At GarageSaleHunter.com, we strive to provide you with the best possible service. In
our attempt to maintain this level of service, we have generated this list of helpful
garage sale tips. With these tips, and a little luck, your garage sale is sure to be a
- Timing and placement of your ads are critical.
Begin advertising early; we recommend at least one to two weeks before the first
day of the sale.
- Use all forms of available venues to notify people
of your sale. Such venues include: newspapers, internet sites, flyers, signs, and
Newspapers - When using newspaper ads be sure to use both county and city wide newspapers.
Sometimes you can get better results by advertising your garage sale in a smaller,
less expensive local newspaper.
Internet - As for the internet sites, do your homework. There are some sites out
there that will charge you to post your information. Furthermore, some sites may
actually sell your personal information to interested advertisers. Of course, we do
nothing of the kind at GarageSaleHunter.com. Our service is absolutely free to you
and your personal information is never compromised.
Flyers - Using your home computer, you can print out very descriptive flyers that can
provide people with all the information that they need about your garage sale. Better yet,
these flyers can be made at a very reasonable price. You can then pass out the flyers to
friends and family so that they can help you distribute them. At
GarageSaleHunter.com, we have provided you with a tool to make flyers for your garage
sale. Click here to
use this free service!
Signs - When making signs, keep the following in mind: BIG, BIG, BIG. Make sure your
signs are large enough so that drivers will have enough time to see and read the signs as
they go by. Also, make sure that you post the signs on every high traffic corner
within a two mile radius of your sale. This will attract significant amounts of
garage sale hunters. Be sure to include all pertinent information about the sale
including: Address, Dates, Times, Items Sold, and Directions.
Word-of-Mouth - Tell your friends, family, and co-workers about your sale. This is
an effective advertising method, that just happens to be free!
- Whenever possible, try to consolidate garage sales
throughout your neighborhood. Try to organize a street wide garage sale if
possible. This way, your advertising costs and efforts will be minimized.
- Organization is very important to a garage sale
hunter. Nothing will turn people away from your sale more than an unorganized event.
Try and keep the area clean. Also, consider the way people will be walking
through the area. Be sure to leave them enough room to view all the items for sale.
This will increase item exposure, which in turn will generate more cash for you.
- Make sure that all of your items are labeled with
the appropriate sale price. Also, since garage sale hunters are notorious bargain
hunters, always keep the price of the item marked a little higher than the price you are
looking for. This gives you the ability to negotiate with people, while still
getting the profits you are looking for.
- When selling items for family members or friends,
be sure to mark the items with different colored labels. This will make dividing up
the profits easier.
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