How to Make a Fortune with Other People's Junk: An Insider's by G.G. Carbone

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A town that has 50 to 100 yard sales will have plenty of merchandise. You may score big if you bring a friend because one of you can drive and the other one can read the map. You split the expenses, but you also split the profits. S. 127 Corridor from Gadsden, Alabama, to Covington, Kentucky” is held every August. The event lasts nine days and spans three states. This yard sale may be worth the trip if you can coordinate sleeping quarters and a truck. com/yardsale. Yard Sale This sale can run the gamut from being a small section of a person’s front or back yard to every inch of their driveway, spilling out into the street.

Flashlight Sometimes garages are dark, even with the lights on in broad daylight. A flashlight will come in handy if you are out before dawn. Clip it onto your pocket, or wear it around your neck. At an on-site auction, if the light is poor, use the flashlight to read names etched into pieces of china and glass or labels on the backs of chairs or bureaus. Most auction houses have adequate lighting facilities. Some buyers, for example, art dealers, carry a black light (see Figure 2-4) to detect any repairs, new paint, and authentic signatures on paintings.

Your newspaper clipping is your map key. It is important to mark up your copy and underline trigger words and abbreviate headers to give you a quick, easy reference at a glance. Thorough map plotting in the spring or fall will take about an hour because the sales are so numerous. This map is one way to stay ahead of competitive buyers.

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