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Posted: 2/10/2013 11:48:43 AM
I want to have a garage sale in the next month or two (depending on the weather). I have a ton of kids clothes that am going to put on hangers and I want to price them too. What is the best thing to use for pricing? All I can think of is masking tape and I don't think it would stick very well.




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Posted: 2/10/2013 11:50:55 AM
I would make a sign and price things according to what they are, ex. pajamas $xx.xx
long sleeved shirts $xx.xx
short sleeved shirts $xx.xx
skirts $xx.xx

etc.



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Posted: 2/10/2013 12:32:35 PM
You will sell far more if there is no guessing on pricing.make signs.

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Posted: 2/10/2013 12:35:58 PM
As cheap as you can. Group things together and say $1 each, $2 each, whatever. I used to buy everything my in my boys' sizes if I could get a whole pile for like $10.

Also, you can do something like $1 each or 3 for $2. This inspires people to pick up more items.

If you can get something new on clearance or at places like TJ Maxx or even Big lots, then you don't want to pay more for used at a yard sale, even if it is Gymboree or something. I bought based on size, condition, and price,not brand.


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Posted: 2/10/2013 12:45:32 PM
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AND PRICE TO GO!!!!!!!!!! Don't put anything out that is expensive. You'd be surprised how any people do just that and are insulted when Granny's tea set doesn't sell for $100.



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Posted: 2/10/2013 12:51:34 PM
I think you are asking what to use for pricing each item as far as affixing the price? I always use blue painters tape.


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Posted: 2/10/2013 12:55:49 PM
I use a price tagging gun and preprinted cardstock tags. I do sell in a local consignment sale twice a year and I have 2-4 garage sales a year.


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Posted: 2/10/2013 1:15:47 PM
Anything really expensive like a leather coat or a designer label sell it to a second hand clothing shop or put it ion EBay. You will get more money.

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Posted: 2/10/2013 1:17:43 PM
I have seen both price lists without tagging individual items and masking tape on each item work equally well.



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Posted: 2/10/2013 1:28:44 PM
When I've priced clothes at a garage sale, I use a piece of cardstock and staple it to the neck tag/waist tag of the clothing if there is one.


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Posted: 2/10/2013 1:55:40 PM

Posted: 2/10/2013 12:51:34 PM
I think you are asking what to use for pricing each item as far as affixing the price? I always use blue painters tape.



Yes, this is what I was asking!




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Posted: 2/10/2013 2:33:33 PM
The tape will work, but its easier for your "customers" to switch price tags on you.
I used pins and cardstock. They can still switch prices, but at least it takes two hands if they have to remove and replace pins. For pricey stuff I would put the description on the tag. For cheaper stuff I would make a general sign.





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Posted: 2/10/2013 2:56:37 PM
Honestly, my goal is to get rid of the stuff with as little muss and fuss as possible. I want it out of my house and I want to avoid a trip to Goodwill. I don't want to waste time ticketing each item. I don't want to haggle with people over this or that or this item. I just want it out and to make a little extra money if I can. So aside from obvious big ticket items like coats, I price it all the same -- 50 cents. I don't haggle. (I once threw a woman off of my property for trying to haggle over a 50 cent brand new nightgown.) I've seldom had anything left over that way and I view the money as gravy.

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Posted: 2/10/2013 3:01:53 PM
You can buy garage sale price stickers in packages at Walmart or office supply store.


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Posted: 2/10/2013 3:18:26 PM
I use the small Avery labels and print the size and price on them with the computer. Easy and people don't get frustrated trying to find the size.
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Posted: 2/10/2013 4:08:00 PM
I use a good quality masking tape. I have found if its humid the round stickers come off way too easy. There are usually 5 or 6 friends go in with me so we have to remove the tags and keep them to keep track of sales.
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