- Signs to direct traffic in :: $5
- Change in the money box before the day started :: $30
- Sales made throughout the weekend :: over $1000
- Looks on peoples faces when we told them we took credit cards at our garage sale :: PRICELESS
I have a complete list of How To Have A Successful Yard Sale. You will see everything from Prepping for the sale, Driving Traffic, Day of the Sale and After the Sale.
But today I come to you with More Yard Sale Tips. You guessed it, there’s an app for that.
Must Have Yard Sale Apps
Square :: This is a FREE app that allows you to take credit cards on your iPhone, iPad or iPod with a simple touch. There is no contract, no monthly fee or merchant account required. Every user will receive a free Square credit card reader, for free, in the mail. Within minutes of downloading you are ready to take payments. (the card reader takes a few days to get to you in the mail)
Per one of my tips, we had 3 families. One of the families had downloaded this app and she was taking credit cards for all of us. It truly upped our sales the first day. It was actually funny how people would use their credit card when they realized we used it instead of using their cash.
These next 2 apps aren’t so much ones you should have, but ones you should try and get your sale onto
Another tip I shared was making sure your sale was posted on Craigslist. Once it’s posted on Craigslist it will appear on Garage Sale Rover. This is a FREE app to use to look for garage sales in your area. Post your sale, so you can be seen by others using this app.
Yard Sale Mapper is another app that also gathers information from Craigslist adds. (Note to self :: Put yard sale on Craigslist)
Our successful weekend didn’t stop there.
- We didn’t have enough stuff to do our own thing, so we had 2 neighbors join us.
- We also made sure we put out big items. I even put something out with a crazy high price. I didn’t want to sell it, but if it sold at that price, so be it. I did it because we needed something big to get people to stop. Well….it sold. Once it sold I asked the person who purchased it if they would let it sit for a few hours. I then put a sold sign on it that was only noticeable if you got out of the car. A little sneaky? Yes. But it works.
- Another thing that contributed to higher sales was our neighbor also had a cash register. She would ring everything up. Once it was in the register and rung up, people never offered a lower price. SCORE!! I guess it felt like a real store to them.
It is possible to have a successful garage sale. And it is possible to make over $1000. The $1000 was just our portion. Both of the other neighbors did pretty well too. Not as high as us because they didn’t have quite as much as we did.
By the way, do you say Garage Sale or Yard Sale? Had we not purchased printed signs from the Dollar store I think I would have had mine say Crap 4 Sale.
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