9 Items At Garage Sales That Are Worth More Than You Think

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Vinyl Records

Finding old records at a garage sale is not uncommon. If anything, it is way too common and there is nothing out of the ordinary about it. What is a surprise is when you manage to get vinyl for 75 cents and then turn in a huge profit because you managed to sell it on eBay for $25,000. It won’t happen very often, so don’t have really high hopes for something like this.

Yet, you can still get some treasures when it comes to vinyl records and manage to sell them for a few hundred or even thousands if you find something people are really crazy about. You just have to know what you’re looking for before you hit the garage sale, because you may end up with something not so valuable.

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5 thoughts on “9 Items At Garage Sales That Are Worth More Than You Think”

    1. Great Information. I recently went to a lawn and house and I for two original pieces of and one signed print. The two originals I sold for a total of $5300 and the signed print I sold for $1275. I paid a total of $15 for the three works. 😊😊😊

  1. Random records at garage sales tend to be iffy for resale in my experience unless you know what to look for.
    Key for getting return on investment is condition. Of both the vinyl and the jacket – even light scratches on an album can drop the value – and frayed or torn jackets usually mean dollars off resale – same with missing inner sleeves.

    And looking for discs that are high dollar takes some knowledge of genre, artist and labels. Reissue labels have minimal value but original labels can hike the price 10 to 100 fold. Think Elvis 50’s or Beatles early 60’s lps versus the reissues in the 80’s.

    And then there are labels – find a 1950’s Blue Note jazz disc in great shape and you are probably going to do well. Same thing with some RCA and Mercury Classical Discs from the 50’s (Living Stereo and Living Presence) – Reader’s Digest compilations with the same tracks are great to listen to but don’t command the same dollar value.

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