Tomorrow's my moving sale...wish me luck!
I really have no idea what to expect. I've posted it a few times on craigslist and on a listserv for a professional group I belong to. My luck...one of two things happens...1) no one shows up or 2) I have 50 people outside my front door at 10 am, all wanting to buy the same 2-3 items.
I usually just give everything away. It's so much easier than haggling with people over the value of some stuff I'm trying to get rid of. I have no patience for it, "Here take it, it's yours, just please haul it away!"
I've given up. I never try to sell anything.
(I was in the retail business once.Total failure. Couldn't sell socks to an eskimo.)
I'm sure there will be plenty of leftovers that I give away.
The funny thing is how popular my dresser was. The original plan was to give it away. It was an old dresser, somewhat scratched up, something I purchased from Salvation Army a few years ago. I really had no attachment to it. But since I was having a moving sale, I went ahead and put a sign on it asking $40 for it. There was actually competition over my dresser and I got the full $40 for it. Bizarre.
Anyway...back to selling items one by one. I have a few weeks left.
Last time I had a yard sale (2004), it was a chaotic pain in the behind - but fortunately made enough to make it worthwhile. Even so, my attitude these days is more like Sophie9's - just give it away.
And as a funny aside, I sold my mattress and box springs yesterday to some college students who were buying it for a friend as a Christmas present. That's something I never expected - my mattress as a Xmas present!
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