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My big yard sale total....

June 21st, 2016 at 02:43 pm

So, we had a yard sale on Saturday like many of you did, it looks like Smile

We spent all day Friday pulling things out of closets, organizing, and pricing. Our sale ran on Saturday from 8am - 1pm.

We made $760!

Most items were really marked as $0.25, $0.50, or $1. Our most expensive item that we sold was just $25! So, yeah, we had a ton of stuff.

We received a lot of feedback from our customers throughout the day so I thought I would share the info as to how we had a successful yard sale.

1) We advertised on local facebook selling pages and on craigslist.

2) We put up very simple directional signs the evening before.

3) Location is key. We live in a great area to hold yard sales (great neighborhood, easy road access, lots of parking, etc).

4) We priced everything! Nothing was less than a quarter. Prices were easily visible on each item.

5) We priced everything at yard sale prices! Very important here... I even mentioned this in the ads that I placed because NO ONE wants to pay mall prices at a yard sale.

6) Know the goal of having the yard sale in the first place. Ours was to get rid of stuff in the house... not to make a ton of money for a summer vacation or anything like that. Because our goal was to get rid of stuff, we priced things low and accepted even lower offers... and because of #5 above, we had very little negotiations that we had to do on pricing. 90% of our customers paid the price we asked without any hesitation.

7) Our stuff was clean! Not dusty, not broken, not haphazardly thrown in boxes for customers to dig through. We displayed things on tables not on the ground.

8) Many, many of our customers told us how we had the best yard sale they had been to in years.

Hope that helps, guys. We really didn't have a figure in mind so when we counted at the end and had exactly $760 in our hands, we were ecstatic! This is only the second yard sale we've had and honestly, we didn't have anything but knick knacks at this one (the first one was 4 years ago where we netted $1200 because we had lots of furniture). It's amazing how a lot of quarter items can add up Smile

5 Responses to “My big yard sale total....”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I whole heartily agree with your sale advice and tactics! My neighbors and I would do ALL of those things and we had super successful sales like yours. The only hard one to change is location, not all locations are conducive to a yard sale.

  2. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Wow what did you sell for $760?

  3. CB in the City Says:

    You must have had a LOT of stuff!

  4. all4money Says:

    LAL and CB: It does sound freakish how we ended up making so much money with such low priced items... Looking back, I wish I had taken before and after pictures to better comprehend the quantity of stuff sold.

  5. starfishy Says:

    wow - that's great! how many tables did you have if all of your stuff was displayed on tables?

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