Beware of people who want to cheap you by helping you total your prices on any item, and what money they actually have. As the seller, you have to do your own counting of the sales price totals for each of your customers. Your customers will sometimes make honest mistakes on counting the pricing for you, and some other customers will intentionally try to take advantage of you by saving themselves some money. Since your pricing is very low as it is, take precautions to keep aware of your potential money.

If you’re one of those handy people who can do your own tune-ups, change your own oil and handle minor repairs, congratulations. You have the skills to save thousands of dollars over the life of your car. But you also know that you can spend hundreds on car parts with a single trip to the auto supply house. And if you need an item that’s classified as a dealer-only part, you could easily be looking at thousands of dollars for the replacement.

There really is nothing wrong with someone running a consignment sale as a private business, in fact these really are some of the best ones to work with. They are usually more organized and well run. They still support a very good cause: they put a roof over someone’s head, and provide a living for a family.

Take it to the scrap yard yourself. This can be difficult if the car is not running. You may need to hire a towing company to drop it off for you. Scrap yards pay by the pound. So, depending on how heavy your vehicle is you may come out on top.

how much does a tune up cost at autozone The great thing about building your own wind turbine is that it can be done very inexpensively. Buying a manufactured kit can be expensive (over $1000) and there is really no need to do it. Most of your materials can easily be found at a salvage yard for under $150.

Recruit neighbors or friends to join in your sale, or seek out an annual neighborhood or mufti-family yard sale you can join. The bigger your sale is, the more traffic you will generate and the more you can sell. Another possibility is to rent a spot at a fundraising event put on by a local church, school, or organization like the Lion’s Club.

sale day If you prefer the traditional advertising method, submit an ad in your local town’s newspaper. The best marketing strategy for newspapers is to list the least amount of information possible. This way, the prospective buyer will have to call you for more information and you can strike up a conversation. While the prospective buyer may not purchase the part after all, at least they will know you are friendly and will call you the next time they are looking for a car part.

Less than two hours after we started hauling things out to the yard, just about everything was gone and my folks had a pile of cash to show for our efforts. We were all a bit shocked and very happy. I got a share of the money and stuffed it into my pocket so I could buy goodies on the way to our new place. It turned out that some of the stuff my grandparents brought to us really was ‘good junk’ and worth something. They were happy to see that the trash heap treasures they hauled to our home over the years brought in all that cash and were bought by people that appreciated them.

pull a part The Best Day, Time and Place: Never have garage sales over holiday weekends or on weekdays. Saturdays are the preferred day and the earlier you start, the better. Expect savvy buyers to arrive extremely early and offer less for large items hoping to get a bargain. Make sure the area of your sale is clean and that your items are well organized. If it is a yard sale, mow that grass the day before and pick up that animal poop. Have a rain date available in case of a downpour. Winter or rainy season sales are never a good idea. Summer is sale season.

You will have to have a clear title in your name to sell your car for parts. The junk yard does not want the hassle of dealing with a stolen car that has owners searching for it. Of course, you know the car belongs to you, but the junk yard owner does not and does not want to take the risk. If you cannot find the title, order a copy before you try to sell the car.