After two weeks of getting a podcast up on time, I’m late again.
If you’ve been missing earlier podcasts, I generally try to not make these my top post on the blog. (Mostly because my mother complains when I do!) That means that when I put one out, there is also a post goes up that day as well.
That’s not going to happen on a Saturday!
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In this podcast, I talk about getting people to come to your garage sale. No matter how much work you put in, if no one comes . . . your efforts will be wasted!
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Garage Sale Tips – Advertising
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It’s so funny, I don’t go to a ton of garage sales and I am that person that would be OVERJOYED to find kids clothes for $5 or less! Not for a shirt but like the pretty dresses you mentioned, I would have bought every one for $3. I’m a sucker. And I don’t ask people to go lower. There was this one lady and some if her friends/relatives that would have 2-3 sales every summer and totally set it up with boutique prices. I never bought much, I thought it got to be quite obnoxious but they developed a “following” I guess. People would WAIT for it and look forward to it. It would be the same stuff every time plus whatever their kids grew out if. I guess whatever works but thank you for pointing out differences regionally. Another kind if big thing are huge “kid sales”. I’m sure they aren’t fool-proof but they are nice for getting rid of lots at a time. Maybe you already know but here you pay registration fee, tag your stuff with pinned on labels you print out from them and then you give them a certain percent of your profits. Maybe 25%. The most recent ones have gone to the church that it was held in (the 25%). But you drop your stuff off, they put it out super organized and sell it for you! And send you a check. You can either pick up your left overs or they will donate. This last one I went to was very organized. They had probably 6 cashiers and you could even use credit or debit. Is this also regional? I’m in WI. Between Milwaukee and Chicago. There are probably 40-60 sellers (maybe I’m exaggerating but it’s huge). Sorry for the long post, interesting series!
ARROWS!!! I love garage sales but I don’t know the street names, I fit it in on my way home from work Saturday mornings in another city and, no, I am not going to pull over and put it in the GPS. Not everyone has those circumstances as me, but even when my mom and I went yard sale shopping in my hometown, we just drove around and followed the signs until we had our fill. Tip: write the line for the arrow ahead of time and as you place signs, add in the arrow in the appropriate place. And please pull down your old signs. So dissapointing to see that neon sign and realize it was for last weekend. 😕