This amounts to little less than the old rummage sale tactic or setting up a table, at your city’s version of 7 Mile Fair. (One big, fat, massive rummage sale.) And, where it’s nice to give the toys that are like new to charitable causes, sometimes your charity needs to start a home… Literally. Of course if you find yourself in a bind, you could always take out a loan. And if you’re afraid that the bank won’t give you one because of some bad decisions in your past, where finances were concerned, there are always online short term bad credit loans. Now, let’s sell some toys.
Before You Start Selling
There are a few things to get out of the way, before you can start selling your old toys or anything else.
? Nobody wants someone else’s dirty stuff. Make sure that you wash dirt and grime off of anything you intend to sell. WITH one exception: antiques. If you think that something that you have might be a genuine antique, and worth some serious cash, don’t clean it. Find someone to appraise it for you. Sometimes you can even take a picture of something and post it online, to see if anyone knows anything about it. Take everything you hear from them, with a grain of salt however… They could just be looking for a cheap deal on an expensive piece.
? While you’re cleaning start sorting. Bigger priced stuff versus lower priced stuff… and anything in between. You can go ahead and write prices on every single thing or you can buy a bunch of colored, stick on dots and color code your belongings in price groups.
Ready, Set… Sell
Now it’s time to start setting up and selling. Make sure that you position yourself ,in a place where you can always see everyone, all of the time. I’m not saying that you can’t trust your friends and neighbors, but there will be strangers coming to your home as well. People will steal anything. Either be there yourself or have someone there that can answer questions about the sale items. Make sure that you have change, for people who insist on paying you with a twenty, for a 25 cent toy. And, be ready to wheel and deal, because that is simply the nature of the beast.
Once you’ve sold everything that you think you can sell, its time to remember children’s charities. You can either give them to a worthy cause, where the kids can enjoy them or donate them to some resale company, such as Goodwill or a Salvation Army outlet.