Spring 2013 GARAGE SALE
Members Only Sale – Thursday, April 18
Public Sale – Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20
Calvary CRC – 3500 Byron Center Rd, Wyoming, MI
What is the Members Only Sale?
This sale is for paid members only. 2012-2013 dues must be paid to sell and to shop at this sale. Mom’s expecting multiples are also welcome to come to this sale. NO guests will be admitted for this sale, but are welcome for the public sale on Friday and Saturday. By guests, we mean; friends, mothers, sisters, husbands and children. Only Exception: Family and Friends of paid members, that are volunteering to work a shift of the sale, may attend the Member’s Only Sale. This will be very closely monitored.
My friend/family member wants to sell, would you like me or her to contact the committee?
She can get in contact with us through the e-mail stated below. We will set up her shift under the GRMOTC member’s seller number and answer any questions that she might have. Our member will then be responsible for her friend/family member showing up for her shift. If she does not, the GRMOTC member will only receive 50% of her total sales.
My friend bailed at the last minute, what do I do?
If she is not attending the Member’s only sale, she does not have to work a shift. You need to let the scheduler know immediately during Member Set-up that your friend will not be volunteering to ensure that you will not lose out on your sales.
This is my first time, what do I have to do to sell at the sale?
You will need a seller number. You can get one at any monthly meeting. Just ask to speak to Lori Ott and she will assign you one. You will also need perforated 2-part tags. Those can be purchased from Lori Ott (firstname.lastname@example.org) they come in bundles of 100 at a cost of $1.00 per bundle.
How do I complete the price tags?
You MUST have your seller number and price clearly written on BOTH parts of the tag. Size and other information may benefit you in sales but is NOT required for the sale. NOTE: Additional information (ie your personal tracking number/letter for your items) should NOT appear on the front of the tag. Also, price tags CANNOT be re-used and prices CANNOT be changed on the tag. This just makes it too difficult to calculate end of sales totals.
How much should I charge for my items?
Price your items as you see fit. However, all prices should be in $.50 increments.
What if I don’t want my items sold for 50% off on Saturday?
Simply make a star on the front bottom half of the tag you don’t want half priced. This should be done with a pen or marker, so it cannot be erased.
How do I attach my tags to my items for sale?
Many people use safety pins to attach price tags to clothing and other soft items and tape tags to items not “safety pinable.” Staples, etc…are NOT encouraged. NOTE: Tape should ONLY be attached to the top of the tag. NO tape should be below the perforated line on the tag.
Are there any exceptions or do ALL the clothes need to be hung?
We will have tables for accessories. In these areas, you may nicely bag items such as socks, onesies, pajama sets, underwear, tights, etc. Note: Your bagged items should have a tag on the OUTSIDE? Pinned or taped so the bottom half is easy to tear off.
If all clothing must be hung, where do I get hangers from?
Call your local Sheldon Cleaners and Old Navy. They are always willing to give their hangers. If you get the wire hangers, just safety pin your pants and skirts to top angled wires and not the bottom horizontal wire.
When/How do I get my money for the items I sold?
When you check in on Thursday night you will complete an envelope with your address and seller number. Within 2 weeks of the sale ending, you will get a check in the mail for your total with your tags. NOTE: A $1 fee is subtracted from your sales total to cover postage.
How much do I get paid for my items that sell?
You get 80% of your sales IF you: Work a shift and those you are responsible for work theirs.
You get 50% of your sales IF you: Don’t work a shift or miss your shift.
Will the mission be there again to pick up anything I am interested in donating?
YES! They have agreed to return and pick up for us. They except any/all types of items and are more than happy to provide tax forms as well.
If I know I do not want to pick any of my items up, can I just ask for them to be donated for me?
YES! If you don’t pick your items up by 1pm, they will automatically be donated.
I want to sell but cannot work a shift. Can I still sell?
You may sell at the sale, however, will get 50% of your sales instead of the 80% you would get if you worked a shift.
How do I sign up for a shift?
To sign up for a garage sale shift email email@example.com with your choices in shifts you’d like to work, your name and your seller number