When my wife and I were newly married, she committed a serious relationship faux pas...she talked to me about one of her past loves all the time! About all the time they had spent together, the wonderful gifts she still had (she even got her favorite jacket from this past love of hers), and how much her family supported her relationship. Eventually she introduced us...and that's how my own personal love affair with thrift stores was started! I was wandering down the aisles a few weeks later and found a beautiful fleece jacket from The North Face. I had been in the market for the exact same jacket for months, but they were just out of my price range - and here was one in my hands for the sweet price of only $6!! But of course, it was 2 sizes too small! It was such a good deal, however, that I just couldn't put it back. I had the wild idea that maybe I could just find someone who happened to have one two sizes too big and trade them...obviously that wasn't the best plan...but what did happen was that I discovered the wonders of eBay! The jacket sold for $40 plus shipping a week later, but, instead of heading out and buying myself a jacket in my size - with my newfound money-making power, I headed right back to the the thrift store to see what else I could find! Since then, selling used clothes on eBay has become not only a fun hobby for us, but an extremely lucrative one. Used clothing puts around $1500 in the bank every month and accounts for almost half of our eBay sales!
We always advise new sellers to start with what they have around their own house and then move on to clothes! This is because there are so many clothing items available to source, and the start up cost is minimal. For example, there are many eBay sellers who turn $3 shirts into $20 sales by the dozen. Sounds impossible? Well it's a lot easier than you think! So let's break down our experience to help you hit the ground running with the best side-hustle there is!
September was a rough month for eBay sales. Our yearly sales are normally picking up around this point as they ramp up to Christmas but it wasn't so this time! Our sales are currently down around 30% from where they were at this time last year. On a high note, we have streamlined things to where we're spending about half the time working on eBay that we used to. 70% of the profits in 50% of the time? Sounds pretty good to me! And, as we do every month, we're sharing some of our best or most surprising sales in order to help you out. Check out what we sold!
My wife and I are a young couple, still in school, and doing our best not only to make ends meet, but to excel! We feel like we have so much to offer and can kick this world's butt if we can just get on our feet. Join our journey!