Many people often go through their household inventory, clean and reorganize. Fall is not only a new season, but an opportunity to clean house and streamline life in general. This is why garage sales are so popular at this time. It’s a great way to get rid of some clutter and hopefully make a few dollars in the process. But are some of the things people sell really not worth more than twenty-five cents? Anyone who has ever gone to a garage sale probably has a story of that one ‘great find’ they never expected to see going for a few cents or a few dollars. As they say, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. What is the true opportunity cost of just letting things go to be rid of them?

Trash vs. Treasure
While there are some things that may indeed not have much resale value, there are others that may surprise you. Perhaps those well-used toys that your kids have outgrown might find a new home with one of your neighbors, but is it wise to sell grandpa’s old mantle clock for two dollars? There is a difference between what you may be glad someone took off the table for pocket change, and what may actually be worth a lot more than you could hope to get at a garage sale. It’s a fact that garage sale customers are looking for REALLY good deals, and will often bargain to get three of your items for the price of two…

How can Metro Pawn & Gun help?

Metro Pawn & Gun carries a wide range of merchandise. If you have items that you think might be worth something, why not give us a shot first? We are always interested in firearms, jewelry, gold, solver, coins, collectibles, car audio, home electronics, personal electronics, musical instruments, video game systems, laptops, tools, lawn equipment, snow blowers and whatever else may have resale value. Bring such items to us and we will make a fair cash offer. Use the cash for something else that you may need or for the kid’s college fund – it’s your call. While you may not have to leave your driveway during your next garage sale, that short ride across town might be very well worth your time!

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