How I made $1,000 in a month flipping from thrift stores on ebay

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      GoldenRulerGoldenRuler
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      So I’ve been making money with ebay for a while now and just recently began ramping things up a bit during covid. Appaarantly you can make decent money selling a lot of random items on ebay.

      1. First, you need to find items to source on ebay. Usually when you’re selling on ebay you have to hold inventory and eventually use a shipping service like USPS or Fedex for shipping. This means you’ll want to keep your items small. I like to find things at thrift stores and also sometimes just find things on the side of the road.

      For instance, I went to to a thrift store and found a pack of tarrot cards for $1. They were from 1968 and ended selling for $124. Minus shipping of $2.89, I came out with over $100 profit for five minutes of walking around my local Goodwill. Savers is an other good place if you are from US.

      Quality used Clothing, antiques, tools, are all great items than you can easily flip on ebay.

      2. Post your items on ebay, mercari, poshmark. Certain items sell better on different platforms. Like ebay is better for antiques, mercari and poshmark for clothing items, etc.

      Be prepared to hold your inventory for a month or longer. Patience is a virtue when flipping your items. This means that you should source your items that sell well. You can make sure your items sell well by looking on ebay’s listing and filtering with “Sold Items”. This will let you see items that have sold within the last 3 months. If you see a bunch of the same item sold, you can be sure that your item will sell in about a month, or even a few days.

      3. Ship you items and collect the rewards $$$

      I make over $1,000 a month doing this and I feel like I haven’t even really started to ramp things up. I’ll keep you guys posted on how things go but you can make some money flipping items on ebay from thrift stores if you know what you’re looking for. I can answer any related questions you may have if you want to try yourself.

      Cheers


      “There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich.” —Marlene Dietrich

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      Marcus92Marcus92
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      this looks good but how do i find the items? I know in thrift stores but any suggestion what to flip?

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      GoldenRulerGoldenRuler
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      this looks good but how do i find the items? I know in thrift stores but any suggestion what to flip?

      Some guidelines to follow when choosing items to flip:

      • Stay away from large items if only using ebay. Craigslist and FB marketplace for large items
      • You can ship up to 70lbs in a large padded envelope for flat rate ~$8.00
      • If you will only make $30 or less from the item, don’t bother. Not worth the time listing and shipping.
      • Only sell items where you will make ~$50 profit. never spend a lot on anything to if you plan on flipping
      • buy low, sell high
      • older antiques and collectibles will well, along with new premium brands like Coach and Louis Vuitton

      “There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich.” —Marlene Dietrich

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      Marcus92Marcus92
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      Thanks for this. I sold shoes before but getting into to flipping other things. Will keep a look out for older items next time I’m out looking

    • #2168
      GoldenRulerGoldenRuler
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      Good luck always here to help. Let me know and I can answer questions about items before/after you buy them if you’re unsure.


      “There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich.” —Marlene Dietrich

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