How to Buy and Sell (Just About) Everything: More Than 550 Step-by-Step Instructions for Everything From Buying Life Insurance to Selling Your Screenplay to Choosing a Thoroughbred Racehorse

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 15, 2010 - Reference - 624 pages
How to Buy & Sell (Just About) Everything

The Ultimate Buyer's Guide for Daily Life

Don't make another purchase before you buy this ultimate buyer's guide. With more than 550 how-to solutions, these pages are packed with savvy strategies for choosing and locating (and unloading and liquidating) both everyday items and once-in-a-lifetime splurges, with special emphasis on how to find bargains and broker great deals. The clear and friendly information in How To Buy & Sell (Just About) Everything makes any buying or selling decision easy, from selecting baby gear to saving for college, from hawking lemonade to selling your company. Browse these pages to discover how to:

Buy a House • Sell a Car • Buy Happiness • Sell Your Old Computer • Buy Mutual Funds • Hire a Butler • Choose a Diamond Ring • Purchase a Tent • Get Breast Implants • Negotiate a Better Credit Card Rate • Buy a Hot Dog Stand • Sell Your Baseball Collection • Outfit a Nursery • Book a Cheap Safari...and much, much more

Written and designed in the same easy-to-use format as its predecesors, How To Do (Just About) Everything and How to Fix (Just About) Everything, this invaluable collection includes concise instructions, helpful tips and comparison charts -- everything you need to understand product features, prevent problems and guarantee smart purchasing decisions. This is the only book you need to make the most of your money.
 

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Contents

Obtain a Home Equity Loan 228 Select Carpeting
185
Buy a Lot 229 Choose Kitchen Cabinets
186
Buy House Plans 230 Choose a Kitchen Countertop
187
Hire an Architect 231 Buy Green Household Cleaners
188
Hire a Builder 232 Stock Your Home Tool
189
Pull Building Permits 233 Buy a Video Security System
190
Buy a Vacation Home 234 Buy a Home Alarm System
191
Book a Vacation Rental 235 Buy Smoke Alarms
192

Shop the Warehouse Stores
11
Buy Wholesale
12
Get Out of Debt
13
Buy Nothing 3
14
DAILY LIFE 15 Buy Happiness
15
Buy a Better Mousetrap
16
Buy Time
17
Buy a Bouquet of Roses
18
Buy Someone a Drink
19
Get Someone to Buy You a Drink
20
Buy Your Way into High Society
21
Buy Your Way into Someones Favor 23 Buy Postage Stamps Without Going to the Post Office
22
Tip Properly
23
Buy Healthy Fast Food
24
Buy Sunscreen
25
Order the Perfect Burrito
26
Order Takeout Asian Food
27
Order at a Sushi
29
Buy Dinner at a Fancy French Restaurant
30
Hire a Dating Service
31
Sell Yourself on an Online Dating Service
32
Sell Yourself to Your GirlfriendBoyfriends Family
33
Buy Doghouse Flowers for Your Sweetheart
34
Buy Music Online
35
Hire Musicians
36
Order a Great Bottle of Wine
37
Buy an Ergonomic Desk Chair
38
Choose Film for Your Camera
39
Buy Rechargeable Batteries
40
Donate to a Good Cause
41
Hold a Profitable Garage Sale
42
Hire a Housecleaner
43
Hire a Baby Sitter
44
Buy a Guitar
45
Buy Duct Tape
46
Get a Good Deal on a Magazine Subscription
47
Get Senior Citizen or Student Discounts
48
Buy Flowers Wholesale
49
Get a Picture Framed
50
Hire a Mover
51
Hire a Personal Organizer
52
Find a Veterinarian
53
Buy Pet Food
54
Buy a Pedigreed Dog or
55
Breed Your Pet and Sell the Litter
56
SPECIAL OCCASIONS 57 Get a Costume 58 Buy a Piata
59
Buy a Great Birthday Present for Under
60
Select Good Champagne
61
Buy a Diamond
62
Buy Jewelry Made of Precious Metals
63
Buy Colored Gemstones
64
Choose the Perfect Wedding Dress
65
Buy or Rent a Tuxedo
66
Register for Gifts
67
Buy Wedding Gifts 68 Select Bridesmaids Dresses
68
Hire an Event Coordinator
69
Hire a Bartender for a Party
70
Hire a Photographer
71
Hire a Caterer
72
Find the Ideal Wedding Officiant
73
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340
108
of Wine
110
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119
Buy a Franchise 195 Obtain Renters Insurance
152
Lease Retail Space 196 Buy a Loft in Manhattan
153
Lease Industrial Space 197 Buy a TenancyinCommon Unit
154
Lease Office Space 198 Buy Rental Property
155
Buy Liquidated Office Equipment 199 Rent Your Home for a Movie or Catalog
156
Hire Someone to Design and Build Your Shoot Web Site
157
Hire a Graphic Designer
158
Acquire Content for Your Web Site
159
Buy Advertising on the
160
Sell Your
161
Hire a Personal Coach
162
Sell on the Craft Circuit HOME GARDEN
163
Hire a Literary Agent 200 Furnish Your Home
164
Pitch a Magazine Story 201 Furnish Your Studio Apartment
165
Sell a Screenplay 202 Buy Used Furniture
166
Sell Your Novel 203 Buy Door and Window Locks
167
SelfPublish Your Book 204 Choose an Oriental Carpet
168
Start a BedandBreakfast 205 Buy Lamps and Light Fixtures
169
Sell a Failing Business 206 Buy a Programmable Lighting System
170
Buy a Hot Dog Stand 207 Buy Household Appliances 208 Buy FloorCare Appliances 209 Buy Extended Warranties on Appliances 210 Find Period ...
171
REAL ESTATE 214 Incorporate Fluid Architecture into 172 Shop for a Mortgage Your Home
172
Refinance Your Home 215 Select Paint Stain and Varnish
173
Save Big Bucks on Your Mortgage 216 Choose Decorative Tiles
174
Obtain Home Owners Insurance 217 Choose a Ceiling
175
Obtain Disaster Insurance 218 Buy a Whirlpool
176
Buy a House 219 Buy a Showerhead
177
Buy a House at Auction 220 Buy a Toilet
178
Buy a Foreclosed Home 221 Choose a Faucet
179
Buy and Sell a FixerUpper 222 Buy Glues and Adhesives
180
Sell the Farm 223 Choose Window Treatments
181
Sell Mineral Rights 224 Get SelfCleaning Windows
182
Sell a House 225 Choose Wallpaper
183
Sell a House Without a Real Estate 226 Buy a Wood Stove Agent 227 Select Flooring
184
Buy a Condominium 236 Buy Carbon Monoxide Detectors
193
Rent an Apartment or House 237 Buy Fire Extinguishers
194
Choose an Entry Door 281 Select Fresh Fish and Shellfish
238
Buy a GarageDoor Opener 282 Select Rice
239
Buy Lumber for a DIY Project 283 Purchase Premium Salt and Pepper
240
Select Roofing 284 Get a Cheesesteak in Philadelphia
241
Hire a Contractor Plumber Painter or 285 Order Fresh Salmon in Seattle Electrician 286 Find Crawdads in Louisiana
242
Hire a Gardener 287 Buy Artisan Breads
243
Buy Outdoor Furniture 288 Buy Artisan Cheeses
244
Buy the Perfect Rosebush 289 Purchase Kosher Food
245
Buy Flowering Bulbs 290 Buy Food in Bulk
246
Buy Flowers for Your Garden 291 Choose Cooking Oils
247
Select Pest Controls 292 Select Olive
248
Buy Soil Amendments 293 Select Olives
249
Buy Mulch 294 Buy Ethnic Ingredients
250
Buy a Composter 295 Purchase Vinegar
251
Buy Fertilizer 296 Choose Pasta
252
Start a Vegetable Garden 297 Buy
253
Hire a Garden Professional 298 Buy Coffee
254
Buy an Automatic Sprinkler System 299 Order a Great Cup of Coffee
255
Start a New Lawn 300 Buy a Coffeemaker or Espresso Machine
256
Buy a Lawn Mower 301 Purchase a Keg of Beer
257
Buy Koi for Your Fish Pond 302 Buy Alcohol in a Dry County
258
Buy a Storage Shed 303 Choose a Microbrew
259
Hire an Arborist 304 Order a Cocktail
260
Buy Basic Garden Tools 305 Choose a Restaurant for a Business
261
Buy Shrubs and Trees Function
262
Buy a Hot Tub 306 Stock a Wine Cellar
263
Buy an Outdoor Lighting System 307 Stock Your
264
FOOD DRINK FAMILY AFFAIRS 265 Buy Organic Produce 308 Buy and Sell Sperm
265
Choose a Perfect Peach 309 Choose an Ovulation Predictor
266
Buy and Sell at Farmers Markets 310 Pick a Pregnancy Test
267
Select Kitchen Knives 311 Choose Birth Control
268
Decipher Food Labels 312 Find the Right OBGYN
269
Select Herbs and Spices 313 Hire a Midwife or Doula
270
Stock Your Kitchen with Staples 314 Find a Good Pediatrician
271
Equip a Kitchen 315 Hire a Child Therapist
272
Choose Fresh Produce 316 Gear Up for a New Baby
273
Select Meat 317 Buy a New Crib
274
Stock Up for the Perfect Burger 318 Choose a Stroller
275
Purchase a Holiday Ham 319 Buy Baby Clothes
276
Buy Natural Beef 320 Choose Diapers
277
Buy Rocky Mountain Oysters 321 Buy or Rent a Breast Pump
278
Purchase Local Honey 322 Choose a Car Seat
279
Choose Poultry 323 Buy ChildProofing Supplies
280
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324
Obtain Breast Implants
357
Choose a Manicurist
363
Choose a Desktop Computer
395
Buy Computer Peripherals
401
Negotiate Your LongDistance Phone
413
Buy TwoWay Radios
428
Buy Golf Clubs
461
Buy an Aerobic Fitness Machine
467
Go Sport Fishing
473
Sell Used Skis
479
Buy a Properly Fitted Helmet
485
Buy a Personal Flotation Device 529 Lease a Car with the Option to
491
Buy a Wet Suit 530 Transfer Your Leased
492
Buy a Surfboard 531 Donate Your
493
Buy FlyFishing Gear 532 Obtain Auto Insurance
494
Buy RockClimbing Equipment 533 Spring for a New Paint
495
CLOTHING ACCESSORIES 540 Buy Restore and Sell a Vintage Car 496 Buy a Cashmere Sweater 541 Locate HardtoFind Parts
496
Purchase Vintage Clothing 542 Buy Basic Automotive Tools
497
Sell Used Clothing 543 Choose the Right Tires
498
Order Custommade Cowboy Boots 544 Select Wheel Rims
499
Buy Clothes Online 545 Outfit Your Car for Emergencies
500
Find Specialty Sizes 546 Buy a TheftPrevention Device
501
Buy the Perfect Cocktail Dress 547 Bring a Car in From Europe
502
Buy Designer Clothes at a Discount 548 Buy Then Sell a Car Impounded by
503
Choose a Basic Wardrobe for a Man Police
504
Buy a Mans Dress Shirt 549 Get a HighPerformance Car Audio System
505
Pick Out a Necktie 550 Buy an RV 507 Buy a Womans Suit 551 Buy a Trailer
507
Buy a Mans Suit 552 Buy a Waterski Boat
508
Hire a Tailor 553 Find a Classic Wooden Powerboat
509
Buy CustomTailored Clothes in Asia 554 Rent an Aircraft
510
Buy a Briefcase 555 Sell Your Sailboat
511
Shop for a Leather Jacket 556 Purchase a Satellite Navigation System 513 Buy Maternity Clothes INDEX
513
Get a GreatFitting
514
Choose a HighPerformance Swim Suit CONTRIBUTOR CREDITS
515
High Performance Workout Clothing 517 Buy a Heart Rate Monitor
516
Select a Watch
518
Buy Kids Clothes
519
Choose Childrens Shoes
520
Purchase Clothes at Outlet Shops
521
AUTOs OTHER VEHICLES
522
Buy a New
522
Buy the Basics for Your
523
Buy a Used
524
Buy or Sell a Car Online
525
Buy a Hybrid
526
Sell a
527
Buy a Motorcycle
528
PERSONAL FINANCE
565
Obtain a Marriage License
569
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Jeff Wuorio is an award-winning writer whose previous books include The CNBC Guide to Money and Markets. With more than fifteen years' experience writing about investing and personal finance, he serves as a columnist for Microsoft bCentral and is a nationally known authority on personal finance and how to work successfully from a home office.

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