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Posted 1/23/2013 by mamagidget in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 1/23/2013 9:42:46 PM
My LSS is having a garage sale, and I'm thinking of signing up. Would it be odd to sell some washi? I'm thinking of a few designs wrapped around a tag, probably two feet of each design. What should I price them at if I did three designs per card? $2? $1.50?

I honestly don't have too much to get rid of, so the washi would help assure me I'd make some money after paying my entry fee...

ETA: I also think I could sell my four sets of CM shape cutters that I haven't used in many years. Opinions on whether I should sell them as a package with the little blade handles? I have no idea what to price these things at...

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Posted: 1/23/2013 9:48:04 PM
If you think someone will buy it, then go for it! $2.00 sounds reasonable to me.

Alternatively, could you split the entry fee with a friend to help ensure you'll make money? Or sell here on FSOT?

ETA: I would buy washi that way (and have online before) but I'm not sure my LSS's clientele would, which is why I would consider whether or not people will buy it.


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Posted: 1/23/2013 10:00:43 PM
Well, at this point all I've come up with so far to sell are two different packs of some glue dots, two Fiskars border punches, a set of TH playing card embossing folders, and maybe some flower and bling grab packs. Hmmmm, I'll keep digging.

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Posted: 1/25/2013 9:18:53 AM
BTT-anyone have any advice or thoughts?

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Posted: 1/25/2013 11:37:33 AM
i always sell old magazines .. and single sheets of paper that i absolutely won't use.. (take apart stacks etc).. for 5 or 10cents each.. people go crazy over there..

i've also bagged up little brads and such i won't use that color/etc.. and those always sell too. i'd sell the CM stuff separately - each cutting set as a set.. and the blades and maybe mat as a set? some people might not have the "cutting shapes" but do have the blades.. depends on what shape i guess.


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Posted: 1/25/2013 12:47:46 PM
Here's what I do - I find some paper that kind of goes together; by color, theme whatever. Then I put anything i have to go with it; brads, stickers, flowers, ribbon, stamps, paint, and put it all in page protectors.

Then I charge $1 per package. I almost always sell out. It is a great way to get rid of hard to sell items by combining with some paper from paper pads or other stuff you have.

See I would put the washi in the bags to get rid of it, but don't try to sell the bags for more than $1 or they will sit there.


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Posted: 1/25/2013 3:40:39 PM
I have been selling off my ribbon stash at my LSS garage sale since I just don't use it. I cut off a couple feet of 15 or so designs and put it in a baggie for $1. I sell out every time.

I will bag up paper usually 12 sheets for $1. Some by color, some by brand.

I bag up old embellishments that I don't use - brads, eyelets, flowers, buttons, etc and price them for $1 each.

You need to price things accordingly. Price it at least 50 to 75% below retail. As scrappers we know how much thing cost and how much we can get them for on sale or with a coupon.

Think about what your current scrapping style is. If you have things that don't fit and you aren't using them, now is the time to purge. About a year ago I did a mass purge of my supplies for a LSS store garage sale. Anything that I hadn't touched since my last move (about 3 years) went. I have since found that I get so much more done with a smaller stash of supplies I love instead of a larger stash of just stuff. There were 2 sales at my LSS about 3 months apart and between the 2 of them I made over $400 to use towards new supplies. This has given me the chance to buy the new things I love and want which is great since I lost my job a couple months ago.


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Posted: 1/25/2013 4:52:25 PM
If you are like me, you'll bring home more than you take to the sale.
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