By Tricia from VA
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While this seems like a great idea, being a veteran garage sale hostess I find that if the tags are easily removed there tends to be more theft at the sale. Also it just takes a bit of mineral or vegetable oil to remove left over residue from a tag and this should not harm any item. Good luck at your sales ladies!
I have never noticed anyone doing that before. If someone wants an item bad enough, they usually just take it. I have noticed that happening at my yard sales and at flea markets. It seems you almost never notice and item being lifted until the traffic drops off or you are packing up. But that happens with almost everybody that holds a yard sale.
I don't want to put a damper on your tip but it's too easy for a dishonest person to switch the price from one item to another. I've seen people at garage sells do all kinds of things to get something for nothing.
Great idea. Another that helps is to put all like-priced items in a box and then mark the box just once. I always have .25, .50, and 1.00 boxes on the floor/ground so people can look down into them. They love to browse so this lets them.
If you have garage doors that open, you can often hang clothes from the rungs and if not, you can stretch poles or rope between the two hinges.
Hope this helps.
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