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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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#3121
Has anybody asked you if what's inside is the real stuff? I had one ask me if the body wash is real. I had to ask what she meant and that's when she said is it the real stuff. I don't have time to find empty bottles and refill it with whatever.
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Anyone have luck selling liquid laundry soap that isn't HE?! And at Kmart now I can get Scott naturals flushables wipes 51 count for 49 cents, is that a stock-up price?! I have never bought/sold any of those before!!
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Anyone have luck selling liquid laundry soap that isn't HE?! And at Kmart now I can get Scott naturals flushables wipes 51 count for 49 cents, is that a stock-up price?! I have never bought/sold any of those before!!
All of the laundry detergent I have ever sold at my sales is not HE and I've sold out every time. hth
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Anyone have luck selling liquid laundry soap that isn't HE?! And at Kmart now I can get Scott naturals flushables wipes 51 count for 49 cents, is that a stock-up price?! I have never bought/sold any of those before!!
Laundry detergent is very easy to sell for me. On the other hand, i cant sell much of wipes. Just fyi
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Quote from c00kie_m0nster View Post :
Has anybody asked you if what's inside is the real stuff? I had one ask me if the body wash is real. I had to ask what she meant and that's when she said is it the real stuff. I don't have time to find empty bottles and refill it with whatever.
I got the question that worst than you. Someone asked me if i stole stuffs from retailers and sell for cheap price. I got mad and asked them to leave. I mean yes i want customers but not mean customers
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Quote from mnaath View Post :
Are Friday sales worth it?
I was thinking of taking Friday off work for my next sale and doing Fri/Sat 8-12 but want to make sure Friday is worth it. Who goes to a GS on a Friday morning? I know I never would but that is because I work...like most of the population, I am guessing.
I would never hesitate to do a Friday sale, even Thursday started to be a great thing. This is when I lived in TX. I would NEVER do Sunday. I am in FL now and still Fri and even Thurs are good, but lots of people do them on Sunday. I haven't tried Sunday but just because 2 days are plenty for me.
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Has anyone had any luck selling the items from the Staples ad this week? Pencil boxes, eraser caps, highlighters, pencils? I was thinking of putting a quarter on each and see if any sell.
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I got the question that worst than you. Someone asked me if i stole stuffs from retailers and sell for cheap price. I got mad and asked them to leave. I mean yes i want customers but not mean customers

I've been asked that before. It's annoying, but I don't get mad. I just explain that I'm a coupon shopper and that usually takes care of it. The one that makes me laugh are the ones that ask if I used to own a store.
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Quote from josa76 View Post :
Anyone have luck selling liquid laundry soap that isn't HE?! And at Kmart now I can get Scott naturals flushables wipes 51 count for 49 cents, is that a stock-up price?! I have never bought/sold any of those before!!

I have no problems at all selling laundry detergent...HE, regular or pods. People seem to prefer Tide, but will buy just about anything. I sell the 75 oz Tides for $7 each and they FLY off the shelf. I just started limiting the number people can buy so that more of my customers get a chance to get some.
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Quote from ilovestr8 View Post :
I've been asked that before. It's annoying, but I don't get mad. I just explain that I'm a coupon shopper and that usually takes care of it. The one that makes me laugh are the ones that ask if I used to own a store.
Yeah i got that one also, s/o asked if i closed a store and have these stocking stuffs that im selling. Lol
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Has anyone had any luck selling the items from the Staples ad this week? Pencil boxes, eraser caps, highlighters, pencils? I was thinking of putting a quarter on each and see if any sell.
School supplies are a big hit for me year round, even with the penny items I usually mark them (depending what they are) starting at .50. My biggest seller is Bic pens ($1) and the pads of paper (.50) hth.
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I have no problems at all selling laundry detergent...HE, regular or pods. People seem to prefer Tide, but will buy just about anything. I sell the 75 oz Tides for $7 each and they FLY off the shelf. I just started limiting the number people can buy so that more of my customers get a chance to get some.
Where do you get deals on the large sizes that make them profitable? I'm only ever able to get the smaller (or I guess mid-sized) ones in deals like CVS this week.
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Hi..

Do anyone have a stockpile list for prices..I like to start a list of items to sell..

Thanks so much for your help..
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Quote from CocoaDiva43 View Post :
Hi..

Do anyone have a stockpile list for prices..I like to start a list of items to sell..

Thanks so much for your help..
Check the wiki - first page of this thread for some ideas
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Quote from ilovestr8 View Post :
I've been asked that before. It's annoying, but I don't get mad. I just explain that I'm a coupon shopper and that usually takes care of it. The one that makes me laugh are the ones that ask if I used to own a store.
Quote from save4sure View Post :
I got the question that worst than you. Someone asked me if i stole stuffs from retailers and sell for cheap price. I got mad and asked them to leave. I mean yes i want customers but not mean customers
OMG I get that question too! Now I bring some of my receipts with me.
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