How to Shop and Save at Secondhand Shops

However, just because you uncover a gem at a secondhand store doesn't mean you're getting the best deal.

National Regifting Day: How to Ace the Regift

Whether they like it or not, “National Regifting Day” (Dec. 20 this year) is another holiday many will celebrate this season. Regifting can be as much a holiday tradition as carols, eggnog and mistletoe...

Is It Too Early to Start Saving for the Holidays?

If you want to be prepared for the shopping challenges to come, you’re going to need to start saving. But is it too early to start saving for the holidays?

HOW TO BUY CLOTHES WITHOUT GETTING RIPPED OFF

The average household spends $1,604 per year on clothes - you’re probably overpaying for your shirts, pants, dresses, and coats.  But you don’t have to...

4 WAYS TO IDENTIFY HIGH-VALUE ITEMS IN YOUR HOME

How do you know if you have an antique, and what valuable antiques should you be looking for in the first place? What items are worth keeping and what items are worth selling?

8 WAYS TO MASTER THE ART OF CURB SHOPPING

Interested in doing a little trash-to-treasure shopping yourself? Here’s some advice from curb shopping veterans...

BARGAIN HUNTERS BEWARE! 9 AMATEUR MISTAKES TO AVOID AT ESTATE SALES

Buying at an estate sale isn’t a slam-dunk success. It requires shopping chops, time, and patience. If you’re on a deadline, or don’t have an idea of how vintage items should be priced, estate sale adventures can be a bust.  To avoid that sad fate...

HOW TO HAVE A SUCCESSFUL GARAGE OR YARD SALE

There are more ways to get the word out and otherwise optimize the moving sale process. To run a successful moving sale, yard sale, or garage sale, and get those extra things out of your hands faster, follow the advice of these experienced yard sellers...

THE 8 SCARIEST THINGS TO AVOID AT A YARD SALE

The thrill of saving a few bucks can seriously cloud your judgment. You’ll get home only to discover a few of those treasures you picked up are actually full-fledged trash you now need to jettison.  Here’s a list of things to never buy at a yard sale, lest you want to have a sale of your own to unload it...

7 ITEMS YOU MIGHT HAVE THAT ARE ACTUALLY WORTH SOMETHING

Tasked with figuring out what items still have value? We turned to some experts to find out what individual pieces might be strong enough to warrant a look on eBay...

TIMES IT’S OK TO BUY USED INSTEAD OF NEW

Sometimes, buying new just isn’t worth it — especially if you want to get the best value for your dollar.  GOBankingRates.com asked the experts when it makes sense to buy used instead of new — here’s what they had to say...

HOW TO SHOP FOR SECOND HAND FURNITURE

Scoring great pieces second hand is an art. Here are a few tried and true tips from secondhand store marketer Carrie Aulenbacher and Lori Hirons of Island Contessa to get you started. Be prepared to start hearing, “Where did you get that?” a lot more often...

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