Garage sale pricing help!

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  1. Hi Ladies,

    Our neighborhood garage sale is next week, and I've been going through the boxes of clothes my kids have outgrown. I have a ton, sizes preemie through 24 months/2T. Any ideas on how I should price things? In the baby sizes, I have a ton of Carter's outfits, plus seperates (pants and shirts). It's these "little" clothes that I'm unsure how to price.

    Any advice anyone has would be welcomed!

    Many thanks,

  2. Garage sale prices tend to be the lowest. For stuff under 12m, I would say most of it tends to be 50 cents or so. Or you could just say that baby clothing is $1 apiece. At any rate, other than jackets, shoes, special items, not much would be more than $1. Dresses sometimes are more. Jackets are up to $5. PJs are sometimes more (in the larger sizes). If your main aim is to get rid of it, I would do something like $1 apiece (onesies 50 cents), and maybe 12 items for $10.


  3. I put together little outfits whenever I could such as overalls and a matching shirt and priced them all at a dollar each. Individual items were .50 cents or 3 for a dollar. Stained items were .10 (for use a paint rags etc). If I could put together a whole outfit, shirt, skirt, tights, matching headband, I would price it at 2.00 with matching shoes, 3.00.

    Shoes I priced at .50 or a 1.00 a piece depending on how worn they were. For example, sandals were .25 or .50 cents while a nice pair of mary janes only worn once on Christmas eve might have been 1.00 or 2.00.

    Coats, if in good condition were 2.00, fancy coats were 3.00 or 4.00. Same with snowsuits and baby buntings.

    The best thing to do is have a 1.00 table, a 2.00 table, a 3.00 table etc...that way you don't have to price each individual item.

    One hour before the end of the sale, I would put out a sign making everything 1/2 off just to get rid of it!

  4. fabio,

    You and I were posting at the same time...great minds think alike, I suppose!


  5. If you don't want to price each individual item you could have a big sign saying something like Pants: $1, T-Shirts, $.50, dresses, $1, etc. Put nicer things (like Gymboree outfits or whatever) on a rack to the side and price individually. I've been to a ton of garage sales in the last couple days and people had nicer outfits priced at several dollars (or more) depending on what it was. You want to price things high enough that it's worth your time, but not so high that people walk away.

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