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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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#3856
Quote from sedonahiker View Post :
I'm going to buy some pampers to sell in my next Yard Sale. Would the best ones to sell be the pampers baby dry or pampers baby cruisers. Also would size 3 be the best. Thanks!

I would go with Cruisers, they always go fast for me. I would say size 3 or 4. The smaller (and larger) sizes are a hard sell for me unless I hot the right person, who will usually then buy me out. Not worth the storage IMO to risk it.
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Has anyone seen small stickers that I could write the price of individual items on? I try to price most things similar, but I have some makeup and higher end hair products that will be different pricing, and would like to mark them individually?
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Has anyone seen small stickers that I could write the price of individual items on? I try to price most things similar, but I have some makeup and higher end hair products that will be different pricing, and would like to mark them individually?
I use the cheap round stickers (3/4", I think) that RiteAid, Walgreens, and Staples sell in packs. The RA & Wags ones are neon colors. Staples has a choice of colors. I like them because they stick well, display well, and don't suffer from Sharpie-bleed.
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Quote from risten68 View Post :
Has anyone seen small stickers that I could write the price of individual items on? I try to price most things similar, but I have some makeup and higher end hair products that will be different pricing, and would like to mark them individually?
Most dollar stores have a pack of 100+ of the bright colored blank circle stickers that I find easiest to use, plus they come off easy in case you want to change a price.
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Quote from risten68 View Post :
Has anyone seen small stickers that I could write the price of individual items on? I try to price most things similar, but I have some makeup and higher end hair products that will be different pricing, and would like to mark them individually?
Walmart has the pkg of Avery 525 count stickers (small rectangular) for about 1.65. I usually grab a few while I'm there. They're easy to work with too.
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Quote from risten68 View Post :
Has anyone seen small stickers that I could write the price of individual items on? I try to price most things similar, but I have some makeup and higher end hair products that will be different pricing, and would like to mark them individually?
You can also cut address labels lengthwise into strips, if you have any laying around from office store deals. I use the 30 per page sheets and 7 or 8 per label, so that's 210-240 per sheet. I haven't done the math, but it may even be more cost effective than the precut "tag sale" labels, even if you have to buy them. But, you do have to cut them, and that can be tedious, so it's not a solution for everyone. And I happen to have a bunch laying around anyways, so I don't mind putting them to use that way.
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Quote from mikepearson View Post :
For some reason, Irish Spring bar soap is on me minds. Just wondering. Do y'all do better selling them as a 6 pack or do you break them open to sell one bar at a time?
Quote from desmerelda View Post :
I break them up $1 each. Smilie
usually sell right away... but always gone at the end of sale.
Wow, you can get $1 per bar for the Irish Spring? I priced the Men's Dove at $1 each or $5 for the 6pk and they sold well.
When you open the IS pkg, are the boxes they are in all white or do they show Irish Spring on the box?
Quote from risten68 View Post :
Has anyone seen small stickers that I could write the price of individual items on? I try to price most things similar, but I have some makeup and higher end hair products that will be different pricing, and would like to mark them individually?
Quote from missbabyjenna View Post :
Walmart has the pkg of Avery 525 count stickers (small rectangular) for about 1.65. I usually grab a few while I'm there. They're easy to work with too.
I use the ones missbabyjenna uses. They are mixed neon colored. I have had trouble finding them recently, but they are only $1. The same ones in white are $1.68. Maybe the $1 was an error. I also saw a standing display at a different WMart with the round ones, also $1. I use the rectangle 1/2" by 3/4" on stockpile stuff cause they are small, and I don't want to cover any of the info on the package. I price the whole sheet, one $1, one $2, etc, so I have them ready to use.
I price everything.
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#3863
Does anyone have business cards they use @ their yard sales to get more private customers? I found a great deal on 400 but I am stumped as to what else besides my email and "shop my stockpile" on them. I am guessing my lack of sleep has made the creative part of my brain to turn to poo.
Save over 50% off retail just sounds, blah. I think?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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[QUOTE=marciadel;58214346]Wow, you can get $1 per bar for the Irish Spring? I priced the Men's Dove at $1 each or $5 for the 6pk and they sold well.
When you open the IS pkg, are the boxes they are in all white or do they show Irish Spring on the box?

They are individually wrapped with a picture of Irish Spring on them.
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Quote from rydergal View Post :
You can also cut address labels lengthwise into strips, if you have any laying around from office store deals. I use the 30 per page sheets and 7 or 8 per label, so that's 210-240 per sheet. I haven't done the math, but it may even be more cost effective than the precut "tag sale" labels, even if you have to buy them. But, you do have to cut them, and that can be tedious, so it's not a solution for everyone. And I happen to have a bunch laying around anyways, so I don't mind putting them to use that way.
I go one step further and type out my labels on the address label sheets , two rows of prices per label (I'll print out a couple whole sheet of labels with one price on it) - - then cut them into strips with my paper cutter and then just rip the label into pieces (maybe like 4 price labels per "strip", two strips per address label) -

I keep a stack of each price (.50, .75, $1, $1.50, $2, etc) in separate envelopes and just label them when I bring the items in each time after shopping. Label them immediately and pack them away.
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Quote from jokesbyjen View Post :

I keep a stack of each price (.50, .75, $1, $1.50, $2, etc) in separate envelopes and just label them when I bring the items in each time after shopping. Label them immediately and pack them away.
You are my hero!

I was really good at doing that for about a year & totally slacked off. I'm paying for it now, with a storage area stuffed to the brim & little-to-no time to get the pricing done .... aarrgghh. I wish I could be one of those lucky sellers who can just price per bin or per table, but that just doesn't work at my market or with my teenage helpers who run the cash table.

First flea market sale set for April 6th. I need to get my act together quickly.
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Quote from jokesbyjen View Post :
I go one step further and type out my labels on the address label sheets , two rows of prices per label (I'll print out a couple whole sheet of labels with one price on it) - - then cut them into strips with my paper cutter and then just rip the label into pieces (maybe like 4 price labels per "strip", two strips per address label) -

I keep a stack of each price (.50, .75, $1, $1.50, $2, etc) in separate envelopes and just label them when I bring the items in each time after shopping. Label them immediately and pack them away.
I do something similar, but I've turned the font 90 degrees on my Word doc template. One price tag fills the height of the label, but I get 7 or so out of the length of the label. That way, once I cut into strips lengthwise, I don't have to further cut or tear the label...I've got a strip of 10 ready to go.

I too price everything as it comes in. My sales are 60 miles away, and I have a small car, so I have to tote it all down there in bits and pieces. If I wait to the last minute to get it priced and down at the sale site, I've got very very little product for sale. That does help keep me disciplined about doing it.
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Quote from sedonahiker View Post :
I'm going to buy some pampers to sell in my next Yard Sale. Would the best ones to sell be the pampers baby dry or pampers baby cruisers. Also would size 3 be the best. Thanks!
It depends on your market. I'm in a high Hispanic market and I've found they prefer Baby Dry.
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Quote from Totocare View Post :
It depends on your market. I'm in a high Hispanic market and I've found they prefer Baby Dry.
I agree with this. Most buyers like the higher diaper counts. Only have a few that will only do cruisers due to leaks (seems like an issue with little boys)
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Quote from sedonahiker View Post :
I'm going to buy some pampers to sell in my next Yard Sale. Would the best ones to sell be the pampers baby dry or pampers baby cruisers. Also would size 3 be the best. Thanks!
Quote from Totocare View Post :
It depends on your market. I'm in a high Hispanic market and I've found they prefer Baby Dry.
Quote from squidgy23 View Post :
I agree with this. Most buyers like the higher diaper counts. Only have a few that will only do cruisers due to leaks (seems like an issue with little boys)
Thanks for the your input. I have purchased a few of the cruisers and will get the rest in baby dry. That way I will have a variety and will be able to see how they sell. I have quite a few hispanics that shop and this will be the first time I have sold diapers at my yard sale. I hope they sell as I don't want to store them! Would the size 3 or 4 be the best to purchase?
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