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A Guide On Garage Sale Pricing - Make Money Selling Garage Sale Items

Updated on January 30, 2014

If you need a guide on garage sale pricing, you’ve come to the right place. Are you looking to earn some extra cash in a short time span but without a heavy investment? Then garage sales may be just what you need. Selling garage sales items is a great way of making quick money. Here, all you have to do is buy items from garage sales at the offered low prices. And then sell it again at your own garage sale after adding a profit to the prices you bought them for. This is a great way of not only finding the most interesting items for your sale, but also of earning a neat profit without any such hassle on your part. Given below is the guideline regarding how you can make money by selling garage sale items.

Garage Sale Pricing guide


  • Clothes - Any type of clothing can be price from $1 to $5 depending on brand and current condition of clothes.

  • Regular (no sequins) Blue Jeans - $1.00

  • Brand Name or Designer Jeans - $3.00

  • Coats / Jackets - $4.00

  • Dresses or any type of skirts - $5.00

  • T-shirts -.25 cents to $1.00

  • Brand name shirts - $5.00

  • Items that are new / with tags - $10.00 or 60% off the original store price. price.

  • Pocketbook and Purses – Anywhere from $5 to $10, depending on condition.

  • Ties - $1.00 or wholesale deals like 10 for just $7

  • Formal Shoes - $5.00 - $8.00

  • Tennis / Running Shoes - $3.00 - $5.00

  • Sandals – If worn, then $3.00. New is $8.00 to $10.00

  • Furniture pieces - $10 - $60
  • Baby / toddler toys - $0.50 - $5.00

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How to do a garage sale

Choose the best of garage sales for your items

The key to having a successful garage sale is to have good items for sale. And for that, you will need to visit various garage sales and find such items. This is by far the only hard work that you would have to invest. The more garage sales you visit, the more options you will get. You will also collect a lot more items, thereby increasing your chances of earning a lot of cash. Opt for items which are in good shape and will get you the best value.


Get the best price

Bargaining with the garage seller is a must. You intend to earn a profit on your sales. Hence, you must be able to buy the items at a price as low as possible so that you can add a decent percentage of profit and sell them at your own garage sale. After all, you cannot afford to price products at your sale too high for people to buy at a garage sale. Once you get a good price, buy the items and stock them for your own garage sale. This is the best way to do a garage sale for those who have no experience.


Looking into garage sale pricing

If you have no clue on how to price your items and feel that our guide isn’t enough, try looking around at other garage sales in the area one week before you launch your sale. This will give you a good idea when it comes to pricing.

Select a day and get your stuff ready

Once you are done collecting garage sale items, it’s time for you to hold your own sale. So choose a date, preferably weekends when many more people would be able to visit your sale. Also, people have more disposable income at the beginning of the month than at the end of the month. So, setting a date accordingly can make a lot of difference. Gather up all the garage sale items and display them well.

Promote your sale with garage sales signs and online ads

The more customers you get, the more money you will make. Hence, it is important to promote the event of your sale. You can put in classified ads or promote it online via various social networking sites. You can even plant a big sign in your yard so that it is hard to miss. Ask your friends and family to spread the word regarding the sale too. After you’ve come up with your garage sale pricing, it won’t be complete without advertising.. what’s the point if no one knows you are having a sale?

Check through your garage sale pricing

Whatever goods you sell, place a fair percentage of profit on the price, but don’t price it too high. Otherwise your goods will have no takers. Now sell the garage sale goods and earn decent money.

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