save even more money at Groupon because the...
  • 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...
  • Garage Sale Shopping Tips

    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...
  • Garage Sale Hosting Tips

    The Offering of Candy


    Ever been to a doctor's office, where the friendly bowl of candy is disarming and reassuring as you walk in?  You can have the exact same effect at your garage sale by giving out candy or another small treat to your customers and browsers alike.  Unless you're hosting a winter sale, though...
  • Garage Sale Hosting Tips

    Garage Sale Hosting Etiquette No-nos


     Being a good garage sale host doesn't just mean you smile at every customer, offer plastic bags for carrying items away, and keeping your driveway clean.  It means following good host etiquette, both the do's and the do not's.  Host etiquette isn't written down somewhere as a lawbook...
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    Utilizing Balloons


    When you were a kid, did you ever go to a birthday party where a clown or magician tied you a clever balloon animal?  Or did you ever get a balloon at the zoo and cart it with you until it collapsed from lack of air a few days later?  Then you know the joy of balloons and the zing these co...
  • Garage Sale Hosting Tips

    How To Upsell Convincingly


    Upselling is a skill used by retail clerks, car salesmen, and PR representatives all over the world.  Some people don't like to use it, because they feel dishonest or dirty after persuading a customer to make a purchase.  However, it's a very natural method of convincing someone to buy you...
  • Garage Sale Shopping Tips

    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...
  • Flea Markets

    Haggling as a Seller


    The most important skill to have as a flea market shopper, besides perhaps having a good eye for high-quality items and good deals, is the ability to barter well.  The concept of a flea market is built entirely on the practice of haggling -- unaware customers can be duped into giving away more ...
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    Creating a Changing Room


    Clothes need to fit; ill-fitting clothes are awkward and can be uncomfortable.  Customers know this, and so they shop in stores instead of online, where they can try before they buy.  When it comes to garage sales, the fact that they are only paying a dollar or two may prevent customers fr...
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    Selling the Breadmaker


    Ready to pull your breadmaker out of the closet where it's been gathering dust and pawn it off on someone else at your next garage sale?  Don't just yank it out and toss it onto your lawn -- you should take some care when getting ready to sell a breadmaker.  Here are some tips: Clean it.&...






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