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Old 05-17-2012, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Weddington, NC
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Greetings all!

Thanks in advance for your input - I'm curious what the going rates are at yard sales for the following items - all in good condition:

1. Paperback books

2. Hardcover books

3. CDs

4. DVDs

5. Men's shirts (nice golf shirts)

6. Children's clothes (shorts, tshirts, etc)

Thanks for chiming in - hope everyone is having a great week!
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Old 05-17-2012, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Greetings all!

Thanks in advance for your input - I'm curious what the going rates are at yard sales for the following items - all in good condition:

1. Paperback books 50 cents

2. Hardcover books 1.00-2.00

3. CDs 2.00

4. DVDs 2.00

5. Men's shirts (nice golf shirts) 5.00 if they look brand new, otherwise $2.50

6. Children's clothes (shorts, tshirts, etc) .50 cents to 1.00

Thanks for chiming in - hope everyone is having a great week!

Hope this helps!
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Old 05-17-2012, 02:18 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Depends if any of the items are rare,price items to how bad you want to get rid of the stuff not really to make a profit.
Yard Sales are meant to get rid of items.

Figure about 10% to 25 % or less of price you paid for any of those items.
Have plenty of change and $1.00 bills.

Have signage place in high traffic areas to your home.

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Old 05-17-2012, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Weddington, NC
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Thanks Guys! Loves, you are close to spot-on with what I was thinking - I was going to do shirts at $3, and think I still will.

I think I may do paperbacks at $1, but offer 4 for $3. I have tons, we'll see what I can get. I'm a small business owner and pretty good at saying "No deal, have a great day!"
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Old 05-17-2012, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Mooresville, NC
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Hope this helps!
YES it does Loves!!

My subdivision, Harris Village, in Mooresville is having our annual garage/bake sale this Sat. morning. Since I'm not one of the organizers this year I can finally take advantage of it. Don't have much to sell, men's shirts, bric-a-brac, Dept56 Village pieces, odds-n-ends, but I'm going to give it a shot!
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Weddington, NC
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One more question - do you guys label anything, or even have a general sign/sheet with prices on the main items (books, cds, dvds, shirts) and let them make an offer on anything else (for example, I'm selling a lawn mower)...?

Or do you recommend not labelling anything with pricetages - or, everything?

Ours is also a big neighborhood yard sale - first time participant - obviously, from my questions!
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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One more question - do you guys label anything, or even have a general sign/sheet with prices on the main items (books, cds, dvds, shirts) and let them make an offer on anything else (for example, I'm selling a lawn mower)...?

Or do you recommend not labelling anything with pricetages - or, everything?

Ours is also a big neighborhood yard sale - first time participant - obviously, from my questions!
To save time and energy, I just put everyone that is the same price on one table and put one price up. Items that can't be placed on a table could be priced individually
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I would put out a sign or two but don't overdo it. Any time someone talks to you is a perfect chance to do a little wheelin-n-dealin'. If you're trying to get rid of it all, I'd be all about the bargaining. But the prices above look pretty good.
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