In garage-sale season, it’s easy to load up the folding tables with household items you no longer need, dreaming of the cash flowing in.
But what are the most lucrative ways to sell in the cooler months? There are other great sales options, including consignment stores, and Internet powerhouses eBay and Craigslist. But how do you know where to sell which items to get the best return?
If you are planning a big move, garage sales are an efficient way to quickly clear out your extras. The key to a successful garage sale isn’t just putting up good signs, but advertising it on TagSellIt.com, says Aaron LaPedis, author of “The Garage Sale Millionaire.”
“Thousands of people download this app, so on Friday night, garage-sale junkies see where the sales are in your neighborhood. It will ‘GPS’ them right to that garage sale,” says LaPedis, who says your free listing includes what you sell and the hours.
If you sell on eBay, make sure it’s described accurately, LaPedis says. “You are handcuffed to the eBay rating system,” he says. “If people say you’re selling bad stuff, your rating goes down, and people won’t do business with you.”
So where are the best places to sell some common household items, and what are the pros and cons of each?