April 23, 2009 11:35 ET Helps You Get the Most Out of Garage Sale Season

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 23, 2009) - For many, going to a garage sale is more than just a nice way to spend a sunny Sunday morning: it's a sport! Like any sport, most of the work is done before you even step on the field. Do your research! Check Local Papers as well as the classified sections of the bigger circulation papers like the Toronto Star. Use the Garage Sale Locator. It's free! The Garage Sale Locater makes things a lot easier by plotting local garage sales on a Google Map, so you can plan your attack.

First map out your route and plan where you'll start. Sales start at different times so plan your trip based both on the sale start time and location. Hit the road EARLY - You know the saying "Early bird gets the worm?" Well in this case, the worm is the best garage sale loot! Those hidden gems will only stay hidden so long! Prioritize your trip and make sure you are there at the beginning of the most promising sales.

At the sale - Buyer Beware. Check out merchandise for cracks, chips and operability. Ask the owner if there is an electrical outlet around where you might be able to plug in something electrical. There is usually a NO REFUND policy at garage sales.

The added benefit of the Garage Sale Locator you can list YOUR garage sale for free when you need to make room for all of your new stuff.


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