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This essay is about holding a garage sale and the steps needed to make it successful The targeted audience for this essay is people who give garage sales or those wanting to give one The writer has some experience in the subject and uses that background to make a step- by- step analysis of the process In breaking the essay down into parts he is able to make clean transitions from one part of the sale to another He also gives warnings pertaining to the sales that the seller should avoid if possible In the introduction the writer uses a series of questions to get the readers attention It really has nothing to do with the paper itself but it leads the reader up to the main idea of the paper In doing this the thesis or main idea is not stated until the last sentence of the paragraph To make the essay seem more enjoyable he refers to garage sales as an all-American sport and himself as a veteran This type of approach lets the reader know that the writer has a humor which might intrigue him to continue to read the rest of the essay In the early stages of the sale the writer touches on taking inventory and deciding when and where to hold the sale When taking inventory of your belongings he suggests not selling an enormous amount of small things at first whereas a couple of big items such as furniture will help to attract customers Choosing the right clothes for the season and not underestimating the saleability of some junk will also help when taking inventory When going through your inventory you should also be deciding when and where you want to hold the sale He states that Saturdays between 8 am and 12 pm are normally the best time because that is when most people are free Finding a location to have the sale is up
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