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How to Find Hidden Treasures at Garage Sales by Hugh  Kelley

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Some people dream of being astronauts; others aspire to be doctors. I grew up to be a part-time picker.

Finding treasure for sale - cheap - in other peoples garages or basements, combines the thrill of the hunt with the payoff of some extra cash. It feeds the curiosity bug, and keeps me out of crowded, expensive malls. Its a passion, and its got some basic, unspoken rules that will help you search out, identify and collect items for your pleasure and profit.

So what kind of picker do you want to be? This is important, because one size does not fit all here...


Hugh Kelley is a journalist, writer, woodworker, antique picker and lover of fine art in all its forms. He's also a pretty good baker and cook. He's worked worldwide covering stories from earthquakes to revolutions, and when he's not in the middle of the news, he's looking for antiques in out-of-the-way shops and alleys. He's always looking to bring hidden treasures back into the light of today from the closets, attics and barns of America.


These web sites are all hungry for you to view their listings and get you exposed to their advertisers. There is often an easy-to-use search function thatll help you dial into your state, city and local area. Some of the listings web sites are free, so there is plenty of incentive for local estate sale business owners to list.

Others, like, charge the company for the listing. Whatever their business model, use the internet to search out all the opportunities for you in the coming week. And dont forget to spread your search geographically at times. Look for upcoming sales in towns near your town, or even a drive away. If you live in a major metropolitan area, there will be plenty of sales, but dont ignore the outlying areas. Sometimes a drive will bring you to a sale with great prices and not much competition for the best stuff.

While most garage and yard sales are Saturday/Sunday affairs, many estate sales companies begin their sales Thursday or Friday, and then run through the weekend. They do this to appeal to their main clientele: antique dealers and collectors. Running a sale on a Thursday morning means that the traffic coming through the door has cash and is ready to spend. These buyers are professionals, and the estate sales companies know that theyll come back week after week if the deals are good and the merchandise is priced right...

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How to Find Hidden Treasures at Garage & Estate Sales

+ Introduction

+ What’s in a name?

+ Estate Sales

+ And what about bargaining?

+ ...and much more

  • ISBN: 9781614648239 |
  • Hardcover: 20 pages |
  • Publisher: Hyperink |
  • Publication date: |
  • Language: English |
  • Format: Ebook