What was your best ever yard sale find?
I love yard sales. My latest best find was a sterling silver necklace for fifty cents (heavy weight with stones). The jury is still out on whether the stones are diamonds.
I'm kind of a nerd so I am always scoping out electronics. It's always great you find some wife trying to unload all of her husbands cool gadgets for cheap because she is sick of looking at them ! lol.. Uh, hunny have you seen my mp3 speakers??? oops lol
Found in a yard sale in Miami in a crappy frame, 5 small blockprints from Artist Ansie Uchima, all in mint condition, signed, dated, with series. In the back of the frame was a letter from him to the owner. Paid $7.00 for them all. Had them framed by a professional and two years later sold each one for $4500 for the five.
Boston came across a box at a yardsale of 1st edition marbelized cover books, paid something like $40 and sold them all at the antique book store for $2300
You can still find great stuff, just have to have a good eye and take some risk.
My parents found a limited run, signed C. Ford Riley painting (local artist, but $$) at an estate sale for less than half of what the local art gallery was asking. There are great finds at many garage sales, and if you have a little bit more to spend, estate sales are great as well.
I think my best find was a 15th century original wood block print from Dresden Germany. A close second would be an original oil painting by N.Cooke, a New Zealand artist, of the battleship H.M.S. Hood. It was painted around 1924 and is probably my favorite yard sale acquisition.
I admire women who can win the garage sale game and look well dressed..........
I just look like I dressed myself at a garage sale!
But there was a pair of black flats that I found for a dollar several years back.
Those shoes were so well fitted to my foot and so comfortable, that I changed shoes in the middle of the work day! I litteraly wore those shoes out..........by far the best dollar that I ever spent. I remember them 20 years later.
I do not have the 'knack' for getting good deals at garage or yard sales......still, that one buy sometimes encourages me to try it again!
by Brittany Kennedy 6 years ago
How do you have a garage/yard sale if you don't have a garage/yard?I live in an apartment, am moving, and don't have a place to hold a garage sale. Is it illegal to do it at a park?
by Virginia Allain 3 years ago
Summertime is yard sale time. What are your tips for getting the best buys at a yard sale?I love shopping at garage sales and yard sales and flea markets, but want to make the most of my money and get good buys.
by Lisa Brown 5 years ago
Is it worth it to have a yard sale?
by CWanamaker 7 years ago
What was your best Garage Sale find?
by Cherie 5 years ago
What are the things you find valuable when you go to yard sale?how do you find yourself going there? Is it helpful, fun, and wise to spend money and time?
by Victoria Lynn 6 years ago
Is it more benefit to have a garage sale or take a tax deduction?I've wondered this. In the past, when in need of cash, I've held garage/yard sales, but donating and taking a tax deduction always helps at tax time. Which do you think is more beneficial?
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