Summertime is yard sale time. What are your tips for getting the best buys at a

Jump to Last Post 1-3 of 3 discussions (4 posts)
  1. Virginia Allain profile image88
    Virginia Allainposted 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.

  2. ChristinS profile image50
    ChristinSposted 3 years ago

    I always look for rummage sales at churches, or go to city wide or neighborhood sales so I can hit multiples without using as much gas driving around from place to place.  I also use local yard sale groups on Facebook.

    1. Virginia Allain profile image88
      Virginia Allainposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I need to check out those yard sale groups on Facebook. Thanks!

  3. Jackie Lynnley profile image91
    Jackie Lynnleyposted 3 years ago

    If prices are ridiculously high at a yard sale or flea mark table I just move on because it is a waste of time in most cases and they will not deal, but worth a try if there is something specifically you see. *If there is a lot of things together you can figure is all one price but no price on them pick up the worst looking piece to ask the price. (This many times makes the price lower.) *If there is something you really want regardless of a flaw point out the flaw anyway and ask for a lower price. *If you are buying to resell give a price for everything at your price and ditch what you don't want; it's worth it and many just want rid of the lot and one big piece of money looks good. *For yard sales you will get the very best prices near the end of the sale as in second day or late morning. This is a great way to get it all for a song, too. They usually just want it gone and are tired of dealing with it and don't want to pack it up and put it away again. I made good money from yard sale item for many years and these are principles I used and most times it is better to let them make you the amount deal first because I found many times they went way below what I was willing to give. Neighborhood sales do save much on gas and travel but are usually just one day and pretty raked over I find if not there right on time. I usually avoided estate sales unless last day and hour because I think they always overprice. They will deal at the end too usually; or let you have all that is left for a good price. Still offer less than they offer; worth a try.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)