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The Rummager's Handbook: Finding, Buying, Cleaning, Fixing, Using, and Selling Secondhand Treasures

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Make your free-time hours more fun and more profitable!

Collecting and selling secondhand merchandise is an entertaining, productive, and money-making activity for thousands of people. With The Rummager's Handbook as your guide, you'll learn from an experienced rummager the techniques and knowledge needed to successfully buy, sell, collect, and recycle secondhand goods found at garage sales, flea markets, and thrift stores.

* Bargain easily, effectively, and politely with various types of sellers

* Evaluate the age and worth of everything from collectible glassware and china to dolls, toys, furniture, electrical appliances, and more

* Clean and restore a wide range of goods and surfaces safely and economically

* Store, display, and give new life to used goods in imaginative ways

* Keep track of your treasure-hunt buying and selling with a few clever inventory and record-keeping techniques

* Hold a profitable garage or yard sale with some simple planning, pricing, and displaying tips

Whether you're a treasure hunter or interested in selling the treasures that you already own, The Rummager's Handbook is a storehouse of practical tips and imaginative ideas for collecting and recycling hundreds of common objects.

Synopsis:

Antiquing as a fun and potentially profitable pastime has never been more popular, and this book offers hundreds of tips and ideas for finding sales and auctions, bargaining, determining value, and taking it home.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 139-141) and index.

About the Author

You don't have to tell writer R. S. McClurg that one person's trash is another person's treasure! In his book, The Rummager's Handbook, R. S. includes handy hints on finding and ultimately selling used items. R. S., a bargain hunter himself, lives in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Table of Contents

Preface

Part One: Selecting and Buying Treasures

Chapter 1: Buying

Chapter 2: How Much Is It Worth?

Part Two: Caring For and Using Your Treasures

Chapter 3: Cleaning and Repairing Treasures

Chapter 4: Storing Treasures

Chapter 5: Displaying and Using Your Treasures

Part Three: Selling Your Treasures

Chapter 6: Holding Your Own Garage Sale

Chapter 7: Other Ways of Selling

Appendices

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780882668949
Subtitle:
Selling Secondhand Treasures
Author:
McClurg, R. S.
Author:
McClurg, R. S.
Publisher:
Storey Publishing, LLC
Location:
Pownal, Vt. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Cleaning & Caretaking
Subject:
Flea markets
Subject:
Secondhand trade
Subject:
Garage sales
Subject:
Thrift shops.
Subject:
Rummage sales.
Subject:
Cleaning & Caretaking - General
Subject:
HOUSE and HOME / Cleaning and Caretaking
Subject:
HOUSE & HOME / Cleaning & Caretaking
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
1728
Publication Date:
19950106
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 x 9
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x .47 in .08 lb

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