Yard Sale Secrets
Special Report: Yard Sale Secrets
G.G. Carbone :"The piano I bought at an auction for $500. It's baby grand piano fisher New York and its worth about $5000."
You could call G.G. Carbone a "treasure hunter"
G.G. Carbone:"It's worth about $300 and I paid $10 for it."
From that vase to furniture...bargains can be found throughout her New Hampshire home.
G.G. Carbone:"These three rings I got at a yard sale for 50 cents."
But G.G. knew something the seller did not...one of the rings has a real diamond...making it worth roughly $2000.
G.G. has been searching for savings since she was 10 years old...she even went to auctioneering school.
Now she's written a book sharing her secrets on how to get good deals at everything from antique stores to yard sales.
For starters...create a treasure map
Plan your shopping day with a route and schedule...
So you can hit key sales !!!
G.G. Carbone:"The older neighborhoods, the estate sales, multi-family sales, where there are grandmother or grandfather things that's been handed down through the generations."
These sales and antique stores are some of the best spots to look for the unique items, which can be more valuable.
G.G. Carbone:"Something you've never seen before. Something that is large or unusual in size or maybe it's miniature in size."
And be an early bird!!
G.G. Carbone:"I've sat and waited 2 hours to wait to get into a sale to get some of these good bargains."
Since G.G. goes to so many sales...she has a disguise so no one will recognize her.
But she says you can get better deals by dressing down!!!
G.G. Carbone:"Because if you walk on to a property and nothing is priced at a yard sale these sellers are immediately going to size you up well they look like they can pay for something they have jewelry on."
G.G.'s saved close to $10,000 on a house full of treasures.
G.G. Carbone:"Bargain on everything."
By following her insider secrets... You may be able to find your own hidden gems.
G.G. Carbone also resells many of her great finds on places like ebay. She says you can make a couple hundred dollars a weekend.
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