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Garage Sale Discussion for selling stockpiles

vfnelson2 452 June 3, 2008 at 06:54 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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#3331
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.
Sounds like something I need to try! Thanks for the tip!
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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.
What a great way to get rid of stuff. Thanks!
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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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Quote from aec2003 View Post :
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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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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Quote from aec2003 View Post :
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
laugh out loud
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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