The yard sale is hosted to de-junk and also to earn a few pennies out of it. Once you have decided to host a yard sale collect your merchandise by clearing out your attic, closets and basement. Take out everything that has not been used by you for a couple of years. Once they are cleaned and repaired, sort them out and store them in one central area. Donate all those items that are beyond repair to a thrift chain that sells and recycles items such as toys and other similar goods. Finally it is the time to price your merchandise. Here are a few tips that will come handy to both the new and seasoned yard sale host.
Price your goods reasonably- The thumb rule is considering that the item is in good condition, price it 1/3rd of its original retail cost. For certain durable goods such as home appliances, electronics furniture that are in great condition, you can price them a little above what you will actually take for them. Here if you’re giving a chance for the customers to negotiate to bring down the price.
Clean and attractively exhibited goods will fetch your good profits- Although pricing is the main ingredient of a successful yard sale, the shoppers would prefer to linger around and pick up goods that are clean and well displayed. Though it is a junk sale, the shoppers would not want to buy stuff from a poorly staged event littered with boxes and piles of junk.
Your yard sale need not be a $1 sale- If you have quality items your sale need not necessarily be a clearance sale. There are plenty of professional yard sale buyers who are more than willing to pay top dollar for a unique decor piece or other useful items.
If your price tags commensurate with the quality of the items for sale, there will be surely takers for such goods. If you’ve a feeling that you are not getting the right price for some of your quality and unique goods, do not hesitate to enlist them in various online garage sale sites such as everydayyardsale, ebay, craigslist and so on.