Garage sale like a pro

Its All In The Name

Be funny, smart and snappy. Cut through the clutter and grab shoppers attention. As the song says "Express yourself!" We really quite like a few of these examples.

Tell People What You'rE Selling

If you’ve got it flaunt it. Focus on your spesh stuff. Descriptions like bric-a-brac don’t cut it – be specific! Identify the three - five best items you are selling and mention them on your sale page when you register. Shoppers will search for what’s on offer too, so make sure they can see what you’ve got. 

Promote Your Sale With Resources From Your Dashboard

No-one got rich being a wall flower. List your sale on Gumtree, promote your sale on social media and use the nifty resources in your seller dashboard. You'll find animations, social media tiles, posters and invitations. 

Add pics of you and your stuff

People remember pictures 6 times better than words, so to make it memorable and add some snaps to your page. Put pics of your stuff up, put pics of yourself up, and on the day put pics of your sale up.

Get Creative WITH YOUR Special Offers. THEY WORK

Remember the free hugs video? Sixty gazillion web views for a simple idea like that. Add a snappy idea to your garage sale too. Two for one. Free vino after 1pm. In years gone by we've seen a church offering free pet baptisms with every purchase. At another sale, a die hard Magpies fan offered to sing the Collingwood theme song with every purchase… whether you liked it or not!

Tell People What You’re Doing With The Money

People like to know where their money’s going - whether it’s being passed on to charity or just so you can enjoy a smashed avo in the fanciest of cafes. After all, how can you haggle with someone having a sale to take their six year old to see turtles on the Barrier Reef?

Make A Day Of It  

Invite friends over, play some tunes, get dressed up and get involved. Your neighbours will be having a sticky beak, so flaunt what you’ve got. You’ll make some lasting connections and you’ll definitely shift your stuff. 

Garage Sale Trail is free to get involved in and is open to everybody and anybody. This year it’s happening on Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 October 2019. Get involved