How Much Cash Is In Your Attic?
This year's annual Boston Edison Attic Sale will be the weekend of August 14th & 15th, 2010. Now is the best opportunity to clean out your unused treasures of clothing, furniture, household
items, and collectibles. Turn your $10 registration fee into a potential $300 cash bonus! You can do it, and we can help. For an additional $5 you can advertise those special pieces with photos on the Boston Edison website.
Please remember that your registration fee is to cover the cost of developing signs, promotional flyers, maps, and advertising for this event. This is a not for profit event for Boston Edison and we do need everyone that participates to pay for registration in order to break even.
The deadline for registration to allow you to be published on the map is August 10th. If you miss the registration deadline for publication but still wish to participate in the sale we will gladly stop by your home on the day of the sale and collect the registration fee.
If you have any questions please call Rick or Michael @ 313-865-0916
TO REGISTER FOR THE ATTIC SALE
All Boston-Edison residents are invited to register and participate! Download, print out, and complete the registration form and return with your $10.00 (or $15.00 if requesting a web
photo) registration fee to:
2254 West Boston Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48206
ATTIC SALE TIPS!
- Look through closets, basements, attics and garages. You may be surprised at what you can find to sell.
- Talk to your family. Do they have things to sell? Will they help you on the days of the sale: Maybe the kids can get involved!!!
- Price all of your items ahead of time. This will prevent you from getting caught off guard when someone asks about the price. It is also a great way to get people in the bargaining spirit. (NOTE: You are trying to get the most you can for things you no longer want. The buyer is trying to pay the least they can for something they want. BE OPEN TO BARGAINING!!!)
- When pricing articles, the standard practice is to price an article at about 20% of its original/purchase price. If you are not selling things, you may need to lower your prices.
- Have change on hand - $50.00 is sufficient. $2.00 in nickels; $3.00 in dimes; $10.00 in quarters; and $25 to $35.00 in dollar bills.
- Plan your lunch and breaks ahead of time. Will you eat while selling or is there someone who can help you for a few minutes?
MAKE IT LOOK INVITING
- Presentation can be the difference between someone stopping by your sale or simply "just driving by."
- Use tables (doors on sawhorses are a good alternative) for display items.
- Hang clothes on hangers.
- Put larger more expensive items in view of the street (so drivers by can see what you have and be enticed to stop).
- Lay a blanket on the ground to better display sale items.
- Have an extension cord available for buyers to try out electric appliances or electronics.