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Yard Sales and Garage Sales - How to Have the BEST One

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Basically it boils down to the following:

1. Hunt and gather before the sale

2. Price everything before the sale

3. End your prices with .99

4. Try not to put items on the ground

5. Pick an odd time to start

6. Don't let in early birds

7. Make big readable signs and put up lots of them

8. Make a big pot of good coffee (or iced tea) and offer a cup to everyone - it's friendly and it's what they do in Kansas City, MO, which I thought was so sophisticated, oh, and they had donuts too.

9. Let your son out of the box

10. Please rate my instuctable
 
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This was very helpful! I have never held a yard sale before, and I have been collect for a few months now. I live on an island and it is very hard to come by a "good" yard sale. I want mine to be great! The free coffee idea is real good!
Ninzerbean (author)  PadiDiver331 year ago
I moved to an island too and they don't allow yard sales. So I guess I had my last one before I moved here, sad now that I realize that. But good luck to you!
alibear03 years ago
This was the freakin funniest instructable ever... I think I peed my pants a little from laughing so hard in some spots. Very nice info, you rock!
Ninzerbean (author)  alibear03 years ago
Wow, Thanks!
do i rlly have to let my kid out of the box?!?!?!?
AudSauce5 years ago
wow, i really want to go to your yard sale! id love to have my own, but alas, i have no yard.
"garage" sale ;P
jthangarcia4 years ago
This is really great advice. I was alsready planning on doing cookies, but the coffee idea sounds great. Thanks again for the tips!
just posted my first instructable. let me know what you think!
Ninzerbean (author)  jthangarcia4 years ago
My pleasure, even though I had sugar everyone just wanted 1/2 and 1/2 or black so it was pretty easy, I don't think it makes people buy stuff but it's a great ice breaker to start talking. Good luck, sell lots!
i think these instructions are so good i'm going to have a sale this weekend and i live on an island....hope people can swim....i have lots of stuff that floats
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