One of the keys to becoming profitable was investing in a smartphone with Internet access. Once I had that, I could instantly search the completed similar items on eBay while I was still inside a thrift store deciding what items to buy. What I discovered is that some of the best items to sell are vintage sports jerseys.
From my experience, I found that thrift stores price “old jerseys” very low because of their slightly worn, vintage appearance. For example, I found a Champion-brand vintage Chicago Bulls jersey from a local thrift store for $2 and I was able to sell it on eBay for $35. I also found an old New York Rangers Brian Leetch jersey for $5, and I was able to flip it for a $50 profit on eBay.
Once you have the items that you want to sell, there’s a few things you can do to make them more appealing online. One of the things I did was to offer free shipping on my items, because eBay boosts you up in the search results when a seller does that. Since I was mostly selling vintage sports jerseys, the shipping on these items was only $3 or $4, so it was worth eating the shipping cost in order to get boosted in search results.
There’s no such thing as a get-rich-quick scheme that will work on eBay, as this method does take some hard work and a little research. As you can see, the shipping fees, eBay and Paypal fees, and inventory costs, were extremely significant, so you’ll need to keep that in mind before getting started.
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