Garage and Yard Sales

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Penguin, 2003 - House & Home - 184 pages
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For the buyers and the sellers, the adventurous and the frugal, the professionals and the beginners, this is the concise guide to yard sale success. Readers will learn € when, where, and how to set up sales € how to separate the goodies from the garbage € tips on preparation, regulations, spotting bargains, and negotiating prices € how to attract customers € and more
 

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Contents

Getting Started Garage Sales 101
1
Goodies vs Garbage
17
Gathering Your Inventory
37
Planning Your Sale
57
Organizing Charity Rummage and Bake Sales
73
Getting the Word Out
85
Garage Sale Preparation and Setup
103
Sale Day
125
Successful Buying Strategies
147
After the Sale
163
Pricing Index
171
Resources
175
Index
179
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Paul Hayman has inspected about 5,000 homes since he started Hayman Inspections 16 years ago. He holds two engineering degreesa B.S. in electrical engineering and an M.S. in engineering sciencefrom the University of Tennessee. Hayman holds a mold inspectors certification, an American Society of Home Inspectors certification, and is a registered engineer with the State of South Dakota. Sonia Weiss has written or co-authored seven titles in the "Complete Idiots Guide" series. A homeowner, she has worked on four renovations in the past 16 years and troubleshot major repairs caused by floods, lightning, and plumbing problems.

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