Friday, December 20, 2013

Tips For Making Money By Shopping At Garage Sales

When you start to keep your eyes open for opportunities to make money, you begin to realize that these opportunities exist in great abundance. And selling used items online is certainly at the top of the list when it comes to big, easy, profitable ways to make a bit of extra money. And while you might not have piles of useful used items laying around your own house, you can usually find great stuff for sale by others! As you start to frequent the garage sales and yard sales in your city or town, you will find that lots of items that would be great for eBay are being sold for "get rid of it" prices.


When it comes to shopping at garage sales to make some extra money, the first key is to start with a small-scale operation. Your eBay seller rating is important, so if you start out selling a lot of little items, you will be able to build a solid eBay seller rating early on. The optimal goal would be to make only a single, small investment in "product," and to let this investment pay itself back, after which you can use the money to continue buying new items. Start with about $50, buying lots of smaller items; you can double or triple this money, pay your investment back to yourself, and then use only this money for your garage sale shopping from that point forward!

After you have established your seller rating and begun to pile up a little reservoir of money, you should start to look for some items you can sell for a higher price. But remember, just because you think something will sell for good money does not necessarily mean it will; you need to do your research first. Instead of being reactive in your garage sale shopping, learn to be proactive, knowing what you are looking for even before you head out there.

Finding items that others want and making these items available for auction is really all there is to making money on eBay. And once your eye becomes practiced at spotting items that other people will want, you can start to seriously grow that small investment!

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