Bulk Magazine Lots and Garage Sale Tips
We currently have a bulk set of Motorcycle magazines from the late 70′s and 80′s about to list in the online store.
I have often seen these massive boxes full of car or bike magazines at garage sales or op shops, and wondered if there was any market for them? I have had some luck with video game magazines in the past, but it is quite often a hit and miss affair. Quite often the right collector needs to come along, and also it needs to be someone who sees the value of the information inside each magazine.
These Motorbike magazines for example have a wealth of knowledge on vintage motorcycles, and could really be great for a collector of fellow picker who wanted to sharpen their eye as the hunt for treasures. It is always great to know more information on all subjects, as you never know when you might come across a rare motorcycle part or even sign.
6 issues of Australian Motor Cycle News from 1984
4 issues of Classic Racer UK from the early 2000′s
48 Issues of classic Bike from the late 1980′s and early 1990′s
2 2005 Classic Bike Guide magazines
Also in my internet travels this week I found these great tips for Garage Sale buying for all you treasure hunters out there. http://www.yardsalequeen.com/yardsaleshopping.htm
Some great bits of advice that I follow myself, I had a few “that’s what I do!” moments as I read through them.
Along with the bigger picture advice are some really practical tips, such as
“If you are at a yard sale that has a “fill a bag of clothes for $5″ deal (or similar), you can get more clothes into a bag if you roll them up like a sausage rather than just stuffing them into the bag willy-nilly.”
“If you see an item that you may or may not want, pick it up anyhow and carry it around a bit, then decide. Because if you don’t, by the time you decide that you want it, someone else will have bought it and you’ll be kicking yourself the rest of the day. If you are yardsaling with small kids, try to hold their purchases too. I’ve seen situations where a kid will put down a toy for a split second and another kid will grab it.”
and the always useful …
“Also when shopping with kids, it’s better to have them actually pay for their own purchases. Why? The seller is more likely to give a kid a discounted price than they would the hard-core yardsailing parent. It also gives kids practice with handling money (and learning the value of it). It also builds their confidence in talking to adults. “