Places to Find Things to Sell on Ebay

Money/Finances - Making Money
By: bestmommy    
04-Oct-2010

Introduction:So you've heard of people making some decent money selling stuff on ebay and you want to give it a shot. Here are some ideas on where to find merchandise to put up for bid.

  • 01

    Your Own House-Clean Out Those Closets!

    The next time you clean out your closets, attic, garage or basement take a look on ebay and see if any of the items you'll be getting rid of have a history of selling well. You may find some items are in demand and you can make a profit on them. I've done very well with certain brands of kids clothes. See the "Selling Kids Clothes on Ebay" link below.

  • 02

    Garage Sales

    Visit some local garage sales in search of valuable items at low prices. Things to look for include collectibles like figurines, sports cards, old barbie dolls, vintage clothing and jewelry. Some people will practically give away expensive items just to declutter their homes. You could get lucky and find something really great for pocket change. Focus on the more affluent neighborhoods for higher valued items.

  • 03

    Thrift Stores

    Valuable items get donated to thrift stores everyday. Poke around your local second hand stores and consignment shops and see what you can find at a low price that can be auctioned for a profit. If you strike it rich with something be sure to share the wealth with the charitable organization you purchased it from. :)

  • 04

    Retail Store Clearance Racks and Going Out of Business Sales

    Retail stores will mark down seasonal items drastically sometimes 80-90% off of the original price. Grab some new merchandise at rockbottom prices and re-sell them next season on ebay for a pofit. Failed businesses will also liquidate their inventory before they close their doors for good and you can find some really good deals at "going out of business" sales.

  • 05

    Ebay Itself

    This might sound crazy but you can also find great deals on ebay to turn around and re-sell on ebay. Liquidators often list items in "lots" which means large groups of items. You can purchase a "lot" of something and then resell each item individually on ebay to make a larger profit. You might also find a great deal on an auction that has low bids due to spelling errors or poor quality photos or some other careless mistake the seller has made.




Final Thoughts

Do your research before buying anything to re-sell and make sure you can afford to take a loss if it doesn't prove profitable. If you're really adventurous check out the link below to "Dumpster Diving Tips Every Redneck Needs to Know."


Supporting Links



Comments

  • bestmommy 10/25/2010 Flag This Comment

    Thanks for the kind compliments, ponchomeg and listmaker!

  • ponchomeg 10/24/2010 Flag This Comment

    Great list! I too love the idea of donating back to the organization you buy the items from. This list shows that not only are you smart and savvy, but also that you are a really great person. I will be reading many more of your lists in the future, I'm sure. :) Peace and Love, Meagan

  • ListMaker 10/5/2010 Flag This Comment

    Love the idea about donating money back to the charitable organization. Nice tough.

Post A Comment

Submit Comment



Need a Top Five List Idea?

select one here...

  • The Top Five Foods for Diabetics
  • The Top Five Career Moves for Teachers
  • The Top Five Ways to Save Money
  • The Top Five Tips on How to Make Money Onli ...
  • The Top Five Foods That Help you Lose Weigh ...
  • The Top Five Hair Removal Options
  • The Top Five Harry Potter Movies
  • The Top Five Tips for Planting a Garden
  • The Top Five Quotes From the Movie Elf
  • The Top Five Books to Read This Year
  • The Top Five Most Hated Celebrities
  • The Top Five Ideas for Anniversary Gifts
  • The Top Five Photo Editing Websites
  • The Top Five Fast Food Restaurants
  • The Top Five Hair Products
  • The Top Five Outdoor Activities
  • The Top Five Places to get French Fries
  • The Top Five HDTV brands
  • The Top Five Ways to Keep your Lawn Green
  • The Top Five Funniest Websites
  • The Top Five Pasta Recipes
  • The Top Five Spyware Removal Systems
  • The Top Five Designer Handbags
  • The Top Five Reasons to Invest in Running S ...
  • The Top Five Dessert Recipes
  • The Top Five Xbox 360 Games
  • The Top Five Designer Shoe Brands for Women ...
  • The Top Five Places to get a Free Credit Re ...
  • The Top Five Home Air Purifiers
  • The Top Five Signs that You are in Love
  • The Top Five Ways to Get a Grant
  • The Top Five Reasons Smoking is Bad
  • The Top Five California Landmarks
  • The Top Five Places to Mountain Bike
  • The Top Five Budget Mistakes Most People Ma ...
  • The Top Five Healthy Meals For Under 5 Doll ...
  • The Top Five Movies With a Twist
  • The Top Five Funniest People
  • The Top Five Places for Discount Furniture ...
  • The Top Five Healthiest Fruits
  • The Top Five Most Influential Sports Figure ...
  • The Top Five Steps on How to Save Money
  • The Top Five Ways to Improve your Health
  • The Top Five Things I've Learned from Britt ...
  • The Top Five Must See Events in Las Vegas
  • The Top Five Movies of All Time
  • The Top Five Ways to Prevent Skin Cancer
  • The Top Five Websites for Artists
  • The Top Five Places for Kids Birthday Parti ...
  • The Top Five Paint Colors for a Home
  • The Top Five Ways to Earn Money Online
  • The Top Five Wedding Themes
  • The Top Five Car Maintenance Checklist
  • The Top Five Prom Dresses
  • The Top Five States to Live In
  • The Top Five Tips for Healthy Blood Pressur ...
  • The Top Five Rules for a Strong Relationshi ...
  • The Top Five Unhealthy Foods for Dogs 
  • The Top Five Candy Bars With Peanut Butter
  • The Top Five Home Improvement Tips for Sell ...
  • The Top Five Ways to Turn Down a Job Offer
  • The Top Five Wedding Favors
  • The Top Five Wedding Websites
  • The Top Five Professions
  • The Top Five Items you Never want to Lose
  • The Top Five Ways to Stay in Shape
  • The Top Five Helpful Hints to Get Pregnant  ...
  • The Top Five Places to Find Cheap Books
  • The Top Five Teeth Whitening Tips
  • The Top Five Book Series for Young Adults
  • The Top Five Places to Find Crazy Video Cli ...
  • The Top Five Places to Live
  • The Top Five Candle Scents for Summer Time
  • The Top Five Tax Mistakes People Commonly M ...
  • The Top Five Free Places for Veterans to Ea ...
  • The Top Five Ways to Cope With Stress
  • The Top Five Steps on How to Avoid Credit C ...
  • The Top Five Ways to Improve your Resume
  • The Top Five Hair Products Women Must Have
  • The Top Five Places to Get a Student Loan
  • The Top Five Healthiest Snacks
  • The Top Five Wedding Gowns
  • The Top Five Xbox 360 Kinect Games for Exer ...
  • The Top Five Healthiest Choices for Breakfa ...
  • The Top Five Tips for Newlyweds
  • The Top Five Walt Disney Movies
  • The Top Five Foods to Avoid when Trying to ...
  • The Top Five Pasta Recipes for Kids
  • The Top Five People you Would Want to Meet
  • The Top Five Jewelry Stores
  • The Top Five Gaming Consoles
  • The Top Five Stresses of Home Ownership
  • The Top Five Funniest Movies Ever
  • The Top Five Holidays
  • The Top Five Tips for Staying Positive
  • The Top Five Websites for Kids
  • The Top Five Cell Phones Under 50 Dollars
  • The Top Five Diet Pills
  • The Top Five Reason to Rent
  • The Top Five Car Seat Safety Tips
  • The Top Five Universities for MBA
  • The Top Five Planets in the Solar System
  • The Top Five PGA Golfers
  • The Top Five Ways to Build Muscle
  • The Top Five Bealtes Songs beatles songs Wr ...
  • The Top Five Songs About Love
  • The Top Five Steps to Home Security
  • The Top Five Five Smart Phones
  • The Top Five Computers for College Students ...
  • The Top Five Websites for Photographers
  • The Top Five Board Games for Groups
  • The Top Five Movies of 2010
  • The Top Five Attractions in the USA
  • The Top Five Soft Drinks
  • The Top Five Places to Buy Electronics
  • The Top Five New York Hotels
  • The Top Five Shampoos
  • The Top Five Places to See in the World
  • The Top Five iPhone Apps
  • The Top Five Ways to Stop Smoking
  • The Top Five Ways to Relieve Stress
  • The Top Five Card Games for Four Players
  • The Top Five Nascar Drivers
  • The Top Five Chicken Recipes
  • The Top Five Traditional Thanksgiving Dishe ...
  • The Top Five TV Shows of All Time
  • The Top Five Schools for Business Managemen ...
  • The Top Five Most Trusted Cars
  • The Top Five Youtube Videos for 2010 
  • The Top Five Online Gaming Sites
  • The Top Five Things to do Before your 60 Ye ...
  • The Top Five Greatest NBA Players of All Ti ...
  • The Top Five Candle Scents for Winter 
  • The Top Five Ways to Earn Money as a Colleg ...
  • The Top Five Steps on How to Get a Date
  • The Top Five Educational Websites for Kids
  • The Top Five Michael Jackson Songs
  • The Top Five Reasons you Should Play Fantas ...
  • The Top Five Websites for Music
  • The Top Five Places to Find a Job
  • The Top Five Reasons For Leaving a Job
  • The Top Five Superheroes
  • The Top Five Most Influential Speeches
  • The Top Five Golfing Tips
  • The Top Five Ways to Update your Home Witho ...
  • The Top Five Things you Should Not do in an ...
  • The Top Five Books for the Kindle
  • The Top Five Ways to Invest in Real Estate
  • The Top Five Presidents of the United State ...
  • The Top Five Clothing Lines for Modest Clot ...
  • The Top Five Restaurants
  • The Top Five Vacation Spots
  • The Top Five Places to Retire
  • The Top Five Skills Needed for a Career in ...
  • The Top Five Simple Smart Phones
  • The Top Five Cartoons for Toddlers
  • The Top Five Websites for Discount Vacation ...
  • The Top Five Causes of Road Rage
  • The Top Five Baby Bags for Moms
  • The Top Five Tips for New Parents
  • The Top Five Ways to Keep Track of Spending ...
  • The Top Five NFL Football Stadiums With A D ...
  • The Top Five Songs About Texas
  • The Top Five Online Flower Delivery Compani ...
  • The Top Five Ways to Keep Unwanted Pests Ou ...
  • The Top Five 4th of July Party Ideas
  • The Top Five Things to do at Disneyland
  • The Top Five Quotes to Live by
  • The Top Five Five Music Genres
  • The Top Five Video Games
  • The Top Five Facts About the Sun
  • The Top Five Ways to Find Cheap Flights Onl ...
  • The Top Five Steps to Internet Security
  • The Top Five Foods For an Upset Stomach 
  • The Top Five Inventions That Changed the Wo ...
  • The Top Five Reasons to Vote During Electio ...
  • The Top Five Country Singers of All Time
  • The Top Five Pets you Should Own
  • The Top Five Nuts that go in Salad
  • The Top Five Motivational Speakers
  • The Top Five Job Opportunities for People W ...
  • The Top Five Smart Phones of the Year
  • The Top Five Ways to Get a Loan
  • The Top Five Ways to Get a Phone Number
  • The Top Five Cities to Live in
  • The Top Five Tips for New Businesses
  • The Top Five Creative Ways to Announce a Pr ...
  • The Top Five Financial Mistakes People Make ...
  • The Top Five Dog Breeds for Kids
  • The Top Five Items you Can’t Live Without
  • The Top Five Auto Insurance Companies
  • The Top Five Healthy Recipes
  • The Top Five Business Marketing Tips
  • The Top Five Funniest Jokes
  • The Top Five Overseas Bed and Breakfast Sto ...
  • The Top Five Ways to Avoid Unemployment
  • The Top Five Talk Shows on TV
  • The Top Five Advice for New Moms
  • The Top Five Commercials
  • The Top Five Ways to Workout your Upper Bod ...
  • The Top Five Luxury Cars
  • The Top Five Steps on How to Make a Website ...
  • The Top Five Creative Ways to Ask a Girl to ...
  • The Top Five Makeup Tips for Teens
  • The Top Five Online Social Networks
  • The Top Five Health Insurance Companies
  • The Top Five Vitamins for Hair Growth
  • The Top Five Safest Cities in America
  • The Top Five Sporting Events
  • The Top Five Bedroom Decorating Ideas
  • The Top Five Google Apps
  • The Top Five Funniest Movies For Kids
  • The Top Five Sources for Vitamin D
  • The Top Five Carpet Cleaning Tips
  • The Top Five Clues for Crossword Puzzles
  • The Top Five Things to See in Dallas Texas
  • The Top Five Knock Knock Jokes
  • The Top Five Mistakes Parents Make With Kid ...
  • The Top Five Days During the Year
  • The Top Five Steps on How to Potty Train Yo ...