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Posted 6/18/2013 by kimberleigh13 in NSBR Board
 

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Posted: 6/18/2013 9:09:03 AM
so, I scoured ebay for pricing on Express jeans. most of the auctions have no bids.

Does $5 a pair for jeans sound like to much for a garage sale? they are all in good condition.

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Posted: 6/18/2013 9:11:47 AM
It's more than people typically charge *here*, but we have so many garage sales on any given weekend that the prices are kept low due to competition.



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Posted: 6/18/2013 9:13:02 AM
Oh, and whatever you do, don't tell the customers at your sale that you are basing your garage sale prices on ebay prices.


Ebay sales tend to bring higher amounts per item than a garage sale does.



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Posted: 6/18/2013 9:13:13 AM
No, I charges $5-6 for Hollister & American Eagle jeans a couple of weeks ago at my yard sale, and all of them sold!

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Posted: 6/18/2013 9:16:12 AM
If they are a current style(skinny not bootcut) you may get that. My neighbor (who is a pro garage sale buyer LOL) came to look through my things (I told her she could have first dibs) and she paid $3 an item (which included Lucky jeans) which was very generous compared to the $1 most people offer at the actual sale. Denim sells fast because a lot of people use it for quilting/crafts too but no one has ever wanted to pay much.



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Posted: 6/18/2013 9:30:58 AM

Oh, and whatever you do, don't tell the customers at your sale that you are basing your garage sale prices on ebay prices.


Ebay sales tend to bring higher amounts per item than a garage sale does.


ha ha! I got it!!

I really just want them gone but I think I can get more than $1 a pair. really don't want to mess with ebay. I think I will put $5 and then if they don't go, mark them down to $3.

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Posted: 6/18/2013 9:48:13 AM
I think the $5 down to $3 pricing sounds like a good plan.

That way you can make extra on some, but if someone wants to negotiate, you have some wiggle room.



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Posted: 6/18/2013 4:27:07 PM
You might want to consider selling them on kijiji or craigslist (or whatever you have locally).

Some people buy clothes at garage sales (I do!) but most people don't. The odds of finding someone who is actually looking for clothes, and shares your size, is probably slim. And of those, $5 is typically high for jeans at a garage sale. So even those who 'are' interested, might walk away.

And clothes are something people usually want to try on if they are going to invest more than $1 or so. Even things in one's 'size' don't always fit right, even different cuts within a brand.

I wouldn't pay $5 for jeans at a garage sale (or on ebay). You can always try is you're having a sale anyways. But kijiji/craigslist might be a way to get closer to the price you'd like.


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Posted: 6/18/2013 4:33:01 PM
Do you have Playto's Closet in your area? My DD talkes all her brand name good condition clothes there.

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Posted: 6/18/2013 4:33:11 PM
Do you have Playto's Closet in your area? My DD talkes all her brand name good condition clothes there.

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Posted: 6/19/2013 8:10:41 PM
Here? Yes.

In this region (NE Ohio) there are few who price higher than $2 - with $1 being common for jeans.

I've paid $1 for Hollister. Paid $2 for Express dress pants recently. I would walk away from $5. Too much for an item I can't try on with a no return policy. Plato's does charge more but they have fitting rooms, a return policy, and take cards.

I would try consignment if you would like to get more. Good luck!



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