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Garage Sale Discussion for selling stockpiles

vfnelson2 770 452 June 3, 2008 at 05:54 PM in Chat (2)
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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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Last Edited by DealNinja3000 May 14, 2013 at 11:16 AM
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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#2551
Quote from LynnTH View Post :
Hi there. Long time Lurker. Don't post much. Having our city wide sale this weekend. Have my stockpile set up (not as much as you guys have - but usually bring in around $2000-$2500 but that includes other garage sale items also).

Anyway. I have a bunch of Trident and UP2U Gum. What should I price that at. I was thinking 50cents or 75 cents? Not sure if 75 cents is too much for gum?
I've always though the same thing. 50c seems cheap, but 75c seems like maybe too much.

In the past, I've always sold gum for 50c, and it ALWAYS sells out, and quick. Everyone grabs a few packs, and all the neighborhood kids come and bring their quarters!

I'm thinking of selling the Mentos little tubs for 75c though, and the UP2U for just 50c.
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Quote from LynnTH View Post :
Hi there. Long time Lurker. Don't post much. Having our city wide sale this weekend. Have my stockpile set up (not as much as you guys have - but usually bring in around $2000-$2500 but that includes other garage sale items also).

Anyway. I have a bunch of Trident and UP2U Gum. What should I price that at. I was thinking 50cents or 75 cents? Not sure if 75 cents is too much for gum?
I always sell my gum at 50 cents. I've found that when people are shopping at my sales, they will have a $20 bill in their hand and have $18 in merchandise and don't want to deal with change. So, they'll just grab a few of something cheap and handy....i.e. gum, to make their purchase an even $20.
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#2553
gums are $0.50 is good price. $0.75 is a little too much
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Quote from alanajp View Post :
. *snip*

Various Cheerios - 9-14oz $1.50 per box
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Sweet Baby Ray Marinade-16 oz. $1.00 / bottle -- this FLEW-- people love the stuff!

KC Masterpiece BBQ-18oz. $1 per bottle as well, doesn't sell as well as Ray's
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Quote from OleMissGal78 View Post :
Have any of you ever gotten an email from your CL ad from someone wanting to buy it all?

I got one of those tonight, said "I'll take it all, call me." Instead of calling I responded that they were more than welcome to come shop, but I had already emailed my 50 or so regulars and couldn't cancel less than 12 hours prior. A few back and forth emails were exchanged, where I told them to come by on Saturday at noon and we'd negotiate. I then get a nasty gram that they weren't interested in leftovers. If I wanted to stand in the sun all day and take a chance that things may or may not sell, and turn away a buyer that would take it all at whatever I wanted to charge, then so be it. WTH?

I was tempted to email back that I had over $5k worth of stockpile priced inventory, and that if they showed up with a cashier's check in the morning that they could have it all. But the BF convinced me to just respond back that if they wanted to come by in the morning because I refused to cancel it last minute, it wouldn't be leftovers, and I could contact them in the future if I decided not to have a sale and wanted to get rid of it all. Of course, after that email, I've not gotten a response.

What's the point of that back and forth? Is it some scammer? Someone else having a stockpile sale and not wanting the competition? A Fleamarketer wanting it all for dirt cheap? Guess I just don't understand why someone would even bother. If you're that interested, show up at 8am on the dot with cash.
Quote from 1DollarOrLess View Post :
Personally, I would not respond to this type of e-mail because I would have no idea who the person was. I thought when you did a listing on CL, that you could indicate that "it's not alright to contract the seller."
I don't respond to emails thru Craigslist. The emails are routed thru ebay to you. Not directly from the sender. Sender does not know your email address. I asked here about that while back when I started getting email responses to my ad. I was hesitant to reply, and still am, since I'm not positive they can see your adr when you reply.
A customer of mine, who runs a business and has placed ads on Craigslist, told me he only replies if people mention specific things about his ad. He told me there are scammers who send out generic emails, kinda like the spam we get every day.
Don't know what there intent would be in doing this other than phishing and possible viruses.(?)
Anyway. Chances are that you would get no where near a satisfactory price from someone who would 'take it all'. Lets face it, they're not going to take it all. They'll pick and choose and chew you down. Then you're stuck with your stuff and no other customers. Its just a scam and a big waste of time.
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Quote from LynnTH View Post :
Hi there. Long time Lurker. Don't post much. Having our city wide sale this weekend. Have my stockpile set up (not as much as you guys have - but usually bring in around $2000-$2500 but that includes other garage sale items also).

Anyway. I have a bunch of Trident and UP2U Gum. What should I price that at. I was thinking 50cents or 75 cents? Not sure if 75 cents is too much for gum?
I sell at the FM and just raised my price on gum from 50¢ to 75¢ this season. I wanted to see how it would go at that price and it seems to be selling slower, but it still sells. However, since I sell there most weekends, I don't have to worry about selling it all at one time like you might if you only have a GS once or twice a year. I would say it depends on the quantity you have and how bad/quickly you want to move it. If you are having a 2 day sale, you could always try 75¢ the first day and lower it the second if it doesn't sell. HTH
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Thanks everyone. I think I will stick with 50 Cents for the gum. It has been raining for about a week straight here but thank goodness it is supposed to be done today and be sunny and in the 70's for this weekend.
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I am putting an ad on Craiglist tomorrow for my sale on Thursday-Saturday. I have Stockpile stuff and regular garage sale stuff. Am I allowed to put pricing in the ad or is that not allowed and the ad will get pulled (for both stockpile and other stuff?)
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I am putting an ad on Craiglist tomorrow for my sale on Thursday-Saturday. I have Stockpile stuff and regular garage sale stuff. Am I allowed to put pricing in the ad or is that not allowed and the ad will get pulled (for both stockpile and other stuff?)
If I put exact pricing on craigs, it gets pulled, just like if I list what KIND of meds (tylenol, allegra, thereaflu, etc); So I just state cold/flu/allergy meds. I state that my prices are half or less than retail, telling them I have items that are $2 each or 3 for $5, $3 each or 2 for $5. I have a LOT of repeat customers, who always seem to bring others with them, who in turn become regulars and bring yet more people with them. Heck even my neighbors wait for my once a month sales.
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If I put exact pricing on craigs, it gets pulled, just like if I list what KIND of meds (tylenol, allegra, thereaflu, etc); So I just state cold/flu/allergy meds. I state that my prices are half or less than retail, telling them I have items that are $2 each or 3 for $5, $3 each or 2 for $5. I have a LOT of repeat customers, who always seem to bring others with them, who in turn become regulars and bring yet more people with them. Heck even my neighbors wait for my once a month sales.

Thanks. I will just place the ad without prices then so it doesn't get pulled.
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#2561
Getting excited!!!!! Setting up for our big sale in a couple hours (the sale itself is Saturday morning)

Hopefully I will remember to take some before / after pics but you guys know how it is, CRAZY and I rarely seem to remember to do it!

Good luck to everyone selling this weekend! I know we have less stock than usual (and more money put INTO the stock than normal b/c of less than stellar sales at stores) so I'm hoping we do *somewhat* near as well as the last couple times. eeeek!
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price check please:

clorox 2 stain fighting pens-i was thinking $1.50
clorox 2 stain fighting spray bottles-$2 or is that too much?
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I know we all tend to check $20s+ for being counterfeit....HOWEVER, at the flea market I sell at, one of the vendors was passed fake $5 and another fake $1s. Neither of them checked those. They left the flea market and the first guy paid for his gas with the $5s and was wondering what was taking so long to get his change - until the police walked in the door. The other person noticed at home when she was getting a bank deposit together.
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I know we all tend to check $20s+ for being counterfeit....HOWEVER, at the flea market I sell at, one of the vendors was passed fake $5 and another fake $1s. Neither of them checked those. They left the flea market and the first guy paid for his gas with the $5s and was wondering what was taking so long to get his change - until the police walked in the door. The other person noticed at home when she was getting a bank deposit together.
It never ceases to amaze me the lengths people will go to screw over someone else..........kinda like shoplifting from a gs...........or counterfeiting $1 coupons................Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)

Just curious........anyone have any luck selling the U by Kotex tampons??
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It never ceases to amaze me the lengths people will go to screw over someone else..........kinda like shoplifting from a gs...........or counterfeiting $1 coupons................Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)

Just curious........anyone have any luck selling the U by Kotex tampons??
I have been having issues selling any tampons this year I am on sale 3 since early april and have sold >5 boxes. I had them at $2.50 didn't see them moving so I changed them to $2 and sold a few, I sell out of Stayfree every time but I cannot get any tampons to move. I too have been having to strangest things sell, the things that usually sit till I donate like Tena, Azo, oddball farr meds from Wags. I am hoping my QRbounty from my million trips to RA sell well at this next sale my space to store has become limited!
Quick question I now have a wide assortment of Dr. Scholl's items from heels liners to gel insoles I was thinking $3-5 but some of those like the Fast flats retail for $12.xx should I try a bit more on some of these?
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