Friday, November 30, 2012

Free Kindle Book Day- Spread the Word!

We're running a FREE Kindle book download, tomorrow only, December 1st for just 24 hours. If you haven't read our guide on becoming the master at garage sale buying, now is the time!

Download it here, but remember, it will only show up as FREE on December 1st.

We'd love your Facebook posts and Tweets to help get the word out while it lasts. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Better Than Black Friday Deals

What's better than Black Friday deals? Garage sale deals, of course!

With Black Friday deals, you can sometimes get some incredible buys for as much as 50-60% off normal prices. Sound good? Yes, but garage sale deals are consistently as low as 90% off original price and are not limited to one day or one weekend out of the year. That's why we felt it was important to share our tips for getting the very best deals all year long.

There are items that we like to buy new, and Black Friday is a great time to do that (especially online where there are no crowds to fight.) But for even better prices all year long, the garage sale can't be beat.

Friday, November 2, 2012

The "Do Not Buy" List

Well, another weekend is here, and with it, another round of garage sales. But are there some items that could actually be dangerous to buy at garage sales?

A Reader's Digest article lists things to avoid at garage sales, including hats, bike helmets, plasma TV's, mattresses and more. They make good points and you can read it here.

It is possible to consider buying a few of these things if you take the proper precautions. For example, finding a great buy on a fairly new model baby crib is doable, I think, IF you follow the advice in our book and check online for recalls first. Of course, you'll want to look over the piece carefully for any missing or defective parts, too.

Saving money is great, but using common sense when buying products that could harbor pests or have safety issues is priority one.