Praise for The Garage Sale Millionaire
"Get ready to get rich! Aaron LaPedis has blown the dust off all the secrets that shroud the mysterious, often intimidating world of collecting and created this absolutely indispensable guide to hunting down and profiting from old stuff. This book is absolutely the best, most comprehensive and most practical guide to collecting available. Whether buying high–end treasures at Sotheby′s or bidding on abandoned storage units, armed with this essential collector′s companion, you′ll be an expert too!"
Marni Jameson, nationally syndicated home design columnist and author of The House Always Wins and House of Havoc
"This book covers it all: the thrill of the hunt, the nitty–gritty of negotiation and the how–to′s of making money buying and selling."
Suzanne S. Brown, Lifestyle Editor, The Denver Post
"The Garage Sale Millionaire simplifies the process of buying low and selling used items higher to make a profit. This book is a must–read for anyone interested in applying their love of garage and estate sales, auctions and thrift store hunts to create a thriving business."
Marcia Layton Turner, author of The Unofficial Guide to Starting a Small Business
Chapter 1 Your Garage Sale Millionaire Journey Begins Now! 1
Chapter 2 To Buy or Not to Buy: The First Big Question Answered 11
Chapter 3 Negotiating Like a Pro 45
Chapter 4 Fakes, Replicas and Restorations: How Not to Get Taken 63
Chapter 5 Launching Your Own Treasure Hunt 79
Chapter 6 eBay: Virtually Limitless Potential to Buy and Sell Collectibles for Great Money 107
Chapter 7 How to Assign a Value to Your New Treasures 137
Chapter 8 Putting on the World s Greatest Garage Sale 161
Glossary of Terms 187
About the Authors 241
Aaron LaPedis is considered one of the world′s great collectors and treasure hunters. A gallery owner with an interest in fine art and memorabilia, LaPedis is an expert consultant for the FBI. He was the host of PBS′s seven–year, top–rated show in Denver, Colorado, Collect This! LaPedis has been interviewed for television and radio as well as having been featured in several books, newspapers and magazines. He was just recently featured on the Discovery Channel′s What′s America Worth, hosted by Donald Trump.
Jeffrey D. Kern is an award– winning author with a lifelong passion for treasure hunting. He has held the position of senior associate editor for Widescreen Review magazine, a national monthly home theater magazine and, in addition to coauthoring The Garage Sale Millionaire, has written on subjects including consumer electronics, home theater, computers and travel.