Did that title bring excitement to you?
This Victoria Day weekend is the quasi start to the yard sale season. Now we all love getting a deal so a lot of us are yard/garage sale shoppers already. However, I just wanted to share a few thoughts/suggestions on yard saleing for this year.
How many times have you returned home with a bargain, but it wasn't something you needed/wanted? That's just throwing money away and being far from frugal.
Before you even hit one yard sale this summer, take a look around your home, over your potential Christmas list (yes, I said it) and see if there's anything you need first, want second. After you have your list, keep those items in mind as you shop this season.
Secondly, set a budget for yardsaleing and keep small bills with you and not all together in one pocket. This makes it easier for number 3!
Third, remember the price listed is the asking price. They are expecting you to dicker; to either lower the price or to have something else thrown in to sweeten the deal. They don't want to take this stuff home so go ahead and ask for a better deal. Just don't pull out a $20 bill for an item you bartered down to $5. You won't make friends.
And last but not least, have your own yard sale! A great weekend to have one is when one has already been advertised to happen in your neighborhood. The traffic will be coming by anyway so why not capitalize on it.
Good luck, and please feel free to share your deal finds with the rest of us. After all, we all know that bragging about it is totally acceptable and the crescendo to yardsaleing.
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