Yard Sale Tips & Tricks – Pricing Your Items

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Once you have gathered all of your items to sell, the next step is to price everything. When setting prices for all your items, remember that your customers are going to yard sales looking for a good deal. With this in mind, items should be priced at 10-30% of their original price. This is just a general rule, however, and you should also consider the condition of the piece and its popularity. For example, customers will typically be willing to pay more for brand name clothing in good repair. A good rule of thumb is to think about how much you would be willing to pay for the same item if you were buying it from someone else’s yard sale.

When pricing your yard sale inventory, take a minute to think about your price tags. Make all of your price tags easy to see and find on the item. You might choose to use bright colored stickers or simply use masking tape, but be sure to make it easily visible. Larger items should have bigger price tags as well so that they are easy to find. For example, a small sticker may make a great price tag for a mug or sweater, but that same sticker would be hard to find on a couch.

The Prowers Journal Crash Course in Hosting a Yard Sale
Yard Sale Tips & Tricks 1 – Pricing Your Items
Yard Sale Tips & Tricks 2 – Making Your Signs Count
Yard Sale Tips & Tricks 3 – All About Advertising
Yard Sale Tips & Tricks 4 – Miscellaneous Prep Tips
Yard Sale Tips & Tricks 5 – Displaying Clothing

Be sure to check the latest yard sale / garage sale listings on our Main Yard Sale page:
 http://archives.theprowersjournal.com/yard-sales/

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