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    Mapping Garage Sales


    While two sales next to one another can be the epitome of different, it's true that oftentimes, a neighborhood will have a general theme when it comes to the kinds of stuff it gives away.  No matter where you live, it may be beneficial to you to create a garage sale master map, something that w...
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    The Hunt List Part 3


    Love garage saling, but don't really have a shopping list?  If you're just looking to get out and about and hit the yard sales in your neighborhood, you can have fun following this scavenger hunt list to see if you can spot all of the items named.  Challenge a garage saling friend or two -...
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    The Truth About an Early Bird


    Your favorite TV show is Hoarders. ·         You pick your cars such that the female in your family has the dull-colored one, and the male has the bright-colored one -- much like birds. ·         You make j...
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    Buying Perfectly Used Items


    Some items you obviously want to buy new -- toilet paper, toothbrushes, socks, and food come to mind.  (Yes, those are meant to make you chuckle.)  But some items are so quickly dirtied by their natural uses that you might as well go ahead and buy them second-hand, because if they're used,...
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    Avoid These Garage Shopping Pitfalls


    Just like any kind of shopping, perusing garage sales has its dark side, too.  You can buy the wrong things, or you can end up paying way more than you should have on an item that it turns out you didn't really need anyway.  If you're a newbie to the garage saling scene, or if you've been ...
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    Shopping for Vintage Items


    Garage sales are an awesome place to find vintage items, if old school is your style.  When you're browsing garage sales, sometimes you have to choose one particular category of items to really focus on -- that way, any training you've done for yourself as far as spotting and haggling on items ...
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    Reselling Your Finds


    One way you can make a little money on the side is by reselling your finds from garage sales that you deem interesting or valuable.  If you've really got an eye for antiques or unique items, this can be a very profitable way to spend a summer!  Here are some tips to get you started on this...
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    When Buying Electronics..


     Buying anything secondhand brings with it some risks and rewards -- missing pieces vs. great deals and more.  When buying electronics from a garage sale, there are obviously some signs you can look for to check if the bargain you seem to be getting is really such a good deal.  You sh...
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    Keeping a Garage Sale Calendar


     Some areas of the country are more garage sale-obsessive than others, with every community center, elementary school, church, and individual having one to raise money.  If you live in a community like this, you may want to start keeping a garage sale calendar, a master schedule that will ...
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    Pet Etiquette


    You're pulling on your jacket to combat the late spring morning chill when your dog comes up to you.  His brown eyes beg.  You relent, and whistle for him to follow -- he gets to come garage sale shopping with you today. Woah!  Hold on!  There's a lot you need to do to follow pr...






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