• Garage Sale Shopping Tips

    How to Dress as a Garage Sale Shopper


    If you were a garage sale host and saw someone step out of their Porsche dressed in a long fur coat, with their little dog under their arm, would you be inclined to give them any discounts or leeway in bartering?  Probably not -- they can clearly afford to pay you the full $3 on that silverware...
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    Best Weekends to Shop Garage Sales


    During the summertime, it's hard to find a weekend when there aren't a ton of garage sales going on in every neighborhood, especially in such a downturned economy.  However, if you don't want to go out every single weekend and would prefer to stick to one or two weeks out of the year, here are ...
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    Successful Shopping With Kids


    Hauling the children along on a garage sale excursion can either be a blessing or a chore.  It's a chance to spend some focused time with them, at least during the trips between sales, but once you arrive it can quickly turn into a nightmare -- especially if they have any rowdy tendencies. ...
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    Planning Which Sales to Shop


    Ahh, late springtime.  The rains are finally dissipating, the trees are heavy with leaves, and the sprinklers come on as you drive past your neighbors' yards.  It's garage sale season!  Are you ready to start shopping? Hold on there.  An adventure through your neighborhood, follo...
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    A Garage Sale Birthday Party


    While a child may not appreciate having their birthday party turned into a garage saling trip, some of your like-minded older friends might really enjoy the excursion.  If you've got a friend whose birthday is smack dab in the middle of garage saling season, why not throw them a saling party?&n...
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    The Great Fanny Pack Debate


    A fanny pack is almost synonymous with a zealous garage sale shopper, but with more stylish options available today, some people have ditched the fanny pack for something considered less, well, dorky.  Here are some pros and cons of using a fanny pack...you can decide for yourself if it's worth...
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    Getting the Best Deal


    After the initial greeting of a host as you approach his or her sale, there's often not much to say unless you have a specific question for them.  In order to butter up the host and get a better deal on whatever they later buy, some customers will sidle up to the sales table and strike up a con...
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    Where to Park at a Garage Sale


    Driving your car to garage sales provides a lot of comforts and conveniences that walking does not: air conditioning, music, a way to carry bigger or multiple items without resorting to dragging them, and a relatively cool place to store your food.  But there's one big hassle that can overshado...
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    What Not to Buy At Garage Sales


    Garage sales sell just about anything you can imagine, but that doesn't mean you'd want to buy everything you can imagine.  Approach garage sales with the same mentality as you would a second-hand store; if you wouldn't purchase it at your local Salvation Army shop, you probably shouldn't buy i...
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    Shopping Garage Sales for Gifts


    You know how hectic the Christmas season is, even if you're just making a trip to the grocery store.  What if you could save time and stress by purchasing all of your gifts ahead of time?  Yeah, yeah, you're thinking, that's called eBay and Amazon.com.  But actually, you could do it f...






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