Dear Garage Sellers,
I'm writing to give you some helpful tips to make your garage sale a profitable success.
like me who shop garage sales are cheap. They are looking for a deal, or a steal, you could say. The reason they get out of their warm beds early on Saturday mornings is because of the deals to be found.
Charging five dollars for a Hardy Boys book is just guaranteeing that
I will laugh at you the buyer will put the book back. It matters not that you paid over ten dollars for the book. You are selling it at a garage sale, and buyers expect to pay under a dollar for a book.
Make deals! If
I'm holding an armful of stuff someone is interested in several items of clothing and you've marked them as two dollars a piece, cut a deal. Motivate the buyer by throwing one in for free or coming down to a dollar or a dollar fifty. If you stick to your price, I will only buy my very favorite pieces the buyer will most likely only buy what she cannot walk away without.
If you have less than 20 items to sell, and eight of them are miniature Christmas ornaments, don't bother advertising for or even holding a garage sale. You'll most likely spend your morning getting a lot of drive by's.
If your goal is to get rid of your stuff, then get rid of it. If you think your stuff is worth
more than anyone else's junk retail prices, then maybe you should just open a store.
Good luck. I'll see you next Saturday.
A Local Cheapskate