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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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#3631
Any thoughts on a price for the new L'Oreal shampoo and conditioner that
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Quote from shedevil2530 View Post :
Thank you both, at the moment i actually have a list of about 23 stock items including the ones i listed previously. And i'm pretty sure it's indoors.

@ justafem
I assumed it included the table but i will ask, I'm thinking my stuff alone will take up one table so i will need more room for regular garage sale items. Since it's just me and my mom I just don't want us to feel overwhelmed at having to keep an eye on multiple tables. You have four tables are you alone when you do this? o and Estroven is the night kind.



-Colgate toothpaste (basic)-though i have to look at expiration dates but i should have a lot of to get rid of,
- toothbrushes-not sure if i want to put out but just got a bunch of colgate ones.
-pantene (sp?) and herbal essence shampoo and conditioner -10-15 of shampoo, same for conditioner
-mitchum lady deodorants.-10

-slim fit (diet pills)-20
-aspirin 20ct (baby aspirin)-20-30 2 or 3 different kinds all 20ct
-disposable razors- a lot (different brands, have to wait to get into stockpile before i really know which)
-glade warmer units-10

-coty perfumes (small bottles from walmart)- only about 15
-proglide/schick razors- not sure might keep these for me
-wag's/kotex-tampons - tons

-kikkoman panko bread crumbs-10
-maurachan noodles (sp?) chedder cheese- 10
-possibly a couple boxes of hostess strawberry cupcakes-4 or 5 boxes
-kikkoman ponzu sauce (like soy sauce mixed with lemon)- 10 doubt they will sell but worth a try.
-a couple random diet items-only like 2 or 3 of each

I put an estimate number of each (guess i don't have as much as i thought), All i know is that all this extra stuff is taking over the garage and it would be nice to have some extra cash and get some space back.

Anyone think these items would sell well? They'll be free after reigster reward at wag's and i have plenty of points to spare:
Pur-Absorb Iron Supplement (.67 oz) 28 count

DHEA 50mg (50 ct) tablets

KY Ultra gel (1.5 oz)

MG217 Psoriasis Treatment (3.8 oz) ointment

Azo Cranberry (100 ct) softgel

Culturelle Digestive (30 ct), Culturelle For Kids probiotic (30 ct) packet or Culturelle Kids chewable probiotc (30 ct) -

Sheets Energy strips (8 ct) mint -

Thermacare Heat Wrap Back L/XL
You should do good with the items I bolded.
I am not saying you would not do good with the other stuff. But you should do REAL good with the bold red stuff.
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I can get huggies santa print diapers jumbo pack 29 ct for under $5. Anyone think these would sale well? I don't have kids but personally i wouldn't mind if my kid were in these diapers year round if they were cheap.

sorry for all the questions just trying to see what i can add to my sell list b4 the yard sale
Diapers should sell well there. I sold a lot of them there before.
Just haven't been into diapers lately. Smilie
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Has anyone sold dryer sheets or the tide dryer bar? if so how well did they sell?
Dryer sheets sell good (as in sell out)
I am not sure about the dryer bar - but it would probably do well too.
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I am planning my first sale in about a month or so. I have a pretty good amount of health & beauty items, but I also have alot of Brand New kids clothes, pj's, & womens clothes. (long story, but ended up getting most of it for free). Everything still has tags on them, and they are nice, decent brands, not junk. I do not have time/energy to put it all on ebay and list everything. I am wondering if anyone has done something like this with clothing, and if so, is is best to price things individually? Or better to put things in categories (i.e. 'All kids PJ's $3.00 a pair, All womens Tops $3.00 Each etc). Any feedback would be appreciated.
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I am planning my first sale in about a month or so. I have a pretty good amount of health & beauty items, but I also have alot of Brand New kids clothes, pj's, & womens clothes. (long story, but ended up getting most of it for free). Everything still has tags on them, and they are nice, decent brands, not junk. I do not have time/energy to put it all on ebay and list everything. I am wondering if anyone has done something like this with clothing, and if so, is is best to price things individually? Or better to put things in categories (i.e. 'All kids PJ's $3.00 a pair, All womens Tops $3.00 Each etc). Any feedback would be appreciated.
I sell new clothes and shoes too. I price everything separately but consistently category-wise. For example my sandals are $4, packaged underwear $4, jeans $6, capri $5, kids swimsuits $3, socks 3/$1 It draws a lot of people and also people calling other people. woot
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I am planning my first sale in about a month or so. I have a pretty good amount of health & beauty items, but I also have alot of Brand New kids clothes, pj's, & womens clothes. (long story, but ended up getting most of it for free). Everything still has tags on them, and they are nice, decent brands, not junk. I do not have time/energy to put it all on ebay and list everything. I am wondering if anyone has done something like this with clothing, and if so, is is best to price things individually? Or better to put things in categories (i.e. 'All kids PJ's $3.00 a pair, All womens Tops $3.00 Each etc). Any feedback would be appreciated.
I've sold new clothing in the past and just put them by type. I've found by changing up my stock, I get different types of customers. Most of my GS sales are word of mouth or people who are curious about what an "overstock" sale is. Once they actually stop, I have repeat customers! I try to put out some used items, IE this last weekend, I had a 6 ft tall carousel horse that sold to the second cust of the day, they couldn't load it, so I left it where it was, but put a sold sign on it. It still drew people in. Next day I had a lawn mower and of course it again sold quickly, but they couldn't pick it up till later, same sign of sold, but people still stopped. I try to have at least one LARGE used item to draw in lookers.
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#3638
Ok, i've finally finished my price list for the indoor garage sale i'm taking part in. I've got a lot things that Im willing to to go x for $x discount price but not sure if i should put the discount price on the items along with the other price or should i just have mainly regular prices and then if someone asks for a discount then tell them then, or maybe even wait to see how things sell and then maybe place a note card stating the discount price near the item if it's not selling well?


Also, I know most of you guys are selling new items but is there anyone who has sold a used mattress how much did you sell it for? I have a full and two twins to sell, there probably at least 5 years old. If you were in the market for one would you pay $30-$40 for each?
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how much do you price 2T-3T huggies pull-ups 26ct at? i placed $8 on craigslist.com had few calls. but backed out or didn't show.
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how much do you price 2T-3T huggies pull-ups 26ct at? i placed $8 on craigslist.com had few calls. but backed out or didn't show.
I have $6 on mine, and while diapers fly at that price, I just haven't found the right target market for these yet. Especially if they are for girls, because so many potty train their girls before they use very many packs of these.

Now I'm not talking about my daughter when I say that! Stick Out Tongue
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I'm new to couponing and trying to figure out how to get started in this. Do most people post on craigslist or ebay? My experience with having a garage sale hasn't always worked out in the past. TIA! The wiki is helpful for the pricing side, but not on how to get started.

At the beginning, I posted on craigslist, put signs up and passed out 150 flyers to homes in my neighborhood each time I had a sale.

Almost ANYTHING food sells easily if you price it well. I can't remember how much I sold Panko stuff for but it flew.
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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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Thanks for the info fellow SDers. I do have a fair amount of used items as well (a twin bed, a dresser, a side table, a lawnmower etc) These are always good items to put out and lure them in!
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Does anyone else have the I-Cool they can't move? I'm interested in making a trade if you have a bunch. PM me if interested.
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At the beginning, I posted on craigslist, put signs up and passed out 150 flyers to homes in my neighborhood each time I had a sale.

Almost ANYTHING food sells easily if you price it well. I can't remember how much I sold Panko stuff for but it flew.
Yes, food always sells good. Food and deodorant are always the first things to sell out at my sale.
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Yes, food always sells good. Food and deodorant are always the first things to sell out at my sale.
Curious... what do you price your deo at?
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