Competition is fierce and unless you’re the first one at the garage sale we can miss out on some good deals and items. There are ways you can beat out the competition and get some deals before the weekend starts.
First, read my post on using IFTTT and then set up keyword search functions for items you’re looking for at garage sales on Craigslist. You should start receiving notifications within an hour or two. Start browsing each ad and look especially for the ones with photos.
Some people will post exactly what they will be selling along with photos on their Craigslist ad. If you find something that is of value email or call them immediately. Ask them if you can go and take a look at the item before the sale starts. From my experience, most people will let you go to their place and take a look at the item before the weekend.