Here are some more of my tips to start collecting for FUN & $$$. This is a hobby that is rewarding in fun and a few extra dollars. Have a great day.
Over the past couple of years I have come across a few real pieces of jewelry & gold. I call these finds my GOLDEN NUGGETS. It is a big reason I pursue in the quest each weekin this collecting hobby. To see what I have found look into my page.
YARD SALE GUIDELINES
Get the local paper of the Thursday & Friday issues, then check out the classified ads under Garage Sales. Do a quick scan for locations closest to your home. Next: look over ads that mentions items that match your interest. Realize odds are upscale neighborhoods will have the finer items you are seeking.
High light any ads that catch your attention, then go over the ads again to check dates and times of the sales. Next select the places you want tot shop. Try to set up a route that saves gas and time for your shopping. When the ads says NO EARLY BIRDS DO NOT show up before the start of the sale!! If you are especially interested in items listed in the ad try to get to that sale early, this increases your chance of getting those items. Later in the day prices generally drop as the hours go by. In some cases at the end of the sale time folks will just want items hauled away.
Prices are generally very reasonable at garage & yard sales. Churches & non-profits that hold rummage sales are places to pick up items at a very cheap prices. Normally no discount is offered for the profits are used for a charitable project. Be EARLY at these sales for the high quality items are gone very quickly.
Lately whole neighborhoods and small towns are having 1 day yard sales. The big advantages are parking your car in one place, and just walk over the area of the sale. This saves time & gas of going from place to place. You will see a lot of items in a relatively short time. On such an outing take water or drinks, snacks and comfortable walking shoes. Take a small pull cart to assist in carrying all the good buys that you get as you shop. I ave done very well at such a neighborhood sales. The people are normally willing to deal on the prices of the items. These sales do take a lot of time to cover all the streets. Plan on a break for lunch or snacks, to keep your energy level up.
It is much EASIER to ACQUIRE items for your collection than it is to sell those items to pay for your hobby! Younger people that are use to the Internet e-bay type auctions may work it out o.k. If you live in a small town far away from a large city e-bay type auctions is a valid option. Normally the rest of use e-bay etc. for selling un-needed items we want out of the house.
Have a great day of hunting for YOUR treasures.
My 4th. article on collecting as a hobby is at
ESTATE (TAG) SALES GUIDELINES.
My 3rd. article on collecting as a hobby is at
FLEA MARKET SHOPPING.
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