HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:
- Each family will be given two parking spaces to "set up shop." We will be able to provide one long tables and chairs, but you will need to bring everything else you need - such as EZ-UPs, additional tables, etc.
- Please arrive by 7AM on Saturday to set up your booth. We will be using the small parking lot by the Child Care building / tennis courts. Please have everything ready by 7:45AM so we can open the gates promptly at 8AM.
- If you have large items that need to be dropped off and stored the night before, we will have the Band Room open from 3-6PM on Friday (5/1). Please make arrangements with Mr. Loney or Mrs. Varney.
- There must be a parent/guardian or older family member to accompany your child. We don't want students running the booth and collecting money by themselves or for items to be unattended.
- You may sell whatever you'd like and set your own prices! Read below for a great list of suggestions. You may even sell food - but you will need to be responsible for your own power/gas, trash, and clean up.
- The Swap Meet is scheduled to run until 2PM. You may pack up early if you would like. Please make sure if you borrow a table/chairs that they get returned.
- You keep 100% of the profits for the items you sell. These can be used towards Hawaii payments, Hawaii spending money, or your student band account.
WHAT EXPERTS SAY THE TOP SELLERS ARE:
1. Clothes (especially children’s clothes, shoes, boots)
2. Power Tools (saws, drills, sanders)
3. Sporting Equipment (golf clubs, workout equipment)
4. Bicycles (especially ones ready to ride)
5. Electronics (DVDs, CDs, stereos, computers, TVs, game systems w/ games)
6. Toys (not broken)
7. Household Items (refrigerators, appliances, irons, glassware, dishes)
8. Furniture (chairs, tables, beds)
9. Books (especially children’s books)
10. Gardening Equipment (flower pots, lawn mowers, gardening tools)
11. Jewelry (watches, rings)
12. Miscellaneous (wall hangings, clean linens, quilts, bedding, clocks)
TIPS FROM THE EXPERTS:
- Guys tend to gravitate toward tools, movies, sports stuff, CDs & DVDs, office equipment, computer stuff, and yard items.
- Ladies will scoop up are: unused (or slightly used) health & beauty products, crafty stuff, kids books & toys.
- Larger, higher-quality items definitely bring crowds to your yard sale. Especially sofas and other pieces of furniture, as well as used lawn care items like mowers, trimmers, and leftover home building & repair items (bricks, stonework, old chandeliers & light fixtures).
- Items for kids, toddlers & babies are also big sellers! As are pregnancy-related items, new baby things, and wedding stuff.
- Shade is a hot commodity at most yard sales — especially after noon! Most of your visitors have been going from yard sale to yard sale, so anyone who arrives at your garage sale in the afternoon hours is likely to be hot, tired, and thirsty! Bring EZ-UPS!
Print out the attached flyer and start spreading the word!! Let's get as many people from the community to come to the Swap Meet as possible!!