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Old 08-14-2006, 06:23 AM   #1  
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Have you ever done a craft garage sale?

Did you bundle things up (paper, stickers, embellishments, ect) or price individually?

Any tips? All advice is welcome.

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Although I haven't done a craft garage sale I have sold craft supplies at a regular garage sale. Anything small I bundled into baggies, making sure they were closed well with packing tape to avoid people opening them and spilling the contents. Sometimes I'd put a tag on it saying how many pieces were in the baggie. Bigger things I priced individually. Be prepared to let your stuff go for a lot less than you paid for it though!
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Yeah, I am ready for this. Right now the stuff is in my way, so this is okay to me.
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I sold a lot of craft stuff at our neighborhood garage sale. I sold it individually unless someone came to me with a handful of stuff and said would you take___for this. I usually said yes, because like you I wanted to get rid of it. I do know that if you have a craft garage sale and advertise it as such in the newspaper you will get those people interested in crafting who will be more prepared to pay a better price for your stuff. So think of advertising in your local newspaper and say something like "hard to find retired Stampin'Up sets, card stock, etc." That will draw in the people you want. HTH
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Don't forget we have the Buy Sell Trade forum on here and you may be able to list some items and get some good trades or sales that way.
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Don't forget we have the Buy Sell Trade forum on here and you may be able to list some items and get some good trades or sales that way.
Yes, I have had very good luck with that (many great trades), but now I am down to stuff that nobody here wants (not worth the effort to package up either) Everybody has the same stuff as I do on their "for trade" or "for sale" lists.
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I too am about to have a garage sale with a bunch of in the way craft items - Thanks for the ideas and suggestions
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I have participated in a stamping and scrapbooking sale with my demo for the last few years. We all do really well at this sale. She has done this for the last few years and I know people look forward to it each year. In the fall she sorts out her retired sets and products that she doesn't want and any of us in her stamping group can contribute as well. She does bag up stickers and paper and little odds and ends to help them sell. So my advice would be to get friends to contribute and advertise it as a stamping and scrapbooking (if that is the case) sale. This way you will attract the stamping crowd who will most appreciate what you have to offer. Also list any big ticket items in the ad. We have also found it helpful to have small totes or baskets available for the shoppers because they really load up on purchases!! Good luck!
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