How do I price plants for a yard sale?

On April 14, 2013, in Jade Store, by admin

My aloe has been having babies for years and I ran out of friends and family to give them away to. Every time I prune my jade, I start new plants. Some of my garden flowers bunch and need dividing. Because of all that, I have 25-40 plants I could sale right before Mother’s Day. Does anyone know how to price yard sale plants? Is it based on size of container, type of plant or what? My original jade was on sale at my grocery store for $2, but the soil and containers I’ve needed to make new jades cost more than that, and I’d like to make a profit for all the years I’ve been raising these plants.

Anyway, I’ve done yard sales before, but never plant sales, so any advice is appreciated.
I’m aware they won’t pay more. I don’t know how much plants cost now to judge how much mine are worth. I keep buying them in only when they’re marked down greatly, because it’s almost dead or out of season. And, it’s been years since I bought them.

Also, the pots are new terra cotta, and good sizes, because the plants are all good sized. All that was kind of the point of my question. If I knew how much to charge, I wouldn’t ask how much to charge.

As for 50 cents? Yeah, right. If I was selling dead plants in crappy pots.

It depends on how big the plants and pots are and what they go for in your area. Where I live, a jade plant in a 6" pot goes for $15-20 depending on the pot. Of course you won’t be able to sell them for as much as they would cost in stores though. I would figure out the cost of the pots and soil and multiply by 2-2.5. So if the pot cost you $3 and the soil cost you $1, you should sell the plant for $8-10 each (which would be a reasonable cost for a 6" plant).

 

4 Responses to How do I price plants for a yard sale?

  1. Christin K says:

    Charge what you think you can get for them. There aren’t any rules about how much to charge–no matter what size the plants are and how much you spent preparing them. Figure your costs, and add something extra for profit–and if they don’t sell, you’ll know that they are too high–you can change your prices any time you want. For yard sales like yours, it’s best to sell things at prices people would not pay in the stores–but only you can figure out what that might be for your area.
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  2. sciencegravy says:

    Consider that regardless what you paid for them, people are unlikely to pay more for your garage sale plant than they would for one from the store of the same size. Unless the pot is lovely, and part of why they want to buy it, they’re unlikely to pay more than a few dollars for them.

    Re-pot them into small free containers to sell them, if you like. And remember than if you hang onto them all, you’re not making *any* money.
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  3. Chris Hesseling says:

    .50 cents to a dollar
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  4. Janiepoo says:

    It depends on how big the plants and pots are and what they go for in your area. Where I live, a jade plant in a 6" pot goes for $15-20 depending on the pot. Of course you won’t be able to sell them for as much as they would cost in stores though. I would figure out the cost of the pots and soil and multiply by 2-2.5. So if the pot cost you $3 and the soil cost you $1, you should sell the plant for $8-10 each (which would be a reasonable cost for a 6" plant).
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