yard sale was a flop

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Registered: 02-18-2003
yard sale was a flop
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Sun, 08-05-2012 - 9:56am
I finally held my yard sale first was on a Sunday then this past yesterday and Friday and it did not do well so time to free cycle some stuff and other stuff is going to be saved for another yard sale soon
I thought price low and lots of make offers on stuff as well but not enough people to stop
Becky
Becky
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Registered: 10-05-2009
Wed, 08-08-2012 - 1:55am
seems like my yard sales do the best on Friday and peter out completely by Sunday. It's hard to get enough people to come to make it work out well. We advertised on Craigslist the night before our sale, mentioning the general area but not the address, then removed that one and reposted the morning of the sale to include the address. I also had some things listed for sale on cl, which brought in a few more people. The only other thing we did was made huge yellow signs. And, at the end of the sale, I only held onto a few things that I had specific people in mind for, and then put it all up for free on cl, so at the end, it was all gone and that was that. We made a ton of money, but we had some big items (furniture and stuff) that was all sold in the same time frame and that cash was included in the total. I try not to think of the hours we put into a sale, because my time is worth so much more than we could ever make!