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8 Unhealthy Things Never To Buy At A Garage Sale

Posted on 03/5/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthWe all like a good bargain, but some of the so-called good buys at garage sales or resale shops can be hazardous to your (and your kids’ or grandkids‘) health and safety. In some instances, they could even be fatal. The folks at Readers Digest came up with a list of things never to buy at garage sales, plus the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) also publishes a helpful list of dangerous, recalled children’s products that often turn up at resale …

Garage Sale Gal: (Don’t) Show me the Money!

Posted on 08/12/2011 by | The Garage Sale Gal | Comments

Money & SavingsWhen I walked up to her garage sale, I loved the sight of Lavonne Thorsen sitting at a fold-up TV dinner tray. “I’m having a good time,” Lavonne said with a smile. Lavonne’s job was to take care of the cash while her family made sales. She kept the money in a small cardboard box on the TV tray — something that can be quite tempting for people who have more on their mind than scoring a bargain. I know …

Neither, age, heat nor toe can keep garage salers down

Posted on 07/23/2011 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & SavingsThis guest post from Garage Sale Gal Lynda Hammond is about one of her favorite people she met at a sale. I’d just had minor surgery on my toe. My podiatrist suggested I stay off it for a few days. But I was already stir-crazy having been homebound a full day, so I took short trip to the library. I found six garage sales on the way – and I’m so glad I did. Otherwise I would not have met Dale Glendenning. …