Yardsale Season is just around the corner, time to pack up the kids and get some deals, the kids love it also and they learn a good life lesson which is no price is the final price. Everyone know’s that the price listed is not the final price, I hope!
When our kids were growing up they enjoyed the weekend yardsale and auction runs with the many deals that abound. Plan your yardsales accordingly so that you are ready to deal. Nationalroadflyer (1)
If you are a Yardsale seller?
- Price your items above your bottom dollar so you always have some wiggle room, usually never price an item at what you will take for it as potential
customers love to deal, a deal is only achieved when you pay less than the asking price so it is imperative that if you want to sell the item than price it accordingly.
- Keep you area well organized so people can eyeball exactly where they want to be. Remember also that this is a yardsale and you need to keep items cheap if you want to sell them. When advertising high ticket items it is best to put them in your listing with the price so people will be more app to pay your price when they get there. It is a good idea to put pictures in your listing also so they can see the condition of the item you wish to sell.
- If possible try to plan the event when your neighbors are also having a sale as to keeps customers longer and bring more traffic.
- Try no getting in the habit of selling new items at your yardsale as then your sale really is a business and not a yardsale and would require additional licensing by the state depending on what you are selling.
- Post No-smoking signs around the area to prevent discomfort of some guests especially if they have children.
If you are a Yardsale buyer?
- Plan your route according for the kiddo’s so if you are making the day of it you either bring food or have a stopping point.
- If looking for large ticket items do your checking of prices online to see what comparables are selling for, better yet with a smartphone you can check pricing when you are there as you can see the condition.
- If their price is high you can show them what other similar items are selling for online, probably get a better price also.
- If re-purposing make sure the item is not a valuable antique, otherwise your modifications may ruin the actual value.
- Remember negotiate, if the price is $50. offer $25. and go up from their depending on how much you want the item. Be ready though as if people hear you negotiating and you walk away someone may walk over and simply buy it for the lower price.
If you happen to have a property located on the National Road you can always post your yardsale on Mamma’s Markets for free. Presently the big event for the National Road Yard sale falls May 31 – June 4th though I would suggest planning other community yardsales if you are located on the National Road, US40 at other times also through the Summer, Planning ahead is the key!