6 Keys to a Successful Yard Sale
2. Pricing. It’s a lot of work to price each thing, but try to do it if you have the time. Sometimes people don’t want to talk, or you are too busy to interrupt with a question, so they put the item down and don’t buy it if the price isn’t listed. Grouping things in boxes and marking the price on the box is fine as long as the things are similar. Books, music and movies are great things to group into boxes because they are pretty easily organized and uniform in shapes/sizes. Keep in mind as you are pricing things that you didn’t buy anything to make money, you originally bought it to use. Selling it is just a bonus. You want to price things CHEAP! You don’t want to end your yard sale with a lot of things leftover. Have a ‘touch it once’ mentality and LET IT GO.
6. Beware. Yard sales are great and most people are honest, however you need to be on your toes. If you are female, don’t have one while you are home alone. These days, it’s just not a good idea. Remember, you are displaying all of the stuff that you’ve bought while you are in your yard or garage where your other belongings are visible. People can size you up and case your house. They can see the quality of lifestyle you live and make assumptions of what’s inside your house. You should also be aware of people stealing from you or trying to confuse you at checkout. Be aware, friendly and helpful but also be careful and guarded and don’t assume everyone behaves as you do.