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Old 09-10-2009, 01:21 PM
 
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I Know we won't get rich off having them, but any tips on how to get the most for our stuff other than just throwing them out on the lawn? Should I put the bigger items (like large TV's, couches, etc.) on craigslist to get more $$ for them?

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Old 09-10-2009, 01:53 PM
 
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I would put the large items on craiglist. I've had success with this. People are prepared to come with transportation to haul it.
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Old 09-10-2009, 01:58 PM
 
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Thank you
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Old 09-10-2009, 08:24 PM
 
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Also, people like individually priced items. A bit of extra work, but worth it. I can't tell you how many people thanked me for having a marked price. Makes it easier for them, lots of folks don't want to have to ask. Also, don't forget your smile, a warm hello for everyone, and the proverbial open arms.
Hope the you sell lots!!!!
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Old 09-10-2009, 08:49 PM
 
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Great tips, thanks!
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Old 09-13-2009, 01:05 AM
 
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Craig's List, eBay and community bulletin boards are all good places to advertise larger items for sale. You will get more per piece there since folks looking for a specific item will pay more for that particular item than folks just wandering through your yard sale who don't specifically need the item but might buy it if the price is cheap enough. For the little stuff, a yard sale works better. At least in getting stuff to go away, you won't get as much per item at a yard sale. Otherwise, donate it to a non-profit and write it off on your taxes.
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Old 09-13-2009, 08:26 AM
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I am the queen of doing yard sales. I love it. My DH thinks I'm nuts, lol. If you decide to have a yard sale here are my tips and we always got good money:

1. Wash and or clean all items.
2. Price everything clearly.
3. Make sure everything works- don't sell anything broken unless people know it's for parts.
4. Use tables- it's hard and uncomfortable for some people to lean down.
5. Make everything look like it would in a store. I love using bags and snack bags for small items. Put it into the bag, staple it closed, and price it. We once sold a ton of hardware that way.
6. There is a buyer for everything. I have even sold shampoo that I used once and didn't like. If it looks clean and is priced right you can sell anything. My motto is try to sell it if it doesn't sell you can always get rid of it, donate it, or in some cases throw it away. You have nothing to loses by putting it on a table.
7. Spread things out on the tables and make it look neat.


You can also check and see if you having any free classifieds in your area. We have a local paper that runs free ad's for 2 weeks. When I moved in with my DH I sold everything from a safe to T-posts, dog kennels, a paddle boat, to an air hockey table and everything in between. You name it I sold it.

I haven't had luck with Craig's list. I got a lot of spam responses but I've heard people do well. You can also try E-bay but I think you would make the most money if you don't have to pay any fees.

Good luck.
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Old 09-13-2009, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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Place like items together. Put clothes on hangers and indicate the size if you know. Don't have tables too cluttered. Serve coffee - in small paper cups. People will stay longer and browse more. If you have any quilts, coverlets, or sheet sets, indicate the size bed they fit. I have found that bedding sells very fast.
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Old 09-13-2009, 04:11 PM
 
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More great ideas, thanks again everyone
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