Selling Candles

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Candles are popular for decorating and scenting your home. Some people hand craft their candles and others act as a salesman for a commercial candle company, or resell their own candles.
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October 23, 2019

I have some old candles that have only been used once for a short time. I want to sell them; what price can I charge?

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October 23, 20190 found this helpful
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I just sold (on Facebook--on my local Sale Want Trade group) a huge box of candles as you describe and I got $5.00

There were 20 candles (mix of tapers, jars, tea lights, and fat candles. Most were used once or twice (18/20, 2 were brand new).

I had reduced them several times before mine sold (I started at $15) and sold for $5. Start high and maybe you will have luck. If not, accept best offer.

Happy sales!

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October 23, 20190 found this helpful
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When I price things, it's how much would I pay if I were purchasing the item and how much do I want to receive.

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Price with a little room to negotiate so it's a win/win situation.

Example - you know you want at least $10. I would price at $12 or $13, that way the person negotiating will most likely say $10 and it's a win/win situation. You get the price you want and the person does too.

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October 25, 20190 found this helpful
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Basically you can change any price you want. That does not mean a person will pay it. Selling used candles is a lot different than selling new ones. You should try and sell them off in lots or in a group or you can sell them one by one. The best way to know the price is to look at them and decide how much you would actually pay for the candle. This normally gives you a good idea about how much another person is willing to pay for the item.

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Does anyone know of a reputable candle company that a person could contact to sell candles? And that doesn't cost a lot of money to start in?

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Jamish from Leoti

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April 17, 20080 found this helpful
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Sugar shack candles are wonderful!! I would buy them before Yankee Hill candles. I think their website is www.sugarshackcandles.com . They are a newer company - under 10 years (?), based out of Nebraska, but are growing quickly.

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April 19, 20080 found this helpful
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I agree that we are in a recession, but i don't believe in discouraging people from doing what they believe in. So I buy from cajun candles and they sell a kit for 135.00. You can double your money. I use ball mason jars and the oils that come with the candle kit smell great and hold their scent. They also sell aroma beads which you can do real well with. I still order from them on scents, I cant get from my manufacturer. By all means try this, as I believe we are all led by the spirit and good luck

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I'm trying to find a catchy name for my startup candle business. Some of the proceeds will go towards mother's of murdered children to financially assist them when traveling back and forth to Parole Review board.

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I want the name to be soft and sentimental.

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July 14, 20191 found this helpful

Glowing Memories Candles.

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July 14, 20191 found this helpful

In Memoriam Candles

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July 15, 20191 found this helpful

What a lovely idea. I know there are a number of candle companies that donate proceeds to charitable organizations so you will have to be very careful not to infringe on any of those.

My first 5 ideas were already taken.

I finally came up with:

www.SharingIsCaringCandles.com

The domain name is still available so you could name your company this and have a domain name.

These days you have to work backwards to find an open domain name so you can name your company.

Best wishes and blessings to you and your kind heart!

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P.S. if you are in the US, I suggest contacting the Small Business Development Center and finding out if you can set yourself up as a non-profit organization. This may be a good way for you to get your dream off the ground!!

This link can get you started: www.sba.gov/.../?type=SBA%20District%20Office&pageNumber...

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July 16, 20191 found this helpful

Light the Way

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July 16, 20191 found this helpful

Bright Future Candles

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July 16, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you so much. Really nice

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July 16, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you. Nice

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