the differences – garage sales yard sales estate sales and more

The Differences – Garage Sales, Yard Sales, Estate Sales And More

Know the differences between each type of sale

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The Differences – Garage Sales, Yard Sales, Estate Sales And More

If you’re thinking about hosting a sale to sell your used items, knowing the subtle differences between each type of sale can help determine which one will suit your needs. Below, we have outlined some of the common differences.

Types Of Sales

Garage sale – An authentic garage sale is the selling of household and secondhand items from inside the garage of an individual’s home. Often a garage sale can become a yard sale when items overflow into the yard or driveway. Find out How to Plan a Pre-Moving Garage Sale.

Yard sale – A yard sale is held in the yard of a home or apartment building. Like a garage sale, secondhand items are also sold.

Block sale – When multiple households from the same block agree to hold a garage/yard sale on the same day. This then becomes a block sale.

Community sale – A community yard or garage sale is the same as a block sale, but on a larger scale, as it consists of the whole neighborhood participating.

Multi-family sale – Is a yard sale that incorporates the belongings of several families using one persons yard to sell the items.

Church sale/bazaar – Members of the church donate items to be sold at the church sale. The proceeds go to the church, or to a sponsored program. At church sales there is a lot of variety in one location due to the multiple donators.

Junk in the trunk sale – A junk-in-the-trunk sale is the selling of items from the seller’s vehicle, usually the trunk. In the United Kingdom, it is commonly called a car boot sale. Participants will come together in one location to sell their items out of their trunks.

Rummage sale – Is a sale of assorted secondhand items to raise money for charities or a special event. Rummage is usually associated with digging through a disorganized jumble of things (Hence the British term, Jumble sale).

Tag sale – Items at a tag sale might be of higher quality then you would typically find at a garage or yard sale, but not as high end as you would find at an estate sale. At a tag sale, items will have a price tag.

Moving sale – A moving sale is when people move from their current home to a new home and want to sell items before moving. It is common to find a large variety of items, including furniture for sale.

Estate sale – An estate sale is the sale of an entire estate/home. It includes all household and personal belongings. Estate sales initially began when the owner/s have passed away. Nowadays, it also includes abandoned and foreclosed homes. Commonly, specialized companies manage estate sales, but sometimes it will be family members organizing the sale. Here you will find a wide variety of items that may have been collected over a lifetime. Find out How to Plan an Estate Sale.

Now that you’re knowledgeable about all the different types of sales, before hosting your own, perhaps you’d like to do some research out in the field and rummage through some different sales and find yourself some bargains.

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