Saturday, February 6, 2010

Yard-sale Secrets

John Fulghum, author of Everything You Need to Know About Garage and Yard Sale shares these tips:
No one wants to dig through a pile of laundry. Hang clothes on a rack with sizes clearly marked and put up a mirror. Keep a power cord and batteries on hand so people can test out the electronics you're selling. If they can't carry it, they might not but it, so provide bags and boxes for shoppers to cart their purchases home.
Furthermore, poor presentation means less cash. Place your items at table height and neatly organize them by category, with the smallest items in the front. Put an ad in the paper the say before the sale, and post signs that clearly indicate how to get to your house. Moreover, people love to haggle so to leave room for bargaining, price the items at 15 to 20 percent more than what you hope to get. And play background music to create a relaxed shopping atmosphere.

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