Saturday, December 11, 2010

You have shoes/boots you want to throw out? WAIT it's someone else's treasure!!

Bought these for around $10, sold for $35 = $25 profit!!

Ready for a new pair of kicks?  Sell your old ones so you don't break the bank paying for new ones!! 
I have had a lot of luck selling my old running shoes,  most have had over 100 miles in them.  Most of the shoes that I sell are name brand (Nike shox, Uggs, Steve Madden, Nine West, Sorel & more) and are in relatively good overall condition. 
Make sure the shoes are somewhat cleaned up, you don't want to offend a buyer with something nasty you stepped in last year.
ALWAYS Do Research! You always want to check the completed listings to see if a similar item has sold, see what the condition of the items is, check out the sellers items description to get ideas to put into your listing,  and photo ideas.

Include in your listing the brand, style/design name, size, condition, list any flaws (small holes, scuffs, marks, fraying). 

Here's another idea, list several pair of shoes in a "lot".  I have sold up to 20 pairs of my kids old shoes in a lot for at $2 a pair.  Please watch your shipping, if listing shoes in "lots" the boxes that you ship tend to be kinda heavy.  Get a scale to determain the shipping weight so you don't lose money with shipping. 

Monday, November 15, 2010

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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Winter Jackets Sell NOW!! Don't let them collect dust sitting in your closet - turn them into FAST $$$$

Did you just purchase your (or your childrens) winter jacket for this season & your old ones are just hanging in your closet?  Sell them NOW!  Just prior to the first snowfall when the temps drop is when we all prepare by buying our winter outerwear and ebay buyers are no different:)  Columbia, Spyder, Obermeyer, Polaris and Burton are amongst the top sellers.
 I sell USED outerwear this time of year for BIG TIME profits - up to 80% of the retail price.  Most outerwear shows the same dingy wear near the sleeve cuffs, around snaps on pockets & around the entire zipper but you still want to be sure to state that in your listing because this type of wear is hard to photograph.  Also state any other flaws: sticky zipper, missing hood, small tears & scuffing (mostly in snowpants near bottom hems).  Remember to take a lot of pics (ebay now offers up to 12 pics per listing at no additional fees) showing any brand embroidery & stitched details.  Finally don't forget to state the style name, Columbia Convert/Omni-tech/Bugaboo.
I try purchasing jackets, snowpants & snowsuits for under $15 & usually sell them for at least $30 & up to $75++.  A few expamples:

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

ABERCROMBIE & Fitch teen/juniors/youth/womens/mens clothing

Abercrombie & Fitch (as well as Hollister, Abercrombie & HCO)  is a spendy store - at least compared to the prices I can buy the same items for at yard sales or thrift stores.  I ALWAYS make a profit selling the A & F brand anywhere from $5 to $50 profit.  Jeans, shorts, skirts, hoodies & jackets are my best money makers.  Yesterday I purchased a cute A&F hoodie for $3.95, listed it on ebay for $24.99, got an offer of $18.00 and snatched that offer up in a flash.  A $15 profit, not too shabby!

Also the A&F jeans I sell, I look for really worn-in, distressed, DESTROYED jeans which are usually $5 and under at the thrift stores.  Holes in knees, worn back bottom hems, maybe some bleaching --- it all SELLS!  I like the note "no need to break in these jeans, it is done for you!" 
Pics of some of the jeans I have sold:
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Thanks for viewing & happy ebaying:) 

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Frye Boots - vintage, very used but very trendy & stylish

Purchase price $4.99,  SOLD for $325 - $300 profit!!!  (not the actual boots, but very similar) 
This is one of the items I tell people about when they ask "do you really make money selling on ebay"  I bought a pair of Frye boots at a local Goodwill store.  They were $4.99,  I just grabbed them because they looked fairly stylish and they were in my size.  I had them home for a few days, and was actually thinking for just donating them back to Goodwill because I thought the heel was too high for me.  Well I decided to do a quick search on Ebay.  I found some Frye boots selling from $5 to $500!!  I then found the boots I had were Black Label Fryes and classified as "campus, pirate, tall, knee-high, cuffed, riding boots".  I about fell off the chair when I saw a similar pair sell for upward of $300. 
Notice the pic of the "black label" compared to a white label.  You can still sell the white label boots for $100++  -- my mom bought a pair for $9 and I sold them for $127 - a nearly $115 profit.