That first sale…..

I’ve written in previous posts that I have been trying to teach my son (who’s 4) “the biz”. He did a great job at parting with some of his toys for our garage sale this past weekend and actually made a nice bit of change. So I thought he was ready for the next step.

I told him I wanted to show him how to “grow his money” too.

So yesterday, we made a quick stop at a Goodwill. I told him I would find some “treasures” to buy with his garage sale earnings.  Well, it didn’t take long to find some.

I just wrote this post on suspenders and wouldn’t you know it…we found some.  But it had some “undercover work” my son and I had to do to get them…which he enjoyed.  It started when we walked in the store.  An employee was holding a TON of suspenders while talking  to the manager about how  to price them.  All I heard was “Ooh..these are nice” and “Cole Haan”…and I knew I had to keep those suspenders in my eyesight.  So we inconspicuously follow the clerk as she  walks back into the backroom.  And wait. And wait. Then we walk around  a little….still keeping our eyes on the stockroom door. And she walks out of the backroom….with the suspenders! Whoo-hoo! After she hangs them up….we make our way over to them…and sure enough there’s a Cole Haan AND a Trafalgar pair…yay! Priced at 3.00 each.  So I tell my son..You have your first treasures to sell.

We get home…he pays me for the two pair from his “garage sale” loot.  I list them both last night and the Trafalgar pair sells instantly for 18.00.  He made his first profit….$15.00.  Not bad for a preschooler.

He can’t wait to do it again.

I’m pretty sure he’ll have ample opportunity.

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6 Responses to That first sale…..

  1. blackwatertown says:

    That’s impressive. Sounds a bit like my daughter.

  2. Cathy says:

    Oh now that’s cute! Start ’em young!

  3. Char Zlogar says:

    Tell our little blueberry we are proud of him. Way to go!

  4. Heather says:

    Adorable! What a great money lesson for your little one!

  5. shannon says:

    Great story! I had a similar post coming up about my little 3 yr old. He’s not so much into selling yet…he’s just starting to ask, ‘are we gonna sell that?’ and get upset if I talk about selling his toys.
    But he’s found some good things! I think he’s got the pickin’ eye!!

  6. Thanks all! I think its pretty nifty too!

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