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Living in Hawaii is expensive, so shopping at garage sales help stretch your dollars. And it's a lot of fun,too. Who knows what treasures you might find.

There are different kinds of garage sales/ yard sales. There are moving sales, estate sales, multi-family sales, rummage sales. I prefer multi-family sales because of the variety of items being sold. Church and school rummage sales are also very good because of the sheer number of items being sold. I also like bargaining with the sellers.

Craigs list, in my opinion, is a better source of information rather than the classified section of the local newspaper. More people tend to advertise on Craigs List.

Just like you have different kinds of sellers, you also have different kinds of buyers. There are buyers who try to buy items dirt cheap so they can turn around and resell those items themselves, maybe at swap meets, or their own garage sales.

Sometimes you can even tell if a particular garage sale is good or not, just by the signs the seller puts up. Especially if the seller(s) live in a hard to find area. If they took the time to put up easy to follow signs, that usually means they're very serious about selling things.

Shopping at garage sales also has social benefits. You meet new and interesting people, maybe run into an old friend, and sometimes hear compelling stories.

A lot of times people have interesting stories to tell about the items they're selling.

For instance, I met an elderly couple at their garage sale. They had to move, so everything had to go.

One item was of particular interest to me. It was a beautiful black lacquer jewelry box, with exquisitely crafted mother-of-pearl inlays. The craftsmanship was impeccable. The entire jewelry box was in such fine condition for something that was over 60 years old. The couple sold the jewelry box to me for $30. It was a very emotional moment for the couple. The woman's parents had brought that jewelry box from China over six decades ago.

I felt bad about buying the jewelry box. The couple parted with the jewelry box because they needed the money more than the sentimental memories.

I can relate to that couple and their emotional attachment to that jewelry box. I've had garage sales myself and have had gut-wrenching emotions about parting with certain items I sold.

Shy away from appliances and electronics. You can't trust those items.

What makes garage sales, yard sales, etc, so popular: the prices. Once you start buying things at garage sales, it's pretty hard to go back to paying retail prices

So go to some garage sales in your area. You never know what you might find. It just might be a treasure of a lifetime.


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