Saturday, May 19, 2012

Yard Sale Thoughts

I have "junk."

Lots of "junk."

I have Years worth of Kid's clothes. I have clothes I haven't worn in ages. I have DVD's no one watches. I have books no one reads. I have coffee cups coming out of my ears.

It's time.

It's time to just do it.

It's time to have that yard sale.

Since we moved (Did I mention we moved? I know it's been a while.) we now have a nice large car port under which a lot of yard sale stuff would fit nicely.

My problem is that I've never had a yard sale before. Ever. I have no idea what is an appropriate price for certain items. This is where you come in. How much would you be willing to pay for these items? They're all in very good condition.

Is .25 too much to ask for a Winnie the Pooh onesie in very good condition? Is .50 or .75 too much or too little for 12 month size pair of baby boy jeans? What about 3t or 4t size boy jeans? I really have no idea.

My clothes I'm less concerned about. .25 for a shirt is cool with me. I just want them gone.

Seventeen bajillion coffee cups . . . Again, .25 a piece? Too much? I'm so lost.

The DVD's are basically going to be a buck a piece, I'm pretty sure on that one.

I'm also considering a bake sale on the side. Kid wants to sell lemonade. We'll see how that goes. Right now I just need a little guidance with pricing.

I thank you in advance for any help you might offer.

What would YOU be willing to pay for these items? Do Not Hesitate to tell me if my prices are too high. I need to sell things. Not bring it all back in my house.

Thank you!


C. Beth said...

I think that sounds like "Let's get rid of this stuff" pricing, and it sounds like that's your plan. The ONLY exception is coffee mugs. It seems like so many people already have too many, and they aren't really a popular garage sale item. (Exception would probably be really nice ones or matched sets.) So you might think about pricing those at 10 cents or even free, if you just want to get rid of them.

Kendra said...

Like I said on Twitter I think you could sell the baby stuff for more becuase it is priced so high in the stores. Other than that everything else seems priced pretty accurately. Good luck on your garage sale. We are having one in 2 weeks with my sister in law so I hope it goes well!

Call Me Cate said...

You might try checking out a couple of other sales in your area - see what they price their stuff for. We had the same problem when we did ours as far as having no idea what prices to put on things.