make money and earn money with thrift store items on ebay - selling tips and tricks

Starting a business online can seem like a daunting task, but these simple selling tips will make identifying items to sell on eBay a snap. Many people earn a living by selling items on ebay, and you can too once you know what to look for. A quick trip to your local thrift shop will get your eBay store off to a running start.


Selling Legos is a great way to earn money online, and thrift stores are full of them! Complete Lego sets fetch the highest prices, but assorted lots of lego pieces do very well too. Whatever Legos you choose to put up for auction, be sure to accurately describe them.


My eBay account has done very well with clothing, but it is imperative that you choose these items very carefully. Personally, I've had consistent success selling clothing in unusual sizes. Sizes above XXL that are in like-new condition are the best bets. Always do a careful quality check on each garment.


Shoes, like clothing sell well on eBay only if they are a: very unusual,  or b: in great shape AND in an unusual size. Women's shoes that are size US 11 or larger are often the best sellers.

Board Games

Board games are a great item to sell online. Many people are hunting for a favorite board game from their youth. Before picking one up at the thrift store, make certain that all of the pieces are in the box and that it is complete in every way. Be sure to accurately describe the condition on your auction listing.


Sell Books! There are two great ways to auction books that you find at thrift stores. 1) Text books are expensive and do very well on auction sites. Medical and legal texts are some of the best sellers. 2) You can also do well selling a group of books on a single subject such as knitting, sewing, or woodworking. Keep an eye out!

Always take good photos of your items and remember to be accurate in your listings and prompt and polite when interacting with your buyers. Nothing is more important than your reputation on eBay. Now, what are you waiting for? Go to the thrift store and make money!