It’s that time of year and garage sales are popping up across the country. Families are cleaning out their homes, getting rid of winter items and looking for a fresh start to summer. Do you thrive on the excitement of hosting a garage sale, including bargaining with potential buyers? Or are you up early on Saturday mornings to hunt for great deals on items in your neighborhood? Whether you are a savvy shopper or looking to host a successful garage sale, here are a few tips to take your garage sale buying and selling to the next level.
It’s all in the planning – It’s a lot of work to host a garage sale, especially comb through the items you want to sell. Be sure to allow plenty of time to organize and price the items beforehand.
Get the word out – Post an ad about your garage sale on eBay Classifieds in the “Garage Sales” section to increase local awareness and drive more buyers to your event.
Tell your neighbors – Hang flyers in your local neighborhood a 4-5 days before your garage sale. After posting your ad, use eBay Classifieds’ free tool to create a custom flyer that you can print out. The flyer even features tear away tabs that serve as informative reminders for neighbors to take home.
Be social – Make sure your Facebook friends and Twitter followers know about your sale and share your eBay Classifieds ad on your social networks.
The eBay Classifieds team wishes you a successful garage sale season and, of course, if you have a few items left over, be sure to post them on the site!
What are your successful garage sales tips?