Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Tips for garage sale shopping

It's that time of year for garage sales to start to pop up everywhere.  If you happen to find one that could be on the way to work (or it could even be near where you live) what are some tips to keep in mind when you go?

The first is not to block neighborhood driveways--park sensibly so that people can get in and out of the driveway.  After all, you are shopping at the seller's home.

Greet the seller when you first get there.  A friendly attitude may lead to a lowered price on an item.  It may even lead to being able to bundle a few items together at a lower price.

Don't plow through their merchandise.  It took hours for them to set up and price everything--don't destroy the seller's display.  When you pick up an item that you don't want, put it back where it was.

Lastly, thank the seller.  Wish him or her a good day.  Frankly, before its all over, they no doubt will be exhausted.

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