Yard Sale Price Guide

You have decided to have a yard sale. You’ve been through all the rooms in your home, collected your items, placed them in piles for pricing, so now all you have to do is start tagging them. How much should you charge? In this article, I have put together a yard sale price guide to help you charge a fair amount for your items. By pricing them strategically, you will be assuring to have repeat customers in the future!

Let’s take a look at some of the most common items:

Books: paperbacks: 25 cents or 5/$1.00, hardcover books: 75 cents or 2/$1.00, reference, educational, hardcover dictionaries, thesaurus, etc.: $1 to $2

Media: CDs, VHS video tapes: $1, DVDs (recent): $3 to $5, Blue-Ray: $6-$8

Yard Sale Price GuideHousewares: dishes, glassware: 25 to 50 cents a piece, larger items (like casserole dishes) $1-$2, dish sets anywhere from $2 to $5, blankets, sheet sets, quilts, comforters, and curtains: $2 to $5, plastic containers (food and storage): 25 cents to $1, lamps: $5 and up if they’re nice, $1 or $2 if they’re cheaper versions, framed wall pictures and mirrors: $2 and up, kitchen electronics (slow cookers, coffee pots, tea kettles, gadgets): $2 to $5, freezers: $25 to $50, kitchen stove, refrigerator, or dishwasher: depends on how old they are, chances are they’re at least 10 yrs old: $25 to $75; five years or newer can be sold for $100-$150

Electronics: DVD players: $20, CD players: $10, VCRs: $5 to $10, combo sets: $30, 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, video gaming systems (depends on how new it is–$5-$35 high end), video games–$1-$6

Furniture: bookcases, desks & shelving–If it’s real wood and in good shape: $10 up to $25. For fake material such as particle board or composite wood: $5, sofas, chairs: $30 to $100, coffee tables, end tables: $10 to $25, kitchen table and chairs: $20 to $50

Toys: bikes: depending on the style–really old ones: $5. newer models: $25 to $75 (depends how expensive that type of bike is new), toys and 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

Men Items: BBQs (propane, good condition): $15 to $25, up to $40 if it’s fairly new and in excellent shape, charcoal BBQ Grills $5, lawn mowers: $10 to $25 (depends how old/new it is–you could go higher if it’s a newer mower)

Clothing: baby clothes– the price depends entirely upon condition and brand. If it’s from baby gap or Gymboree and has a tag on it, $5.00 and up should be reasonable. If there is no tag or it’s been worn than $3.00 or less is more appealing. If there are stains or damaged clothing it can be thrown in a donation/free box which will entice other purchases, Plain tee shirts -.25-50 cents, Brand name polos or trendy brands – $3-$5, plain blue jeans – $1.00, brand name jeans – $3.00, fleeces, jackets, coats, and other winter gear – $4.00, dresses & skirts – $2-$5, items with tags still attached – $10.00 or 70% of original retail price whichever is more reasonable, pocketbook and purses – depending on brand name $3-$50, ties – $1.00 or bulk deals such as 10 for $6.00, shoes–$3-$5

If you are unsure about an item, try looking high dollar items up on Craiglist and seeing what they are going for and price yours accordingly. What you don’t sell at your yard sale, try posting the items on Craiglist and see if you can sell it that way. Always remember, what is one man’s junk is another man’s treasure!

p.s. If the thought of  hauling tons of stuff out to your front lawn, then sitting out there in the hot sun for hours, and hours, and hours, isn’t very appealing to you, perhaps you should rethink that traditional yard sale.

Maybe it’s time to discover the joys of holding a yard sale online with my new ebook Craigslist Yard Sale.

This guide gives you everything you need to know so you can avoid all the headaches of a traditional yard sale. You’ll find the tools to help you plan your sale in the right way – whether you’re selling one item or one hundred.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn in this comprehensive guide:

  • How to sign up for a Craigslist account and create your first listing.
  • Where to find all sorts of treasures that you can sell on Craigslist.
  • Important safety tips to keep yourself and your loved ones safe while selling online.
  • Learn about some great tips to improve your listings, picking the right price and placing it in the category that will get you the best results.
  • How to tweak your listings to sell items fast and for a good price.

Along with this you’ll get these two bonuses absolutely free:

  • Bonus #1 – Home Inventory Checklists
  • Bonus #2 – Ebay Shopping Guide

Click on and order now to learn how you can turn your clutter into cash the easy way – on Craigslist.

The Hillbilly Housewife Recommends

homemade-mixes-kindleHomemade Mixes – Make It Yourself and Save

Making your own mix from scratch rather than buying it in the store not only saves you money but also saves you from all the additives and preservatives that are put in the foods we buy.

Find out how easy it is to make your own seasonings, baking mixes, beverage mixes and more in this HBHW Kindle Cookbook.

 The recipes include:

Apple Pie Spice Mix
Basic Muffin Mix
Brownie Mix
Caribbean Jerk Seasoning
Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
Corn Bread Mix
Cream of Soup Mix
Fajita Seasoning
Fish Fry Coating Mix
Fruited Oatmeal Mix
Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix
Homemade Vanilla Chai Tea Mix


Articles From The Hillbilly Housewife

Scrambled Egg and Tomato

Standing Up and Scotch Eggs – Whole 30 Day 3

I was busy working on today’s newsletter while I was drinking my coffee and kept breakfast simple. I had a beautiful large tomato ready from the garden and just fixed some scrambled eggs cooked in a little ghee to go with it. Sometimes simple meals are my favorites and it was hard to beat the […]

Chicken Salad with Tomatoes

Making Ghee and Egg Cups – Whole 30 Day 2

Day Two on Whole 30 went pretty smooth. I think it helps that I’ve been pretty busy all week so far. I’m still struggling with the whole “eating breakfast as soon as you get up” thing. I’m not ready for food until after I had my coffee and had time to think about what I […]

Salt Water Cleanse Recipe

Saltwater Cleanse and Noodles – Whole 30 Day 1 Recap

Tracy and I decided over the weekend to give the Whole 30 program a try. I talked more about it here, but basically we’re eating clean and cutting out sugar, grains, dairy and legumes for the next 30 days and see how we feel. I started playing around over the weekend eating most of my […]


Starting Whole 30 – Wanna Join Us?

I had such high hopes  in January that this would be the year when I finally get healthy and lose a bunch of weight. Fast forward a few short weeks and I was back on my old unhealthy eating schedule. I was too busy, eating healthy was too expensive, the list of excuses could go […]

Making Ice Cream Without An Ice Cream Maker

How To Make Ice Cream Without An Ice Cream Maker

If you don’t have an ice cream maker, don’t fret.  You can make ice cream at home without the aid of either a hand-cranked machine or an electric ice cream maker. How?  All you need is a freezer, and a little muscle. Here’s how to do it. This will work with any ice cream recipe. […]


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *