New Book, The Garage Sale Millionaire: Make Money with Hidden Finds from Garage Sales to Storage Unit Auctions and Everything in Between

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Summer is garage sale season and more popular than ever! With shows like “Storage Wars,” “Pawn Stars” and “Baggage Battles,” more people are eager to make money by discovering that hidden gem and turn it in for profit.

Garage sales, thrifts stores, and storage unit auctions can be gold mines for those who know what they're looking for. A garage sale millionaire is any individual who searches out those hard-to-find items, hidden gems or buried treasures and turns those found items into a profit. Not only do garage sale millionaires make money reselling a few random items, they usually make very substantial residual profits over time.

The Garage Sale Millionaire: Make Money With Hidden Finds from Garage Sales to Storage Unit Auctions and Everything in Between (Wiley; June 2012; 978-1-118-37054-4; $22.95) by author and TV host Aaron LaPedis and co-author Jeffrey Kern, gives readers everything they need to dig deep and win big. Written by two expert collectors with more than sixty years of combined experience, the book is packed with need-to-know information and insider tips that would-be treasure hunters can use to track down hard to find lost treasures, hidden gems, and coveted collectible items which, upon resale, can yield a fortune. Giving even the most inexperienced collector the skills and expertise to buy, value, and sell their way to success, the book shows how anyone can turn garage sale garbage into cash.

The Garage Sale Millionaire:

  •     Presents exclusive insider tips on how to track down hidden treasures
  •     Reveals the best ways to resell at profit
  •     Explains how to use eBay & Craigslist for profit
  •     Includes an in-depth glossary on collecting for on-the-go advice
  •     Discloses how to make money at storage unit auctions & thrift stores
  •     Breaks down how to get the most bang for your buck when reselling—by holding the greatest garage sale ever
  •     And more!

Essential reading for anyone interested in collecting, bargain hunting, or just making some money, The Garage Sale Millionaire takes the guesswork out of finding and selling collectibles to help you become the next garage sale millionaire!

About the Authors:
Long considered one of the world's great collectors and treasure hunters, a successful television personality, fine art, memorabilia, and gallery owner, and expert for the FBI, author Aaron LaPedis unlocks some of the highly guarded secrets of consistently successful and profitable treasure hunters. Aaron was the host of PBS’s seven-year #1 rated show in Denver, Colorado called "Collect This!" and will soon be hosting the upcoming show “Garage Sale Millionaire” to air on CMT. Aaron has been interviewed by network television, radio, cable TV, and he has been featured in books, newspapers, and magazines.

Jeffrey D. Kern is an award-winning author--a 2010 National Indie Excellence Book Award Finalist in the category of Business--with a detailed writing portfolio of over 500 writing clips. Jeffrey has worked professionally as a writer since 2000 and has held the position of Senior Associate Editor for Widescreen Review Magazine, a national monthly home theater magazine. In addition to co-authoring The Garage Sale Millionaire, Mr. Kern has written on many different subjects including consumer electronics, home theater, computers, travel, and various human interest topics.

About Wiley
Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has been a valued source of information and understanding for 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Wiley’s core businesses include scientific, technical, and medical journals; encyclopedias, books, and online products and services; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. Wiley's global headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, and Australia.

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