On Saturday, I helped my grandma with a yard sale and I also included some items to sell. I thought it would be good to clear out some things and maybe earn a few bucks.
I picked up a case of water for cheap, with the intent to sell it to yard sale…patrons? $0.50/bottle sounded fair to me. I also bought a 12-pack of Pepsi and sold those for $0.75/can.
Good gravy. After the tally at the end of the sale, I made like $15. What. I sold 4 Pepsis and 0 waters. Had to cart a bunch of items home.
Some things I’ll try to list on eBay.
The rest of the cast-offs I’ll just donate. I’m not sure if we’ll have enough deductions this year to itemize, but if we can deduct those things — great! And if not, at least it’s out of my house and adding to someone else’s life (in theory).
Ugh. It was a lot of work for such a small payout. Grandma made like $70, but when you subtract her share of the neighborhood’s ad in the paper and the time involved, it just plain wasn’t worth it.
I think I’ll just stick to going to yard sales instead of having my own. How ’bout you?