Where do you find what's hard to find?
I like to consider myself an expert at this, being a former investigative reporter with a fixation on garage sales. Did you know I once found a brand new, $150 Zegna tie for a lousy buck? Or a vintage 1940s snare drum for $20? With the holidays around the corner, finding that great item becomes all the more urgent. So, with Zhu Zhu Pets on the brain -- my 5-year-old girl really wannnnnnntttsss them for Christmas -- I set out to put some of my best-tested methods up for a comparison.