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.