I want to let you in on my newest – and favorite – garage sale tip: When you see someone posting signs for a garage sale, whether it’s on the Internet, tagsellit.com, or on a sign post (with actual signs), try going to that house a day early. Offer the seller $20 to simply have a peek at what they’ll be selling the next day. If you can get in there and you find something awesome, you’ll be in a position to offer them money before anyone else even sees it. If you don’t see anything you like, you’ll only be out $20. Plus, you’ll have saved yourself the hassle of a trip early the next morning, fighting with early bird shoppers. This strategy works best with big garage sales, giving you a jump on any good treasures a seller might have. If you get a chance to try out this strategy, I’d love to hear your success stories!
Aaron LaPedis is the Author of “The Garage Sale Millionaire”
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