In an earlier post on our Facebook page this week (see below), we discussed having a sale with a purpose (your purpose is unique to you) and if your actions and words are aligned with your purpose, you will achieve success.
Here is a great example of a post we received last year from Mary who's purpose and actions created positive intended results (in many ways!)...
"I have had the most successful rummage sale this year, than ever. I held a Charity Rummage Sale, where all items that were mine or donated to me went for free with a requested a contribution to help a terminally ill cancer patient. I take pride in having an organized rummage and even set tables up with matching décor items to help sell more. In this case they took more, and were very generous too. This is a wonderful way to make sure having a rummage sale is actually worth while!"
Thank you for letting me share, Mary W.
Then, Cori W. replied:
"I agree! Before we moved I had my most successful rummage sale. Everything was pay what you want and all donations went to the Hunger Task Force. We had a gentleman come who said he did not have a lot, but had gotten food from the task force before. He had a $5 bill, and asked us to give him back just enough for bus fare. We made over $600 and had only 2 small boxes of things left that we donated to the American Council for the Blind. We also talked to quite a few people who loved the idea and shared stores of their own."
RummageWisconsin.com Purpose post on Facebook -
We love sellers with a TRUE purpose. By that, we mean those sellers who have clearly and passionately defined the purpose of their sale through their actions and words. A purpose that is so evident when we visit the their sale that we want to buy from them.