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Profitable Selling at Flea Markets and Yard Sales

Learn how to organize a profitable garage or yard sale. Or, go pro with your own flea market booth or eBay business. Study the dos and don'ts to avoid the most common beginner mistakes.

Secondhand Selling Tips
Follow these tips for successful secondhand selling at flea markets, antique malls, and yard sales.

The Best Place to Sell Your Stuff
Wondering about the best place to sell your stuff? In large part, it depends on what and how much stuff you have.

The Best Place to Sell Your Stuff: Selling at Flea Markets and Antique Malls
If you plan to make selling a regular think, consider starting a flea market or antique mall business. You can turn your passion for treasure hunting into real profit.

The Best Place to Sell Your Stuff: Selling at Yard Sales
If you have lots and lots of pieces of nominal value, a yard sale may be the best place to sell your stuff.

The Best Place to Sell Your Stuff: Selling at Estate Sales
If you're selling the contents of an entire household, opt to sell your stuff at an estate sale -- especially if your goods include antique or collectible pieces. You can do the work yourself or hire an estate sale professional.

The Best Place to Sell Your Stuff: Selling on Craigslist
If you only have a few pieces to sell and you plan to charge at least $20 for each, you can sell your stuff by placing a listing on Craigslist. The listing are free.

The Best Place to Sell Your Stuff: Selling at a Consignment Shop
If you'd rather split the profit than find buyers or man a sale, consider placing your pieces on consignment. Consignment shops are best suited for well-made pieces in good condition.

The Best Place to Sell Your Stuff: Selling at Auction
Auctions, both live and online versions, are good places to sell antique and collectible pieces with values that are fairly high.

How to Start a Flea Market Business
Turn your passion into profit by starting a flea market business. There’s very little risk when you open a flea market booth, but the benefits are big. Follow these steps to start a flea market business.

Opening a Booth: Flea Market vs. Antique Mall
If you’re ready to make the leap from secondhand shopper to secondhand seller, you may be wondering which type of booth is right for you -- flea market or antique mall. Compare the two and decide which type of booth works best for your business.

Selling Vintage Merchandise at Flea Markets
Antique and vintage booths at flea markets tend to run together in shoppers minds, unless you do something to make yours stand out from the rest. Specializing in a particular type of vintage merchandise is one way to make your customers come back again and again.

How to Organize a Successful Yard Sale
Having a yard sale can be torture of the worst imaginable kind, or a relatively easy way to de-clutter your home and make some extra cash. Unless you think of the Marquis de Sade as the kindly uncle type, your goal is to have the latter. The key is organization.

5 Ways to Use Pinterest to Promote Your Business
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Yard Sale Checklist
When you’re planning a yard sale, following a timeline and staying organized are musts. Otherwise, it’s far too easy to forget something crucial. Minimize your stress and increase your profits by following this simple yard sale checklist.

How to Advertise Your Yard Sale
Learn 5 effective ways to advertise your yard sale. If shoppers can't find you, they can't buy.

Dos and Don'ts of Having a Yard Sale
Before you drag out the tables and price your goods, study the dos and don'ts of having a yard sale.

Dos and Don'ts of Planning a Yard Sale
Before holding your next yard sale, study the dos and don'ts of yard sale planning and preparation.

Dos and Don'ts of Yard Sale Display
When yard sale merchandise looks good, it sells faster. Study the dos and don'ts of yard sale displays before holding your next sale.

Dos and Don'ts of Yard Sale Pricing
The prices you set for your yard sale merchandise determines whether you'll sell it all or drag it back inside at the end of the day. Read the dos and don'ts for yard sale pricing before you hold your next sale.

Dos and Don'ts of Advertising a Yard Sale
If shoppers don't know about your yard sale, they can't come. Here are 24 dos and don'ts for advertising your next yard sale.

Dos and Don'ts of Interacting with Yard Sale Customers
Nobody wants to be that pushy yard sale seller, but it's hard to know how much attention to give your customers. Some like to talk, and some really don't. Before holding your sale, read up on the 11 dos and don'ts of yard sale customer interaction.

Safety Dos and Don'ts for Yard Sale Sellers
Having a yard sale is pretty safe, but you should still take safety precautions. No amount of profit makes up for collapsing in the heat or being robbed. Study the dos and don'ts of yard sale safety.

Dos and Don'ts of Yard Sale Transactions
If you haven't completed the transaction, you haven't made any money. Study the dos and don'ts of yard sale transactions before scheduling your next sale.

How to Sell on eBay
About.com Internet for Beginners Guide Paul Gil walks you through the basics of selling through online auction giant eBay.

Yard Sale Stories - You Know It's Time to Have a Yard Sale When...
Finish the sentence. You know it's time to have a yard sale when...

Are You a Secondhand Seller?
Flea market and antique mall sellers share their experiences.

My Flea Market Business
Flea market vendors share their booths and selling experiences.See submissions

Having a Yard Sale: Love It or Hate It?
Readers share their thoughts about having a yard sale.

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