The great garage sale of 2004
So Merrin has decided that she is going to have a big yard sale. She was watching some show on TLC (I think) and apparently the people were making quite a bit of money on emptying their (rather subtantially full) closets. In the meantime, I think I’ve just about convinced her that there’s this really big yard sale that happens worldwide everyday, so she’s going to try selling a few things over there.
I’m not sure we have enough stuff to sell to make $400-$500 likes she seems to believe we could. But, the whole yard sale thing got me thinking, though. I suggested that we could make more money planning yard sales than actually having one. For example, I could put a sign at the front of the neighborhood and 50+ families would see it everyday. I throw a website on their and we organize a neighborhood yard sale. Maybe we charge $5-$10 to each family for advertising, signage, and promotion. If you get 20 families in, then you might end up with $150 profit right off the top. Why would someone pay to participate? Well, maybe they don’t know when the garage sale is until the day of – hardly time to get your good stuff ready. $150 profit for just the admin work? Hmmm….