Let's get Obama re-elected by selling stuff we don't need anyway and donating what you make to the campaign via the grassroots fundraising page on barackobama.com. Use the tips on this page to get it done quickly!
1. Grab an item
A waffle iron, a bike, a bobble head? What is is that you are no longer using. Look in your closet, cupboard, basement, attic, garage, and on your desk.
Get inspired by the pins on our pinterest page
2. Sell it
Online, simple. Front yard, works too. Together with friends and your community, fun! Here are a few ideas...
First, post online or via your mobile (simple)
Or, host a community yard sale or meet up
Invite friends over to your yard. Everyone bring their items and sells together.
Or, throw a #yardsale4obama party
Invite friends to meet up at your house or a fun spot in town with wifi. Everyone brings their item. Help each other photograph and list items online. Promote the items you're all selling via social media using the #yardsale4obama and #yardsaleitforward hashtags, so we can RT (re-tweet) your items for sale.
Then, promote what you're selling. Here's how.
Craigslist (perfect especially if you are selling in your front yard!)
Publish your sale on Craigslist so everyone in your area knows about it. Here's an example - edit and use for your posting. Tip: we included a link to the pinterest.com album where we'd be putting pictures of what's for sale. Pictures attract shoppers!
Yard Sale for Obama Meet Up San Fran at Smitten - $5 (hayes valley)
Sat Sept 22nd (12-2pm) Yard Sale for Obama @432 Octavia St (@Linden), San Francisco
Yard Sale for Obama Meet Up San Fran at Smitten
Sat Sept 22nd (12-2pm)
432 Octavia St (@Linden)
Come shop! Browse what's for sale:
Grab your item
Gather outside of Smitten in lovely Hayes Valley
Hang out and we'll help you photograph, tweet and sell the item online or on the spot
Tweet out and include #yardsale4obama and #yardsaleitforward, something like, 'Bike for sale in Austin #yardsale4obama #yardsaleitforward' and include a link to where you've posted it, (e.g., your Craigslist posting)
Include a pic, description, link to wherever you've listed it and @Yard Sale for Obama, (so your friends can click and find & like the Yard Sale for Obama FB page, something like, 'I'm selling my bike for @Yard Sale for Obama, what are you selling? #yardsale4obama #yardsaleitforward'
You can also post a picture of what you are selling on the Yard Sale for Obama FB page
Go to the Yard Sale for Obama Facebook page
Create a 'Yard Sale for Obama' board on your pinterest page. Upload pictures of what you are selling (you can use their mobile app for iPhone to do this if you are selling at a community sale) adding the link to the Craigslist or similar posting to each item.
We'd love to re-pin and promote it too. Just follow @yardsale4obama. We'll re-pin all your items to a new board on our page and promote them via our social media channels including FB and Twitter.
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3. Donate what you make
Whatever you make, how much you'll give is your call. All donations are direct via the official grassroots fundraising page on BarackObama.com
Sold your item? It's time to support Obama2012!
Mobilize your sale
Love your iPhone - use it to #yardsaleitforward with this guide.
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