Scoping out garage sales? Learn how to negotiate
Last weekend, The Times Business section's Sunday cover story was all about garage sales. They're on the rise, in case the multitude of fliers posted near your neighborhood's high street or left on your car didn't tip you off. Writer Andrea Chang notes:
Will you be on the prowl for some hidden gems this weekend? Staff writer Susan Carpenter points out that, whether you're shopping retail or roadside, it's OK to haggle. For some tips on negotiating, check out her interview with Michael Soon Lee, author of "Black Belt Negotiating."
Photo: Potential buyers prowl Sal Perera’s garage sale in Granada Hills recently. Over the last year, garage sale postings on Craigslist have increased by 50% in the L.A. area and 80% nationwide, the company says. Stefano Paltera / For The Times