Today we participated in a city-wide garage sale and made $55. Not too bad, but not too thrilling either, considering we made over $200 when we participated 2 years ago. I'm putting it down to less buyer traffic (it was cloudy and cold for most of the morning), less variety (last time I had about 7 or 8 boxes of stuff, this time I had about 3) and inferior quality (I've sold almost all the big-ticket baby gear and nice baby clothes so I only have the dregs left).
The Pea also decided to get into the spirit by selling lemonade and cookies. She did great: she greeted all passers-by with "Would you like some lemonade?" and a smile, said thank-you to all her customers, didn't spill a drop, and didn't drink/eat away the inventory. She was sold out of all her cookies and almost all of the lemonade, and she made an impressive $9.60. Almost all sales in the first hour came from her stand. You know you are overpricing your stuff when your six-year-old is making more money from her 10-cent lemonade stand than you are.
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