Okay now what about this epidemic I see happening A LOT recently: resellers contacting someone having a yard sale and buying up everything before the sale even starts! I never had this happen last summer but now it happens almost every week! Some guy advertised he-man toys, then like an hour later he changes it to say transformers. the next day (first day of the sale) he tells me "yeah someone emailed me and offered me $200 for my he-man stuff". I guess in reality I still won that one because the idiot missed a box of mint G1 transformers (including a working shockwave) and he only wanted 5 dollars for like 20-30 figures (which are worth a million times more than any he-man figure)!! I even found a box that had a few more he-man figures and vehicles he missed! the next week someone had an ad posted for intellivision with 40+ games and then probably 2 hours later it was marked "sold" next to it!
I am also starting to see a lot of ads here saying things like "no pre-sales!" and "I will not sell anything before the yard sale starts!"
it used to be that I'd get to a sale 10 mins early and literally have to race 2 or 3 flea market resellers to find the games/toys as soon as they were brought out.....now I don't even get a fair chance!
Oh and I usually bring $30-$40 with me because I don't really buy anything unless its an insane deal, thats really the whole point of yardsales to begin with! I don't think I've ever in my life seen something for more than a few bucks at a yard sale that was actually worth paying that much for