GPOA Progressive Yard Sale November 19, 2016 / 7:00 AM
Thanks to the volunteer efforts of Heather Nichols, the 2016 GPOA Progressive Yard sale will take place, November 19, 2016 starting at 7:00 AM. Please register to be part of this neighborhood event that has been well received in the past. Registered participants will be included on a map that will be distributed to shoppers coming to the area. GPOA will handle advertising and help with extra security in the area as part of the sponsorship.
GOODWOOD PROGRESSIVE YARD SALE GUIDELINES AND TIPS
Thank you in advance for your participation in the 7th Goodwood Progressive Yard Sale. Goodwood residents will hold yard sales at their homes on the same day. Listed below are guidelines and tips to follow for the sale:
Our sale will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2016 and will begin at 7:00 A.M. You will decide when to close your sale.
Registration Deadline: October 31, 2016. You may register by completing/submitting the registration form,
Registration is limited to GPOA members. Non-GPOA members and unregistered residents may have a yard sale the same day, however, their house location won’t be shown on the map.
GPOA Yard Sale sign distribution – Please pick up your sale day sign from Heather Nichols’ residence at 6937 Goodwood Ave. on Sunday November 6 between 11 AM – 2 PM or Wednesday November 9 between 5-7 PM. When you decide to close your sale, please remove the Yard Sale sign and return to Heather Nichols’ residence at 6937 Goodwood Ave. You may leave your signage on the front porch.
Inform your neighbors close by that you are having a sale--they will appreciate the consideration. Yard sales that involve multiple households usually sell more items.
Safety tip--keep shoppers from going inside your home--hold the sale outside only.
Start pricing one to two days before the sale or as you gather items to be sold.
Tip—If you don’t want to price every individual item, use a color-coding system by purchasing colored dot stickers. Price items labeled with red dots $1, green dot $2, etc. and post a pricing chart. Remember you are selling used property, so be willing to negotiate but always keep a bottom dollar in mind.
Have a cash box with plenty of change on hand (especially small bills and coin change). Make sure someone is always watching your cash box.
Have plenty of plastic/paper bags/boxes ready to gather up purchases for shoppers.
Make it easy for your customers to shop. Have clothes presented in an orderly fashion--fold clothes or hang them on a broom handle across two ladders. Have extension cords available to test electronics. You will have more luck selling items that look presentable. Be sure to wipe things off, cut loose threads, etc.
Keep pets inside—some shoppers get nervous around unfamiliar animals.
Create an appealing atmosphere that will make customers feel welcome to our neighborhood.