Thrift Books and Writers
- Barb Tobias’s Tossed and Found: where Frugal is Chic … of course!
- Don Rueh’s Start you own High Profit Thrift Store
- In Everything You Need to Know about Garage and Yard Sales, author Jon Fulghum provides ideas for advertising, promotion, and display to help attract potential shoppers. The pages are filed with good pointers on what to do and not to do.
- Garage Sale America by Bruce Littlefield
This little book is filled with funny and poignant stories of buyers and sellers, great discussion on nostalgia, as well as a wealth of detailed photographs of sales across America. There are nifty little tips on the side of each page and a fantastic National Garage Sale Guide in the back.
- The eBay Seller’s Guide to Finding
Profitable Hidden Bargains at Garage Sales
This guide explains what to buy when scouring flea markets, thrift shops, or garage, yard, and estate sales. It is a must for the car if you are serious about making a profit on other people’s castoffs.
- The Ultimate Consignment & Thrift Store Guide by Carolyn Schneider is a great resource for referencing national thrift store chains such as the Discover Shops, Goodwill, and others. It also lists outlets across the U.S. For those who travel and thrift, this is the golden book of Thrift USA. Check out the section on Bargains on the Internet.
- Flea: The Definitive Guide to Hunting, Gathering, and Flaunting Superior Vintage Wares by Sheila Zubrod
- In her book Secondhand Chic, author Christa Weil
laments, “It seems you can’t open a magazine or turn on the TV lately without getting word about the rise of secondhand clothes…” Her trendy book is all about finding fabulous fashion at consignment, vintage, and thrift Shops.
- The Complete Guidebook to the Business of Tag and Estate Sales by Mim NagyVirtual Vintage: The Insider’s Guide to Buyin…(Paperback)
- by Linda Lindroth, Deborah Newell Tornello
- Virtual Vintage: The Insider’s Guide to Buying and
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Deborah Newell Tornello offers a few thrift tips, however this fun read is more for those into vintage, and buying and selling online.
- The Thrift Book; Live Well and Spend Less by India Knight is a super read for those who want to live like a queen on the budget of a pauper. From cooking to dressing to becoming one with community, Ms Knight has the corner on saving money and coming to grips with the new frugality.
- The Idiot’s Pocket Guide to Garage and Yard Sales by Cathy Pedigo and Sonia Weiss contains fabulous tips on how to run a successful sale in easy to read language.
- In Thrift Score, author Al Hoff shares her thrill of the hunt through funny stories and useful tips.
- Sylvia Simmons’ The Great Garage Sale Book is a useful resource, although it reads more like a textbook.
- The witty Garage Sale Magic was a delight. Not only did authors Michael and Pam Williams provide examples that were easy to follow it had humorous drawings and good stories that made me think of my own experiences.
- Price It Yourself by Joe L. Rosson and Helaine Fendelman is a good guide for antiques and rarities. It does not, however, include any information about toys of any kind.
- In How To Make A Fortune With Other People’s Junk, G.C. Carbone tells you what to look for, when to collect, how to sell, and how to refurbish