Yes, we know. The first thing you thought of by the title was “can I make money if I have garage sale in my yard.” But, that’s not the topic here – What we want to know is – Can Clevelanders make money by going to garage sales, making purchases and turning that item around for profit?” Well, the answer is a definite YES!!!
One of my subscribers, Andrew, proved that theory this morning. Andrew decided to take a drive around the southern areas of Cleveland and see what he could find around town. After 45 minutes and spending $20 – Andrew went home with 6 items that have a value of $90.00!!
What is even more amazing according to Andrew, “I just purchased stuff I liked and when I got home and looked it up online I couldn’t believe how much it is valued at!”
Andrew has had a love of giraffes since childhood and the first thing he found was a Brand new-in box 2.5 Quart Whistling Tea Kettle (see picture slideshow) that was a giraffe. “I almost passed out when I saw it.” He paid $15.00 for a tea kettle that he “liked.” Imagine his surprise when he got home and went online. He only wanted to know where it came from – what he found out was far more valuable – it’s current value and selling price online is at about $50.00!!
Next, was a Beer Mug. For a college student, this is a necessity – so he bought it. It is a German Munchen Dimple Mug. A mere $2.00 purchase price. Again, he got home and when looking it up online it sells for $20.00.
And finally, a set of (4) Zoo Safari prints all in frames – brand new still in cardboard. A Giraffe, a Zebra, a Lion and an Elephant. “I negotiated $3.00 to purchase all 4 and can now sell them for $20 to $25 for the set – not a bad day’s work, huh” says Andrew.
This simple 45 minutes in the life of a college student shows the money that can be made scouring garage sales. And remember, Andrew really didn’t know what he was buying – he just bought what he loved. Imagine what a bit of knowledge will do on your quest for treasures.
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