Having my first yard/house sale. How does one price items?

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I am doing this because my father-in-law passed away and we need to clean and sell his house.
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 22, 2017
    I find it best not to price anything.I just wait until someone asks and give a price.Less work and even if you do price items the people chew the cost down.

  • Tammy Maas Tammy Maas on Apr 22, 2017
    I won't buy anything at a sale if it isn't priced. Some people just won't ask. But you could do big poster board signs with All Clothes $1.00 each or something like that. Price labels are cheap & can be found at dollar stores for other items. Price everything low & it should go fast. Good luck!

  • Hel22288663 Hel22288663 on Apr 22, 2017
    First, don't expect retail prices for anything! Even if it's an antique or collectable, people want a bargain and may walk away if they think the price is too high (even when it's not). It really depends on how badly you want to sell stuff.

  • Pas17491360 Pas17491360 on Apr 22, 2017
    If you are looking to SELL everything- Mark everything cheap and add the word "negotiable"-on big items.

    You will not "make money" on a garage sale. You will clear things out that you don't want, though, if prices are low.


  • Ilv12401599 Ilv12401599 on Apr 22, 2017
    i think, what would i pay for this item at a garage sale,

  • Anne Coppes Anne Coppes on Apr 22, 2017
    I went to a couple of local second-hand stores and got some pricing ideas for items such as small kitchen things (coffee pots, etc.) That was a help. Then I priced many things with some "leeway" to negotiate - such as $7 for something I'd take $5 for!

    • Sharon Sharon on Apr 22, 2017
      Thanks for the ideas. We will go to second hand stores and take a look. That will probably help us the most.

  • Johnchip Johnchip on Apr 22, 2017
    Separate into under $5, $10 $20's. Make a give-away box of freebie's for those who buy. Have 2-3 friends sit down and help price the big ticket items, With 3-4 suggestions, take the average.

  • John John on Apr 24, 2017
    Be careful people want everything for nothing just like a flea market they think its a free market