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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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I was having the same problem with items sitting when I get down to the last one or two no matter how hot the item is. One day I sold 198 sweet rays in less than two hours. The last two sat for two more weeks before someone bought them.

I found a way to move these items quick. When I get down to the last one or two of an item I toss them in a box. The box has a big sign that says last chance items priced as marked buy them before they are gone. People dig through that box all day and all of the items sell well. If I buy something that I can't seem to move. I don't put them out on the table. I add them to this box two at a time. Works like a charm.
Sounds like something I need to try! Thanks for the tip!
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I was having the same problem with items sitting when I get down to the last one or two no matter how hot the item is. One day I sold 198 sweet rays in less than two hours. The last two sat for two more weeks before someone bought them.

I found a way to move these items quick. When I get down to the last one or two of an item I toss them in a box. The box has a big sign that says last chance items priced as marked buy them before they are gone. People dig through that box all day and all of the items sell well. If I buy something that I can't seem to move. I don't put them out on the table. I add them to this box two at a time. Works like a charm.
What a great way to get rid of stuff. Thanks!
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Did you remember to ask for your rainchecks today?
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Does anyone on here have an online website with their prices, etc? I'm considering doing this and not sure how to begin
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Does anyone on here have an online website with their prices, etc? I'm considering doing this and not sure how to begin
Check the first page, that should help you on your way.
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Sorry, I don't think my post was very clear. I've had yard sales so I have an idea on prices. I'm thinking of starting a website to list the items I have and their prices, etc, to try to get a customer base going and possibly for people to prepare orders from those items. I was wondering if anyone has done that before.
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Quote from aec2003 View Post :
Sorry, I don't think my post was very clear. I've had yard sales so I have an idea on prices. I'm thinking of starting a website to list the items I have and their prices, etc, to try to get a customer base going and possibly for people to prepare orders from those items. I was wondering if anyone has done that before.

I did for awhile - especially during winter when I sold from inside my garage; I found it difficult to have too many people show up at one time for a garage sale. This way people could email me what they wanted to purchase and I could set the items aside. I have a scanner so just scanned UPCs and kept an inventory list. A lot of my customers liked it and shopped that way. I think it increased sales because people obviously compared my prices to online prices and knew when things were really good deals. I only quit because I just didn't like spending the time keeping a website up to date - I'd rather shop and come home and toss my purchases straight into containers. Smilie
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Last edited by MommmieD October 4, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Meow. Wink

I am not a cat lover. My sister is deathly allergic to cats. When we were growing up we wore each other's clothes and if I ever even touched a cat, she would be ill for days. I learned to stay away from them and, just from habit, mostly still do.

As I said, I am not really a cat lover. (Now CATS are another thing altogether!)
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Quote from shoppingmom5 View Post :
I was having the same problem with items sitting when I get down to the last one or two no matter how hot the item is. One day I sold 198 sweet rays in less than two hours. The last two sat for two more weeks before someone bought them.

I found a way to move these items quick. When I get down to the last one or two of an item I toss them in a box. The box has a big sign that says last chance items priced as marked buy them before they are gone. People dig through that box all day and all of the items sell well. If I buy something that I can't seem to move. I don't put them out on the table. I add them to this box two at a time. Works like a charm.
I like this idea!!!
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Does anyone on here have an online website with their prices, etc? I'm considering doing this and not sure how to begin
I have my stuff inventoried with an exell file, after a big sale I just copy and paste whats left. Once a week or so I update with new stuff. My business cards have my e-mail, on request I send a link to my inventory site.
Not much traffic, but I haven't promoted all that much. The flea market crowd just hasn't the patience to buy stuff in advance.

https://sites.google.com/site/heikesstuff/home
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For those who sell at the flea markets/swap meets, do any of you post to sites like craigslist or something of the like to get more foot traffic? I know they have a “garage sale” section on CL, so I was thinking about throwing an ad on with our space # and possibly a small list of items I have for sale.

Anyone with any input or a possible template?
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Help! Does anyone have pricing ideas for Lysol No Touch hand soap dispensers??
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Help! Does anyone have pricing ideas for Lysol No Touch hand soap dispensers??
If it's the kitchen one, I ask $5 with one refill and $6 for two refills. If it's the other one (the first that came out), I would ask $4, as it's gotten a bit cheaper since it first came out.
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Help! Does anyone have pricing ideas for Lysol No Touch hand soap dispensers??
Quote from mammekins View Post :
If it's the kitchen one, I ask $5 with one refill and $6 for two refills. If it's the other one (the first that came out), I would ask $4, as it's gotten a bit cheaper since it first came out.
I remember that people were charging $6 for them while back.
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Quote from mammekins View Post :
If it's the kitchen one, I ask $5 with one refill and $6 for two refills. If it's the other one (the first that came out), I would ask $4, as it's gotten a bit cheaper since it first came out.
Quote from marciadel View Post :
I remember that people were charging $6 for them while back.

Thank you to both of you!!!! I am having garage sale tomorrow and it is supposed to be COLD Frown Not sure how many people i will get in 40 degree weather (it was not supposed to be this cold when i planned the sale dang it!!) Wish me luckEmbarrassment
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Thank you to both of you!!!! I am having garage sale tomorrow and it is supposed to be COLD Frown Not sure how many people i will get in 40 degree weather (it was not supposed to be this cold when i planned the sale dang it!!) Wish me luckEmbarrassment
Cold here too. Did the sale yesterday and going to get ready for today. I had to question myself why I was doing this as I sat in my garage and could see my breath yesterday. Confused
laugh out loud
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Cold here too. Did the sale yesterday and going to get ready for today. I had to question myself why I was doing this as I sat in my garage and could see my breath yesterday. Confused
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LOL, i had one yesterday and it was coooldddd.. Barely any customers and was freezing my butt off..I think garage sale season is ending very soon!
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