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Garage Sale Discussion for selling stockpiles

vfnelson2 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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great one, yes, that's what I'm going to say next time if they ask if i coupon. I'd just skip over that (lest I plant ideas in their heads and create competition) and just say "I love to shop", who doesn't, eh?


btw, thank you for all those trades on Silk Almond milk last year, you got my dh and I and my parents through most of last year! Smilie If you get more Silk Q's, please let me know, good to see you here too! Smilie
You are most welcome, kind ma'am!! hug
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Still have lots of stock in the rental shed at the FM, so I am hoping that the weather finally stays consistantly nice, so we can get the stuff sold. It's been holding back sales something bad.

Oh, that's cool they have rental sheds for rent, is it expensive? No need to haul things back and forth sounds good.
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what price would you put on seventh generation tissues?? I tried wm website but they don't list that.... maybe .75 or $1??
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You are most welcome, kind ma'am!! hug

Wave thanks again!
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That sounds very cool, I like all these community sale things, I wish we have them here, I think my city might have one but lots of rules, etc. It must be fun to go and shop at these little town faires too. Smilie
I really envy you guys that can do it during community sales---everytime I've tried, I make anywhere from 600-1000 less than doing an off-weekend. I've changed locations--we live in the country, no one, and I mean NO ONE would come out here for a sale, so we used to tote everything to DHs gramma's house--nice 2 car garage, she's 99, no cars cause she never learned to drive, but she moved to the nursing home last fall and the daughters are trying to sell the house. Great location, very visible, lots of traffic, but no more sales there......realtor forbids it Mad
So, have had last 2 sales at my SILs house, hard to find, not much traffic, my spring sale brought in just shy of $1000, but was cold and miserable. A lot of my regular buyers showed up (they recognize my ad) but instead of spending $50-100, they spent $10-20. I think the economy has a lot to do with it. I did put specific directions in the paper, which everyone commented on how easy it was to find with the directions, but wondering what I can do to increase my sales back to normal. Wanting a GS first weekend in June if I'm physically up to it!! This darn ear thing has wasted too much of my life and I'm really fed up with the whole thing!!
Anyway, CL is not an option, the bigger cities here in NE have listings, but I am about 60 miles from the bigger cities at a minimum and the one time I listed, I had scammers emailing and calling then my listing was removed as being too commercial............
Any suggestions?Confused Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!!
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Oh, that's cool they have rental sheds for rent, is it expensive? No need to haul things back and forth sounds good.
$100 a month.

I wrote about my view on it here.
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Thanks for the tip on the signs with ARROWS---- We've never had luck selling things in bins on the floor due to all the traffic in front of our tables... but maybe the arrows will help!
Thanks!
Talking about Arrows (a bit late, still catching up), we do GREEN arrows on our signs and tell folks to look for them, makes us stand out and memorable, like MistyQ (where is she?) as the pink lady, I think it was her...

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I'm going to try $2.50 on it. A couple of the scents are SO yummy. I know quite a few (adult) women who have trouble with back/arm acne during the summer -- I think it has a market beyond just the teen crowd. I'm predicting my Hispanic customers will like it because of the scents & colors (even though it's not a P&G product!).

I don't Wag anymore but couldn't find it at RA so will have to Wag for this, how do you guys deal with the high taxes. I hate paying for anything with my cc, at RA I pay with gift cards (earned from RA rebates) so wondering if you guys just deal seeing there's also no eating into tax, or whatnot. Thanks.


ps - tax is almost 9% and those bottles of C&C bw's are going to add up quick, which is why i ask, thanks.


Quote from ThatMaskedMan View Post :
$100 a month.

I wrote about my view on it here.


aha, i remember that, but I only remembered the pffftttt, and the rent the U-haul for sure part, didn't remember the shed part. lol... wow, 600 H&S and 600 right guard. Extreme GS'ing! Smilie
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... wow, 600 H&S and 600 right guard. Extreme GS'ing! Smilie[/FONT]
I was hopefull because I got the q's cheap, but I only got 420 H&S and 100 or so rg.
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I was hopefull because I got the q's cheap, but I only got 420 H&S and 100 or so rg.

so you throw away the rest of the q's?
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so you throw away the rest of the q's?
no.
For the rg, they are still good for the deo. And it is all on sale again at the end of the month.

The H&S just happened to be on sale at a local grocer in my area, so I am using some there for only 25 cents more per pair.
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Well, I've decided to take a break for awhile, due to health reasons. So, I'm trying to find a buyer for my entire stockpile. I've listed an ad on Craigslist and a local website. I've got pics from my old flea market booth, and I'm currently working on making an inventory sheet, then coming up with a price. I posted preliminary ads last night, stating that I was selling out, and would post later with more info and price. And I already have one person asking questions. I'm really hoping I can just sell it all at one time. As I'm unable to continue hauling it and dragging it around to different area sales. I'll let everyone know how it goes.
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Well, I've decided to take a break for awhile, due to health reasons. So, I'm trying to find a buyer for my entire stockpile. I've listed an ad on Craigslist and a local website. I've got pics from my old flea market booth, and I'm currently working on making an inventory sheet, then coming up with a price. I posted preliminary ads last night, stating that I was selling out, and would post later with more info and price. And I already have one person asking questions. I'm really hoping I can just sell it all at one time. As I'm unable to continue hauling it and dragging it around to different area sales. I'll let everyone know how it goes.
It might help to tell us your general location because there may be people here interested.
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So I have been thinking about becoming an official seller, I am a FT student so this would be perfect since I can do it on my own time and I am sure I could make more money than a PT job.

I have done two sales at home now and have made pretty good profit on both. I am moving back to Las Vegas next week so that would be where I would sell. There is an indoor flea market, outdoor, and I will have a house to have sales at (though I am renting so it couldn't be often). What is the best option, in you opinion? EDIT: The indoor flea market is $565/mo for 10x10 (open fri, sat, sun, 10am-6pm). I would probably only open two weeks a month, seems kinda high.

Do you have to claim any of this, is there a limit when it becomes a "business", I was thinking of renting a FM booth but not sure if they need a license or to report income, etc. If it's a touchy subject, please PM me.

Also, is there anyone from Vegas who already does sales? There aren't anymore RA's left so I am extremely sad, it's my favorite store. Do you think it's possible to be a seller without a RA nearby?

Just debating my options, any input is appreciated!
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#59
I'm getting ready for my garage sale this weekend. I wish I had time to read every page here, great ideas/tips.
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#60
Hi,

Daughter and I were searching for a GS this weekend in an area where we didnt know the streets- it was listed on CL, but we found their signs easily because they had them stuck into the ground with the cheap dollar store pinwheels attached. The spinning shiny twirls were a great eye catcher and we plan on trying them whenever we have a sale.
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