Many believe a garage sale is a guarantee of profits. Items can be traded; dollars can be earned; and clutter can be removed. It’s an instant advantage and an instant relief.
And this is true as long as you follow the rules:
No sale can succeed if potential buyers aren’t aware of it. Be certain to post flyers throughout the community. Choose local gathering spots such as favored restaurants, parks, and coffee shops.
Timing is everything. Be certain to plan for a weekend event, when more individuals are available to shop. Make sure to offer notice of the sale (at least) two weeks in advance as well. Don’t simply announce it the day before because crowds will then be minimal.
Variety is essential for a sale. With only common products and tedious wares, profits will fail. It’s vital to provide a wide selection. Offer everything you don’t use, and allow your friends and family to provide items. This will create a diverse event and ensure interest.
Too often are garage sales assumed to be failures — simply because individuals don’t brighten up their goods. Use polish to make pieces shine and replace any broken elements.
Creating a visually pleasing event (with items catalogued properly, and all prices shown) is certain to attract attention. That attention can quickly turn tragic, however, if buyers try to gain better savings and you refuse. Be prepared to haggle, and lower costs for items if possible. This will encourage individuals to spend more, believing they can earn multiple deductions.
Use these tips to have a successful sale and gain profits.