In any direction you turn these days you’re bound to see a “For Sale” or “Foreclosure” sign on a home, a “Going Out of Business” sign on a store front or just vacant shops all together. It’s the ripple effect of the mortgage meltdown, credit crisis and the massive layoffs and job losses. But all hope is not lost, the second-hand market for consumer goods is thriving and stories from around the United States explain how (visit the story links below to see the articles).
In addition, one article stood out among many stating that tag sales are a driving factor in the success of fundraisers and charity contributions. If people don’t have the cash to give, they may have items that they no longer need or use, and what better way to help a deserving organization by donating your goods, which will also benefit those who buy them. Additionally, you can also reap the benefits by taking the charitable contribution/donation letter to your tax advisor this year and getting a break on your taxes – something we all need.
While business may be dismal on Main Street, consignment shops and thrift shops are thriving. How will your garage, front yard sale or Tagsellit.com sale help you this year?