Yard Sale Tips

Posted in: Mitchell Park West
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  • 719w10th
  • Respected Neighbor
  • Tempe, AZ
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Yard Sale Tips
  • Get the word out. Advertise your sale. Internet sites are especially hot right now for garage sales. List your sale on http://www.garagesalegal.com/index.php
  • Make colorful signs that can't be missed. Use bright colors such as pink, orange, red or green. Don't put too many details on your sign. We can't read an address and time when we're driving by at 30 MPH. A large sign, with "SALE" and an arrow pointing us in the right direction is perfect.
  • Make your sale enticing. Display your treasures on tables at least waist high. Your items will be easier to see. Group things together: Kitchen items, toys, beauty items, furniture, electronics, etc. should all be together. When people are looking for specific things they'll go right to their area of interest.
  • Make your sale colorful. The human eye is drawn to color. I'm sure you've seen folks drive up to your sale, look and drive on, not bothering to get out. Well, in order to coax people out and into your sale have colorful items nicely and neatly displayed. It can be anything: clothes, dishes, household goods, etc. If you get them in your driveway chances are they'll buy something.
  • Have plenty of change. There have been many sales I've visited where one person holding the sale has left to go to the store for change. Prepare the night before getting small bills and loose change. It's not uncommon for your first garage sale buyer to hand you a $20 bill.
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  • sebss
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That site is great for the arizona area as welll as craiglist and http://www.garagesalestracker.com for finding local garage sales!

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