|Make sure that you price your items conservatively, but still highly enough to get decent money from your items. Don’t give your stuff away, until the last afternoon.It’s important to adjust your garage sales prices to reflect the condition of your items. Make sure that mechanical items work, and items have all of their pieces. Don’t offer items for full price, if they are worn (See the cartoon above).Don’t try to make an extra dollar at the expense of your customer, if you know the item is not fully functional. Price those items to move. Make your money on collectibles, media items, and good quality kids and women’s clothes.
I will tell you that if I get to a sale and I see a bunch of overpriced items, I usually leave. I don’t waste time haggling. It is an excellent idea to visit a number of garage sales to see what other hosts are using for garage sale prices on commonly sold items, so you know the ball-park that you should be starting in for your own garage sale pricing.
We have also provided a fairly large garage sale price list of commonly sold items and their average prices sold for at garage and yard sales in our Yard Sale Price Guide page.