Sunday, September 7, 2008

Garage Sale Redux

garage-sale-humorIn order to take advantage of this weather reprieve I set up a garage sale for 3-4 hours this afternoon. I had twice as much selling space so decided to set out some of the jewelry I didn't list last night. Surprisingly a lot of it moved! I wish I hadn't gone through the hassle of photographing and listing last night since a lot of the things I photographed sold with minimal effort today. Lesson learned.

Other lessons learned today:

Originally I priced jewelry at the rock bottom price I would sell for. I didn't sell even one piece and most people said it would probably turn colors or break easily - even though most had $20-$30 store price tags attached. Once I moved the price up the stuff started selling. Even with haggling everyone who bought jewelry paid more than I was originally asking.

Nice.

I have a box of generic medications that Walgreens, CVS and Rite Aid periodically give away for free after rebates or ecbs. Every time I had a garage sale I would open the box and attach a 50 cents price tag. I sold maybe two boxes all summer. Today since I had more space I just stacked them all in little piles and sold 3/4s of them immediately. I can only assume it was the placement which caused them to sell as most buyers were repeat customers.

Sadly I've been so busy having garage sales I've only visited 3-4 all summer. While the unclutterer inside cheers the external covetter mopes. Of course the voyer in me just hangs out on Old Keet's page and knows what Fenton looks like.

2 comments:

Sharon Rose said...

Very well done on doing this!! I've been to more than what I've done!!

Anny said...

But you always find awesome deals!