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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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#3496
Quote from kidleman View Post :
Didn't see it listed in the wiki, but does anyone have a suggested price for Robitussin 4oz? TIA
I'd also do $2.
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#3497
Hoping I might be able to get some input for those that have sold recently. I am doing my first "real" sale this weekend(vs just selling odds and ends with garage sale stuff), I have read through the wiki and a lot of the posts. I "think" my prices may be too high based on the Wiki prices, but it appears it was last updated Feb 2012 (unless I'm reading it wrong), so maybe prices have gone up since then. Here's what I am hoping for some input on:

-Bodywash (Men's Nivea/Dove)- Was thinking $3
-Men's Nivea Lotion (10oz I believe)/Jergens Ultra Healing lotion (10oz) $3
-Gillette Stylers-$10 Fusions/Proglides-$5
-Shave Gel (Nivea, Edge, Skintimate)- $2

What about the Glade Expressions Starter kits/refills? Do you tape them together as a pair (I'd think it would be hard to just sell the refill if all the starter kits sold out)

I appreciate any input anyone has! I hope it turns out to be a successful sale!
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#3498
Quote from kab023 View Post :
Hoping I might be able to get some input for those that have sold recently. I am doing my first "real" sale this weekend(vs just selling odds and ends with garage sale stuff), I have read through the wiki and a lot of the posts. I "think" my prices may be too high based on the Wiki prices, but it appears it was last updated Feb 2012 (unless I'm reading it wrong), so maybe prices have gone up since then. Here's what I am hoping for some input on:

-Bodywash (Men's Nivea/Dove)- Was thinking $3
-Men's Nivea Lotion (10oz I believe)/Jergens Ultra Healing lotion (10oz) $3
-Gillette Stylers-$10 Fusions/Proglides-$5
-Shave Gel (Nivea, Edge, Skintimate)- $2

What about the Glade Expressions Starter kits/refills? Do you tape them together as a pair (I'd think it would be hard to just sell the refill if all the starter kits sold out)

I appreciate any input anyone has! I hope it turns out to be a successful sale!
It all depends, on any give day as to what will sell, and at what price.
I have the Glade expressions starter kits at $1.50, refills at $1. I do not tape them together.
they sell but not super fast.
Good luck at your sale.
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#3499
NJ/NY area: Can anyone donate some supplies/food, or water to the victims of Hurricane Sandy. A group of us are heading out to Queens to volunteer this Saturday. The area we are going to still has no power. The high-rise apartments are mostly occupied by senior citizens, who are hungry, cold, and without power. It would be greatly appreciated by all.

I know this is short notice, but I thought it wouldn't hurt to ask. This will all be documented on video.
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Quote from kab023 View Post :
Hoping I might be able to get some input for those that have sold recently. I am doing my first "real" sale this weekend(vs just selling odds and ends with garage sale stuff), I have read through the wiki and a lot of the posts. I "think" my prices may be too high based on the Wiki prices, but it appears it was last updated Feb 2012 (unless I'm reading it wrong), so maybe prices have gone up since then. Here's what I am hoping for some input on:

-Bodywash (Men's Nivea/Dove)- Was thinking $3
-Men's Nivea Lotion (10oz I believe)/Jergens Ultra Healing lotion (10oz) $3
-Gillette Stylers-$10 Fusions/Proglides-$5
-Shave Gel (Nivea, Edge, Skintimate)- $2

What about the Glade Expressions Starter kits/refills? Do you tape them together as a pair (I'd think it would be hard to just sell the refill if all the starter kits sold out)

I appreciate any input anyone has! I hope it turns out to be a successful sale!
I have raised all of my men's body wash to $3 and it still sells steadily. The Fusions I have at $5 and they still go quickly. The Jergens 10oz I sell for $2.50 and I have the shave gels at $1.50, they went too slow for my liking at $2. HTHs!
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#3501
Quote from kab023 View Post :
Hoping I might be able to get some input for those that have sold recently. I am doing my first "real" sale this weekend(vs just selling odds and ends with garage sale stuff), I have read through the wiki and a lot of the posts. I "think" my prices may be too high based on the Wiki prices, but it appears it was last updated Feb 2012 (unless I'm reading it wrong), so maybe prices have gone up since then. Here's what I am hoping for some input on:

-Bodywash (Men's Nivea/Dove)- Was thinking $3
-Men's Nivea Lotion (10oz I believe)/Jergens Ultra Healing lotion (10oz) $3
-Gillette Stylers-$10 Fusions/Proglides-$5
-Shave Gel (Nivea, Edge, Skintimate)- $2

What about the Glade Expressions Starter kits/refills? Do you tape them together as a pair (I'd think it would be hard to just sell the refill if all the starter kits sold out)

I appreciate any input anyone has! I hope it turns out to be a successful sale!
HI! I do $3 on those brands of BW, $2 or $2.50 on Gillette, Irish Spring
Fusion I now sell for $6, sell slow, tho'.
Shave Gel, ok on the $2, but Edge maybe $1.50

I sold my Glade Expr starters at $2 and sold out. Left with refills at $1.50.
Your pricing would depend on how much you have, and if you're only selling for one weekend and no more till the Spring.
You may need to lower the Men's lotion to $2.50. I don't have any of that, but sell other brands at $2. Nivea is a higher end brand so you should get more.
Good Luck!
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#3502
Quote from kab023 View Post :
Hoping I might be able to get some input for those that have sold recently. I am doing my first "real" sale this weekend(vs just selling odds and ends with garage sale stuff), I have read through the wiki and a lot of the posts. I "think" my prices may be too high based on the Wiki prices, but it appears it was last updated Feb 2012 (unless I'm reading it wrong), so maybe prices have gone up since then. Here's what I am hoping for some input on:

-Bodywash (Men's Nivea/Dove)- Was thinking $3
-Men's Nivea Lotion (10oz I believe)/Jergens Ultra Healing lotion (10oz) $3
-Gillette Stylers-$10 Fusions/Proglides-$5
-Shave Gel (Nivea, Edge, Skintimate)- $2

What about the Glade Expressions Starter kits/refills? Do you tape them together as a pair (I'd think it would be hard to just sell the refill if all the starter kits sold out)

I appreciate any input anyone has! I hope it turns out to be a successful sale!
I think your prices are ok. My suggestion would be if you are having a 2 day sale, see how it goes the first day. If it's not moving as fast as you would like, multi-price them. Ex- Put the BW and Lotion at $3 or 2/$5 and the Shave gel (and any other $2 things you want to move) to $2 or 3/$5. I did the shave gel like that this past weekend at the FM and it sold really well. Men's usually sells good at $2, but the women's is usually a slow seller for me, so I was happy to get 3/$5 since it is the end of the season. Good luck with your sale!
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#3503
Quote from desmerelda View Post :
It all depends, on any give day as to what will sell, and at what price.
I have the Glade expressions starter kits at $1.50, refills at $1. I do not tape them together.
they sell but not super fast.
Good luck at your sale.
Quote from shig View Post :
I have raised all of my men's body wash to $3 and it still sells steadily. The Fusions I have at $5 and they still go quickly. The Jergens 10oz I sell for $2.50 and I have the shave gels at $1.50, they went too slow for my liking at $2. HTHs!
Quote from marciadel View Post :
HI! I do $3 on those brands of BW, $2 or $2.50 on Gillette, Irish Spring
Fusion I now sell for $6, sell slow, tho'.
Shave Gel, ok on the $2, but Edge maybe $1.50

I sold my Glade Expr starters at $2 and sold out. Left with refills at $1.50.
Your pricing would depend on how much you have, and if you're only selling for one weekend and no more till the Spring.
You may need to lower the Men's lotion to $2.50. I don't have any of that, but sell other brands at $2. Nivea is a higher end brand so you should get more.
Good Luck!
Quote from CatherinewithaC View Post :
I think your prices are ok. My suggestion would be if you are having a 2 day sale, see how it goes the first day. If it's not moving as fast as you would like, multi-price them. Ex- Put the BW and Lotion at $3 or 2/$5 and the Shave gel (and any other $2 things you want to move) to $2 or 3/$5. I did the shave gel like that this past weekend at the FM and it sold really well. Men's usually sells good at $2, but the women's is usually a slow seller for me, so I was happy to get 3/$5 since it is the end of the season. Good luck with your sale!

THANK YOU so much for all the input! It's just one day, so sounds like I need to do a little modification with my prices or I may be stuck all winter. I typically don't buy to resell, but I have come up with so much and with winter coming up, I figure it is worth a shot! Thanks again!
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Quote from mkmattingly View Post :
I had a sale 2 weeks ago that did okay on Friday, but Saturday had an absolute cold snap come thru and didn't do so well. Because we are going to be in the upper 60s this Saturday, I'm going to try another one. I think it'll do well, but it is kinda past what would be considered "yard sale" time where I am.
Hope yours does better than mine.. only sold $90 including yard sale items.
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Quote from marciadel View Post :
HI! I do $3 on those brands of BW, $2 or $2.50 on Gillette, Irish Spring
Fusion I now sell for $6, sell slow, tho'.
Shave Gel, ok on the $2, but Edge maybe $1.50

I sold my Glade Expr starters at $2 and sold out. Left with refills at $1.50.
Your pricing would depend on how much you have, and if you're only selling for one weekend and no more till the Spring.
You may need to lower the Men's lotion to $2.50. I don't have any of that, but sell other brands at $2. Nivea is a higher end brand so you should get more.
Good Luck!
Wave Marcia

I rubber band the starter kit and the refill and sell both for $3.50 and have no problem selling them.
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#3506
I'm doing my last one of the season tomorrow. The last one was going to be 3 weeks ago, but I had enough left that I'd rather do another sale than haul it all back down to the basement. It'll be interesting to see how I do. So far, all of my sales have been within $150 of each other, no matter what the weather or kind of stock I had!
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#3507
Normally I only do two sales per year but I was flowing with goods like nothing else. Brought in $3,000 today and I'll update tomorrow.

Anyone have any good tips on how to move Herbal Essence. I have around 300ish bottles that I'm not donating and I cannot seem to even give it away. 10/$10 and no one even looked at them.

Sales Up's and Down's

GOOD SELLERS
Tide Small Bottles - $4
Almost All Razors - $4
Degree Deodorant - $2
Toilet Paper from Walgreens - $4
Most Shampoo $2 or 6/$10(Pantene, Dove, Tressemme, Suave Proffesionals)
Styling Products $2 (All brands except Nexxus)
Mouthwash $2 Medium Bottles and $3 Large Bottles. B2G1 Free
Dermasilk - $10
Lots of Bodywash, Lotions, Moisturizers etc.. all different brands and price.

SLOW or NO SELLERS
Nexxus Shampoo and Conditioner - $4
Herbal Essence - $2 or 10/$10
Dentek Floss Picks - $1.25
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#3508
Quote from eirek1234 View Post :
Normally I only do two sales per year but I was flowing with goods like nothing else. Brought in $3,000 today and I'll update tomorrow.

Anyone have any good tips on how to move Herbal Essence. I have around 300ish bottles that I'm not donating and I cannot seem to even give it away. 10/$10 and no one even looked at them.

Sales Up's and Down's

GOOD SELLERS
Tide Small Bottles - $4
Almost All Razors - $4
Degree Deodorant - $2
Toilet Paper from Walgreens - $4
Most Shampoo $2 or 6/$10(Pantene, Dove, Tressemme, Suave Proffesionals)
Styling Products $2 (All brands except Nexxus)
Mouthwash $2 Medium Bottles and $3 Large Bottles. B2G1 Free
Dermasilk - $10
Lots of Bodywash, Lotions, Moisturizers etc.. all different brands and price.

SLOW or NO SELLERS
Nexxus Shampoo and Conditioner - $4
Herbal Essence - $2 or 10/$10
Dentek Floss Picks - $1.25
Well, you did great for one day!! Wow. Surprised at the Dentek. I get $2 each and it usually sells out. (I don't have tons, but sell out)
Herbal Ess is slow for alot of us. I DK why, but maybe its just that slender bottle that looks like it doesn't weigh much?? I price at $2, also. For last sale going to do multiple pricing, but $1 would pain me! Your shampoos were pretty cheap!
Good luck Saturday!
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#3509
HE stuff is a nightmare for a lot of people with allergies, might be why you can't sell much of it.
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#3510
I noticed the small bottles of Dawn (9 oz?) were flying off the shelves at a local place for 1.25 each! I couldn't believe it. I need 1,000 of them! lol
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