• Garage Sale Hosting Tips

    What's the Future of Garage Sales?


    In the current economy, garage sales are popping up everywhere.  They're a good source of temporary income for people who are trimming back their lifestyles anyway, and they're an excellent opportunity for people who don't need brand new items and are trying to get a bargain on anything they bu...
  • 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...
  • Garage Sale Hosting Tips

    Show Prompts


    Tips and Advice It's completely free to use GarageSaleCow.com, which is great because newspaper ads can cost more than $20 these days, and we reach a group of people who are specifically interested in knowing where your sale is. If you hear there's rain coming the weekend of your sale and you decid...
  • Garage Sale Hosting Tips

    How to Barter as a Garage Sale Host


    Knowing how to barter effectively is a valuable skill no matter what you do -- in the workplace, in a foreign country, at a farmer's market, or even with your children.  It is especially valuable as someone holding a garage sale, as many of the shoppers will not just pay you the listed price an...
  • General Frugal Tips

    Bartering as a Garage Sale Shopper


    That old couch would go really nicely in your basement living space.  It's even got the upholstery color to match your favorite comfy chair!  The problem is, you don't want to pay $40 for it.  It's time to approach the host and barter.  In this or any other situation, there are s...
  • General Frugal Tips

    Garage Sale Bartering 101


    Bartering is a key part of a good garage sale experience.  Whether you are the host or the shopper, you can benefit from knowing a little more about bartering -- its history and uses, and how you can apply it today. Bartering has always been a human way of obtaining necessary goods, by exchangi...






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