• http://www.quickquote.com/ Tracy

    Great article, love the negotiation strategies!

    • Angela Colley

      Thanks Tracy! People love to negotiate at a garage sale. I’m not very good at haggling and have let big ticket items go for way less than I should in the past. It is a way better strategy to just use reasonable prices from the start and say no if you have too.

  • Casey Slide

    This is a very helpful article! I love the tip about making sure you have change before you start your sale. I am throwing my first garage sale next month. Thanks for all the great advice!

    • Angela Colley

      Thanks Casey!

  • Reyesdorta

    I did retail work for several years and this is great advise. Had my first garage sale last year, it was great! looking forward to my second in September. I can appreciate the tip on allowing people to come and look around freely….. thx.

    • Angela Colley

      Thanks! Good luck on your next garage sale!

  • Wendy Hendricks

    At our garage sales, we use a carpenters apron (two large pockets in front) for carrying around the cash and change. They cost only a few dollars at a hardware store. You never have to worry about leaving your money unattended if you need to walk around and help a customer or do some rearranging.

    • Angela Colley

      That is a great idea Wendy. I’ll have to try that at my next garage sale. I feel like I’m always worried about the money box the whole time.

  • http://quickquote.com/ Laura

    Excellent ideas!

    • Angela Colley

      Thanks Laura!

  • Natalie

    I am only 12 and I’m going to run a yard sale because we are saving up to move to our dream house. Your tips are great thanks!

  • Natalie

    I am only 12 and I’m going to run a yard sale because we are saving up to move to our dream house. Your tips are great thanks!

  • http://yardsalehelper.com/ Allbert

    Proper advertising and presenting all selling items in an organised manner are the two main things in yard sale that helps to get a successful one. Apart from this, pricing stuff properly is also another important thing to consider in yard sale field. Very useful tips.

  • Sarah

    One of the things that works great for me is having a men’s table. A lot of my garage sales have mostly women’s and kids’ items, so I have a table with only men’s items such as hardware and tools. Men are immersed in this stuff while the women do the ‘real shopping’!

  • Ann

    Hi Angela! I hope you are still watching this post. I love it!
    My question for your is the hours you mentioned friday and sat 6 am to noon. Did these times really work for you???
    Lots of garage sales I see are from 8-4 pm. what is the advantage to close early?
    thanks for your time.
    Ann

  • Janey

    I understand not having garage sales in the heat of summer. We need to have one within a few weeks and is it the same for the cold weather? In Jax FL so need to wait for weather that is a little warmer since we are having a cold snap? What is the rule of thumb on cold weather?

  • jyladvik

    Don’t give your stuff away. When you do this, customers then expect other sellers to do the same. It hurts business for everyone who does garage sales.

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