Selling on eBay is definitely nothing new. Hearing about people making lots of money on eBay is nothing new either. Know what else isn’t new? Buying things at thrift stores to sell on eBay. Thrift Stores truly are gold mines as prices are typically like yard sale prices. True, some are hip to the idea that people come in to resell items but not all of them. Even so, prices are still very low.
The majority of items in thrift stores is clothing. Clothing sells very well on eBay and other online venues. But you do need to know what the demand and audience is for clothing and exactly what type. Perhaps a particular size is in demand. Perhaps a certain style or color that is the trend. How do you know what to buy?
One can go the free route or the paying route. The free route is right on eBay itself. You can do a search for anything at all and then sort your results to “completed” items which means auctions that have ended. You can then sort your list to “highest” showing what sold for the most. This will give you a really good idea of what is in high demand. Pay particular attention to the number of bids certain items received. These are the true winners.
You can also use one of the many software programs out there like Hammertap to get really specific results. Results you can’t quite see on eBay. For example, what keywords people used to search for an item. What day and time were there the most searches. How much can I expect to make from this item and so much more. Although there is a cost to use Hammertap, your sales success as a result will far outweigh the cost many times over. There is a free trial to see how it works so you can check it out for yourself first.
Whichever route you go it is a good idea to get into the habit of checking what sells on eBay before going out and buying inventory. That’s why thrift stores are such an ideal place to do so. Should you find the item you purchased did not turn out to be something in high demand, you will usually only be out a few dollars. When combining thrift stores with a software program like Hammertap you will find that it’s actually easy to make money online!