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Price Guide for Garage Sales



Whether you're having a yard sale or prowling through local garage sales, you should know what to expect in terms of pricing on your items. From our decades of experience, here are some pretty uniform guidelines for what you should expect to sell or buy items for at a garage sale. Obviously, there are exceptions, but these are the general guidelines. Please let us know if there is a category of item missing and we'll add it to the list.


* Paperbacks: 25 cents or 5/$1.00
* Hardcover books: 75 cents or 2/$1.00
* Reference books- Hardcover dictionaries, thesaurus, etc.: $1 to $2
* CDs, Video Tapes: $1
* DVDs (recent): $3 to $5
* Dishes, glassware: 25 to 50 cents a piece, larger items (like casserole dishes) a buck or two, sets anywhere from $2 to $5
* Blankets, Curtains: $2 to $5
* Planters, Gardening Tools: $1 to $5 depending on the item
* Kitchen Electronics (Slow cookers, Coffee Pots, Tea Kettles, Gadgets): $2 to $5
* Old TVs: $10 to $25, up to $40 depending on how old it is. If it?s in good shape and fairly new (up to 5 years old) and with a remote, I?ve been able to sell it for $75 to $100
* Bookcases, Desks & Shelving ? Depends. If it?s wooden and in good shape: $10 up to $25. For thin material cheapies: $5.
* Bikes ? Really old ones: $5. Newer models: $25 to $75 (depends how expensive that type of bike is new)
* Freezers: $25 to $50
* Kitchen Stove, Fridge, Dishwasher ? depends on how old they are, chances are they?re at least 10 yrs old: $25 to $75
* Sofas, Chairs: $50 to $100
* Coffee Tables, End Tables: $10 to $25
* Lamps: $5 and up if they?re nice, $1 or $2 if they?re cheapies
* Kitchen Table & Chairs: $20 to $50
* Toys & Stuffed Animals: 25 cents to $3 (high end for really nice and fairly new toys)
* Board Games (complete): $1 to $3
* Puzzles (complete): 50 cents to a $1
* DVD Players: $20
* CD Players: $10
* VCRs: $5 to $10
* Plastic Containers (Food & storage): 25 cents to $1
* BBQs (propane, good condition): $15 to $25, up to $40 if it?s quite new and in excellent shape
* BBQs & Grills (briquette): $5
* Lawn mowers: $10 to $25 (depends how old/new it is?you could go higher if it?s a newer mower)
* Framed Wall Pictures & Mirrors: $5 and up



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