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.

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Overview


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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882668949
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 1/28/1995
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet 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.
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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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