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Old 08-15-2010, 11:21 PM
 
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What's been peoples approaches to finding items at garage sales? On the surface garage sales seem like good places to get cheap items but it's a matter of knowing what exactly to buy.
Touching back on this. With many cell phones having internet connections you could use your cell phone to look up completed auction results on eBay. I used my cell phone this weekend. I took a notepad and pencil and wrote down the names of books and other items that were in the categories I was looking for. I then went back to my car and used my phone to look up the books on Amazon and the other items on ebay. This kept me from buying a book I was planning on buying after seeing it's ranking on Amazon. So consider using your cell phone at library book sales and garage sales.
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Old 08-21-2010, 01:47 PM
 
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Touching back on this. With many cell phones having internet connections you could use your cell phone to look up completed auction results on eBay. I used my cell phone this weekend. I took a notepad and pencil and wrote down the names of books and other items that were in the categories I was looking for. I then went back to my car and used my phone to look up the books on Amazon and the other items on ebay. This kept me from buying a book I was planning on buying after seeing it's ranking on Amazon. So consider using your cell phone at library book sales and garage sales.

My girlfriend does the same thing with her cell phone at Goodwill, Salvation Army, yard sales etc.

She bought a Cheshire Cat bobble head at Goodwill for $1.28 and sold it on ebay for $12.00 after seeing people bidding on others. Same with a Chicago Cubs Jersey.
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Old 08-21-2010, 07:14 PM
 
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I recently read an article where the author used her phone at stores like Big Lots to determine what to buy. I want to try this at some stores when they're having deep discounts for clearance sales. This would be a good way to get new items to sell on ebay which could attract more bidders.
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