Thanks to online marketplaces and buy and sell websites, garage sales might not be what they once were — but they still exist and you can still find great things. Heck, sometimes you can find fantastic things, even more fruitful than you ever could’ve imagined. Here are the things you need to look for if you see them at a garage sale. And if you do spot these treasures, grab them before someone else beats you to it.
There’s value to books
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Comic books can be worth more than you think
Sports memorabilia can be a collector’s item
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Art work and frames can be worth a surprising amount
Don’t overlook vintage brooches
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Take a closer look at jewellery for hidden value
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Dishes, bowls and other China may be worth a fortune
Silverware could be your gain
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Cast-iron cookware is a treasure
Small appliances finds may help you save in the long run
Assess retro electronics for value
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Speakers are worth appraising
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Video systems and games have monetary worth
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Toys, games and dolls have a surprising resale value
Exercise machines may be worth the resale price
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Fishing gear can be a good garage sale find
Sports gear may be worth your attention
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Tools may be a desirable garage sale find
Furniture can be restored to achieve higher value
Read on if you want to earn extra money without ever having to leave the comforts of your couch.