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Do You Know What that is For?


I learned something new this summer....See that little "camera" on the very left side of the Google Search Bar? Have you ever used it? I had not!


I cannot take credit for learning of this without some help. I love watching U-Tube videos by a lady who goes by "Crazy Lamp Lady", and she is the person who has taught me so very much about buying for resale and what it is I am actually looking at...I picked this up on one of her videos.


Try this at home: find something old that you know is not unique and may have some value. Set it on an uncluttered space. Take your phone and tap that little camera on the search bar. You will get "Google Lens". Tap "Search with your Camera". Then tap the "Open Camera" bar. It will ask you how you want to open it. I have been too lazy to download the app, so I always tap "Only this time". Then take a photo of the item. Google will search for results of your item on Ebay, Etsy, Poshmark, and other places where items are for sale on the internet.


I just searched for my coffee mug, which happens to be a Starbucks Pike Place Market mug. I am being told that it is being sold for anywhere from $30 - $115 on Ebay!


Of course, this just gives you an idea of the worth of the item you are looking at...and possibly tells you what you are looking at if you are not certain. But I find myself using this nifty little tool more and more as the summer and garage sale season is passing by.


Enjoy! Your're Welcome!



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Tiffany Begley
Tiffany Begley
Sep 20, 2023

This tool is incredible! I am so thankful you taught me this trick; I used it on a weird looking 'back stretching' chair my daughter bought for $5. Turns out it's some fancy ab chair that retails on Amazon for $300, and used for $200!!! 😱

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