11 Flippable Yard Sale Items to Look for This Summer

One man's trash is another man's treasure! Here are some highly valuable items you might find for cheap at a garage sale, from video games to VHS tapes.

Here at DealNews, we've discussed how to become an eBay Power Seller, and looked at some great products that resell for a huge profit. But what about all those upcoming summer yard sales? Surely they're full of gems that you can resell for a profit!

To help you sort through the junk, I'm going to give you 11 specific examples of things that you're likely to stumble upon. I've personally found around half of these items at yard sales, but all 11 are possible if you're lucky enough. They're all things that would be sold for peanuts, but you'd be able to "flip" them on eBay for massive profits.

Yes, there are a lot of lists like this floating around, but my issue with many of them is that you'd never find the featured items at a yard sale. (Sure, still-boxed Transformers toys from 1984 can fetch hundreds of dollars, but are you really going to find them on someone's lawn?)

By contrast, this list sticks with things that are actually possible to find. Not probable — I didn't say this would be easy! — but possible. If you plan to hit any yard sales in the coming weeks, keep your eyes peeled!

11 Yard Sale Finds

What have been some of your best yard sale finds? Swap stories in the comments!

Matt Dracula
Contributing Writer

Matt has been blogging about geeky nonsense since early 2000. You can view more of his weird work on Dinosaur Dracula, or follow him on Twitter @dinosaurdracula.
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I find it hard to believe you can buy rolls of Mercury dimes.
The Oracle (DealNews)
@tjzeke - You should be seeing a box with images to scroll through, like this: http://screencast.com/t/KxeUAqqKo

If not, you might try clearing your browser's cache and cookies.
I loaded the page and something is missing. There is no list. Reloaded the page, still no list. Some sort of error is occurring. This must be something new because others have made comments about the list.
Jeff Somogyi (DealNews)
I've so often been on the reverse side of the equation - selling my stuff, undervalued. Flippers have probably made a mint off my early yard sales.
Lindsay Sakraida (DealNews)
Not exactly a yard sale, but related: I'll never forget the day I found a real Louis Vuitton bag at a thrift shop. And it's a limited edition design too to boot, in awesome condition!