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October 19th, 2006 at 01:54 pm

Gearing up for the garage sale this weekend or next(probably next). All I have pretty much is kids clothes and toys and old movies, but I'm hoping to get enough out of this sale to get the craft items I will need to buy to make this years Christmas presents. I don't have much to sell, but these things are taking up a large portion of our 900sq. ft. apartment living area and it's making me crazy. I can't wait to get it all out!
Pricing is about to drive me nuts with the baby's clothes. She only wore a lot of items once (if she even wore them) and has a lot of sets. It makes it more difficulte to calculate the price of. I've been reading different articles to try to get these things priced, and am still a little stumped. Most every artical has a point to try and sell items for no more than 10-30% of their retail value. Well, if that's the case, some of these sets would be selling for much higher than I think anyone would pay for at a garage sale.
For example, I have a dress set that has a matching onesie that goes under it. It also has matching tights, bloomers, shoes and hairbows. I know that this was a pretty expensive item (first granddaughter and all) and I would pay upwards of ten dollars for the whole set at a garage sale for it personally. It was an outfit we put her in twice for church. It has no damage and really doesn't look like it's even been worn. I tried the consignment store with it but they are overstocked with items so they are only excepting certian brands right now. But, would somebody else pay ten bucks, I don't know. Maybe if they knew anything about fashion/brand names, they might. So, I sit and ponder over it a little longer...

4 Responses to “Garage sale”

  1. reginaastralis Says:

    What about craigslist or ebay for the clothes.

    It's easy to do a lot of clothes, say all 3-6 months. List there condition, photos and let people go to town.

    I'm doing this in the spring to get rid of a ton of my daughter's clothes that weren't the right braind for the consignment shop, but that I'm not ready to just give away.

    Good luck

  2. paigu Says:

    I agree with reginaastralis; people tend to pay attention more to lots of clothes. Grouping outfits together is a great way to attract attention. As for setting prices, I'd go ahead and price higher, but expect to lower price due to bargaining. Also, don't tag prices on the clothing, let people come ask so you can start the bargaining process. GOod luck and have a great sale!

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    Personally, for young kid clothes at garage sales I won't pay more than 25 cents for a single item of clothing, 50 cents for an outfit, $2 for a coat and a dollar for something really special like a Christmas outfit. I just won't.

  4. Champion Cheapskate Says:

    Yard sale working out? How much are you publicizing it? Target people who are interested in what you have to sell (kid's clothes). If you need more items to sell, check with friends, relatives and local groups, organizations and businesses, even your church. Good luck.

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