Our guide will help you have a successful yard or garage sale while making some money.
Let’s face it, if you are going to have a yard or garage sale, your goal is to unload things you no longer want and make some money along the way. One of the most successful ways to have a good yard sale is by pricing your items.
You can very easily over-price or under-price items. If you price your items too high, no one is going to buy them, keeping in mind these are used items. If you price them too low, they will sell but you won’t make very much money. Also, you must advertise to get people to stop by and purchase your stuff.
If you are having a garage sale because you want to unload items before you move, make sure your pricing will attract buyers. On the other hand, if you want to make money, you need to get a handle on pricing for different items.
If you take a little time and research by looking through thrift stores and other sales in your area, you will get a good idea of how to set your pricing. Keep in mind, pricing is regional. What might sell for more in one area might not in another.
If you just want to unload stuff, follow these pricing guidelines from the pros. If you feel something is too cheap or too high, feel free to adjust the prices.
Garage sales are not as popular as they were years ago but you can still have a successful sale by using some good methods that pros have always used. Garage or yard sales are still a more convenient way to unload items than trying to sell them on places like eBay or Facebook marketplace.
Below is a list of suggested prices that you should read through before pricing your items:
- Books – Hardcover books go for $1.00 while 2 paperbacks go for $1.00
- CDs – Two For A Dollar
- DVDs – Older films go for $1 while newer films go for $2
- Devices such as TVs, speakers, video game systems, screens, and home devices can be priced
Between $50 to $100. Again, research first.
- Brand-name clothing range from $5 to $15.
- T-shirts sell for two for a dollar.
- Shoes range from $5 to $10
- Costume Jewelry should be priced around $1 or $5 for a few pieces.
- Coffee Tables range from $50 to $100
- Dining Room Chairs – $25 to $150
- China – run $1.00 to $10 a plate
- Dishes and Glasses – $5 to $30 for an eight-piece set.
- Kitchen Gadgets – $1 to $5
- Lamps $5 to $30
- Artwork and Mirrors – $1 to $10 for small items and $30 to $100 for larger items
- Sofas – $150 to $300
- Board Games – $1 to $5
- IKEA Furniture – Between 30% to 50% the original cost