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Old 07-14-2016, 09:27 AM
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I'm having a garage sale tomorrow. I have not had one in a very long time (like over 10 years). I'm just curious what would be a good amount of change to have on hand?? I already have about $20 in quarters. What would be good to have in singles, fives,tens??

Is there anything else I'm forgetting?


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Old 07-14-2016, 09:43 AM
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I haven't done one in about ten years either, but I'd have:
$30 ones
$30 fives
$40 tens
three rolls each of nickels and dimes

*If the temps are high like here in VA, I'd ice down bottles of water and sell them for 50 cents each. More for convenience than for profit. I've also done the same with breakfast/granola bars.

*Be open to offers, then pack the leftovers in your car and take them all straight to Goodwill.

*Grocery bags for packing purchases

*If you don't wanna make a trip to Goodwill, just take all your leftovers to the curb and mark it all with a "free stuff" sign. I promise most/all will be gone by dinner! Let it end up in someone else's basement!

*If you can safely place a mirror somewhere, some people like to hold up clothes for a look.

*Tape measure so people can measure furniture or decorative pieces.

Good luck and big money!
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What bookgeek59 said.
Old 07-14-2016, 09:55 AM
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I would also put up a sign that says "Not responsible for accidents".
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Old 07-14-2016, 09:59 AM
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Make sure your house and car is locked. Unfortunately, some people will scout yard sales and wait until homeowners are distracted and slip in to find purses, electronics, and other small stuff they can carry out in a hurry.
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Old 07-14-2016, 11:14 AM
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Price everything so that you only need quarters for change. If it's worth less than a quarter mark it free. Since it is so hot here lots of people sell bottled water. I'd say 50 cents as they usually cost 25 cents if it's on sale. Do you have helpers? Believe it or not people try to change tags and/or walk off with stuff. Have fun & hope you make lots of $. My garage sale days are over.


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Old 07-14-2016, 02:36 PM
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And be ready at LEAST 30 mins, if not an hour before you advertise. The last time I had one, people literally started showing up an hour early and some of them pushed into the house while we were bring stuff out, so we had to chase them out as they were saying, "But what about that ___, are you selling it? I'll give you $__ for it!" I couldn't believe their audacity!
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Old 07-14-2016, 04:37 PM
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Have plenty of 1's. People won't have them. Your first customer is going to give you a fifty dollar bill for a $1.50 purchase. lol
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