When we're out thrifting, we always meet people who want to talk to us. If they were people who knew us from the blog (or even just smelled normal) we'd be totally fine with it...but they're not. We were out sourcing about a year ago when a lady cornered us and started talking about her reselling business. It turns out that she sold nothing but plush and baby blankets. Her main customers were people who were trying to replace a lost blanket for their kids and she had OVER $70,000 IN SALES LAST YEAR!
When I tried to match pace with her and tell her about a book we had recently sold for $550, she one upped me and said she had just sold a limited edition Valentines Hidden Mickey teddy bear for $1,100. Ouch. Turns out, there is something to be learned from everyone! I'll admit that I spent a few hours digging through plush after this encounter - but never found anything quite that good.
Plush is one of my least favorite things to sell. Possibly gross to dig through, slow to sell, bulky to store, and low profit margins. At least, that's what I tell myself. However, in order to give you a more complete picture, I'll let you know that I personally know a man who has 60k worth of sales a year just from stuffed animals. While we don’t actually love plush, we are familiar enough with the game to give you some specifics on how to be successful.