Garage Sale Bargaining, 1988  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Bigham, Vange
Garage Sale Bargaining
1988 (inclusive)
0.03 linear feet
Collection Number
Vange Bigham was a student of folklore at the University of Oregon. This collection includes an essay and fieldwork documentation relating to this student's folklore fieldwork project.
University of Oregon, Archives of Northwest Folklore
1287 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
Telephone: 541-346-3925
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for access in accordance with Archives of Northwest Folklore policy.

Publication of this finding aid was supported in whole or part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by Oregon State Library.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Collection includes project release form signed by the collector.

Restrictions on Use

Collection is open for use in accordance with Archives of Northwest Folklore policy.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Master sheetReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

EssayReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Folklore textsReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Container(s) Description
Pre-sale advice
Shop early
Shop late
Be aware of retail value of items
Be aware of price range of used items
Bargaining Techniques
Assume prices are always marked up. Always offer a lower price
Good cop/Bad cop routine
Be subtle. Eager buyers pay
When items are not marked, do not make the first offer
Body language
"I only have $10.00" routine
Honest (?) admissions of no money

Interview transcriptReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Video recordingsReturn to Top

Description Dates
V01_1988_003: Lifestyles of the Destitute and Obscure (Folklore and Ethnic Studies U of O)
Muiderman, Jeff
1.0 videocassette (u-matic)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Known frequent garage sale shoppers
  • Marketing
  • Shoppers observed at garage sales
  • social interaction
  • video recordings
  • Personal Names :
  • Hash, Dixie
  • Kelsch, Carol
  • Reid, Georgia
  • Reid, Stephanie
  • Geographical Names :
  • Creswell (Or.)
  • Eugene (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Fieldwork project