Bartering is an important part of garage sale-ing. Here’s one of our best garage sale tips that will help you score great deals.
Place one-dollar bills in your left front pocket (about $6 worth, divide it into 2 bunches – a $4 bunch and the other bunch will have $2), in your right front pocket have 2 five-dollar bills (separated, don’t put them in a bunch together), back left pocket ten-dollar bill, back right pocket twenty-dollar bill . . . . that way when you are bartering on an item, you can reach in your pocket (grabbing your bunch of four ones) and say ‘All I have is $4, would you take $4?’. Or grab your $10 from your left back pocket and your $2 bunch from your front pocket and state, ‘All I have is $12, would you take $12?’ It sounds funny, but it works.