It’s that time of year again. The infamous Winter Sale is here and I love, love, love this sale! The Winter Sale is my excuse to NEVER have to participate in a yard sale. This sale is not only for your kids items but your home and holiday items as well. So its a win, win for my whole family. My husband loves we can purge and make some money and the kids love they can make some extra money to do some holiday shopping.
In my opinion yard sales are good for one thing BUYING! Just like the housing market, yard sales are for buying not for selling. Some of my favorite stories from a good friend of mine (you know who you are) come from her experiences in dealing with people shopping at her yard sale. She has had people ask for bottled water, to use her restroom room and always want to pay less than the sticker price. Just last week she was participating in the neighborhood yard sale and was selling an item for $4.00 (the item was worth over $100 to begin with so it was priced great) and someone decided to offer her 50 cents. Yes you read that right 50 cents. She said at that point only 30 minutes into the garage sale she decided to pack everything up and donate it to save her sanity.
When you consign your items at a consignment sale there is no haggling, you do not have to sit in the sun or rain to sell your items, and you don’t have to worry about making change for those 50 cents purchases. All you have to do is price your items, drop them off, and then pick up your check! What could be easier than that? NOT a yard sale that’s for sure!
Over the next few blogs I am going to focus on the Winter Sale that will take place November 10-13th and give you some of my hard learned lessons over the last 10 years to help you prepare and make the most of consigning your items at this sale. Check back next week and we will start with some of my time saving tips on getting your items ready to sell. Hope you stop back by and check it out.