On the Kentucky trip I’m learning a whole bunch of stuff about yard sales and here are three tips I’ve picked up:
1. Gather a bunch of stuff you want and offer one price to the seller. Start at half the tagged price and go from there.
2. Don’t commit too much to an item where the seller can see your excitement. If they know you really want it they will try to sell it for the full tag price.
3. Beware the sales that have multiple sellers that are not present at the sale. You are less likely to haggle a price if the sellers aren’t at the sale because people aren’t willing to speak on behalf of others.