As I’ve mentioned before in an article about your costs as a garage sale reseller, something that really sucks is that you have spend so much time on the road. Not only are you spending fuel, wearing out your car, and increasing your risk of an automobile accident, but you also must worry about legal infractions.
Items I’ve Resold #1: GreenPower Juice Extractor, DS Games, LOTR Chess, Onkyo 5.1 Surround System, HP All-in-one Printers…
[For all the theoretical advice I can give, sometimes it’s just better to show examples of what I buy at garage sales. You’d probably learn more about how to make money just by tailing me when I go to sales than by reading a long-winded article.
In this article series, I catalogue my big scores, my bread & butter item resales, and the items I regret buying.]
This week, we take a look at some of the first items I ever resold – the ones that motivated me to take this nifty income source seriously.
Being that you will primarily use USPS to ship your items anyway, you’ll be relieved to know that USPS gives away free boxes to be used with USPS shipping services. Sounds great, right? Well, putting the inherent drawbacks of government-run postal monopoly aside, it is. Consider the money you save with this method as reclaiming a portion of your taxes lost to the government spending vortex.
In this post, I explain how USPS Flat Rate Boxes work, when it makes the most sense to use them, and how to get them.
Generally, if you’re a professional reseller, the worst possible place from which you can source your products is from, you guessed it, another professional reseller. It’s nothing personal, but the reality is that flea market vendors typically price their items stiffly, and often have a large accumulation of low-quality products.
The danger, of course, is not that you will accidentally buy some low-end flea market stuff. The risk is that you may suspect that some items might have resale value and waste your time looking into them. You need to save your time by quickly identifying a sale that is unfriendly to your business and moving on to more productive sales.
I wrote up a quick & dirty intro post to the business over at innovativepassiveincome.com. If you’re a beginner, I recommend checking it out here.