Sometimes we tend to be heavy on the ‘strategy’ side of sellingonline. Other times we focus on the nuts and bolts. I know that not all of my readers are looking for used inventory to resell online -but bear with me on this one as we look at apps to make shopping at garage sales an easier way to build inventory…. and, if you have a question that is more relevant to your particular needs, please share! As things have shifted a bit for eBay sellers (and many aren’t even selling on eBay anymore), I’d like to know what kind ofinformation YOU are looking for? I can share my own experiences, thoughts and strategies – but, hearing from you will help me make this newsletter more valuable for you.
Thanks… I look forward to hearing from you!
Garage Sale Apps
A few years ago I shared my strategy for using garage sales tobuild inventory to resell online… This was right before smart phones made their debut…Garage sales are still my favorite places to hit to find treasuresto sell! And with all the apps available today, it is gettingeasier to be efficient when out hitting garage sales. I’ve been looking at a few apps to help find and map out a route to garagesales and thought I’d share my thoughts with you.
This is one of my favorites. I use it regularly because it maps out a route so I can make the most of my time when I’m out and about. I use the pro version because I can search for specific items orcategories such as “baby gear” or “Fisher Price”. I also like the way it links you back to the original posting (on craigslist orelsewhere) instead of relying on those who are hosting garage sales to advertise on their app.
Garage Sale Tracker
Garage Sale Tracker lets you search for flea markets and consignment shops as well as garage sales. You can ‘bookmark’ garage sales and map out your route with this app as well. I haven’t used it yet – but, I like the idea of being able to hit flea markets and consignment shops while I’m out shopping garage sales.
This app can filter your results just like iGarageSale. In fact, the feature list looks very similar to iGarageSale. You can map outyour route and it seems to pull from multiple sites so you get amore complete listing of what garage sales are going on in your area.
This app helps you find garage sales, yard sales, estate sales and sale events that are going on around your location.
Do you have a favorite app or tool you use to simplify your garagesale efforts?