Yard Sale

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stevo8790
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3 Jun 08 04:40:48 pm
Hi everyone. My latest business idea has been to have a massive yard sale with liquidated items. I was wondering if anyone has any advice for me or ideas as well. I figured on buying a few palets from Jimmy and renting a sort of a party tent to hold the sale in. Ideas and advice would be helpful. Thanks in advance.

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aussiebares
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3 Jun 08 09:43:50 pm
hi steve
better off taking the goods to a flea market instead of trying to hold a yard sale, you will have to advertise to let people know you have one on and hope you get a good turn out. If you use a flea market the advertisement is already done people know of the flea market and where it is you will have a lot better chance of selling your goods and making some money there than what you would have done at a yard sale. Hope this helps.
cheers
darryl

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stevo8790
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3 Jun 08 11:40:45 pm
ok thanks for the advice =)

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4 Jun 08 12:14:42 am
I actually have a yard sale about 3 times a year here. Our neighborhood does a yard sale about twice a year so everyone throws up yard sales. Its decent but the flea market idea is better and more profitable because flea market shoppers tend to expect to spend as much as a few hundred dollars and arent looking for a 10 cent item. . Most communities have Community flea markets.

Were actually doing 2 flea markets this year. Booth rental is 25 Bucks so we are renting 4 of them side by side and bringing 2 or 3 van loads to the flea market. On the end of each 8 foot table we will have hundreds of flyer's for people to grab that has our website address and the services we offer. this helps boost local business.

You can make good money on a yard sale. But make sure to post advertisements in your local newspaper and those free classifieds that you can hand out. Mention New designer items Dirt Cheap and you will get a good turnout.

The last yard sale I had had about 200 visitors because I advertised 2 weeks in advance and I also posted several ads on all the Local Laundromats cork boards and on the KROGERs Grocery Cork Boards. And an equal amount of sales. Most above $15-20 bucks A couple over $100. Make sure you have allot of very low priced items also helps. Most will grab a cheap item then see one a bit higher and say what the heck lol.


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stevo8790
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4 Jun 08 01:58:23 am
lol thanks jimmy. I figured i could aquire a lot somewhere downtown and possibly rent a party tent or something . I think that the flea market thing is a better idea too though.

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