Shauna, Mom and I had a rummage sale today. Rummage sales are an essential part of small town life, and if you have never been to one you’re missing out. We used to go all the time, but haven’t been lately. Business was sparse today, we didn’t advertise other then hanging up a few signs, but we had several high dollar customers who spent their money with us and we managed to clear out alot of junk.
Rummage sales are great place to practice one’s people skills and marketing abilities. At one point I directed some folks attention to a George Foreman Grill, yellowed with age, and obviously very worn out they weren’t immediately interested in it, especially since they had a nicer one at home. When I directed their attention to its low, low price of one dollar they decided, why not, or maybe they just wanted me to leave them alone.
When you’re pricing stuff for a rummage sale you may begin to think you’re wasting your time. How could 10 and 25 cent items mixed in with he occasional 1.00 big ticket items ever make any money. You’d be surprised how some of these little items can add up. We had several customers spend around 20 dollars buying boxes of cheap items. They were usually planning to resell these items at their upscale rummage sales. More power to them!
One of the most viewed posts I’ve ever made on Barn Door was my scathing review of the GoPro camera. It still gets several hundred hits a week. I’m glad to say that I sold that camera today for 20 dollars. I was glad to get anything out of it.