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    Thrift shops and consignment store treasures

    Very basic questions ....

    How do y'all find the garage sales and flea markets?

    What time do you go? (I am SO not a morning person, which is why I always dismissed them. That and I can't go on Sat.)

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    Craigslist, 5:45
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega View Post
    Craigslist, 5:45
    Same or just by driving the same route every week, I leave at 6;45 on Friday but have to drop kids off at daycare first. Then Saturdays leave at 6:00 am. It is 2 o'clock right now so we're going to go to the flea market hopefully there still people there because it's about 100 outside!

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    I'm done by 8 usually, sometimes stay out till 9, all the good stuff is gone 15 minutes into the sale usually haha
    You're never know it all... Keep an open mind and keep learning.

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    Craigslist and the local newspaper. I leave at 6-6:30, depending on start times. By 9:30, i'm usually done unless i'm diggin into something good like today and yesterday.

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    Guns kill people, and people kill people. We can only hope to control both.
    Smart phone app, "garage sale treasure map."
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    being first can be very good, but sometimes by the end of the day, sellers realize they aren't going to get the top dollar they thought, and may be ready to deal. I prefer early, but If I see a good one, I will check it out no matter what time it is. GL.
    Two rules in life: Don't sweat the small stuff.

    It's all small stuff.

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    This is so never going to happen. The only way I see those times are if I am still up. <vbg> Better stick to what I know.

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    im on an estate sellers list she will send me start times and pictures.i just stop at every yard sale i see on my many journeys and always seem to find something

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    Get a night job lol! I have never been & will never be a morning person, to the point that I strongly prefer to work overnight shifts. I start hitting sales Fri & Sat mornings at 6 or 7, whenever I get out of work. Otherwise I would never be able to do it.

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    I usually will start rolling by at least an hour early and like omega said most of the good stuff is gone within 15 minutes, I would give it a half hour here at the most. I find them by looking at the local paper and craigslist. Good luck!

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    The early bird does get the worm, but I'll be the odd man out:

    My best scores haven't been at the early sales, but in the afternoon. One of my best finds ever was at 2:30 pm on the second day of the sale!

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    Drive around!
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    You gotta have the eye. At a sale one morning at 11 (late), I couldn't believe no one had picked up the HP-10C calculator for a buck. It sold for $202.50.
    clovis97 and mugsisme like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSowBreath View Post
    You gotta have the eye. At a sale one morning at 11 (late), I couldn't believe no one had picked up the HP-10C calculator for a buck. It sold for $202.50.
    No one buys them! I find them 2 or 3 a month. Different kinds but minimum on $45 each

 

 

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