My favorite tools for finding garage sales are craigslist.org and gsalr.com. Craiglist is amazing due to its simplicity and ease of use but can be filled with old or inaccurate sales. My second go-to is gsalr.com. I love this site as a craigslist companion because it contains solely garage sales, and is based around a map, allowing you to easily see nearby sales. Take this information with a grain of salt though, as many sales turn out to have inaccurate times or may be fraudulent. Though I haven’t had much luck, I would highly recommend searching for “Community Garage Sales _____” and your city or county. Every once in a while, you will find neighborhoods that come together and host massive multi-family sales. This is by far the best and most efficient way to find gems. Here’s an awesome blog post for more!
You’re at a garage sale! The next step is to find valuable items to flip. Right off the bat, items that tend to do great on the market are video games, mugs, comic books, or sports cards. If you find one of these items or anything that looks like it may have value, open up the eBay app. Run a quick search and use the “sold” filter to find similar items. From there, you can check to see if an item is worth flipping.
You’ve found a garage sale flipping gem! Next is ensuring you can sell the item for maximum profits! This part is one of the easiest: just navigate to the “Seller” tab in the eBay app, and press “List an Item”. From there, eBay will help you find a similar item for sale, auto-filling the details.
You’ve sold an item and now must complete the final step to garage sale domination-shipping! Find or purchase a good-sized box and wrap your item in bubble wrap. Then, print out eBay’s provided shipping label to tape to the box. Lastly, print out a shipping label and personally addressed letter. In my letters, I will always ask my buyers to leave a positive review. Here’s eBay themselves explaining the process!