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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Thanks for your past business!

At this time, we have decided to not take any more orders until further notice.
Q: How can you sell your labels and signs so inexpensively and still stay in business?
A:

Much thought went into that one. We realize that inexpensive prices are a requirement for any products sold to those having intermittent sales such as Yard Sales and Flea Markets (Are you really going to buy a $60+ price label gun for one sale?). It really boils down to two things: Automation and Volume.

Through the Internet and our proprietary software that makes up Yard Sale Supplies .com, we have been able to highly automate our entire order fulfillment process from order entry at our website to shipment from our corporate headquarters. Adding this to the large number of people having Yard Sales and the overwhelmingly positive response they have had to our products, we are able to provide you with low prices and still stay in business.

Q: Can I select the prices that will be printed on my label set?
A:

Absolutely! You may select up to 36 different printed prices/words to be included in your set. Just enter the quantity of labels you would like for each printed price while placing your order. To find out more, click here.

Q: Are your labels removable?
A:

We have discovered that labels that are being sold elsewhere as "Removable" can tend to come off or curl up all by themselves from many Yard Sale type items. This can cause many problems during your sale including having items that are no longer priced, or worse if a dishonest customer decides to swap prices from two different items. We decided to design our labels using a stronger adhesive to avoid these kinds of problems. The only exception to this is if we have explicitly written in a product's description that it is removable.

Q: Are there any materials I shouldn't put labels on?
A:

We strongly encourage you to test in an inconspicuous spot how each item reacts to having a label on it before putting it in a prominent place. We would caution you against placing labels on paper products as these could tear when the labels are removed. Use care when applying to materials such as leather, suede, velvet, corduroy, and finished wood.

Q: Can I have my business name or website address printed around the edge of my labels?
A:

All of our labels come to us with the YardSaleSupplies.com website address already printed on them. Since we purchase such a huge number of labels, this is cost effective for us to do. However, it is typically not cost-effective for us to order a smaller run of them with another business name or website address so we do not currently offer this as an option.

Q: Are your signs printed on both sides?
A:

Corrugated plastic is somewhat of a translucent sign material. As such, if you print on both sides of it and have a bright light source (like the sun) shining behind it, the shadow of the printing on the far side can bleed through and make the whole sign difficult to read.

Double-sided signs have limited usefulness when directing traffic to a garage sale since they need to be placed right at the intersection to turn at in order to utilize both sides effectively. Unfortunately, doing this may not serve your visitors well since they won't be told where to turn until they already need to be turning. Placing a double-sided sign in this manner may not give them enough time to react and they may end up having to turn around if they miss the turn. Always set your signs 5 to 10 yards (or more depending on the speed limit) before an intersection to turn at so that your visitors can slow down or change lanes as necessary in order to safely make the turn.

Because of the reasons above and the fact that printing on both sides necessarily costs more, we made the decision to print our signs on one side only. We feel that this minimizes the overall cost of signage for our customers in general since most signs should be used as single-sided anyway. (Whew! - That was a long answer to a simple question!)

Q: What is Preferred Member Pricing?
A:

Preferred Member Pricing is what we give to our valued registered members who log in to the Yard Sale Supplies .com website before purchasing their items. It is a flat 5.00% discount off each item.

Q: I would like to see what my price label set will look like before placing my order. Can I do this?
A:

Yes, you can. Just click on the "Preview this set in the above color" button on the price label product page. Our website will display your labels in the color you have selected.

Q: Can I see what my sign will look like before I commit to buying it?
A:

Yes, you can. Just click on the "Preview your custom sign" button on the custom sign page after you have filled out the form with your sign information. Our website will display an image very similar to what your sign will look like (using the actual fonts). Red arrows are shown on this image for reference only. You get to decide what direction your arrow labels will point when you place them on your sign.

Q: How long will it take for me to receive my order?
A:

While we cannot guarantee the delivery time of our carrier, your order will typically be shipped from our plant in 1 to 2 business days after you place your order. We currently ship everything either First-Class or Priority Mail via the United States Postal Service (USPS). Orders are usually received 2 to 3 days after we ship them if they are going to one of the 48 contiguous states.

If at all possible, place your order at least 2 weeks before your sale date. Don't forget - you will need time to properly prepare after you receive your order as well (putting price labels on, setting out your signs, etc.)

Q: What is a Hamfest?
A:

A hamfest is like a cross between a Yard Sale and Flea Market, but just for electronics. You can find ham radio equipment, computers and parts, semiconductors, resistors, and other discrete electronic components at these events. They are usually sponsored by Ham radio organizations.

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