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How to Sell at Swap Meets

Clean the clutter from your house and garage and sell them at a swap meet. Good luck and happy selling with these tips.


  • Step 1: Attach price labels to your merchandise in advance. People like to haggle so price the items a little higher than what you'd expect to sell them for.
  • Step 2: Have plenty of change on hand, extra price labels, and bags for the customers to put their items in.
  • Step 3: Smile and have fun. One person's junk is another person's treasure.
  • FACT: The paper used to make U.S. currency is composed of 25 percent linen and 75 percent cotton.
  • TIP: Make sure that all items are in working condition and all clothing items are clean.
  • Step 4: Organize the table to make it easier for the buyer. Also take advantage of the space under the table to display larger items.
  • TIP: Find out if your state requires a seller's permit.
  • Step 5: Get to the swap meet early to register and organize your items.
  • Step 6: Set up an eye-catching display that is welcoming and attracts customers.
  • Step 7: Look online to find a swap meet in your area that matches the products you are selling.

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