Barb’s Best


I’ve spent hours researching thrift shops, consignment stores and antique malls in my local areas.  Over time I’ve come up with a list of my favorite resources and blog sites that offer great guides or good information.  Check these out.

Information on Thrift Stores, and Estate, Garage, Yard, Subdivision and Rummage Sales

www.About.com
Fill in the search box at this site to learn about Flea markets, garage and yard sales, estate sales, auctions and thrift stores.

www.eHOW.com
According to eHow this is the place to learn “How To Do Just About Everything”. To link to their thrift and garage sale section click here.

www.wikihow.com/Shop-at-Thrift-Stores
Tips and how-to are found under the wikihow domain. Garage and yard sale information as well as Thrift Stores savvy is written by volunteers with the intention of building the world’s largest how-to publication.  It contains over 57,000 articles…a great resource.

www.WorthPoint.com
Worthpoint is a veritable storehouse of articles , auctions, online buying and selling featured ‘worthologists’, and featured profiles. And, if you have questions about a valued possession…just Ask the Worthologist.

To Find and Map Thrift Stores, Garage Sales, Yard Sales, Subdivision and Rummage Sales

www.gsalr.com
Hands down my favorite site for locating and mapping garage, yard and estate sales in most areas of the country.

www.TheThriftShopper.com
A great resource for finding local thrift stores, and links to other thrift-related sites. There are also blogs with thrift tips and shopping maneuvers

www.AreaGuides.net
Enter your city, then the venue you want; thrift store, antique or consignment shop.

www.garagesalestracker.com
This web domain lets a shopper or seller find a sale, post a sale, blog, print coupons, find consignment shops and flea markets and get tips under their FAQs section.        

www.yardsaleportal.com
This site offers the opportunity to advertise yard or garage sales, sell online, search to find garage sales, estate sales or yard sales yard sales in a variety of states.  There are also thrift tips and a guide for online buying and selling.

Thrift ezine magazine

www.The National Thrifter.com
An online magazine that offers good scuttlebutt on the thrift genre.

National Thrift Organizations

www.NARTS.org
NARTS is the best resource for consignment, resale and thrift store information and it is a qualified organization that trains and supports people within the thrift industry. Their site has a wealth of information essential for starting and operating a resale shop, as well as resources for educational books, tips and a calendar of events.




Barb Tobias
Author, Coach, Speaker, Thrift Specialist
BarbTobias@ThriftTalkDiva.com
1-303-503-1557
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