2-3 weeks before the sale
1 week before the sale
Night before the sale
Morning of sale
Right after sale
About The Author: Copyright George Grubetic. He is the webmaster of http://www.egaragesales.com.au , a website offering tips, hints and resources on how to have successful garage sales, including free listings across Australia.
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I greatly disagree with the pricing advice. In our area, (south western michigan/northern indiana) it's more like 35% - 50% off retail and 50% or more off clothing if you really want it to sell.
Personally, why would I pay only 15% at the most off a USED item of clothing when I can go to the store for a sale and get maybe 40% or more off something that's never been worn?
When I have garage sales... I price to SELL.
I keep my money in a tupperware container made for relish plates. It has 6 compartments plus another one in the middle. Each compartment holds it's own cash. $1, $5, $10 bills then the coins--dimes, nickles, and quarters. The middle ring I use for $20 bills and checks.
"i like this list but i am a beginner and a kid so it is kinda hard for me to do all that wihtout the support of my family which by the way is not supporting me on this" . So like what should i use to prices it? Stickers? but where do i find the stickers? or signs but what if i can get a higher price for individual stuff that belongs to other things like for example clothes w hat if i have this really cut e shirt or pant that i know i can get more money for should i leave it wiht it's type of clothes or should i remove it and hang it somewhere else and price i t alone? please help me
We have been going through the house this winter and pulling things out pricing them and putting them in boxes to carry out the morning of our sale. The clothes are priced and ready to hang up. I purchased one of those 4 arm racks like you see in the stores. Got it from one going out of business. Now i need another one. Have two old tables and made a table out of an old door resting on cement blocks. Hey i am about ready if the weather would get some better.
I wish we could print this in our local newspaper! There are two things that really bother me about yard sales. 1) The people that don't put a price on anything and when you walk up you immediately see 4 or 5 things you are interested in, but of course the price is the deciding factor, so you have to ask how much each thing is, and then the person says, "50 cents or 25 cents, or whatever'. And then there are those that just make up prices as the day goes on. 2) When I have a yard sale, I spend about 2 weeks getting ready and I am very prepared. I want to open at 7 a.m. so I am up and out by 5 a.m. to get everything set up just right, and then here comes the early birds with flashlights to look at my stuff before Ieven have it unpacked. Then they want to ask you a million questions distracting you from setting everything up, and then have the nerve to ask if you will take $1 instead of $3 for something at 6a.m., one hour before you are even open! I have even had a person come to my house the night before and want to look through my stuff. Unfortuneatly, my garage is packed with too much junk to be able to set up shop and have it all in my garage. We cannot post signs on poles in our town, so I bought some neon colored poster paper and made yard sale signs with arrows and the address, attached them to opposite sides of a cardboard box, and place them where needed with newspapers inside to keep them in place. After the yard sale, I pick them up, fold the boxes down and save for the next yard sale.
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