Yard Sales to Ebay

March 4th, 2013 by Shane Petersen Leave a reply »
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There have been some people who have been very successful committing Ebay arbitrage, meaning they find stuff to buy at yard sales, flea markets, used books and movies stores, and then they turn around and sell them on Ebay for more than they paid.  This way, they turn a small profit.  This is a numbers game.  The more you sell, the more you make, since there is little profit on each item.  If you can get a good shipping system down, and Ebay posting system down, you can win on this pretty hard.

Yard Sales to Ebay – How To Do It

If I was going to try to pull this off, I’d probably first spend about four or five weekends heading out to yard sales, flea markets, and other places where you can buy inexpensive and cheap items, such as Goodwill.  If you can find some gems that are in good condition, you can take some great pictures in good lighting, and you then upload them to your Ebay account.  Type up a description and set your shipping price and let the bidding begin!

The more you do it, the more positive ratings you’ll have on your account.  The more positive ratings you have, the more trustworthy you will be in the eyes of the bidders.  If there are two identical items, and there is an account with one positive rating, and an account with 1000 ratings, they are more likely to buy from the top rated seller.  Thus this is a time game as well. The longer you stick it out, the more successful you will be.

Yard Sales to Ebay – Do Good Business

Be very careful to do good business.  You don’t want any negative ratings.  It will be hard to avoid as there are scammers and people out there who just want to be mean and hurt people.  But there is no reason to get a negative rating on a regular transaction.  If you can pull this off, you can make some fairly easy weekend money by moving items from yard sales to Ebay!

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Shane Petersen Shane Petersen is a programmer, an engineer, an entrepreneur, but above all, a great husband and father. It's Shane's goal to gain financial independence and it's his pleasure to share his ideas as he discovers, explores and invents so others can follow in his foot steps. You can find him on and , feel free to interact with him there.