Garage Sale Tips


Over the years the team at GC&M News has spoken to plenty of locals who are holding garage sales and they all have their special tricks and tips for getting the best results.

So we thought it would make sense to put all of their suggestions together for having a great garage sale.



  • Make your customers feel welcome – don’t invite all your family and friends over and sit there and talk, people want to feel free to ask questions.
  • Make your items appealing – when you are selling used goods it is always better for them to be clean and looking their best.
  • Make it easy for your customers – make sure all your items are accessible – if someone can’t get to it, they may think it’s either not for sale, or just too hard.
  • Make sure all sale items are clearly marked with a price – this stops people having to ask.
  • Make it worthwhile – think about how much you are willing to let the item go for and add a bit extra on for negotiation.
  • Make prices reasonable – don’t ask ridiculous prices if you aren’t willing to negotiate.

So the next time you want to advertise a garage sale, make sure you give GC&M News a call and get an ad in the classifieds. We can even help you word your ad in the most economical and effective way. 
You can book it on the website under the classified tab or give us a call on 5438 7445, or email

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