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Garage Sale Discussion for selling stockpiles

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It's that time of year again when Garage sales are popular. I have seen some discussion of Garage Sales in regular discussion threads, and perhaps there is talk of it in the BS thread, but I think it would be good to have it's own thread and people can add in the WIKI what sold for them and at what price - or what they will sell it for.

This way people having a garage sale can have a nice reference sheet and can learn from the mistakes of others. I will post in the WIKI info I have read.

Yes, I am having a garage sale this weekend at a friends work. I have read some info on another site and it is nice that they have their own thread for this.

Garage sales are not for everyone, please no bashing on those who wish to do it. It's a way to make money to buy more coupons and fuel your 'addiction'. LOL!

Mods, if you think this would be better suited in a different forum, please advise or move. I just thought it would be good to have a garage sale discussion and a WIKI to boot to help others.

Thanks!

Vicki

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PLEASE NOTE: This WIKI is a reference guide to price the items you may have. Know your states laws before selling new unopened items or medicine. Laws vary from state to state, and can from city to city on what is allowed to be sold at a garage sale or flea market. Sell at your own risk. Thanks!

Garage Sale Tips:
- Use a muffin tin to keep coin denominations separated.
- A fishing tackle box is a great way to keep money safe and organized - coins separated in the compartments, and bills underneath. Some even have locks
- Use a carpenter's apron with pockets in the front. Works great, bills and .5 and .10 on one side, .25 on the other. It goes with you, for safety and convenience. Works great for school concession stands too..


Prices here in the wiki show a range of prices SDers have gotten for each product/item.

*Please post what you sold items at in your individual post - and if you are in a big metropolis or not - this sometimes makes a difference.*


Items to sell at garage/yard sale successfully sold at:

Oral Care
Toothpaste: $1.00 - $1.25 or 4/$4.00 (up to $1.50 for larger 6oz size)
Toothbrush: $1.00 (up to $1.50 for Colgate360), $1 for singles, $2 for doubles
Colgate Total 5.8oz $2, Crest w/ Scope 5.8 oz $2, Crest w/Scope 7.8oz $3 or 2/$5
Mouthwash: 50c (tiny), $1.50 - $2.00 (500 ml), $3 (1 liter)
Listerine Total Care 500ml $2 or 3/$5, Scope $2

Shampoo/Conditioner
Most shampoos/conditioners/stylers - $1 - $2 or 3/$4 or 3/$5
Larger size: $2.00 - $3.50
Dove: $1.50 - $2.00 or 3/$5
Garnier: $1 or $2
Head & Shoulders $3-
Herbal Essence: $1.50 - $2 or 3/$5
John Frieda $2.50
Pantene: $1.50 - $3.00
Suave: $.50 - $1.25
Vive Pro: $2.00 or 3/$5

Body Washes
Body Wash: $1.50 - $2.00 or 3/$5
Gillette Mens: $2.00 or 3/$5
Suave: $1 - $2
Nivea for Men: $3 or 2/$5

Cleansers, Soap, Lotions
Aveeno Lotions (Small): $1 - $2
Clearasil Products: $1.50 - $2.50
Garnier Scrub: $1 - $2 or 3/$5
Larger Lotions: $2 - $3
Olay Ribbons: $1.50 - $2.00
Lamisilk: $1.00 (wanted $2) or $3 or 2/$5
VIC 10oz: $2.00 or 3/$5
Vaseline Sheer Infusion: $1 - $3

Razors *Note - Keep this close to your check-out as these are high-theft items
Most Razors: $2 - $4
Bic Soleil Razors & Refills: $2:00 - $3.00
Disposable Razors: $3.00 - $4.00 or 2/$5.00
Fusion Razors: $3.00 - $6.00
Quattro Razors & Trimmers: $4.00 - $5.00
Schick Intuition: $4.00
Schick Razors: $2.50 - $5.00 or 3/$10
Venus Razors: $3.00 - $5.00

Medicine *Note - Keep this close to your check-out as these are high-theft items
Most Meds: $1.50 or 3/$4.00
Advil, Tylenol, Excedrin: Small box - $1.00 - $1.50, Large box - $2.00
Claritin or Alavert: $2.00, CVS brand allergy: $1.50
Theraflu/Triaminic: $2.00 - $3.00 or 2/$5
Preparation H wipes: $1.00
Visine: $1.00 - $2.50
Neosporin: $2.50 - $3.00
Band-aids: $1.00 - $1.50
Q-Tips: $2.00
Rolaids: $0.25 (small packs), $1.00 (3 roll pack)
Fiber Supplements: $2.00
Cough Drops: $1
Dayquil and Nyquil 24ct/8oz liquids $3 or 2/$5
Dayquil 40ct $5
Zantac: (8 ct.) $1.00, (24ct) $3

Vitamins
Viactiv: $1.00 - $3.00
RX Essentials or CVS Vitamins: $1.00
More Expensive Vitamins: $2.00
Benefiber powder: $1.00 - $3.00 (retails at $11 or $12)
Benefiber 16ct packets $3

Perfumes
Perfume sets bought at 90% off: $10.00

Deodorant
Most (men's and women's): $1.00 - $2.00 or 3/$4.00
Adidas: $1.50 - $2 (since it was $4.99)
Lady & Regular Speed Stick: $1.00 - $1.50
Speedstick 24/7 $2
Suave: $.50 - $1.00
Dove deo & body sprays: $1.50
Dove/Degree Ultimate Clear $2
Right Guard 4oz Gel $2

Makeup
Nail polish: $1.00
All other makeup: $1.00 - $2.00 (for those under $7) and $2.00 (for those over $7)
Foundation: $2.00 - $3.00
Eye Shadow: $1.50 - $3.00 Mascara: $1.50 - $3.00 or 2/$5
Lipstick/Gloss: $1.00 - $1.50
Mineral make-up: $3.00
Used makeup: $0.25 (you can sell anything for a quarter)
Chapstick/Carmex: $.75 - $1.00 or 2/$1.00
Nivea Lip Balm: $1.00 - $1.50

Feminine Care
Always, Carefree, Stayfree Pantiliners 18-20ct: $.50 - $.75
Tena Pads/Pantiliners: $2.00 - $3.00 or 2/$5
Tampons 18-20ct: $2.00 - $2.50
KY Jelly: Small bottle: $1.50 - $2.00

Office
Post Its: $.50 - $1.00
Pens: (10 ct.) $.50
Crayons: (24 ct) $.50
Glue sticks: (2 ct.) $.50
Glue: $.50
2 pocket folders: $.10
Scotch pop-up tape: $0.50

Paper Products
Chinet 36 ct lunch plates: $1.50 - 2.00
Hefty foam plates (24 - 50 ct): $2.00
Tissues (small cube): $.50
Viva paper towel (single): $1.00
Bounty Basic paper towel (single roll): $.50
Hefty one-zip bags (18-24 ct): $1 - $1.50
Ziploc bags (18-26 ct): $1.50 - $2.00
Ziploc containers (all sizes): $1.50
Scotties flushable wipes (40 ct): $1.50
Reynolds Alum. Foil (20 sq ft): $1.00

Baby
Diapers: $5.00, $2.50 - $3.50 (Wags)
Johnson's Buddies Soap: $.50
Wipes: $1.00 - $2.00 or 3/$5 tubs or $4.00 for 3pk refill
Huggies flushable wipes: soft pack $1.00, Hard pack: $1.50
CVS Brand Wipes: $1.00

Food Items
Cereal: $1.00 - $2.00 or 3/$5
Salsa: $.50 - $1.00
Ketchup: $.50
French's Mustard: $1
Mayo: $1.50 - $2 (Hellmann's, Best Foods, Kraft, Miracle Whip)
Lawry's Marinades: $.50
A1: $1.50
Kraft BBQ - $.50 - $.75
Jack Daniels BBQ sauce: $1
Salad Dressing: $1
Soup: $0.75 (Progresso, Campbell's Select Harvest), $0.50 (Campbell's Soup at Hand)
Quaker Oatmeal $1.50 - $2.00
Betty Crocker Frosting: $.50
Peanut Butter: $1 - $1.50 or 4/$5 (Skippy, Jif)
Jam / Jelly: $1.75 (Smuckers)
Canned Vegetables: 3/$1 (Peas, Corn, Green Beans)
Brownie / Cake Mix: $0.75

Cookies & Crackers:
Nabisco Snack Crackers (Ritz, Wheat Thins): $1.50
Chips Ahoy: $1.50
Chips Ahoy multi-packs: $2 to $2.50
Nabisco Snak-Saks: $1 or $3/4

Snacks:
Chex Mix (all varieties): $1
Cheerios Mix: $1
Gardettos Snack Mix: $1
Orville Redenbacher Microwave Popcorn 3pk: $1
Planter's Trail Mix (4oz bags): $1
Warm Delights (singles & doubles): $.50
Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks/Roll-Ups/etc: $1
Chex Mix Bars: $1
Nutri-Grain Bars: $1.50
Fiber One Bars: $1.50
Gum: $.50
Granola bars: $1.50 - $2 (Quaker) $1 - $1.25 (Nature Valley)
Almonds: $1.25 (Blue Diamond, 6oz)

Beverages:
Joint Juice single bottles: $.50
OneADay drink mix: $.50
Glucerna: $3
Boost Shakes: $3
2 liter Coke/Sprite: $.75
Apple Juice: $1 (Motts, 64oz)
Hot Cocoa: $0.75 (Swiss Miss)

Sample Size items
Any sample items: $0.25
Satin Care Shave Gel: $.50
Garnier Shampoo/Cond. $.50, maybe $.25 on conditioner
Baby Powder $.25 - $.50
Kleenex tissues 10 ct: $.25

Air Fresheners
Airwick mini freshmatic & mini i-motions: $3-$4
Airwick freshmatic & i-motions large: $4-$6
Febreze & Glade basic aerosol air fresheners: $1 - $2
Febreze Noticeables: $3.00
Glade Wisp: $3, $4
Glade Candle Oil Holders: $2.00 - $3 or 2/$5
Glade Candle Tins: $1.00
Glade candles: $2 or 3 for $5.00 (2oz), $3 (3-wick)
Glade Scented Oil Plug Ins: $1.00 - $2.00 on 1pk, $3 on 2pk
Glade Scented Oil Refills: $2.00
Glade Lasting Impressions & Sense & Sprays: $3 - $5
Lysol: $1.00 - 2.00 or 3/$5
Lysol Neutra Air: $4 - $5
Renuzit: $.50

Cleaning Items & Laundry
Basic liquid hand soap (Dial, Softsoap, Ivory): $1
Clorox wipes $2 or 4/$7
Simple Green: $1.00
Fantastik (all products): $1.50
Lysol Products: $1.00 - $2.00 or 3/$5
Scrubbing Bubbles Shower Kit: $6.00
Scrubbing Bubbles Foam Shower Cleaner (basic tall can): $1.50
Toilet Bowl Cleaning Kits: $2.00 or 3/$5
Windex: $1.50 - 2.00 or 3/$5
Lysol 4n1 spray: $2.00 or 3/$5
ALL laundry soap (32 load ): $2.50
Tide Laundry (50 oz) $4/5
Laundry detergent( others, Era, arm & Hammer, Wisk--around 33 loads) $3-$4
Laundry detergent HE( high efficiency) $4-$4.50
Laundry Stain Remover: $1.25 - $1.50 (Spray-n-Wash [Now Resolve])
Soft Scrub: $1
Snuggle: 40 Load $2 or 3/$5
Cascade ActionPacs 20ct $2 or $2.50
Finish Tablets 20/25ct $2 or $3

Pets
Cat treats: $.50 cents
Hartz dog bones: $1.25
Beggin strips: $1.50

Thanks to all for their input on prices!!

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Boooyah!!!! $3525!!!!!! Holy crap!!!

That's $1500 more than we've ever done before! It was soooooo crazy busy--- we knew we we doing great b/c literally we didnt stop alllll day.... I think the longest lull between money changing hands was 10 minutes at most. CRAZY

Just wanted to update---- will give you all more details Monday. One thing that was GONE was the 2 pk thermacares for $2 and 1 pk for $1------ we had at least 50 of them--- people were just walking away with PILES of them

Awesome . Just awesome.
Getting the uhaul was totally worth it.
i actually live in cheektowaga...if you ever get more of the thermacares 2 ct for a 1.00...LET ME KNOW. i will most likely buy all of them. PM me when it goes down.
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pricing suggestion for hershey's pieces stand-up bags please?
depends how much you paid. i like to think making x 3 of my cost is good so if you paid .50...theyll still go for 1.50-2 depending where youre at.
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Thank you, how does one answer that question?? I just love coupons and almost have RA in my basement Smilie hehe

I've been asking multiple times if I


1) own a store -- no, I just like to shop, store's right here and then I just smile
2) coupon -- I always hesitate to say yes but end up just saying yes anyway b/c how else can I explain how I got so much stuff?


Btw, this GS is the first time I had my parents come help me and they did great. My mom's a whiz with numbers (she likes $, lol, she worked in sales her whole life until we immigrated from Asia) and she memorized my prices right away. She also suggested I lowered some stuff to move them like toothpaste and brushes were just $2 and people didn't buy, so it became 3 for $5 and same with Dixie plates (I have a lot but have didn't want to price them for less than $2 but I can do 3 for $5. Immediately got a lot more buyers. I do price lots of my stuff X for Y but didn't for those items and so she helped me moved them suggesting the new prices.


My dad's so funny. He apparently really likes to talk to people, esp. the kids (he retired from education recently), he was giving the kids a free spinal notebook and tell them to study hard, lol... then he points out that the pencils are not free though, lol... $1 so 2 for $1, I actually price all those school items $1 instead of 50c seeing it's not back to school time and I figure I can get more for them. He was also telling people the Lysol soap thingie is $15 at the store and here they can get it for just $5 and that got a few buyers (last time I had several people buy on their own saying, "oh what a great deal!" but this time people didn't know what that thing was). It's funny b/c my dad has no idea what that thing was before I told him and how much it costs, he was pushing it like he made it. LOL. They were my good helpers and I'll ask them to help again.


My mom's gonna get a nice mother's day gift ($) today, haha... when we do lunch. Smilie
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It was not in a touristy area of NYC, people that went to my sale actually lived in the immediate area. I'm assuming people got the binoculars as a fun cheap item. For any items like that, always have one box open so people can try it out. Doing a real street fair in NYC is serious business, people make serious dough but it's highly competitive.

I used to sell the toothpaste for $1.50 each and they fly at that price, I can't get TP fast enough for all my sales so pricing it at $2+ sells just fine. If I still have stuff left for the fall sale at the same place, I'll discount it for $1.50. I also forgot, Tylenol Precise cream and patches were a steady seller at $3.50

wow, I wish I can move my Thermacare/Tylenol for that price. If I don't sell them for 2 for $5, I'll just give them to my parents' church's old people (I love them, I had a bunch of them at my wedding, old folks are usually nicer than people my age, lol) for Christmas. Big Grin I actually prefer to give them to people who can use them than sell for less than half the retail which $2.50 is obviously.


How many times have you done this sidewalk sale thing? Does it cost $ or are you selling like they do in China town where people just set up? Sorry, I've only been to NYC once. I kept thinking you had to drag all your wares on your back and then had to tell myself of course she had a van or something, NYC = Manhattan in my mind, lol.
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How many times have you done this sidewalk sale thing? Does it cost $ or are you selling like they do in China town where people just set up? Sorry, I've only been to NYC once. I kept thinking you had to drag all your wares on your back and then had to tell myself of course she had a van or something, NYC = Manhattan in my mind, lol.
It was on the sidewalk in front of a library and their front area, it was a fundraiser for them they charge per table(we got 2). Once in spring, once in fall. It's like a flea market.

No I don't have a pushcart. I had a minivan full of stuff and set it up on the tables, but some of the other sellers walk over from nearby and have all their stuff in a little old lady shopping cart.
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It's a joint effort with my husband and I, I have to admit. I do all the brain work, the shopping, the deal finding, etc--- I bring it home and he labels the prices and organizes the basement. He does ALL the heavy lifting (thank god, esp. since I had back surgery a year or so ago) and labels all the boxes.

I told him if we were getting the Uhaul he HAD to clearly label the boxes b/c we were going to have to "refill" our spots throughout the sale and I had to know at a GLANCE where the items were. So we put out some of each product and were paying attention to what was selling well and what we needed to refill--- it was crazy trying to sneak out from behind the tables to add merchandise when people are lined up trying to hand over money!

Smilie We are EXHAUSTED. lol. And even though we sold TONS, we still came home with a lot. OMG My DH counted 95 paper boxes full of product to start--- we left 55 empty boxes there to be disposed of. That means we still came home with a LOT of boxes, let alone some plastic totes! wtf? It's crazy. He wants to be done for the summer, but I think we should try our hand just ONE day at the local flea market (even though I HATE that place.... lots of customers said we should do it, we'd do super well there. Although I don't like the heat and the sun.... blah)

Welllllllll we *are* planning on a cruise to Alaska next May. Big Grin And then making babies. So... that's fun, right? lol

i told my DH that "Jen's dh helps her a lot, you have to step up..." So he went and watched a bunch of VV's for me last night, lol... and yes, he does do most of the organizing in the garage, thank God we don't label prices, I'd go nuts! Stick Out Tongue The signs are enough for me to do... btw, I used your spreadsheet and it was a great help but there were some things that I was sure you'd have that I needed prices on last min and you didn't, lol... but I think others had them. You'd think I'd know prices better now but as DH says, WHY do you have A LITTLE of everything, too much variety in his words, but you know, I said, I just get whatever's hot... haha... I love the variety. Big Grin He hates how nothing fits together, every shape and sizes, it drives him nuts since he's a civil engr things "must" fit together perfectly, needless to say, I'm more a whatever gal and he's anal. haha.. I said it.


Last I check, baby making's FREE! Big Grin yes, even the stuff that helps with the baby making is free thanks to RA, right? Stick Out Tongue Alaska though... yeah, that'll req $, both fun and yes, can be combined.

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You could even combine the two Stick Out Tongue

agreed! i wonder how many babies are made on cruises each year! Big Grin
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I just tell them that I love to shop and I'm really good at it...........Big Grin

great one, yes, that's what I'm going to say next time if they ask if i coupon. I'd just skip over that (lest I plant ideas in their heads and create competition) and just say "I love to shop", who doesn't, eh?


btw, thank you for all those trades on Silk Almond milk last year, you got my dh and I and my parents through most of last year! Smilie If you get more Silk Q's, please let me know, good to see you here too! Smilie

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We participated in the citywide garage sale (outdoors/rent parking spaces) yesterday. We had 3 parking spaces again and did really well as the rain held off. Sale ran from 9 - 4 and we sold $5016.00
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wow hot!!! CONGRATS and repped.
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Okay, the pricing round up. If you quote this, be sure to SNIP it! wayyyy too long to reply to without editing! LOL

It was ROUGH.

Holy crap!!! wow, you put in sooo much more work than those of us (well, I'm just speaking for me, I shouldn't assume) who sell out of our house. Great job! VERY neat and all the signs are printed (I try to print neatly, lol. I print some signs at work and then make some last min at home).


Did you rent double the amount of space this time, it looks much bigger than last year. Well deserved, I admire you and your DH's serious hard work! hug


ps - did the farberware sets sell? i'm keeping mine to give to people for wedding presents.
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I hesitate to post my sale results because it seems so wimpy compared to some awesome totals posted (snip). $1
Hey it's a process and a learning experience!!! The longtimers here will tell u that my first sale at my house I only Pulled in maybe 500 TOPS andddddd I wasted two whole days sitting around. Now I just made $3500. I just had to learn that traffic sucks in my neighborhood and I need to haul my stuff to mode visible sale locatIons. But hey, some money is better than no money.

And even tho I just made a huge chunk of cash I'm STILL jealous of u guys who can bring in $1000 from ur driveway (or $6000+ danggggggg). LOL
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I hesitate to post my sale results because it seems so wimpy compared to some awesome totals posted (Congrats to everyone)... Mine was a garage sale, with just craigslist and email list advertising.
Sold $639 total! bounce
Don't sell yourself short -- that's a totally respectable weekend total!! Not everyone is lucky enough to be near these community-wide flea markets. It can totally vary, too, so I would NOT be bummed at all!!

(Sssh - I once did a sale where I made a whole 40 bucks. Yep. 40 bucks. It was a cold, drizzly windy, October day and I don't think anybody in town even bothered to leave the couch!!!)
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so youre basically set up in a flea market too. atleast i dont feel as wierd about it now.
Nope----- we do this sale every 6 months----- just a one day thing-- packed up everything in a uhaul and brought it to our local "worlds largest yard sale" that is hosted biannually
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Holy crap!!! wow, you put in sooo much more work than those of us (well, I'm just speaking for me, I shouldn't assume) who sell out of our house. Great job! VERY neat and all the signs are printed (I try to print neatly, lol. I print some signs at work and then make some last min at home).


Did you rent double the amount of space this time, it looks much bigger than last year. Well deserved, I admire you and your DH's serious hard work! hug


ps - did the farberware sets sell? i'm keeping mine to give to people for wedding presents.
We had two sets and they both sold for $50.... Been toting those things to the last three sales--- finally!!!!!

Same size setup as the last sale---- that's why I was worried bc we were bringing sooooo much more stuff! But it cost us $330 and I wasn't willing to pay even more.
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This post is the funniest thing I've read on SD to date. Laughing so hard I could hardly breathe.

I was finally going to chime in about TLC's dumb-butt (trying to be good and not say the other word) EC show b/c people are now noticing my couponing at all the stores whereas before most people just ignore my couponing ways, but they retired the thread, anyone knows why?


Wow, 1000 toothpaste in a room dedicated to them ("and this is our oral health room" Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)), I should go watch some clips on youtube, eh? Still haven't seen but bits and pieces. I think I only have a fraction of that many toothpastes, must... acquire... more... lol

I hope he really gives as much as he says he does to the troops... wow, imagine his tax deduction on his returns... the clip says he donated $50K in products last year, I wonder if the IRS audits him.


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So I've got a serious deilemna:
I haven't worked in some time and have decided to try and sell some stockpile instead of just donating whatever we don't use. However we live in a small apartment building right on the road, and when I say on I mean there is my building, space for the cars to park and then the road. Next door is a vacant church with a nice sized parking lot, but the people from the barber shop across the street like to park there on weekends...we can move our two vehicles but thats not much space and no parking/shoulder to pull over and shop...both our parents live in no garage sale neighborhoods so I can't even beg to use their yards. Would you try with a table or two or work on renting space at a church bazaar or something?
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Quote from purplefdu View Post :
So I've got a serious deilemna:
I haven't worked in some time and have decided to try and sell some stockpile instead of just donating whatever we don't use. However we live in a small apartment building right on the road, and when I say on I mean there is my building, space for the cars to park and then the road. Next door is a vacant church with a nice sized parking lot, but the people from the barber shop across the street like to park there on weekends...we can move our two vehicles but thats not much space and no parking/shoulder to pull over and shop...both our parents live in no garage sale neighborhoods so I can't even beg to use their yards. Would you try with a table or two or work on renting space at a church bazaar or something?
I can totally relate to your problem - I live in the woods in the middle of nowhere on a dirt-road cul de sac. NOBODY drives down our street. It takes 10 minutes from the time you enter our development to get to our house. No joke, 10 minutes. Up a very steep hill with a couple of hairpin turns, across a one-lane bridge, etc etc. And once you get here, the driveway is 360 feet long and it runs alongside a 100-foot cliff (we do like our privacy). No way for cars to get past each other once they're in.

So, I don't ever bother holding a sale here, and I wouldn't recommend you do either -- UNLESS you can work out some kind of deal with whoever owns the church parking lot. It shouldn't be too hard to figure out (city hall, your local politician, maybe another church?). If you can work something out - maybe pay them a few bucks, then get something in writing saying you're allowed to take over the whole parking lot. Then just be really friendly with the barbershop folks and say sorry, I've got a special event this weekend, and they'll have to find someplace else to park (do some scouting and have some useful suggestions for them). And put up lots of signs beforehand so people know it's coming, and know they can pull in to the lot to park.

Failing that, you will probably end up doing what I do, which is piggybacking on whatever community sale I can find. It's very hit-or-miss -- I would love to sell more, but I find maybe 3 a summer. Frown

ETA: A good place to find these events is Craigslist and also your local weekly shopper, the one that has almost no stories in it but lots of calendar listings.
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Quote from halokiti View Post :
It was on the sidewalk in front of a library and their front area, it was a fundraiser for them they charge per table(we got 2). Once in spring, once in fall. It's like a flea market.

No I don't have a pushcart. I had a minivan full of stuff and set it up on the tables, but some of the other sellers walk over from nearby and have all their stuff in a little old lady shopping cart.

That sounds very cool, I like all these community sale things, I wish we have them here, I think my city might have one but lots of rules, etc. It must be fun to go and shop at these little town faires too. Smilie
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