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5 Tips For Purchasing Clothing At a Garage Sale

Published at 04/02/2012 21:24:36


Garage sales can be the perfect place to find clothes. This type of clothing sale can be a lot less expensive than those you find at a department store. However, the rules for shopping at a clothing sale at a garage sale or a yard sale are also bit different. Here are the top five one should keep in mind before heading toward that next sale.

Step 1

One should get up early to find the best bargains at a clothing sale that is part of a garage sale. The name brand items and the items that come in the most popular sizes may be bought in the first few hours of the sale. Jeans and seasonal items will sell out quickly.

Step 2

Men’s items won’t be as plentiful in this type of clothing sale. The reasons are simple. Men do not buy as much clothing as women do. Men also will not part from their clothing, as quickly as women will. This means that if you are looking for men’s clothing, especially pants and jeans, you definitely must attend the sales early.

Step 3

A clothing sale such as garage sales is the perfect places to purchase baby and toddler clothes. This is the age that children will grow the quickest. This means that you don’t want to spend a lot of money on clothes that they either won’t get to wear at all or won’t be worn for long periods of time. This is why many of the baby and toddler clothes you will see as part many types of clothing in the garage sales look almost brand new.

Step 4

Vintage clothes and one of the kind pieces can be purchased at a clothing sale. This may take a lot of digging and visiting many garage sales. However, if you desire clothing that is different these are the perfect places to shop. You never know what you may find. You can usually tell if you are going to find some unique clothing pieces by looking at the rest of the items that is being sold. If the seller is selling unique books and craft projects, chances are good that her clothes will be unique, as well.

Step 5

One must examine cloths that are sold through this type of clothing sale, thoroughly. One will want to look for imperfections in the cloths. This means one will need to look for tears, stains, buttons that are missing, zippers that do not work and other problems with the clothing. Remember the clothing is being purchased at a garage sale. This means that if you are not satisfied with the product after purchased, you are stuck with it and you are out of the money you spent on it. One cannot return the item. One may even want to try on such items as coats and shirts.


One should examine all clothes bought at a clothing sale, thoroughly.

One cannot return any times bought.

One should attend a clothing sale early to get the best deals.

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