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The Complete Money Saver's Guide to Garage Sale Shopping [Kindle Edition]

Michelle Horstman , John Horstman
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Shopping garage sales is a passion for us. Buying for ourselves, our family members and even for resale, we have learned a lot and thought it was time to share the wealth. And it's a lot of fun, too!

There are many articles and tips online for shopping garage sales, but most of them just touch on a few highlights and that's it. This book is different because we have tried to cover just about every aspect of the garage sale experience, whether it is how to prepare, how to get the best deal, what not to buy, the many uses for the treasures you'll find and much, much more.


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  • File Size: 130 KB
  • Print Length: 44 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008ZRYB28
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #820,603 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.7 out of 5 stars
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4.7 out of 5 stars
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpected Gem September 22, 2012
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I bought this book on a whim, wondering how you could write a whole book on garage sales. I was suprised to find out how much I was enjoying reading this book. It was full of ideas I had never considered, and tips that were very usefull. But beyond the skills I learned while reading the book, I found myself just enjoying the read. While it's not a great piece of literature, and it's not supposed to be, I found it fun to read. The author has a love of garage sales that really comes through in the book, that I found a little infectuous. Even if you are not a garage sale enthusiast, you will find this book a fun and easy read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Garage Sale Gems November 27, 2012
By pippinj
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A wonderfully informative guide for getting the most out of garage sale shopping,"The Complete Money Saver's Guide to Garage Sale Shopping" was hugely informative and wildly entertaining. Highly recommended for anyone serious, or just mildly curious, about picking through other people's used stuff. I read it just for fun but now want to go out and see what I can find!
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5.0 out of 5 stars My Review of Complete Money Saver's Guide to Garage Sales September 18, 2012
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There were several aspects to this compact, information-filled book that I thoroughly appreciated. First, I really liked the Summary at the end of each chapter. Secondly the examples within each chapter were helpful. Lastly the chapter on estate sales was particularly useful to me since I had not been to one and wanted to know what the differences to garage sales were. The book is informational but is written as if the authors are speaking to their friends, neighbors or relatives about garage sale shopping.
I recommend this book.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Garage Sale Shopping Manual: Like It! October 27, 2012
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Nice book. A friend of mine makes a decent living of garage and (mostly) estate sales and swears by them. I've bought quite a few good things over the years myself for prices so ridiculous it's made me feel almost guilty at times, and of course I wasn't armed with any of those tricks. I've never visited garage sales on Fridays, for example. Didn't even occur to me. And their packing advice is really something, too. So yes, you absolutely can find treasure at garage sales, although not everything is, and sometimes it's laughable how much some folks are asking for pure trash. Well we all live and learn, I guess.

Due to a bed bug problem in many big cities across the US, please heed the authors' advice and do not buy used mattresses. Just say no, no matter how attractive the price is! Another piece of advice (from a New Yorker, so take it for what it's worth), be very careful with wooden frames and old paintings--they just love hiding there. Heard that from another guy who makes a living by killing those devilish creatures.

The authors are also dead on about estate sales. I've been to a couple, and felt a bit uneasy, because it seemed that pretty much everyone else was a professional. I know it wasn't the case, but people did come prepared. We ended up not buying much including the things we wanted because we couldn't gauge whether it was worth the asking price or not. Estate sales are more complicated, and are frequented by resellers and dealers, like my friend. It is hard to compete with those guys, so learn a thing or two before buying.

I gave this book 4 stars for one reason only: The TOC should be clickable. It's really easy to learn and it's a little frustrating when a reader has to go through all the pages in order to find the chapter they want to re-read. It's not a deal-breaker, however, because the book is not too long to begin with. If you're interested in garage sales at all, grab it. I don't see how you could be disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars to the point and useful December 2, 2012
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This book is useful for anyone looking to find really good stuff at really good prices while visiting a yard/garage/estate sale. Not only does this short but well written book detail proper etiquette for haggling and getting the best items, but it teaches you how to prepare for the upcoming sale you plan to attend. What I found made this book unique and better than some other similar books I had previously read on this subject, was that this book not only covered how to get a good deal and how much to pay if you are buying for yourself, but also if you are planning to resell the items. The way the information in this book is delivered makes it a pleasure to read. The authors use a friendly, conversational tone and that makes this book fun.

There is a section in this book that profiles the most common types of sellers that made me smile. In my opinion, this book is small but packs a lot of punch and I came away feeling as if I had learned something. Give this one a try, you won't be sorry.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Informative book November 4, 2012
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This was a great book. Showed different ways to look for items and way to negotiate at a garage sale.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous ebook for Garage sale shoppers October 20, 2012
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This book is filled with great tips and information to help you actually make some money (or save some money) with garage selling!
It is filled with really useful information and tips you have probably not even thought about. You could use this as the starting point for making added income thru buying and selling at garage sales. If you are considering garage sales as a way to add income then start with this book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Advice and a Fun Read October 4, 2012
By Givens
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This quick read is packed with many wonderful tips and advice just as the title promises. The personal stories are also helpful as well as fun, and I highly recommend this book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good advice
It was easy reading with lots of good tips. Looking forward to treasure hunting ave finding some diamonds in the rough.
Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Nice little book with very little information new to me.
Published 6 months ago by Jan H
5.0 out of 5 stars Informative
Very well
written. Informative. The book had sections so you could skip to where was best for your needs &
Published 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars For those who've never been to a sale
Quick, fun read about the basics of garage sale shopping. Nothing new for veteran shoppers, but if you've never gone to a sale before, this book is a good primer, and will correct... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Kat
3.0 out of 5 stars Some good tips
A cute and humorous little book of tips. Not too much new to me, but really put forth in a funny way. It would be especially helpful for new garage sale junkies. Read more
Published 18 months ago by J. Benner
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Published 19 months ago by bren osborn
3.0 out of 5 stars a lot of useful tips for the garage sale hunter
Enjoyed this book. It had a lot of useful tips for the garage sale Hunter I will share with my friends
Published 20 months ago by R. Fitch
5.0 out of 5 stars Money Saver Guide
Great book. Good tips. Great guide to money saving, A book for everyone to check out who wants some tips.
Published 20 months ago by Maria E. Kelly
5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative
I enjoyed reading this book not only for the information information but the humour along the way. I do not do many yard sales now integrated live in a small house house but still... Read more
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More About the Author

Michelle Horstman is the owner of ChoicePromotionalProducts.com and co-owner of Horstman's Antiques. She and her husband enjoy garage, yard and estate sales where they find many hidden treasures for their antique store space. Years of garage sale adventures were the inspiration for their first Kindle book.

Michelle has enjoyed writing since she was a child, scribbling adventures of medieval characters in little ten cent notebooks. In recent years, she has written for several popular political blog sites. "The Complete Money Saver's Guide to Garage Sale Shopping" is her first book exclusively for Kindle.

Your feedback is welcome. We'd love to hear your thoughts! Email us at gsalesaver@gmail.com or visit us for more tips at GarageSaleSaver.com!


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