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VfS Community Yard Sale
June 10 - June 13
If you are interested in attending the sale, please click here for a downloadable list of sales, and see below for the complete QCSO Community Yard Sale Map!
Please note, the sale previously listed on Boies Ave in Davenport will be held at 417 W 58th Court, Davenport, IA 52806 & the one on Broadview Drive in Davenport will be at 1333 Pinnacle Pines Ct, Bettendorf, IA 52722.
Aren’t interested in participating, but would like to support the sale and QCSO’s Music Education Programs?
Yard Sale Tips & Tricks
Encourage Your Neighbors to Participate
Customers may be tempted to visit sales that have multiple sellers in close proximity for both convenience and diversity of goods.
Open on Time
Be prepared for “early birds” – those who show up early (sometimes 30 minutes or more!) to yard sales. While they may be glad to wait for you to open on time for first dibs on your items, most likely will not appreciate it if you open late.
This is your opportunity to show off what you have in a neat, organized way. Consider wiping down items, placing working lightbulbs in lamps, and batteries in electronic items to show that they are in working order. Fragile items frequently are safer when placed on tables nearest to the seller, and clothing items sell well when they are clean and organized in bins or laid out neatly.
Pricing and Bargaining
Pricing is at the discretion of each individual seller, but pricing too high can discourage buyers while pricing too low detracts from the purpose of holding your sale. A good general rule is to price items at a quarter or third of the current value when new. Pricing items in $0.25 increments allows you to make change quickly. If you are planning to donate any leftover items, consider discounting by ½ off or more in the final hours of your sale. This will encourage last minutes purchases, and help you make a profit on items you plan to get rid of anyway!
Offering Change and Bags
A good place to start for change is five $10 bills, ten $5 bills, twenty $1 bills, and several rolls of change. If you are comfortable with technology, offering electronic payments such as Venmo or Square can make purchases very convenient for customers as well. Offering plastic and brown bags for customers is an added convenience that may encourage purchasing more items, so consider saving your grocery bags for several weeks before your sale.
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