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to charge these sort of prices at a table top sale?

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Runoutofideas Thu 25-Jun-09 13:22:31

I'm doing my first ever table top sale at the weekend to get rid of all the baby stuff but really have no idea what to charge for things. Just wondered if anyone had been to an NCT type sale and could tell me if I'm way off the mark....?

I'm planning to hang the better stuff on a clothes rail and charge £2 per item (mainly Gap, Boden, JOhn Lewis, Monsoon etc) and put the rest in baskets for £1 per item (mainly Next and some supermarket things) then I have a load of quite worn vests and sleepsuits which are going to be 20p each to shift them. I also have toys such as Vtech electronic things with flashy lights and sounds which I was going to put at £2.50 and a bumbo (£10?).

Please could you let me know if you think I've got this all wrong as I really don't want to bring it all home again! Thanks

PM73 Thu 25-Jun-09 13:26:00

I think your prices are spot on.Good luck!

bigstripeytiger Thu 25-Jun-09 13:31:27

I think that sounds fine. If you still have a lot of stuff left an hour before the end you can drop the prices.

Bramshott Thu 25-Jun-09 13:31:49

Remember you can mark stuff down halfway through if it's not going.

ibbydibby Thu 25-Jun-09 13:31:52

Sounds ok-ish, depends how much other "stuff" there is. And bear in mind that some customers may be going to buy clothes, rather than clothes with "good" names, so may not appreciate your higher prices for Gap/Boden etc. With the vests and sleepsuits, have you considered bundling together in similar sizes eg in a pack of 3 or 4 - eg for £1.

Have the flashy light toys got batteries - people like to test things..

Agree there is nothing worse than pricing loads of stuff, only to come home with it all. Good luck....

Runoutofideas Thu 25-Jun-09 14:01:37

Thanks - would you bother taking a mamas and papas highchair (cost £130) would want about £40 for it - but think I may be better selling this separately, and it's in the loft and quite big to lug about....

bigstripeytiger Thu 25-Jun-09 14:04:38

You could take a picture of it and make up a little poster for your stall advertising the high chair.

Runoutofideas Thu 25-Jun-09 14:10:03

Great idea! Thanks

squilly Thu 25-Jun-09 14:12:15

£1 sounds a bit minty for supermarket stuff as it often doesn't cost that much more new and has little resale value generally. I'd be tempted to go for 50p.

£1 for Next stuff is normally on the button though. £2 for good stuff (John Lewis, Monsoon) definitely acceptable.

At the end of the day it depends on how much you want to take home. You can always start with the higher prices and reduce towards the end or make discounts for multiple purchases.

Runoutofideas Thu 25-Jun-09 14:14:27

Thanks - most of the supermarket stuff is vests and sleepsuits and was going to do ibbydibby's suggestion of bundling them together for 50p each or 3 for £1 - would that sound better?

Sassybeast Thu 25-Jun-09 14:16:28

3 for a £1 sounds good - people will still ask for reductions though - be prepared wink

ibbydibby Thu 25-Jun-09 17:58:23

The high chair sounds like a good idea - something to "draw" people to your table. I think it's worth a try. Why not price it at £45 - people can always offer less....

Leslaki Thu 25-Jun-09 18:04:58

I would stick the 'good' stuff on Ebay - things like GAP etc tend to sell v well and you'd probably get more!

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