Even tho your Barry Bonds Bobblehead may not be worth what it once was, you should always be on the lookout for scammers, thieves and other heisters. We live in a big city, you know.
Here are some tips for safeguarding your goods and making sure you spend Saturday night counting your coin, and not filing a police report!
- Keep your money close to you. Don’t be a Silly Sally leave it in a box on top of the table. You may as well put a big target on top of it.
- Keep your house locked. If the whole family is in the front yard, who’s watching the house? If it’s unlocked, your really good stuff could walk out the back door.
- Make sure you have a buddy with you. Someone needs to take money and haggle with folks, and someone needs to make sure people aren’t hijacking your best goodies.
- Don’t take checks. Unless the accounts receivable department of you.inc wants to hunt down folks with zero dollars in their bank account, it’s generally not worth the hassle. Bernal has ATMs on Cortland and Mission – send them to get cash. Cash don’t bounce.
- Keep an eye on your neighbors, too. They may not have read this blog and have missed some an important tip. If you see ways for them to be safer, tell them (you can say I told you to).
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