A garage or a yard sale always starts with clearing and categorizing out the stuff in your garage or basement. Pricing each item can be a daunting task especially if you do not really know the current value of the used item. Old kids clothing, which usually takes up a lot of the space, are some of the most sought after items in every garage sale. The only problem that most people have is how to assign a price on each item of clothing. There are many factors that you will have to take into account to assign an attractive and marketable price on each item of kids clothing for your garage sale.
Consider the brand. Even if it is used, the brand is usually the primary basis in assigning a price value to children’s clothes. Sought after designer brands like Armani, D&G, and Christian Dior all have a children’s clothing line. If the kids clothes in your sale are composed of these designer brands then you can price these higher than most. Other mid-level brands like Gap, Children’s Place, and Jack and Janie, can be priced a little lower. Unknown brands should be priced significantly lower than the high end and mid-level brands.
Consider the condition. Brand name is not the only thing you should consider when assigning value to used kids clothes. The condition of the clothes is a major factor to consider as well. If an item of clothing that is branded as a genuine designer Armani kids contains damages like stains or holes, then obviously the price tag for this item should be significantly lower. In fact, the price should be close to nothing simply because it is damaged. It is important that you take care of the branded or designer clothing so as to preserve its resale value later on.
Consider the age. Another thing to consider when selling old kids clothes is the years of its service. If you bought a pair of D&G kid’s jeans 8 year ago, then the resale value of the item will be significantly lower due to its age regardless of condition. The primary reason for its devaluation is due to style. The style 8 years ago significantly differs from the current style. Simply, the jeans will definitely out of style. However, in some cases, really old items of clothing can increase in value if the style or fashion 8 years ago has been rehashed to be trendy in the current time period. In other cases, old clothing can be considered as rare vintage clothing that can also exempt these items from devaluation.
Consider the material. Another factor to consider is the material of the clothing. For example, if you have a really old kid’s jacket made of an exotic and rare material, then the value of this item can be priced higher than the other items simply because of the rarity and uniqueness of the material. In some cases, this can trump brand and style when considering its value.
Visit other garage sales. The best way to gauge the right pricing for the old kid’s clothing that you plan to display in your yard sale is to visit other garage sales. Check the kid’s clothing displayed there and figure out how they priced it. Take note of items that are easily purchased. This should give you a definitive idea on pricing the items in your sale.
These are the major factors you will need to take note of in order to price your kid’s clothing correctly. Decide whether you want to get a good return of investment or you merely want to dispose your stuff for a few bucks. The latter should encourage fast selling.