Garage Sale Pricing

This guide will help price items for a garage sale or yard sale. Most items should be priced 10%-30% of the original price. Of course, when pricing an item, you should take into account its condition, popularity and any other important factors. This is just a general guide to help approximate garage sale pricing.

Garage sale tip: if you have any expensive items (over $100), it is always a good idea to put the price slightly higher than what you expect someone to buy it for; that way, if you face a bargain, you will most likely stay satisfied after the item is sold. Do not push the price too high for the customer might get scared away.

(Note: all prices are in US dollars.)

Various Media

Books: $0.50 – $1.50
Paperbacks: 10¢ – 50¢
Videos: $1 – $3
DVDs: $5 – $15
Music CDs: $1 – $3
Software CDs: $1 – $20
LPs: 50¢ – $2

Children’s Clothing

Shirts: 25¢ – $1
Pants: $1 – $2
Jackets: $1 – $3

Clothes

Jeans: $2 – $5 (In good condition)
T-shirts: 50¢
Shirts: $1 – $2
Sweatshirts: $1
Leggings: 50¢ – $2
Sweaters: $3
Dresses: $2 – $5
Shoes: $2 – $5
Jewelry: 50¢ to $2

Toys and Games

Table games: $1 – $3
Action figures, dolls: 10¢ – $1.50
Stuffed animals: $1 – $7
Electronic and video games: $1 – $20

Kitchen stuff

Plate: $1 each, (add few bucks to a total if you have a full set)
Pots and pans: $1 – $4
Glasses, cups: 30¢ – $1
Microwaves: 30% of the original price

Electronics

Color TV: $10 – $30
Black and white TV: $5 – $15
VCR: $10 – $25
Radio: $0 – $3

Good luck at your garage sale!