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Bargain hunt: Garage sale tips guarantee success

Stored under In the News on May 17, 2006 at 12:21 PM
"You can tell a lot about a person by what they sell at their garage sale," 43-year-old Wynetta Wilson said early last Saturday morning. "What kind of books they read, what kind of music they listen to ..."

Wilson stood in the street next to her mother, Gloria. In the background, other garage sale shoppers dashed from home to home in search of a good deal.

"I can tell you, when I go to a garage sale, whether the inside of the house is clean or not," said Gloria.
The mother-daughter team comprises garage sale veterans. They've been rising every weekend for close to four years in search of anything they may need around the house. The pair doesn't always have a game plan, but on this particular day, Gloria wanted a stadium seat cushion. She found it by house No. 3.

"You're always looking for stuff," Wynetta said. "I collect old books. I am forever looking for things for the yard."

This garage sale actually was a neighborhood-wide event. Lafayette resident Charlene Morella organized it knowing regular garage sale shoppers would love the chance to knock out so many homes in one shot.

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Comments

Cool article about garage sale enthusiasts...insightful, interesting with a touch of humour...but its message it very true - some people ( a lot actually!) truly live for anything garage sale or yard sale related.

Btw, a great resources for all things garage sale is TrashandTreasure.net, which has garage sales listings across the United States.

Written by George Grubar on Sep 12, 2006 06:51 PM


I go to yard sales and auctions all the time. I want to suggest to all of you that one of the easiest ways to know what kind of stuff is in a sale is to get on the email list for the major estate liquidation sales services in your area. In a shameless effort to get you to come to my sales in New England area, here's some websites: http://www.rhodeislandestatesales.com
http://www.iSoldGrandmasStuff.com
thanks, Joe

Written by Joe on Jan 21, 2008 08:00 AM


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