Yard Sale Pricing
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Friday, June 24, 2005
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You don't want to price it too high. Neither do you want to price it too low. What is the right price? Some hints are given in this article.
Pricing items for a yard sale (garage sale) can be tricky. People expect things to be cheaper at a yard sale than if you were to sell it by listing in the classified section or on eBay. The following is some advice to consider when pricing your items.
Most items in a yard sale (garage sale) should be one-third or less of their market value and some items should be less than a dollar.
Used books and knick-knacks are often .10 or .25 cents.
You can often sell more by offering package deals such as .25 cents each or 5 for a dollar.
There are different opinions about marking all items and not marking items. People who suggest not marking items will tell you that it gives you a chance to ask a buyer what they are willing to pay for the item and perhaps, you will get more than you would have asked. Also, this makes it so that you can easily lower the prices as you near the end of the day. We recommend marking all items because most people are not comfortable with asking you the price of 10 different items and will either not ask or will limit their inquiries to one or two items.
Another reason for marking the items in your yard sale (garage sale) is that if you are busy, you may find several people needing answers at the same time.
File folder stickers make great cheap price stickers. For small items, you can even cut them in half. Dot Stickers that come in different colors are also a good choice. If you don't want to deal with making pricing labels, visit our store for clicking on the Shopping icon at the top of this page to order standard pricing labels.
In a yard sale (garage sale) item prices should be kept simple, like $1 and $3. It is too difficult to make change if you ask .99 cents and $2.99.
It is a good idea to have a few boxes where you place a sign that says, "everything in this box $1 or 25 cents. You can also have all items on a table be one price (such as knick-knacks for 25 cents).
You will be surprised at what folks will buy. People have bought salt and pepper sets that most people would trash. These trash items add up at the end of the day. Plus, they make your sale look like you have a lot of items.