If you're going to spend hours organizing and tagging your items to get ready for your Garage/Yard/Tag Sale, obviously you'd like a profitable return. Here are the "Top 10 Most In-Demand Tag Sale Items" according to aarp.com.......................

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    Costume Jewelry

    Spend some extra time nicely displaying the jewelry because presentation can be a deciding factor in a sale. Price the simple jewelry at a couple of dollars and the more expensive pieces a little higher to allow for negotiating.

    Macy's Costume Jewelry...............Gettyimages
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    "Like-New" Items Or "Re-Gift" Items

    Tag sale shoppers are always looking for an item that's practically brand new so they can pawn it off on someone else much like you did! Price your "like-new" item under 50% of its retail value.

    A Gnome Sitting in a Flower Pot.................Gettyimages
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    Clothing By The Bag

    It can be tough unloading a bunch of clothing, not to mention tagging it all. Offer your customer a grocery bag and have them fill it up with clothing and sell it for $10 bucks!

    Pile of Donated Clothing..................Gettyimages
  • 4

    Vinyl Records

    There's still a large demand for vinyl but prices differ depending on the artist and especially the condition of the record. Suggestion.....before you lay your vinyl out for all to see, research the going price for each album. You may be pleasantly surprised. If you have a collector's item on your hands, use ebay instead of the tag sale.

    Record Store From the 60's..................Gettyimages
  • 5

    Tools!

    This is a big item! Most hand and garden tools sell quickly. Sturdy tool boxes made of steel are quick sellers too.

    Mechanics Tool Box......................Gettyimages
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    Eclectic Items

    Believe it or not watching the popular cable show, "American Pickers" can help out with this category. You'll get an idea what's hot with "home junk" items. Vintage metal signs usually go quickly.

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    Books

    The trick here is to not sell individual books but sell them in lots. Kids books are sold best in lots because their not quite as discriminating as the grown-ups.

    Book Fair in Chicago....................Getyimages
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    Retro Toys and Dolls

    The condition of vintage toys is the main factor when pricing. Many tag sale shoppers are also looking for the original packaging for the toys, but BE CAREFUL.......an original Star Wars figure or Barbie Doll can be a quick sale but you might get significantly more cash if you sell it on ebay.

    Mattel's Barbie Doll..................Gettyimages
  • 9

    Kid and Baby Clothing

    There is a constant demand for lightly worn baby clothing. Because kids grow up so fast, it's hardly ever worn. Here's a good tip for selling kid's clothing, sell it for 20% of what it would cost brand new.

    Kid's Clothes................Getyimages
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    Beat Up Wooden Furniture

    Many tag sale shoppers look at the beat up furniture with every good intention of bringing it back to life which has created a demand. On large one-of-a-kind items, set the price high because shoppers like to haggle price.

    Antiques and Collectibles for Sale.................Gettyimages