A place I love to shop is TJ MAXX and Ross. These discount stores are great for selling online. There are alot of item at these stores that can be sold online for a profit. I like to sell items I’m interested in and while shopping for myself at TJ MAXX I came across the Nike Dri-fit clothing items. These clothes are amazing I almost wear them everyday. Its super light weight and soft material. Noticing I’m not the only one who wears these items I looked on eBay for what they were going for. Some of the items were going for full retail online. After purchasing a few I figured id post them online at a safe price and if they didn’t sell I could just return them back to the store at no loss. Well all my the items sold for a profit. I sold College team Nike Polo’s and other Nike brand items for a nice little profit. I made $50 bucks off of three items. I know its not alot, but its a little extra. Id like to look more through these store to find other items to flip online.
Those who have read my blog have noticed I like selling Oregon Duck items. Why? Because they are rare and go for big money. If you happened to watch the Rose Bowl game this year it was between Oregon and Wisconsin. Oregon being know for uniform changes came out with their craziest Helmet yet. The hand “Dipped” helmet it a Liquid Chrome design. This helmet was crazy. It was chrome in the sunlight and a shinning black and night. After Oregon won this helmet was the ” Must Have” for Oregon fans. One showed up on eBay going for over $1400 but never hit the reserve price. Oregon then put a waitlist out for these helmet for $1000 for full size and $150 for a mini helmet that would be available in March.
I figured what not make some Hand Made replicas for those people who couldn’t wait. I love crafts and making things I figured this wouldn’t be to hard. Not having alot of money I figured I would make some Mini Helmets. These are the helmets that are about 5 inches tall. So I went to eBay. I found the cheapest mini helmet I could find which where some Texas Tech Helmets. I bought 4 of them for $63 dollars including shipping. I then went to PepBoys and bought some Black Chrome spray paint and a can of Chrome spray paint. This costed me about $20. I thin decided it would be easier to do a chrome wrap on them so I ordered a couple feet of Chrome Vinyl wrap off of eBay for $25 bucks. Then the fun part, Craft Night.
I first stripped down he helmet wet sanding it so the chrome paint would stick. I paint the Helmet Chrome then went over it again with this black shade which game it a darker chrome look. I found a bunch of pictures online of the wing outlines and cut these out in the chrome wrap. using my heat gun I wrapped these around the helmets. Putting them all back together, I listed them on eBay. One by one they went for a good profit. I ended up making all my money back and then some. I even got to keep one of the helmets for my self. Here’s some pics of the process and the final auction.
I love finding a way to make a buck. I also like to watch TV and now days there’s so many TV shows of people making money. I thought I would share some of my Favorite shows.
Storage Wars/ Auction Hunters: many people may of seen this show which consists of people that go and buy storage units. Basically when people stop paying their monthly storage bill, they auction them off to the highest bidder. Its interesting to me what these people find in these units. REMEMBER thou most people don’t become rich by doing this. Since the show alot of long timers hate it now because there’s alot of newbies that are there raising the prices on units, thinking that they will make it big. Whats these shows don’t show is probley the 80% of the bad units that they don’t make any money.
American Pickers/ Dirty Money: Pickers are people who make one mans junk another mans gold. They go around looking for items that people dont want or need and find a use or home for it. This show shows two guys who go around the states digging thru people old, dirty, dusty barns or homes. They then offer them money and flip it for a profiet.
Flip this House/ Flip Men: This show has many differnt locations but show people who flip houses. They will buy home that are run down and need help. They then figure a budget and time goal and flip these homes and get them back on the market. These people make good money but dont think its easy. It takes alot of time and money to flip homes.
American Digger: This show is fairly new, It about a guy that goes out with his metal detector and finds old items. He then turns them for a profiet. It crazy how much some old rusted piece of metal will go for.
Pawn Stars: This itsnt really a show to make money , but I love watching people bring in the strangest items. Some don’t even realize how much there items are worth. Id personally love to own a pawn shop some day. O and Chumlee is one of my favs.
Tell me what you think or if there’s some other cool shows out there I should check out.
- Some More tips for selling worldwide on eBay.
Here is one of my success stories.
I Love sports and so getting into sports Memorible is something I love to do. I decided this past College football season to sell NCAA College Football Jerseys. After searching online and testing a few things on eBay I came to selling a few different types of Jerseys (note: theres alot more that would sell then just the ones I sold). I Like teams Like Oregon because they always seem to have the coolest Jerseys. They get a different one each week it seems. This also helps with those Oregon fans that love to spend money on their teams merchindise.
I found a wholesale site where I could buy jerseys in Bulk for half the cost these Jerseys would be in store. Also an advantage is oregon stuff sells out quick so it makes it more wanted making the price go up more then retail price.
Heres is some pictures of some of the items I buy:
And after getting the right listings on ebay these are some of the final prices I’ve sold some for.
But you can do this really with anything. If you can find a hot item, just a great prices you can make some good money by flipping it online.
eBay Tips: Theres many people or websites out there that will tell you the best things to do using eBay. I’m going to touch on some simple ones I have noticed with my eBay dealings.
1. Act Professional: Make you listing simple but professional. ALWAYS have at least one picture of you item, the more the better. Make sure the listing info is correct. You don’t want to be accused of false advertising or not listing the item correct.
2. FREE SHIPPING: is a great tool because it attracts people to your auction. Just make sure that the item you sell is making you a good enough profeit that the shipping you pay doesn’t kill your profits. Also if you add free shipping to your listing only ship within the means of low shipping charges. Example: I shipping free within the 48 states. Also, you don’t always need to have free shipping but keep the shipping reasonable so it doesn’t push away buyers.
3.Tracking Number: Always get a tracking number when shipping this protects you and also buyers love being able to track there item and see when its arrives. Tracking numbers protect you because then the buyer can say the never received the item and get their money refunded.
4. Use Paypal: Paypal makes it safe moving money over the internet. Its one of the quickest ways to send and receive money. In the case you buy something and never receive the item. You can notify paypal within a certain time and your money will be refunded from the seller.
These are some easy and simple things to do. For a bigger list of things look over the internet. This webpage also shows some great ideas for using eBay.
Step Two: Now you may have an item or an idea of items you want to buy. If your going to be using eBay, items that are small are awesome because shipping is not costly and can help you be able to attract eBay buyers by add free shipping to your auction. If this is going over your head, then don’t worry I will get to my tips on using eBay and attracting buyers to your auctions.
Depending on what your items are. You can either list you item above the price you bought for making it a automatic profit. I also like to list my items alittle low so people think its a great buy and usually the item will go up in price on sites that are auctions. Sites that are classified or website you will want to make the item price higher.