This may seem obvious but here goes...American Girl Dolls sell for a lot of money! I know what you're saying, "No kidding Dude, tell us something we don't know!" Ok, so maybe you already know American Girl is super collectible and can make you big money. But judging from one of my garage sale excursions, it seems not everyone is aware of this obvious fact.
It began on a chilly garage sale morning in the Fall. Heading out my street, I barely had time to take a sip of coffee when I stumbled across the first yard sale of the morning. It was literally 100 yards from my street on a small Cul-de-sac. The three houses on the street were having a "Multi-family" yard sale. These are always promising, particularly if the "Multi" part is accurate and not just one lone family. Pulling up the street, I realized I was an early bird. As the old saying goes, "early bird gets the worm!"
I am pretty fast on the uptick when it comes to basic math. So without even the aid of fingers and toes, I quickly added up the total in my head...a paltry $25 bucks for everything! No need to negotiate on this deal. Once I paid up, I dashed back to my truck in yet another walk of shame: a guy and his dolls! But who cares? A bunch of American Girl Dolls for only twenty five dollars is worth any funny glances!
The dolls went into storage for a few months until the Christmas selling season. By waiting just a few months, I knew I could "super-size" my eBay auction prices. The wait paid off. The three dolls sold for an average price of $62 per doll. The outfits were sold individually, netting me another $100. All in all, I made just shy of $280 on a $28 dollar investment. Even a math-challenged dude like me can figure out that's ten times my original investment!
I am still amazed by that score. On the first stop of the day I drove 100 yards and made over $250 bucks. I wish every find was that easy! Have you ever scored a great deal on your very first garage sale of the day? Tell us about it.....
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