People, I need some input.
I’m going to start going through garage sale stuff soon. We have some items we’re contributing, and when we were in St. Louis I met with my old high school cheer buddy Jessi. She just got married and sent us home with a ton of stuff. I’m going to try to organize and mark stuff as I get it so that I don’t have a ton of stuff to do two days before the sale.
It’s going to be impossible to come to the sale and not know that the proceeds are going towards adoption. I’m going to advertise the heck out of that fact. So my question for you is how should I handle the pricing of the items? Should I trust that people will have a good heart and let them pay what they want? Or should I put prices on each item like a “normal” garage sale?
You know how when you go to a restaurant with a group and the tip is included in the tab? And the tip they include is usually less than the tip you would leave? I don’t want that to happen at our sale. I don’t want to mark a cool toy for $2 when they would have paid $5 if left to their own devices. But I also don’t want to lose money if they only want to pay $2 for an old treadmill that I would have marked for $25.
So what do ya think? Or do you have another creative idea?
Also, if you have any big tables or portable clothing racks we could use those too!