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7 tips on castoff collecting at yard sales

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Don't be afraid to go anywhere, says LaPedis, who has been buying and selling at yard sales since he was 7 years old.

"You'll probably find better quality items in wealthier neighborhoods, but those will also come at a higher price," he says. "Don't neglect older homes either because their owners often sell valuable antiques."

Multifamily yard sales or those put on by churches give you lots of choices. LaPedis says when town house owners or apartment dwellers in a particular complex have sales, those are the best. Residents usually have a lot to discard, and a sale makes it easy for them.


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