These show up about the same time as hummingbirds, and come to think of it, they often taper off as the hummingbirds head back.
Of course "Thrifting" is an all-season event, but the garage sale, auction season is right around the corner and there have actually been some sightings already. :-)
If you are going to try your hand at buying to resell on eBay or some other venue, here are a few things to consider:
Profit is extremely dependent on you buying it right from the start. That is not necessarily good for the garage/yard seller, but if you want to buy it right, start with something you know. For example, Barbie is great but if you don't know what to look for and know what collectors are looking for, it might be better to pass.
I've tried Barbie and other dolls before so I KNOW how to add to our collection more than sell to collectors. Records are similar. We have bought thousands, of which we still have thousands. But we bought them at dirt cheap prices ranging from $.05 to $.25 each so we can sit on them until they sell, and do our victory dance when we sell some for good money.
Do your "due diligence" if you are venturing into unknown territory. See an ad for pocket knives? Read up on them. What do collectors look for, condition, rust, handle material, etc.. Then, try to preview what will be sold and do some specific research. Got a smart phone? USE IT! Get smart on the spot.
Yeah, yeah, I know, they sell it on eBay for big $$$$, but do they really SELL IT or are they just ASKING IT? As long as you are a member (free) you can research "sold" listings, which brings things into a much more realistic focus. So if you are the one HAVING the yard sale, search both when you are setting prices, so you know what is a real price for haggling purposes.
Want to sell for someone else? Want someone else to sell for you? We can discuss it here, but NO, we do not sell for others. We have too much of our own to get moved out.