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    Holding a Nighttime Garage Sale


    You may not be a morning person, so the idea of a nighttime garage sale may appeal to you.  If so, you'll need to do just about everything you'd do for a normal sale -- plus a few extra things.  It is a lot of work to put together a nighttime sale, but there are some distinct advantages: t...
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    Helping the Homeless to Host a Sale


    You can help the homeless in many, many different ways -- from soup kitchens to donated goods to advocacy.  If you live somewhere that homelessness is a true problem, you may find that you want to help in some way that will directly impact the life of an individual.  And if you love garage...
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    Selling Video Games


    Selling video games is a little bit different from selling DVDs, although both may include discs.  If you've got a load of excess games and don't want to make a trip to your local GameStop or other gaming store -- in all honesty, they don't give you much for a game, unless it's really popular o...
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    Protecting Adult Materials


    If you're planning to sell adult-themed materials at your garage sale, it's good to remember that there will be a lot of children coming through your yard or garage (unless you've made it clear on your advertisements that it is not a kid-friendly sale).  Although you're under no obligation to p...
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    Offering Special Deals


    Sometimes, it's just not enough to sell a shirt for $1.  On day two of your sale, if you're discovering that a lot of your items didn't sell as you expected them to, there are a couple of things you can do.  First, you can go through and reprice everything -- a hassle, especially if you on...
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    Keeping Track of Your Sales


    Unless you're running a one-man garage sale show, you're probably selling someone else's stuff as well as your own.  And unless they've given you permission to take the money for everything (as a compensation for your hard work, of course), you'll have to keep track of individual sales somehow....
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    Items Not to be Sold


    Whether it's to keep yourself safe from legal troubles, prevent potential embarrassment to yourself or others, or just be kind and clean, there are a few things you should never sell at your garage sale.  No matter how much you think you can squeeze out of customers, it's just not worth it. An...
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    Alternative Ways To Pay Purchased Garage Items


    As a garage sale host, you've got the power!  You can set your prices and barter as low or as high as you'd like to on items.  In fact, you can take any form of payment that you deem a fair exchange for your merchandise.  Maybe you've never thought of this idea before -- maybe you've ...
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    Lighten Your Night Garage Sale With...


    One of the most important aspects about holding a nighttime garage sale is making sure it's properly lit.  All your customers need to be safe from tripping over things in the dark as well as losing money and other small items if they drop them on the ground.  To be sure your sale is proper...
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    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...






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