Best Of 2008

BEST DEALS: The Garage Sale Store

Nothing beats the deals you find at a garage sale — except for the deals you find in the air-conditioned confines of the Garage Sale Store. The stock of used household goods — dishes, vases, ashtrays, all manner of tchotchkes, pictures, retro electronics, furniture and plenty else — are bought in bulk from area estate sales and sold piecemeal with seemingly slight markups at the St. Pete storefront. There’s also books, games, toys, jewelry and vintage clothing, some of it in mint condition, and everything priced so low that you can’t help but leave with something, no matter how little you may want it. If you plan to pay a visit, call and find out how recently the current batch of wares was replenished, and whether or not a new batch is due to be dropped off in the near future. The locals are hip to the super savings and swoop in like shopping vultures when the white truck pulls up with a new load. 3011 16th St. N., St. Petersburg, 727-898-7182