• Auctions

    Types of Online Auctions


    The world of online auctions makes purchasing items for much less than market value a piece of cake -- or, at least, a much simpler process that doesn't require you to get dressed or start the car.  Online auction sites tend to come and go, except for the major players, but you can still find s...
  • Garage Sale Shopping Tips

    Shopping Out of Town


    Part of the fun of going on a vacation is taking in the local shops.  Instead of browsing the expensive boutiques on your next trip out of town, why not visit local garage sales instead?  Shopping yard sales out of town can be a harrowing experience if not properly planned, so make sure to...
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    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...
  • 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...
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    Local Sale Regulations


    It seems strange that anyone would take offense at a garage sale, doesn't it?  But many local governments, town ordinances, and neighborhood policies forbid or restrict yard sales for a variety of reasons.  If you're planning on holding a sale in the near future, it would behoove you to ta...
  • Garage Sale Hosting Tips

    Table Substitutes


    As you carry the last few boxes out of your house and set them down in the driveway, you survey your table space.  Oh no!  You've only got one corner of the office desk left.  Running out of usable table space is a common garage sale problem, especially if you've ruled out the use of ...
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    Selling Items For Your Neighbors


    Have you ever gone through your stuff and realized you only have a few things to get rid of?  It's not enough to hold an entire garage sale, and it's not enough to go to all the trouble of making other arrangements to dispose of it.  Perhaps your friends and neighbors have run into this sa...
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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. ...
  • Garage Sale Hosting Tips

    Staying Cool While You Host


    It's 8 a.m., and you're already sweating from lugging tables and boxes out to your driveway.  Now the sun is coming up over your neighbor's house, and every tiny patch of shade is a welcome ally in your attempts to stay cool as customers begin to arrive.  By 10 a.m., it feels like midday, ...
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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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