We had a garage sale a couple of weekends ago to clean out the garage. The boyfriend is very excited about turning the garage into a "golf room" so its main function can't be storage. I am happy to report we did really well - $250 in a couple of hours. We actually didn't sell most of the extra furniture we had out. Instead, most of the profit was made selling clothes for a quarter a piece - go figure.
Without the big pieces selling, I decided to relist two pieces I had put on Craigslist before the move but hadn't found buyers for. The first was an Ikea wardrobe we had used for my son's clothes at the last (closet-less) place. The boyfriend had gotten it for free from his work and it was in great condition for a used Ikea piece.
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Since the new one sells for $99.99 at the store, I listed it for $50. The other piece I listed was the Land of Nod bed I scored for free off of Craigslist last year. I loved the bed, but because we downsized to a two bedroom house, we don't have a place for it anymore. I put $100 on it.
Surprisingly, both items sold within a few hours for full asking price! That's my ideal situation - getting something for free, getting my use out of it, and then selling it for a profit. I wish I could do that every time.
I am very tempted to start selling a few clothes on Ebay. I follow a great blog called My Dear Trash which is very inspiring. Although I've bought lots of things off of Ebay, I've never used it to sell so I'm a little worried about the fees and shipping costs.