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Yard Sale: to have or not to have one

May 13th, 2010 at 11:51 am

I'm debating having a yard sale again this year. I have a lot of things I'd like to get rid of, and I could donate them, but it would be nice to have a little bit of money for them.

I had a yard sale last year and it tanked. Wasn't worth the time and the energy. But, I also didn't have it during the community yard sale weekend, so I missed out on all the free advertising and the critical mass of neighborhood sales.

I'm debating have a yard sale for one day this year, DURING the community yard sale, just to see if I can unload some things. I have a ton of baby stuff, a patio table and chairs, and a lot of odds and ends. I guess I'm wondering if it's worth the effort to price and put out everything. Everything that doesn't sell would be donated. I want every thing out of the house!

6 Responses to “Yard Sale: to have or not to have one”

  1. LittleMsMom Says:

    I say go for it! At least then you will know for the future if it matters when you have it.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Traffic can make a HUGE difference in sales. I would highly recommend trying during your community sales event. If your sale will include only your items, you can price things in groups: shirts $0.50, pants $1, ect.

  3. ThriftoRama Says:

    Well, maybe I should try again. It's about 6 weeks off, so I guess it won't kill me to wait a few more weeks to take things to the Goodwill.

  4. campfrugal Says:

    I say try again. I also think you should look into taking the baby items (clothes and such) to a resale shop. After the sub sale, you could take pics of what is left and list them on craigslist or e-bay.

  5. Jerry Says:

    Having it during the yard sale event will almost definitely lead to some reliable insurance that you will have lots of traffic, and hopefully far more sales. Give it a go, and then send the rest to Goodwill! That's what we did when we were getting ready to relocate overseas... and it worked out quite well. Good luck!
    Jerry

  6. ThriftoRama Says:

    I don't think I will ever do baby resale again. I took two giant tubs of unworn, tags on clothes and a bunch of toys and equipment to Once Upon a Child and they gave me a whopping $3 for all of it. Total rip off. Not worth the time and the hassle the employees gave me.

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