Silverware, tools, electronics and kitchenware are the right things to find at fall garage sales. I always ask how old the thing is and how long it has been used. Last fall, I was fortunate to buy a wonderful silverware that was old and new at the same time. Examine the thing carefully for rust and other drawbacks and ask for a data sheet when intending to buy any gadget. Just be sure you test everything you want to buy.