Garage Sale Pricing Guide

How you price your garage sale and yard sale items really depends on how much you want to get rid of your items. While the goal is not to give away everything (otherwise you would have just donated it all to Goodwill), but you also want to be able to sell you stuff as well. Items that are priced too high will still be sitting there at the end of your sale and you'll likely end up donating them anyway.

After the first hour into the sale you should know if you priced your items correctly. If people are buying your items, you likely have good prices. if people are leaving without buying, you might want to check your prices and make sure they're not too high.

Items should be price (depending on condition) between 10%-30% of the original price.

Tip: If you have any expensive items, you might want to price the item a little higher than what you want to get because many people with ask if you'll take less. This way you can still get close to the price you originally wanted for it. 

Below is a simple guide for how to price your garage and yard sale items. You'll need to determine the best value based on the condition of the item you're selling. 

BOOKS, MOVIES, & MUSIC

  • Hard Cover Books: $0.50 - $1.00
  • Paperbacks: 10¢ - 50¢
  • Magazines: 10¢ - 50¢
  • VHS Tapes: 25¢ - 50¢
  • DVDs: $1.00 - $3.00
  • Music CDs: 50¢ - $1.00
  • Software CDs: 50¢ - $3.00
  • LP Records: 50¢ - $2.00
  • Cassette Tapes: 25¢ - 50¢

KITCHEN ITEMS

  • Plates & bowls: 25¢ - $1.00
  • Coffee Cups: 25¢ - $1.00
  • Pots & Pans: 50¢ - $5.00
  • Glasses & Cups: 10¢ - $1.00
  • Small Kitchen Appliances: $1.00 - $5.00

ELECTRONICS

  • Televisions: $2.00 - $30.00+ (Depending on size)
  • VCR: $1.00 - $2.00
  • Radios: 50¢ - $5.00+ (depending on age)
  • Telephones: 50¢ - $2.00
  • CD/DVD Players: $2.00 - $10.00
  • Video Game Consoles: 50¢ - $6.00

ADULT CLOTHING

  • Jeans: $1.00 - $5.00
  • T-shirts: 25¢ - 50¢
  • Shirts: $1.00 - $3.00
  • Sweatshirts: $1.00 - 4.00
  • Sweaters: $1.00 - 4.00
  • Dresses: $2.00 - $8.00
  • Shoes: $2.00 - $5.00
  • Jewelry: 50¢ to $4.00

TOYS & GAMES

  • Board Games: 50¢ - $2.00
  • Action Figures & Dolls: 10¢ - $1.50
  • Stuffed Animals: $1.00 - $2.00
  • Handheld Electronic Games: 75¢ - $5.00
  • Video Games: $1.00 - $5.00
  • Puzzles: 10¢ - $1.00

LARGE APPLIANCES

  • Wash Machines: $10.00 - $75.00
  • Dryers: $10.00 - $75.00
  • Stoves: $10.00 - $50.00
  • Refrigerators: $10.00 - $50.00
  • Small Kitchen Appliances: $1.00 - $5.00
  • Microwaves: $1.00 - $5.00
  • Air Conditioners: $5.00 - $30.00

COMPUTERS

  • Complete System: $10.00 - $100.00 (depending on size)
  • Monitors: $1.00 - $10.00
  • Mice: 50¢ - $1.00
  • Keyboards: 50¢ - $1.00
  • Tower: $5.00 - $20.00
  • Laptop: $10.00 - $100.00 (depending on size)
  • Software CDs: 50¢ - $5.00
  • PC Games: 50¢ - $2.00

CHILDREN'S CLOTHING

  • Shirts: 25¢ - $1.00
  • Pants: $1.00 - $2.00
  • Jackets: $1.00 - $3.00
  • Shoes: 50¢ - $5.00