A colleague’s son found the sure-fire way to make money at neighborhood yard sales.

  • Walk down to the donut shop and buy several boxes of mixed varieties. Stock up on complimentary creamer, sugar, and stir sticks.
  • Brew as large an amount of coffee as the household thermos bottles will hold.
  • Set up a card table with donuts and coffee. Mark up the donut prices 100% and the coffee at least as much. Use mugs from the families’ yards (cheaper than styrofoam disposables).
  • Open for business at least 30 minutes before the official start, when the early birds are milling about.
  • Make out like a bandit.

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