WHAT TO INCLUDE IN THE ADD (and in your Sale) …continued from Part II
Do really try to get there on a portable closest or even a makeshift one, they stand a much higher chance of selling by hanging off a rack than piled in a heap on the ground. If none of this is available then at least get out all your space coat-hangers and hang the clothing from the rafters around the inside of the garage. Or if it’s a sunny day place them along the railings, fences or even trees, the ones with the stronger branches of course.
Certainly larger items like a “student quality lounge” or “old rocking recliner” or 10 yr old colour TV” will help draw a wider audience than just old clothes and pots and pans.
If you do have any such larger type items always ensure they are moved as close to the gate as
security and safety allow. Some folks are just out for a drive and don’t yet know they are going to stop.
It’s usually only when they spot something like an old step ladder or single bed mattress that they
remember they themselves or someone they know needs one!
You may want to make sure you have an extension cord handy so that folk can test an item.
You’ll need to have some pads and pens available for notes / measurements, etc. Just contact me and I can get some Pads and Pens to you.
Higher Value items / Historical type
In the case of estates, or in a situation where the persons conducting the garage sale maybe unfamiliar with the goods on sale, an Estate Garage Sale springs to mind as an example, then care needs to be taken.
There can be higher value items that you may not be aware of.
A good idea is to hold an ongoing auction on the item.
Just get the first person who is interested to place there bid along with their phone number, and write this price on a yellow sticky note, phone number on the back for privacy is a good idea.
The next person who asks about it is encouraged to place there bid too. Tell them that if you sell it, you’ll call the winner at 12pm, if no one hears from you then they weren’t the lucky buyer.
If the item generates a bit more attention than you think it warrants then your radar needs to go up. Here you have some options, don’t sell it to the highest bidder, contact an auctioneer and get it valued. Or if you don’t want to go down that path at the least place the item on Trademe and set a high reserve, and just see what happens. …Continues tomorrow…
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